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11/18/2012 01:04 EST | Updated 11/18/2012 01:25 EST

Santa Claus Parade Toronto Photos 2012: St. Nick And Company Bring Holiday Joy To The City's Streets

Rebecca Zamon, HuffPost Canada

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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