Santa’s brand new sleigh unveiled ahead of upcoming Winnipeg parade

Preview of Winnipeg’s Santa Claus Parade and new float
Global's Brittany Greenslade talks with organizers about Santa's new sleigh and what people can expect at the 2018 parade.

When Winnipeggers learned the annual Santa parade was at risk of being cancelled,¬†the city rallied together to make sure that didn’t happen.

Organizers of the Santa Parade announced they were in need of donations after their float was deemed unsafe to ride in the upcoming parade.

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After creating a Go Fund Me account, the parade was able to continue with the holiday tradition from the generosity of Winnipeggers.

The parade received over $161,000 to create  a brand new float, safer for Santa to ride.

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The sleigh was unveiled thursday night, being called “one-of-a-kind” as it was made just for Winnipeg — it even features a seat warmer for Santa.

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The traditional parade will take place Nov. 17 down Portage Avenue, where you can take a look at the city’s brand new sleigh.