Posts Tagged ‘Santa Claus’

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Let’s gear up for the Ho Ho Holidays!

It is safe to say, we can Make Spirits Bright, Deck The Halls and last but not least: Welcome Jolly Old Saint Nicholas to town!

The Toronto Santa Claus Parade is on Sunday November 18th in person at 12:30. The Original Santa Claus Parade has been an exciting must see jolly, festive event since 1913. There are floats, bands and happy clowns. There are also letter carriers collecting letters written to Santa. If you can’t adorn your red nose in person, you can always catch it on CTV at 4:30.

“Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”

“You better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I’m telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
He’s making a list,
He’s checking it twice,
He’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice
Santa Claus is coming to town…”
You too can get into the spirit of the season with our festive wares. We have ideas for the whole family: Young, the young at heart and the old(er) wiser folks too.

Santa Claus Approved Gifts

Ho Ho, the Emergency Santa Kit will instantly turn anyone into the jolly old man.

Emergency Santa Clause Kit at Danna Bananas


The Santa Mustache Pacifier will turn your little one into Santa Baby. It is BPA free.

Santa Claus Mustache Pacifier at Danna Bananas

Create the most famous reindeer scene of all with these Christmas photo booth accessories and some or your original misfits. The Christmas Photo Booth will make your Christmas party photos just a little more like a Santa Claus Parade.

Christmas Photo Booth

Secret Santa Gift Ideas

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

They see you when you’re slacking. They know when you come in late. They know if you’ve been bad or good so be good for your work’s Secret Santa exchange.”

Tis’ the Season for the annual Secret Santa gift exchange

Do you have an office holiday party or other Christmas party to attend where you need to give a Secret Santa gift? Danna Bananas has compiled a list of gift ideas and yes we checked it twice. We have a plethora of Secret Santa Gift Ideas that are very gift-worthy and will suit all ages.  From fun to functional to funny and off beat…everything in between, Danna Bananas has you covered. Your secret Santa problems are solved here! Your co-workers, freinds and family members will definitely approve with apeeling glee.

Fun Secret Santa Gift Ideas

 Christmas Trivia Card Game

This game is the perfect game to brush up on your Christmas trivia facts such as, “All of the other reindeer, how many are there?”  Since this game is compact, it can pack nicely with all the other holiday gifts to travel to grandma’s house or your Uncle Bob’s abode.

Christmas Trivia Card Game for your Secret Santa

Ugly Xmas Sweater Drink Markers

It is a familiar problem, you have a sip, you wonder off to gab and then you forget where you left your drink. Since these drink markers are so ugly, your festive cocktail will definitely stand out in the crowd.

Ugly Xmas Sweater Drink Markers for your Secret Santa


Top Spin Pizza Cutter

Yum! We all love pizza, right? And who doesn’t like the sound of music emitting from a turn table?  Let’s give a round of applause to the genius who invented the Top Spin Pizza Cutter. They merged our love of pizza and music and created this cheesy kitchen gadget.

Top Spin Pizza Cutter for your Secret Santa

This is just a sample of gifts. These can also stuff your stockings. Remember you want fun, unique and memorable stocking stuffers that will create a face of awe!

Toronto Santa Claus Parade Memories

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

History of the Toronto Santa Claus Parade

First Santa Claus for Toronto Parade

111 years ago, The Toronto Santa Claus Parade first came to the big smoke and put smiles on all ages of spectators. The year was 1905 and the population was 5,827 but really there was only one person in the parade at that time and that was jolly old St. Nick. It pre-dated the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City by almost 20 years. He arrived at Union Station atop a horse-drawn Eaton’s delivery wagon  and walked with the Eaton family to their store. The Eaton’s Department Store was their sponsor until 1982. In 1913, Santa journeyed down Yonge street by eight live reindeer. In 1917,  floats were introduced and in 1919 Santa arrived by plane. The parade was first aired on the radio  in the 1930s and viewed on TV for the very first time in 1952.

My memories of attending The Santa Claus parade was during the 80’s. My family would take the subway down with lawn chairs and blankets. We would joyfully watch the floats go by and excitedly anticipate Santa’s arrival with much excitement. My other memories were taking my nephews down in the 90’s and letting them sit on a snowbank.

In this day in age, there are dozens of floats, clowns and bands winding through the streets of Toronto spreading holiday joy and entertaining kids of all ages.

Toronto Santa Claus Parade 2015

When Santa arrives in Toronto on November 15th, that means the holiday season  is officially upon us. Tis The Season!

If you can’t make it down to see the parade in person at 12:30 today, don’t forget to watch it on T.V. at 4:30 on CTV.

Toronto Santa Claus Parade

Don’t forget that this is just the beginning of Holiday celebrations in Toronto. There are many more events and activities to do besides the obligatory Christmas shopping.




Kick Start the Holiday Season!

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Tis The Season, it’s time to get holly, jolly!

Before you start to read this slew of festive information, grab yourself a seasonal beverage and pump up some holiday tunes!

You know the holiday season is upon us when St. Nick, the jolly old fellow is in town. The Toronto Santa Claus Parade is today!

People are getting busy making plans, decking their halls and buying holiday gifts. We have a plethora of ideas to get you in the holiday spirit and make it the most memorable one yet! When you stop and pause for a moment, there are only a handful of holidays you can plan. Why not create some traditions and lasting memories with your loved ones during this wonderful season. Of course you will continue with a few you started when you were a child, but why not start a few new ones.

Are you looking for some extra entertainment for sprucing up your parties or get-togethers this season? Why not strike a pose and inject some Christmas spirit in your photos! Every good party needs a photo booth set up! Perfect for your holiday parties, company Christmas party or those awkward family dinners. A great way to make sure your guests cut loose and get silly. This Photo Booth Xmas will put a whole new meaning in Cheese!

Christmas Photo Booth

Photo Booth XMas

Everybody wants to be kissed, right?  This handy dandy extendable mistletoe would be perfect to sneak a smooch at all your holiday parties.

Extendable Mistletoe

Extendable Mistletoe

Santa is one magical fellow! Not only does he bring presents to children around  the world on Christmas Eve but he helps to keep your face clean too with the Santa Suit Holiday Napkins. Perfect for holiday gatherings and parties!

Santa Napkins

Santa Suit Holiday Napkins

Stop those snoopers in their tracks! The Gift Alarm will alert you to any wrong doing in your household.  It  will protect your Christmas presents from any impatient gift recipients trying to sneak a peek before Christmas morning.

Christmas Gift Alarm

Christmas Gift Alarm

Everybody needs an extra hand in the kitchen during the holidays! Now Santa can help with Santa’s Oven Mitt.

Santa Claus' Oven Mitt

Santa's Oven Mitt

Trim some personality to your tree with the Christmas Tree Googly Eyes. While you are add it, why not name it too!

Christmas Tree Googly Eyes

Christmas Tree Googly Eyes

Not only is the Tinsel Tape an elf’s best friend but yours too during the holiday season. Give your gifts a sparkly, festive wrap!


Tinsel Tape

Tinsel Tape

Give your hand some festive personality with these fun talking festive hand temporary tattoos!


Festive Hands Temporary Tattoos for Talking Hands

Festive Hands Tattoos