Santa Claus parade set for Nov. 18

Ready or not, Santa Claus will be making his Montreal debut downtown for the 67th annual parade and festivities

It’s that time of year again: Ole’ Saint Nick is hitting the streets of downtown Montreal for the annual Santa Claus Parade.

The 67th edition of the festivities kicks off on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. If you want to catch the start of the parade, head to Fort St. and follow the countless floats, singers, dancers and performers along Ste. Catherine St. until they reach the Place des festivals near St. Urbain St. Rain, sunshine or snow, the parade will go on, so make sure to check the forecast before you leave home. The event usually lasts about two hours. If you would rather skip the hassle of trying to find parking, you can reach the downtown core via Atwater, Guy-Concordia, Peel, McGill, Places-des-Arts, Lucien-L’allier and Bonaventure metro stations.

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