What a wonderful surprise!
During the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, we were treated to some Pokémon fun with a Pikachu and Eevee balloon. Turns out that wasn’t the only parade to feature some Nintendo love, as Mario stopped by for our neighbors to the north!
The 119th Original Santa Claus Parade was held in Toronto, Canada just a few days back, and Nintendo was a big part of the action. Nintendo has actually been involved with numerous Santa Claus Parades in the past, and they continued the tradition this year with a float celebrating Mario’s latest title.
As you can see in the image above, the focus of Nintendo’s 2023 float was Super Mario Bros. Wonder. While all the floats in the Santa Claus Parade are rather modest in overall size, Nintendo still went all-out with an amazing display showcasing Mario, a Wonder Flower, Elephant Mario, Princess Peach and more!
There’s a lot of other neat touches hiding in this Mario float, and you can get a nice look at it in the video below. Fast-Forward to the 17:40 mark to see the float roll out in all its glory!