We can add watching Toronto's Santa Claus Parade to the laundry list of things that won't be the same this year due to the pandemic.
The annual event is coming back for the 116th year in a row, but not in the way we are used to. In fact, the parade was already pre-tapped at Canada's Wonderland and will be airing tonight at 7 p.m. on CTV.
While we can expect some great talent this year like , Meghan Trainor and
Still, parade fans are being good sports about it and instead took to social media to share some pictures of the holiday tradition as early as last year and as far back as 1930.
This Canadian photographer shared some really magical moments that were up close and personal.
Today #SantaClausParadeTO would be marching through the heart of Toronto, buy because of the pandemic it will come… https://t.co/zgogqXrwBC— Steve Russell (@Steve Russell)1607181328.0
Tim Hortons also joined in on the fun with photos from 2019 when the parade was a 'blast' but the company said they are honoured to be sponsoring this year's festivities too.
✨ #FBF the 2019 Toronto Santa Claus Parade was a blast! Tims is proud to sponsor this magical holiday tradition. Jo… https://t.co/hccXFSCUUN— Tim Hortons (@Tim Hortons)1607140330.0
Leave it to Toronto Archives to throw it back to previous decades when colour photographs were still a new thing.
Today marks 115 years since the very first #SantaClausParadeTO! To celebrate, we're sharing some of our favourite p… https://t.co/HlH2xmerJg— Toronto Archives (@Toronto Archives)1606921376.0