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Victoria’s annual Santa Claus Parade has a brand new route this year


Believe it or not, holiday season is upon us and that means it is parade season!

This year will mark the 40th annual Peninsula Co-op Santa Claus parade.

Due to changes along Government Street with the new pedestrian closed areas, the parade will have a new route this year.

According to a map released by the Greater Victoria Festival Society (GVFS), the parade will kick off from its usual area, however, a portion of the route has been moved to Douglas Street.

Santa, his elves and all the participating parade floats will begin their crawl along Government Street at Belleville Street before taking a right onto Humboldt Street and his entourage will follow. 

Next, the parade will turn left on Douglas Street until they finish the route at the intersection of Fisgard Street and Douglas Street.

The parade will take place on November 26th after the sun goes down at 5 p.m. 


Following the parade, Santa will be making an appearance at the Hudson Holiday Plaza at the Victoria Public Market.

There he will be taking pictures with naughty and nice kids alike. There will be vendors, food, beverages and entertainment there for parents and their children.

40th annual Peninsula Co-op Santa Claus Parade

  • Where: Corner of Belleville Street and Government Street
  • When: November 26th at 5 p.m.

Editor’s note: The post-parade gathering was originally supposed to take place at the Car Shop at Bayview Place will now be held at Hudson Holiday Plaza at the Victoria Public Market.

Curtis Blandy

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