2014 Santa Claus Parade takes to the streets of Winnipeg

It's that time of year again, Winnipeg. The 2014 Santa Claus Parade takes place Saturday, and CBC Manitoba has got you covered.
Winnipeg's 2014 Santa Claus Parade hit Portage Avenue shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday night. 3:22
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      Winnipeg's 2014 Santa Claus Parade hit Portage Avenue shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday night.

      Thousands of Winnipeggers took in the 105th annual parade, many lining up curbside along Portage Avenue before 4 p.m.

      CBC Information Radio host Marcy Markusa and resident meteorologist John Sauder gave away noise-makers, toques, mitts and seat warmers between 4 p.m. and when the show got underway at 5 p.m.

      Many Winnipegger's arrived early to participate in a variety of children’s games and activities, along with taking part in curling fun with CBC’s Trevor Dineen and Terry MacLeod.

      Curl Manitoba co-hosted CBC's seating block this year, bringing along Olympic gold medallist Jennifer Jones for the show. CBC's Janet Stewart had an exclusive interview with them and Team Jones right before the parade began.

      Lucky families won a chance to upgrade to the CBC VIP bleacher seats.

      CBC hosted a block party at 4 p.m.

      ​For information about the parade's history, read Friday's story here or watch archvial videos from past parades From the CBC Vault here.