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Jets’ Wives, Girlfriends to Grand Marshal Santa Claus Parade

Jets’ Wives, Girlfriends to Grand Marshal Santa Claus Parade

Sam Wheeler
Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade board chair, Rennie Zegalski, Louie Wheeler and Sam Wheeler
announce the Winnipeg Jets’ wives, girlfriends and families as grand marshal of the 2018 Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade. (JOCELYNE NICOLAS PHOTO)

This year’s Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade will have multiple special guests to grand marshal the big man in red.

Sam Wheeler, wife of Jets’ winger Blake Wheeler, will join their son, Louie, on Saturday, November 17 through the downtown streets of Winnipeg.

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Winnipeg Malls Save Christmas, Gift Santa Brand New Sleigh

Winnipeg Malls Save Christmas, Gift Santa Brand New Sleigh

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The Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade on November 20, 1976. (GREGG BURNER PHOTO)

Two Winnipeg shopping centres have stepped up to make a dent in the fundraising efforts of the Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade to replace a float that doubled as a platform for Santa’s sleigh.

Kildonan Place and Grant Park Shopping Centre have donated a combined $6,250 to the GoFundMe campaign towards a $100,000 goal — meaning Santa will have a new ride this year.

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Santa Claus and the Grey Cup Take Over Downtown Winnipeg

Santa Claus and the Grey Cup Take Over Downtown Winnipeg

By Dave Baxter (@davebbbaxter)

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Santa Claus waves to kids on Saturday night during the Grey Cup Festival Santa Claus Parade. (DAVE BAXTER / CHRISD.CA)
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Kids lines the streets of Portage Avenue on Saturday night to get a glimpse of Santa Claus. (DAVE BAXTER / CHRISD.CA)

A huge crowd of people descended into downtown Winnipeg on Saturday night to see colourful floats, the Grey Cup and even Santa Claus himself.

This year the annual Santa Claus parade was combined with a Grey Cup parade to celebrate the start of the holiday season, as well as this Sunday’s CFL championship game.

The Grey Cup Festival Santa Claus Parade saw Winnipeggers young and old fill the streets, but a whole lot of out-of-towners here for Sunday’s big game also came downtown to check it out.

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VIDEO: Winnipeg Welcomes Santa Claus for 105th Parade

VIDEO: Winnipeg Welcomes Santa Claus for 105th Parade

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Santa Claus and his sleigh arrive to greet the thousands of spectators lined up to see him on Saturday, November 15, 2014. (SARAH TAYLOR / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Thousands of Winnipeggers lined the streets of downtown Saturday evening to see the Jolly Old Elf himself headline the 105th annual Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade.

Spectators came dressed for the weather, decked out in winter clothing as the 16-block parade made its from Young Street all the way east down Portage Avenue to William Stephenson Way.

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Here Comes Santa Claus… Right Down Portage Avenue

Here Comes Santa Claus… Right Down Portage Avenue

Santa Claus waves from his sleigh during a previous year's Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade. (MAURICE BRUNEAU / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Santa Claus waves from his sleigh during a previous year’s Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade. (MAURICE BRUNEAU / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Downtown Winnipeg will be feeling mighty festive on Saturday as Santa and his reindeer pay the city a visit.

The 105th annual Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade will roll down 17 street blocks, spreading holiday cheer as the big guy prepares for his busiest time of the year.

Festivities begin at 2:30 p.m. with a free performance by Camarata Nova in the atrium of the Manitoba Hydro Building.

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