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Dolly Parton & A Ton More Celebs Will Be Part Of Toronto's Santa Claus Parade This Year

Kelly Clarkson and Meghan Trainor are also performing.
Dolly Parton Is Featuring In Toronto's Santa Clause Parade Along With A Ton Of Celebrities

COVID-19 might have cancelled Raptors games, concerts, and even indoor dining, but it can't cancel Santa Claus.

Toronto's Santa Claus Parade is returning for its 116th year, although it'll look pretty different due to social distancing rules.

The parade will be pre-taped at Canada's Wonderland without spectators or crowds and aired on CTV and CTV2 on December 5 at 7 p.m.

But spectators or not, there are a ton of big names that are performing and participating in the parade.

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Guest performers joining The Original Santa Clause Parade include Dolly Parton, Kelly Clarkson and Brett Eldredge, Meghan Trainor, Ruth B., Shaggy ft. CARYS, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and more. Bell Media

Dolly Parton, Meghan Trainor, and Kelly Clarkson are all set to perform in the parade, along with Shaggy, Ruth B., and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Many more celebrities will be popping in to say hello and pass on holiday greetings as well.

Fans of Sam Smith, Ty Dolla $ign, or Tyra Banks can also expect to see their idols featured in the broadcast.

There are 25 floats — some are movie-themed, while one float will celebrate frontline workers — and eight marching bands in the parade, alongside Santa Claus, of course.

"The parade is an iconic event with a 116-year history; it’s a symbol of community that represents the start of the holiday season,” said Clay Charters, President & CEO of The Original Santa Claus Parade, in a press release.

The Santa Claus Parade has competition this year from a group of anti-maskers in Toronto who are hosting their own parade on December 5.

But only one of these parades has Dolly Parton attending, of course.

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