Clowns at the Santa Parade

The clowns at the Santa Parade are in a group of their own. They are certainly crowd pleasers and they cause many giggles among the younger audience. We watched a group for a bit while everyone was waiting for the parade to begin

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
Clowns waiting to begin. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

The costumes were colourful and eye-catching. My cousin noted that South Africa had influenced those who were carrying the vuvuzela. One would never have thought that those noise-makers from the 2010 soccer world cup would be featured in the Toronto Santa parade.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
Noise-makers in hand. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

The clown costumes were interspersed with the other costumes as they marched down the streets.

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Walking as clowns. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

Some clown costumes were more colourful than others:

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Colourful clown costumes. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

These clowns were fun as they performed for the audience:

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
Clown costumes. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

I liked especially the clowns that interacted with the audience – especially when they spoke with the young children.

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Interacting with the audience. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

This clown’s face was not covered with make-up but her costume was certainly eye-catching:

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Greeting the audience. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

I loved these dustbin clowns. What characters!

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
Dustbin clowns. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

The clowns are an integral part of the parade as they provide comic relief while we wait for the marching bands and the floats.

Do you enjoy watching the antics of the clowns?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

Previous posts on the 2014 Toronto Santa Parade

Reflections on the Santa Parade

Grateful for the Santa Parade

A Police Motorcade

Marching Bands at the Santa Parade

Costumes at the Santa Parade

24 thoughts on “Clowns at the Santa Parade

  1. I didn’t know what a vuvuzela was or at least never knew the term. I wonder if I could sing to one. 🙂
    I once wore a clown costume and it really can change how you feel and what you do. Can turn the prissy missy into a wild thing. 😦


  2. Lots of fun, Colline, though I do find clowns a little spooky sometimes. 🙂
    Did you take these images with your phone? I’m still getting around to using Instagram but not very confident about the whole thing.

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    1. I have a mini iPad which fits perfectly into my handbag and which takes nicer videos than my camera (I had to video my daughter 🙂 ). I instagrammed the pictures later to make them look a little more interesting.


      1. I’m still working out how to use Instagram effectively, Colline. That’s why I asked. I’m not a fan of ‘instant’ exposure. I like to see what I’ve taken photos of on my laptop first, which sort of destroys the concept a bit, doesn’t it? I’m still learning. 🙂

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