Toronto's Santa Claus Parade is the longest-running children's parade and is broadcast throughout the world. It features more than 25 animated floats with a variety of themes. You can apply and pay to be one of the celebrity clowns who lead the parade. The money raised helps the "Toys for the North" program.
The 103rd Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade features decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes. The boats travel along the harbor for 5 nights in December to welcome the holiday season. Many boats are transformed into floats with animated scenes, music and costumed performers.