Vancouver Santa Claus Parade
What (from 2022): This annual alfresco event is a Vancouver festive fixture. Arrive early to snag your favourite spot along West Georgia Street or Granville Street (make sure you wrap up in several extra layers to retain at least a modicum of warmth) and you'll be treated to a magical cavalcade of marching bands, glitter-dressed dancers, more than a few naughty-looking elves, some fast-trotting miniature horses and a free candy cane or two to munch on. After a couple of hours, the great man himself will roll by, looking like he's waving straight at you alone as he trundles past. Unfortunately, the 2022 parade has been cancelled.