It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year! CTV Celebrates THE ORIGINAL SANTA CLAUS PARADE November 17

— November 5, 2019

– Hosted by THE SOCIAL’s Melissa Grelo and Marci Ien; YOUR MORNING’s Kelsey McEwen returns as parade reporter –
– CTV gets into the holiday spirit with new enchanted winter wonderland forest set design and festive float –
– Visit for the latest parade news, route change updates, and more –

Key Twitter accounts: @TOSantaParade, @MarciIen, @melissagrelo, @KelseyMcEwen, @CTV_PR, #SantaClausParadeTO

TORONTO (November 5, 2019) – CTV will be rockin’ around the Christmas tree this November as the beloved annual broadcast of THE ORIGINAL SANTA CLAUS PARADE kicks off the holiday season Sunday, Nov. 17 at 4:30 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on CTV and everywhere CTV content can be found. Produced by Bell Media Studios, this year the longest-running children’s parade in the world features 34 spectacular floats and 20 marching bands. This year’s broadcast marks a decade of CTV’s ongoing partnership with THE ORIGINAL SANTA CLAUS PARADE as the exclusive broadcaster.

Returning to anchor the 90-minute special from the new enchanted winter wonderland set are THE SOCIAL’s Melissa Grelo and Marci Ien. YOUR MORNING meteorologist and host Kelsey McEwen returns as the parade’s roaming reporter, connecting with families on the ground about their favourite holiday traditions.

The CTV broadcast also brings viewers at home an up-close look at the more than two dozen floats, including the 2019 NBA champions The Toronto Raptors float and a festive float featuring surprise members of the CTV family. It all leads up to the big arrival of Santa Claus at the end of the broadcast!

Continuing the CTV holiday tradition, THE ORIGINAL SANTA CLAUS PARADE will also feature celebrity season’s greetings from around the world, including music superstars Keith Urban, Bebe Rexha, Niall Horan, Halsey, and more.

An encore presentation of THE ORIGINAL SANTA CLAUS PARADE airs Saturday, Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. ET on CTV. In addition to on-air coverage, CTV’s parade-day essential website returns with all of the latest THE ORIGINAL SANTA CLAUS PARADE news, on-demand access post-broadcast, as well as exclusive video content.


About Bell Media Studios

Bell Media Studios is Canada’s leading end-to-end content creator, developing and producing 80 hours of live and taped programming in-house, each week. Award-winning titles include ETALK, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, THE SOCIAL, YOUR MORNING, and many original specials. The Bell Media Studios-run Exploration Production Inc. (EPI) is a multi-award-winning producer of ambitious, original, entertaining factual documentaries and series, for both Discovery Canada and other international broadcasters, including MIGHTY SHIPS, MIGHTY TRAINS, and the upcoming MARINE DISASTERS. In association with Motion Content Group, Bell Media Studios produces original lifestyle series WHERE TO I DO?. As the majority owner of Pinewood Toronto Studios, Bell Media Studios also oversees operations of the 33.5 acre (13.5 hectares) facility in Toronto’s Port Lands. The complex includes 11 purpose-built stages, offices, teaching facilities, and support services for a growing roster of domestic and international film and television clients.

About CTV
CTV is Canada’s #1 television brand. CTV provides unparalleled entertainment programming across two broadcast television networks; a powerful suite of specialty channels including CTV Comedy Channel, CTV Drama Channel, CTV Life Channel, and CTV Sci-Fi Channel; and digital platforms, CTV Throwback, CTV Movies, and the CTV app. CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 18 years in a row and features a wide range of sports and information programming, including CTV News, Canada’s highest-rated national and local newscasts. CTV comes from Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and out-of-home advertising.

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