Montreal Santa Claus Parade - Défilé du Père Noël

Elf on stilts at the 2008 Montreal Santa Claus Parade / Defile du Pere Noel

 TripSavvy / Evelyn Reid

An annual tradition since 1925 minus a few skipped years, the Montreal Santa Claus Parade, better known as the Défilé du Père Noël, typically features thousands of delighted kids waiting to catch a glimpse of Santa Claus, with roughly 20 floats proceeding along downtown artery and top shopping destination, Ste. Catherine Street, from Fort to St. Urbain.

Below are photo highlights of previous Montreal Santa Claus parades. Simply click on a picture to enter the gallery.

To find out when and where the next Montreal Santa Parade is held, click here.

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Very Excited Young Woman

A very excited young woman at the Montreal Santa Claus Parade / Defile du Pere Noel in 2008.
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Very Excited Young Woman With Snow People

Very excited young woman with snowmen at the 2008 Montreal Santa Claus Parade / Defile du Pere Noel.
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Snow Person Greets Children

Snow person greets children at the 2008 Montreal Santa Claus Parade / Defile du Pere Noel.
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Ukrainian Dancers Dancing

Ukrainian dancers dancing at the 2008 Montreal Santa Claus Parade / Defile du Pere Noel.
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Holiday Hockey Goat

Holiday hockey goat at the 2008 Montreal Santa Claus Parade / Defile du Pere Noel.
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Gingerbread House on Wheels

Gingerbread house on wheels at the 2008 Montreal Santa Claus Parade / Defile du Pere Noel.
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Gingerbread House on Wheels Up Close

Gingerbread house on wheels up close at the 2008 Montreal Santa Claus Parade / Defile du Pere Noel.
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Dancing Dolls

Dancing dolls at the 2008 Montreal Santa Claus Parade / Defile du Pere Noel.
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Crowd Is Delighted by the Dancing Dolls

Crowd is delighted by the dancing dolls at the 2008 Montreal Santa Claus Parade.
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I'm Delighted by the Dancing Dolls

I'm delighted by the dancing dolls at the 2008 Montreal Santa Claus Parade / Defile du Pere Noel.
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Bonhomme Carnaval and Entourage

Bonhomme Carnaval and entourage at the 2008 Montreal Santa Claus Parade / Defile du Pere Noel.
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Bonhomme Carnaval in the Flesh

Bonhomme Carnaval at the 2008 Montreal Santa Claus Parade / Defile du Pere Noel.
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Chaos Under Control

Chaos under control at the 2008 Montreal Santa Claus Parade / Defile du Pere Noel.
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Santa's Shoe Elf

Santa's shoe elf at the 2008 Montreal Santa Claus Parade / Defile du Pere Noel.
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Walking Christmas Decorations

Walking christmas decorations at the 2008 Montreal Santa Claus Parade / Defile du Pere Noel.
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Mr. Peanut?

Mr. Peanut at the 2008 Montreal Santa Claus Parade / Defile du Pere Noel.
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Unicycle Person

Santa's unicycle person at the 2008 Montreal Santa Claus Parade / Defile du Pere Noel.
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Bicycle Stunt Person

Bicycle stunt person at the 2008 Montreal Santa Claus Parade / Defile du Pere Noel.
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Bicycle People

Bicycle people at the 2008 Montreal Santa Claus Parade / Defile du Pere Noel.
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Holiday Princess, Maybe Fairy?

Holiday princess/fairy at the 2008 Montreal Santa Claus Parade / Defile du Pere Noel.
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Holiday Stars

Holiday stars at the 2008 Montreal Santa Claus Parade / Defile du Pere Noel.
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Santa Claus, Take One

Santa Claus at the 2008 Montreal Santa Claus Parade / Defile du Pere Noel.
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Santa Claus, Take Two

Santa Claus at the 2008 Montreal Santa Claus Parade / Defile du Pere Noel.
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Santa Claus Parade: Défilé du Père Noël

The Santa Claus Parade Défilé du Père Noël is a popular annual event in Montreal.
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Santa Claus Parade: Défilé du Père Noël

The Santa Claus Parade Défilé du Père Noël is a popular annual event in Montreal.
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Santa Claus Parade: Défilé du Père Noël

The Santa Claus Parade Défilé du Père Noël is a popular annual event in Montreal.
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Santa Claus Parade: Défilé du Père Noël

The Santa Claus Parade Défilé du Père Noël is a popular annual event in Montreal.
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Santa Claus Parade: Défilé du Père Noël

The Santa Claus Parade Défilé du Père Noël is a popular annual event in Montreal.
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Santa Claus Parade: Défilé du Père Noël

The Santa Claus Parade Défilé du Père Noël is a popular annual event in Montreal.
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Santa Claus Parade: Défilé du Père Noël

The Santa Claus Parade Défilé du Père Noël is a popular annual event in Montreal.
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Santa Claus Parade: Défilé du Père Noël

The Santa Claus Parade Défilé du Père Noël is a popular annual event in Montreal.
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Santa Claus Parade: Défilé du Père Noël

The Santa Claus Parade Défilé du Père Noël is a popular annual event in Montreal.
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Santa Claus Parade: Défilé du Père Noël

The Santa Claus Parade Défilé du Père Noël is a popular annual event in Montreal.
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Santa Claus Parade: Défilé du Père Noël

The Santa Claus Parade Défilé du Père Noël is a popular annual event in Montreal.
Photo by Flickr user Mathieu Thouvenin
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Santa Claus Parade: Défilé du Père Noël

The Santa Claus Parade Défilé du Père Noël is a popular annual event in Montreal.
Photo by Flickr user Mathieu Thouvenin
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