104th Annual Santa Claus Parade – Sunday, November 16 – 4pm ET

Sunday, November 16 – 4pm ET

Don’t miss all the festive sights and sounds of the world’s oldest and largest Santa Claus Parade with hosts Susan Hay and Leslie Roberts.

(TORONTO – November 3, 2008) Global Television once again brings the spirit of the holidays to Canadians, broadcasting the 104th Annual Santa Claus Parade nationwide. Following its parade legacy, Global News’ Leslie Roberts and Susan Hay return as parade hosts, kicking off the holiday season and welcoming fans and viewers from across the country.

“Global Television is pleased to bring back our annual holiday tradition as the official national broadcaster of the world’s oldest and largest Santa Claus Parade,” said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice-President of Drama and Factual Content for Canwest Broadcasting. “Our Global family is proud to share the magic and holiday spirit with children and families across Canada.”

As in previous years, the parade will feature a dazzling medley of brand new floats and returning fan-favourites like “Mother Goose” and “Santa’s Workshop”, parade marshals, volunteers, and celebrity clowns. The parade is a non-profit organization that is supported by corporate sponsors.

“Each year, hundreds of thousands of people pack the streets for our Santa Claus Parade, making it one of the year’s most highly anticipated events,” said Alfred Iannarelli, Parade General Manager and Creative Director. “With more than 1,500 Santa’s little helpers making each year bigger and better, we’re thrilled to be showcasing the world’s oldest and largest Santa Claus Parade to the rest of Canada.”

Notably, The Santa Claus Parade is seen across the world by millions of viewers in Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Norway through the “Operation Santa Network”.

Global Television Santa Claus Parade broadcast times:

ON, QC, MB, SK, AB – Sunday, November 16th, 4 – 5:30 p.m. local
BC & Atlantic Canada – Sunday, November 23rd, 4 – 5:30 p.m. local

The complete Parade broadcast will also be available online at www.globaltv.com beginning Monday, November 17th.

For further details on The Santa Claus Parade, please visit www.thesantaclausparade.com

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