Every year in November: The Santa Claus Parade
- Quartier des spectacles
The 69th edition of the Santa Claus Parade will take place on Saturday, November 23 at 11 am!
Starting at 11 am, on Saturday November 23, a joyful procession celebrating the arrival of Santa Claus will get underway with many new features, the 69th Santa Claus Parade Destination centre-ville! Skillfully led by Santa Claus and the lovely Christmas Fairy, embodied for a third year by Vanessa Pilon, this annual celebration is changing its route for the mythic René-Lévesque West, which will be the setting for the popular event that will take place between Guy and St-Urbain streets.
Colourful floats on René-Lévesque Boulevard
The 69th edition of the Santa Claus Parade will include more than 17 creatively designed floats, while marching bands from across the province and fantastic street artists will add to the atmosphere throughout this festive, fun parade.
Among the various scenes that will spread magic, music and laughter over more than a kilometre, we expect brand new floats and mascots including : the Montréal Canadien’s Youppi, the Impact’s Junior, the Alouettes’ Touché, Martly the Martlet from McGill University, Toys"R"Us's Geoffrey the Giraffe and Planters's M.Peanut.
We must also mention the participation of Arthur L'aventurier as well as the return of the floats of the sparkling Ari Cui Cui Cui and the performers Brigitte Boisjoli, Christian Marc Gendron and Yoan from Noël une tradition en chanson.
For the very first time, the Cirque du Soleil will participate on a float with the new ice creation AXEL. Another innovation, three floats will be towed by Tesla X electric vehicles!
The broadcast of the parade on TVA and Yoopa
The event will also be televised on the TVA network and on the Yoopa channel. Marie-Eve Janvier will host the parade, accompanied by the popular host Patrice Bélanger.
- Sunday November 24, at 5 pm, simultaneously on the TVA network and on the Yoopa channel ;
- Sunday December 8 at 1:30 pm on the TVA network;
- December 21 at 9:45 am, December 22 at 5:30 am, December 23 at 8:30 am, December 24 at 6:30 am and December 25 at 11:15 am on the Yoopa channel.
A unique opportunity to share special moments with loved ones, the Santa Claus Parade Destination centre-ville is presented by Destination centre-ville and produced by Le Carnaval de Québec.
The parade, which will take place on René-Lévesque Boulevard, will start at 11:00 am at Guy Street and the first floats will arrive at Saint-Urbain Street at 12:10 pm. The last floats will arrive there around 1:30 pm.
What can I do after the parade?
Downtown Montreal is full of activities for young and old alike. Take advantage of being in downtown Montreal to go to the museum, to the restaurant or to do your holiday shopping on Sainte-Catherine Street.
Also, take a look at VILLAGE_XP, located at the corner of Sainte-Catherine and McGill College, to discover spectacular Christmas decorations.
Consult our 2019 Christmas activity guide to make sure you don't miss any holiday activities in downtown Montreal.
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