Crowds gathered to welcome a familiar holiday face back to Toronto at the Santa Claus Parade on Sunday.

Photos show parade mainstays like Claus himself in attendance, as well as special additions made this year, like a British boy band One Direction float and a float to celebrate the upcoming 100th Grey Cup game that will take place in Toronto on Nov. 25.

The world's longest-running children's parade also boasted 28 floats and 22 bands this year, according to 680 News.

Flip through the photos to get into the holiday spirit!

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  • Estonian Santa Claus 'Santa Aare' competes in the 'Reindeer'-ride event during the Santa Clause Winter Games in Gallivare, above the polar circle in northern Sweden on November 17, 2012. Santas from all over the world gather this weekend for the Santa Claus Winter Games where they will practice 'Reindeer'-ride, Porridge-eating, Santa-Karaoke, Kicksled Sack Race and Santas Christmas-eve. AFP PHOTO/JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A Japanese woman dressed as a reindeer poses for a picture before the start of Santa Claus Winter Games in Gallivare, above the polar circle in northern Sweden on November 17, 2012. Santas from all over the world gather this weekend for the Santa Claus Winter Games where they will practice 'Reindeer'-ride, Porridge-eating, Santa-Karaoke, Kicksled Sack Race and Santas Christmas-eve. AFP PHOTO/JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Winner of Santa Claus Winter Games, Dutch Santa Claus 'Santa Holland' (C), second placed 'Santa Rainbow' from Hong Kong and third place Estonian Santa Claus 'Santa Aare' pose in Gallivare, above the polar circle in northern Sweden on November 17, 2012. Santas from all over the world gather this weekend for the Santa Claus Winter Games where they will practice 'Reindeer'-ride, Porridge-eating, Santa-Karaoke, Kicksled Sack Race and Santas Christmas-eve. AFP PHOTO/JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A worker decorates a Christmas tree at Gerardo Barrios Square in downtown San Salvador on November 17, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ Jose CABEZAS (Photo credit should read Jose CABEZAS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Fireworks explode over the state Capitol following a ceremony lighting the official state Christmas tree, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Lansing, Mich. The event was part of the 28th annual Silver Bells in the City celebration. This year's state tree is a 75-foot-tall Concolor Fir tree from Jackson, donated by Anthony and Stephanie LaPorte. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

  • IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR MACY'S - A pedestrian walks by a newly unveiled window display at Macy's Herald Square Christmas Window Unveiling, on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 in New York. Macy's kicked-off the season with an evening of holiday performances at the annual Christmas window unveiling in Herald Square. (John Minchillo/AP Images for Macy’s)

  • AYLESBURY, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 16: The art installation by Bruce Munro entitled 'Blue Moon on a Platter', made up of thousands of used CDs, forms part of the Christmas decorations at Waddesdon Manor on November 16, 2012 in Aylesbury, England. The piece, which is located on the banks of Waddesdon’s amphitheatre, measures 28 meters across and in the centre a 1.5m ‘Moon’ of optic fibres glows with blue light. The East Wing and Bachelor's Wing of Waddesdon Manor have been elaborately decorated for Christmas in the theme of English traditions and literature. The light-artist Bruce Munro has also created two installations in the grounds of the manor. The Christmas decorations at Waddesdon Manor are open to the general public until January 1, 2013. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • AYLESBURY, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 16: The art installation by Bruce Munro entitled 'Blue Moon on a Platter', made up of thousands of used CDs, forms part of the Christmas decorations at Waddesdon Manor on November 16, 2012 in Aylesbury, England. The piece, which is located on the banks of Waddesdon’s amphitheatre, measures 28 meters across and in the centre a 1.5m ‘Moon’ of optic fibres glows with blue light. The East Wing and Bachelor's Wing of Waddesdon Manor have been elaborately decorated for Christmas in the theme of English traditions and literature. The light-artist Bruce Munro has also created two installations in the grounds of the manor. The Christmas decorations at Waddesdon Manor are open to the general public until January 1, 2013. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • DRESDEN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 16: Master Baker Ricarda Liehr prepares Original Dresden Christmas Stollen at the Wippler bakery on November 16, 2012 in Dresden, Germany. Stollen loaves come in several forms, including with raisins or almonds, and are among the traditional German Christmas foods. Dresden is home to a long Stollen tradition and bakeries must qualify for a 'Golden Seal' in order to call their Stollen 'Dresden Stollen'. (Photo by Joern Haufe/Getty Images)

  • GREENHITHE, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 16: General view of crowds watching the switching on of the Christmas lights at Bluewater Shopping Centre on November 16, 2012 in Greenhithe, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Workers move the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree into position on November 14, 2012 in New York City. The tree, an 80-year old Norway Spruce, was donated by Joe Balku of Flanders, New Jersey. It weighs approximately 10 tons, measures 80 feet tall and is 50 feet in diameter. The official tree-lighting ceremony will be Wednesday, November 28. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

  • NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Joe Balku, who donated the tree, drives a stake into the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree before workers stood it up on November 14, 2012 in New York City. The tree, an 80-year old Norway Spruce, was donated Balku of Flanders, New Jersey. It weighs approximately 10 tons, measures 80 feet tall and is 50 feet in diameter. The official tree-lighting ceremony will be Wednesday, November 28. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13: The Christmas lights are illuminated at Regent Street after being switched on by London 2012 Olympic athletes from Team GB on November 13, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13: The Regent Street Christmas Lights at Regent Street on November 13, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

  • Finland's Tanja Poutiainen(L) and a man disguised as Santa Claus celebrate her 2nd place at the first run of women's slalom as part of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in Levi ,Finland on November 10, 2012. AFP PHOTO / LEHTIKUVA/HEIKKI SAUKKOMAA FINLAND OUT (Photo credit should read HEIKKI SAUKKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 09: A general ambiance of atmosphere of the Christmas illuminations at Printemps Haussmann on November 9, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images)

  • ANAHEIM, CA - NOVEMBER 09: In this handout image provided by Disney Parks, actor Will Ferrell, star of the popular holiday film 'Elf,' dons a Mickey Mouse-inspired Elf hat and poses with Santa Goofy in front of the holiday-themed Sleeping Beauty Castle November 9, 2012 at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Paul Hiffmeyer/Disney Parks via Getty Images)

  • CREETOWN, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 09: Martin MacKenzie, stands beside the Christmas Tree to be supplied to Downing Street at Garrocher Tree Farm on November 10, 2012 in Creetown, Scotland. The tree grower, won the coveted title of Champion Christmas Tree Grower 2012 at the 14th Annual British Christmas Tree Growers' Association and will now deliver a sixteen foot six inch tree to take up residence outside 10 Downing Street. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 06: Taylor Swift performs live after switching on the christmas lights at Westfield London, White City/Shepherd's Bush on November 6, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

  • HERRNHUT, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 02: Employees at the Herrnhuter Sterne Christmas stars factory assemble Christmas stars that will decorate Christmas markets, churches and homes on November 2, 2012 in Herrnhut, Germany. Herrnhuter Sterne, located in a small town in Saxony, has a 160-year tradition of manufacturing traditional Christmas stars that are lit from within and are handmade from paper or plastic. (Photo by Joern Haufe/Getty Images)

  • A picture taken on October 31, 2012 at the Galeries Lafayette Paris department store, shows a big Christmas tree decorating the central ground floor. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A rider dressed as Santa Clause competes during the Washington International Horse Show at the Verizon Center October 25, 2012 in Washington, District of Columbia. Riders competed in Halloween costumes during the gamblers choice class of the show jumping competition. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)


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  • Naughty: NHL Owners

    Santa is very angry about what's going on with the NHL. "They should act more like adults than spoiled children," he says. Therefore, people like NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and Calgary Flames co-owner Murray Edwards (shown here) would be solidly on the naughty list.

  • Naughty: NHL Players

    But it's not just the owners who are experiencing Santa's wrath, it's "everybody in this business." So sorry, Boston Bruins, Maple Leafs, Candiens et al — you'll be finding lumps of coal in your stockings this year.

  • Nice: Nelly Furtado

    Santa is a big fan of those who help people and volunteer, so Nelly Furtado, who acts as a Me to We ambassador and is a huge advocate for clean water for all, fits into that category ... nicely.

  • Naughty: Politicians

    "All politicians are on my naughty list, no matter what party they belong to," says Santa. "Because no one seems to be able to tell you what’s happening at the right time and be honest about it."

  • Nice: Simon Whitfield

    Smiles are high on the priorities for Santa's nice list, and just try to find a picture of triathlete Simon Whitfield when he's not grinning ear to ear. His reputation even inspired the athlete who fell behind him at the Olympics <a href="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/7Wdgh0tcaVGcgQVhCUj6ag--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NQ--/http://media.zenfs.com/en/blogs/sptusolyexperts/FACEBOBOBOBBOBK.jpg">to write a heartwarming letter</a>, reminding everyone what the Olympic spirit is all about.

  • Naughty: Rihanna

    Based on her recent performance in Toronto, Santa placed the musician on his naughty list. "It struck me as a little too much gyration at the wrong time of the day," he says.

  • Nice: Michael J. Fox

    Besides being somewhat universally recognized as the nicest guy in the world, Michael J. Fox's charitable efforts and beaming smile tick off two of Santa's criteria, so he's hitting up the nice list — we imagine it's not the first time.

  • Naughty: Margaret Atwood

    Look, we're withholding judgment on this one, but who are we to tell Santa he's wrong? Margaret Atwood might be Canada's greatest literary treasure, but Santa is really against technology taken to the extreme — and we're fairly certain <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2006/02/20/margaret-atwoods-longpen-for-remote-signatures/">Atwood's LongPen</a>, which she uses to sign books for her fans both near as far, <a href="https://twitter.com/MargaretAtwood">as well as her extensive use of Twitter</a>, would be a no-go in Santa's books.

  • Nice: Lisa Ray

    The actress and host of the past season's Top Chef Canada is <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/11/08/11-questions-for-lisa-ray_n_1970958.html">unfailingly lovely in interviews</a>, has battled cancer, and now raises money for the cause along with her new husband. Nice? Oh yes.

  • Naughty: Rob Ford

    As a politician, Rob Ford sort of automatically gets on Santa's naughty list, but we're thinking his unwillingness to answer questions falls squarely on the side of "spin," another of Santa's pet peeves.

  • Nice: Justin Bieber

    Santa loves his "pleases" and "thank yous," so Justin Bieber's place as second on the best mannered list "for consistently showing courtesy to his fans" gets a checklist by the man in red.

  • Naughty: Justin Bieber

    However, we can't ignore all the rumours swirling around our favourite teen dreamboat, as his and Selena Gomez's break-up gets covered more and more widely. We hope you come out of this on top, Justin!

  • Nice: Helene Campbell

    The gal <a href="http://www.alungstory.ca/">who endured the wait and eventually operation</a> for a double-lung transplant with a massive smile on her face throughout is deserving of a whole lot more than getting on the nice list — but that's all Santa's currently offering.

  • Naughty: Gerald Tremblay

    Former Montreal mayor Gerald Tremblay <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/11/05/gerald-tremblay-resigns-montreal-mayor-quits_n_2050172.html">left the office amid a corruption scandal</a>, and Santa, who hates hypocrisy and arrogance, would not approve.

  • Naughty: Amber MacArthur

    Well, it's possible he changed his mind after meeting the lovely Amber MacArthur (left), but the TV host and author is unabashedly obsessed with technology, and in Santa's words, "give technology a break sometimes."

  • Nice: Sarah Polley

    Actress, writer and director Sarah Polley has been in the spotlight since the age of 4, but you'd never guess it from the way this down-to-earth woman behaves. And this falls right in line with Santa's view that you "should not think you're any better than anybody else, regardless of what you do for a living."