The 63th edition of the Destination centre-ville’s Santa Claus Parade will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2013.
THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS came to town on November 17!
Destination centre-ville’s Santa Claus Parade, the most popular Christmas event in Quebec, again enchanted young and old alike in November 2012. This tradition, in its 62nd year, kicked off the Holiday festivities in downtown Montreal.
For the fourth straight year, the charming Ima was delighted to play the role of the Fée des étoiles at Santa’s side, and 1,500 artists brought downtown Montreal to life as they ushered in the magic of Christmas. Hundreds of thousands of people watched the parade, which featured some 20 floats, along with singing, dancing and music.
The parade’s organizers were very proud to present a brand new float with the 14 artists of Star Académie 2012. In the spirit of the season and the release of their new Christmas CD, the Academicians put on an incredible show. Spectators also greatly appreciated the artists from the Québec Issime production Décembre, who appeared on a float depicting a Christmas market, with all its magic, colours and emotions.
The parade on Yoopa
Following the broadcast of Destination centre-ville’s Santa Claus Parade on TVA, watch for rebroadcasts on the Yoopa channel and the Indigo on-demand channel.
Downtown on social media
Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/destinationcentreville and follow us on Twitter @Mtl_centreville to find out all about what’s going on downtown over the holidays. You can also share your photos on Instagram via mtl_centreville.
Here are the winners of our big Journal de Montréal - Destination Centre Ville Santa Claus Parade contest
10 pairs of tickets for Cirque du Soleil’s Saltimbanco at the Bell Centre, December 18 to 30, 2012:
Marguerite BONKAY, Verdun
Andrée BOUCHARD, St-Léonard
Lise BOUCHER, Laval
Nathalie DROUIN, Trois-Rivières
Marie-Lou GAGNON, Montréal
Louise GERMAIN, Montréal
Ginette JOYAL, Laval
Rita LANGLOIS, Sorel- Tracy
Diane MATTE, Laval
Geneviève TARDIVEL, Montréal
15 pairs of tickets for Décembre by Québec Issime, at Place des arts, December 13 to 30, 2012:
Judith BÉDARD, Laval
Caroline BELLEROSE, Candiac
Robert BLONDIN, Ste-Agathe-des-Monts
Diane BOUDREAU, Lasalle
Patrick BRUNET, Greenfield Park
Rachel CHAMPAGNE, Drummondville
Brigitte GAGNON, Brossard
Yves GRONDIN, Ste-Sabine
Carole GROULX, St-Anne-de-Sorel
Martine GUILBAULT, Kirkland
Euclide LECOMPTE, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Stéphane OUELETTE, Montréal
Josianne PAIEMENT, St-Lazare
Sonia POULIOT, Montréal
Martin PRIMEAU, Mont-Saint-Hilaire
Six gift cards valued at $500 for shopping downtown:
Pierre FILIATREAULT, Lachine
Louis-Robert GUY, L’Épiphanie
Marc-André LACHANCE, Montréal
Carole MARCOUX, St-Eustache
Lise SIMARD, Verdun
Radica VALEVA, Ste-Hyacinthe
20 sets of tickets for a family of four for Disney on Ice: Rock pour toujours et à jamais at the Bell Centre, March 6 to 10, 2013
Mélanie BARIL, Lasalle
Andres Gomez, Montréal
Michelle BERGERON, Montréal
Sophie CAMPEAU, Saint-Jean sur Richelieu
Andrée DESROSIERS, Notre-Dame-des-Prairies
André FILFE, Laval
Lise GAUTHIER, Montréal
Manon L’ÉCUYER, Repentigny
Louise LAFERRIERE, Pierrefonds
Solange MESSIER, St-Hilaire
Jean OBORNE, St-Lin
Michel POLEVOY, Lachine
Danielle PONTBRIAND, Contrecœur
Suzanne PROULX, Brossard
Michelle RACICOT, Terrebonne
Linda RATHÉ, Varennes
Johanne ROBERT- MONIN, Blainville
Murielle SAINT-LAURENT, Montréal
Maybell TREMBLAY, Carignan
France-Chantal THIBAULT, Blainville
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all those who entered!