I've just returned from taking the kids to the 2008 Santa Claus Parade. We got there nice and early and secured a perfect spot across from Toronto General Hospital on the divider island. That way you score a seat that's far more comfy than the curb. This is my fifth year in a row taking at least one offspring to the world's longest running children's parade and I've finally figured out all the tricks.
It was windy and chilly and we had to deal with a rain / snow combo near the beginning, but it was worth it. The kids love this thing and I understand that window when they're blown away by stuff like this is pretty short.
I took 52 photos you'll find here. We'll be back next year: rain, sleet or snow.