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(Photo: Royale Greater Moncton Santa Claus parade)

Chilly temperatures expected for Greater Moncton Santa Claus parade

By Tara Clow Nov 24, 2023 | 1:21 PM

No snow in the forecast, but Old St. Nick will still make an appearance.

The Royale Greater Moncton Santa Claus parade will travel through downtown Moncton on Saturday evening.

The main attraction will be guided in by 50 others, including floats, mascots, music and celebration.

“The Greater Moncton Santa Claus Parade started in 1967. It was born in humble beginnings with a group of local citizens who felt that something needed to be done to celebrate the season. It has grown from there over the years through the hard work of the committee and lots of businesses and support. We have grown now to draw over 100,000 spectators from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. They always enjoy and consider this to be the start of their Christmas season,” says Parade Committee President Scott Eagles.

The parade starts at Cameron and Main Streets at 5 pm and will make its way to Paul Street in Dieppe.

Members of the Codiac RCMP and their families will be collecting non-perishable food items at the start of the parade.
Items the Food Depot Alimentaire is always in need of include:
  •  cans of soup, lunch meats, vegetables, & fruits
  •  juice boxes, tea, & coffee
  •  instant meals, dried pasta, & sauces
  •  boxes of cereal, oatmeal, & granola bars
  •  sugar & peanut butter

Spectators can line the route all the way.  Don’t forget to bring your letters for Santa Claus!  Canada Post carriers will be collecting them along the route.

There will be festivities prior to the parade, with a Family Fun Zone outside the Avenir Centre and also on Champlain Street.

Be sure to dress warmly with hats, mitts and scarves. The forecast is currently calling for a low of minus 9 on Saturday night.