This weeks trivia question was, ‘What is the oldest Christmas Parade in the world?’ The answer is this:
In 1905 , the worlds first Santa Claus Parade was held in Toronto. It was a small affair that year, amounting to a solitary Santa walking from the city’s Union Station up Yonge Street to the Eaton’s department store. The parade quickly grew and, despite financial difficulties that nearly derailed the event in the 1980’s, the Toronto Santa Claus is still a popular annual tradition that is broadcast around the world.
Have a great weekend!