HO HO HO! Santa Claus Officially opens Christmas Season in Winnipeg today, November 12


A beautiful day in the city with  the sun shining so bright on Saturday, November 12, 2016   as   the big man in the red suit from the North Pole make his way down Portage Avenue for the annual Santa Claus Parade.


CKJS 810 AM joins our sister stations Energy 106 and Jewel 100.5 at the fun gathering at the pre parade block party starting at 4PM.


The parade which starts at 5 p.m.  will begin  at Portage Avenue and Young Street before heading east to Main Street. The floats and entertainment will continue south until it turns onto William Stephenson Way. It ends at Westbrook Street.


Street closures on Portage Avenue begin at 2 p.m. and followed by the Main Street closure at 2:30 p.m.

Traffic will be affected in some areas of the city, specifically, downtown Winnipeg.


Several streets will l start to close in advance of Kringle’s appearance at 1:30 p.m.


■Portage Ave. from Sherbrook to Main Street
■Portage Ave. East from Main Street to Westbrook Street
■Hargrave, Colony, Vaughn, Kennedy, Edmonton, Garry, Fort, Carlton, Donald, and Smith streets will be closed at Portage Avenue
■Main Street southbound between McDermot Avenue and Graham Avenue
■Main Street northbound between St. Mary Avenue and Portage Avenue
■Pioneer Avenue westbound between Main Street and Westbrook Street
■Westbrook Street southbound between Portage Avenue East and William Stephenson Way
■William Stevenson Way eastbound between Main Street and Waterfront Drive


The closures are expected to last until 8 p.m.


Winnipeg Transit is rerouting all buses in the area from 12:30 – 11 p.m.


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