Along with thousands of Santa fans I was there with my brother at Bloor and Avenue Street near the Royal Ontario Museum to witness the slow march parade consisting of 60 floats and 22 Bands.
The star attraction were the children who were all over the place in their colourful outfits bundled up for the north wind .Cheering their lungs out enthusiastically as each float came into view... their clear voice and crisp laughter completing the colourful event to perfection. Candy canes were tossed at the excited crowd who had lined themselves along both sides of the road armed with their folding chairs and coffee mugs ,with their children in strollers with sufficient supplies of goodies .
Kids young and old dropped off post cards and letters ....their destination ....One....The North Pole...The Canadian Post at their service!
A lady Santa surprised us by coming in before Santa Clause but it was he indeed who got a deafening welcome from one and all .....with this tiny wish in our hearts that he must have spotted us in the crowd of his admirers and would surely send the gift we so keenly desire. Believe me the child in us came to the fore!It was such a wonderful moment!Make sure you are there to meet and greet him next year !