CTV Spreads Holiday Cheer as THE SANTA CLAUS PARADE Comes to Town, Nov. 18 on CTV

CTV Spreads Holiday Cheer as THE SANTA CLAUS PARADE Comes to Town, Nov. 18 on 
- Returning Hosts CTV Toronto's Ken Shaw and CP24's Melissa Grelo -
- Log on to CTV.ca/SantaClausParade to check out the latest parade news - 
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TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - He's made a list, checked it twice, and is 
coming to CTV in just a few short weeks. With the holidays just around the 
corner, CTV announced today the broadcast details for the 108(th) SANTA CLAUS 
PARADE. For a third year in a row, CTV is the exclusive broadcast partner of 
the annual holiday parade - the world's longest-running children's parade. 
Returning to anchor the beloved holiday tradition are CTV Toronto's Ken Shaw 
and CP24's Melissa Grelo. The 90-minute broadcast airs Sunday, Nov. 18 from 
4:30-6 p.m., on CTV (5:30-7 p.m. AT on CTV Two Atlantic), and on the go via 
CTV Mobile equipped cell phones visit CTV.ca/SantaClausParade to confirm local 
broadcast times). Viewers can relive the festive broadcast on demand on CTV.ca 
and the CTV iPad App following the broadcast. 
Back bigger and better than ever, THE SANTA CLAUS PARADE welcomes a new 
partnership as the parade joins forces with the CFL to celebrate the 100(th) 
GREY CUP on TSN with a new CFL float featuring the real Grey Cup trophy. This 
year, viewers can enjoy more than 23 animated floats, hundreds of costumed 
participants, live bands, clowns, personalities, and of course - the big man 
in red himself, and Mrs. Claus. The CTV broadcast takes viewers inside the 
holiday magic of THE SANTA CLAUS PARADE as crew members, camera operators, and 
the CTV chopper work together to give those at home the best seat at the 
This year's broadcast also includes CTV exclusive Canadian yuletide greetings 
from some of the biggest stars in entertainment, including global superstar 
Taylor Swift, pop sensation Adam Lambert, THE X FACTOR's Demi Lovato, 
international chart-topper Carly Rae Jepsen, ONCE UPON A TIME star Lana 
Parrilla, teen pop star Cody Simpson, TV's most trusted doctor, DR. OZ, and 
Erica Durance from CTV's SAVING HOPE, to name a few. 
"There is no better way to kick off the holidays than to sit back and watch a 
beloved family tradition," said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and 
Sports. "Back for a third year in a row, the CTV broadcast of THE SANTA CLAUS 
PARADE brings the holiday spirit to families across the country, capturing the 
best magical moments from the parade." 
Bell Media's cross-promotional resources supporting THE SANTA CLAUS PARADE 
broadcast include CANADA AM, CTV News Toronto, and ETALK, with ongoing stories 
about parade volunteers, behind-the-scenes footage from Santa's workshop, and 
fun facts about float building. Plus, leading up to the CTV's parade 
broadcast, CP24 will feature live highlights in advance, as well as day-of 
But the festive support does not end there! In addition to on-air coverage, 
CTV has brought back CTV.ca/SantaClausParade - a special website where 
visitors can find a downloadable map of the parade route, and a printable 
colouring book, plus catch up on the latest THE SANTA CLAUS PARADE news, and 
take a trip down memory lane with photos from last year's parade. After the 
parade, viewers can stream the parade footage on-demand and watch exclusive 
video content created by CTV. CP24 has also created a Santa hub that can be 
accessed through cp24.com - featuring links to handy parade tips, a festive 
colouring book, and a photo gallery preview of the parade. 
The Twitterverse is also invited to get in the holiday spirit by joining 
@CTV_Television for a Retweet to Win contest on Friday, November 16. 
About The Santa Claus Parade
The Santa Claus Parade is the largest parade in Canada and the most popular 
holiday parade of its kind in the world. More information on the Parade, 
including a detailed map of the Parade route, can be found at 
About CTV CTV is Canada's largest private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range 
of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV is 
Canada's most-watched television network. CTV is a division of Bell Media, 
Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio 
and digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's 
largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the 
network's website atctv.ca. 
Twitter: @CTV_PR @CTV_Television @CP24 @TOSanta - Official Parade Twitter 
account @melissagrelo - Melissa Grelo @KenShawCTV - Ken Shaw 
Facebook: facebook.com/ctv  facebook.com/TOSantaParade 
Jacqui VanSickle, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.5091 
orjacqueline.vansickle@bellmedia.ca Allie Page, CTV and CTV Two, 
416.384.4596 orallie.page@bellmedia.ca 
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