Christmas is a magical time for many and one event that is always anticipated is the Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade. This parade has been held in Winnipeg since 1909 and has become a family tradition for many people. If you are looking for the perfect place to stay in the area, then consider the charming Marlborough Hotel, which is only 1 block away from the parade route.
The hotel is just past the corner of Smith and Portage Avenue, meaning it will be near all of the activities and fun. The parade starts at 5pm on November 17th, 2012. At seven o’clock, there is entertainment under the canopy followed by fireworks at 7:30. There will also be block parties and all sorts of fun along the parade route to enjoy. This really is a wonderful event for people of all ages.
If you stay at the Marlborough, or live in the area, you can enjoy a warm hearty meal at The Marlborough’s café before venturing out to the parade. Joanna’s Café offers all sorts of delicious meals including the Hunter’s Steak, which is cooked with tomatoes and mushrooms and served with warm French bread. Meatball fettuccine or the steak sandwiches are also hearty offerings. After the parade, you can also stop by for a big mug of hot chocolate that is sure to warm you back up.
You can also enjoy some adult libations at the Regal Beagle, the hotel’s bar, after the parade. A mug of cider or two can certainly be a great way to end the fun festive evening. Not yet ready to call it a night? Stay for some lively karaoke that will be hosted at the bar the same evening.
Don’t miss out on this once a year event! The Santa Claus Parade is fun for everyone. Be sure to stop by the hotel afterwards for food, drinks, or even a warm, cozy bed.