Santa's Light Parade (Doug Clement/Victoria Buzz)

Santa Claus himself graced Victoria this past weekend with his presence before he comes through town again with your presents in December.

The parade was once again a huge success as thousands of Victorians lined the streets downtown to catch a glimpse of the jolly old man and all the floats he brought along with him. 

The 40th annual Peninsula Co-op Santa Claus Parade had a brand new route this year.

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Instead of going down Government Street–which is now a pedestrian only zone–the parade covered more ground than ever by making its way up to Douglas Street.

It may have been raining throughout the parade, but that didn’t stop Christmas lovers from checking out the lights and the sights. After Santa sleighed past the crowds, parade-goers had the opportunity to have hot chocolate in their hands at the wrap-up in Victoria’s Public Market afterward. 

Here are 10 amazing photos from the parade, just in case you missed out:

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