Despite the brutally cold evening,  Winnipeggers  lined up the streets this wekeend to welcome  Santa Claus as he made his way through the city.

The parade that began  at Portage Avenue and Young Street, and headed  down Portage Avenue to the intersection of Portage and Main amazed hundreds of onlookers young and old.

For the first time, one of the 77 floats this year   captured Filipino cultural ingenuity.  The Parol Float showcased the traditional  Filipino lanterns that symbolize the  true Pinoy Christmas.

The float featured   colourful capiz Parols made in the Philippines and  included   creative entries in the  ongoing Parol-making Contest.

On the float,  Filipino Canadian World Champions in the recent  World Karate Championship  waved and showed Filipino pride.



Organizers from  Parkong Pinoy sa Canada and  Mabuhay TV  led by Lourdes Federis wish to thank their   Parol float sponsors and supporters which included  Councillor Vivian Santos, Roldan Sevillano Jr.,  Dalagita, Focus Hyundai, The Home Depot and the Winnipeg Sikaran Arnis Academy.