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Santa Claus Parade 2012

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We were good! We promise! Thousands of families gathered along Portage Avenue Saturday to watch the annual Santa Claus Parade and get a glimpse of the jolly man in red.

  • A wide-eyed Noah Brown, 7, watches the Santa Claus Parade on Portage Avenue Saturday. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

    A wide-eyed Noah Brown, 7, watches the Santa Claus Parade on Portage Avenue Saturday. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Santa makes his way down Portage Avenue Saturday evening with his reindeer during the annual Santa Claus Parade. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

    Santa makes his way down Portage Avenue Saturday evening with his reindeer during the annual Santa Claus Parade. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Rows of anxious kids await Santa's arrival. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

    Rows of anxious kids await Santa's arrival. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Three-year-old Linden Farrant waves his glow stick while watching the parade with friends. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

    Three-year-old Linden Farrant waves his glow stick while watching the parade with friends. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Floats, clowns, elves and entertainers make their way down Portage Ave. during the annual Santa Claus Parade Saturday evening. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

    Floats, clowns, elves and entertainers make their way down Portage Ave. during the annual Santa Claus Parade Saturday evening. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

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  • Three-year-old Makaela McMurray and her mom are all smiles as they wave to Santa.
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    Three-year-old Makaela McMurray and her mom are all smiles as they wave to Santa. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Olympic medalist Desiree Scott waves to the crowd. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

    Olympic medalist Desiree Scott waves to the crowd. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Two-year-old Brooklyn Flett  is wowed by the passing floats.  
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    Two-year-old Brooklyn Flett is wowed by the passing floats. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • This little one is all eyes as she enjoys the parade. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

    This little one is all eyes as she enjoys the parade. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

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  • Eight-year-old Mason Buechert admires the flaming fire on one of the floats.  (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

    Eight-year-old Mason Buechert admires the flaming fire on one of the floats. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Crowds of wide-eyed and excited children gather with their families  along Portage Avenue Saturday evening during the annual Santa Claus Parade. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

    Crowds of wide-eyed and excited children gather with their families along Portage Avenue Saturday evening during the annual Santa Claus Parade. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • 15-month-old Avery enjoys the parade with dad Chris Shaw. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

    15-month-old Avery enjoys the parade with dad Chris Shaw. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

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