The Santa Claus Parade 2018

Notice to residents and workers in Quartier des Spectacles: The Santa Claus Parade 2018

November 17, 2018

The public is invited to participate in the big yearly celebration to kick off the holiday season in downtown Montreal. Revellers grown up and kids are invited along the stretch of Sainte-Catherine West between Du Fort and Saint-Urbain to experience the excitement of the most-anticipated christmas event in Quebec.


In order to proceed with the development/layout of the site, the smoot running of operations, and provide festival-goers with a festive and safe experience, automobile/vehicular traffic will have to be interrupted on certain streets on November 17.

Principal closings:

  • Ste-Catherine W (between Du Fort and St-Laurent) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Secondary clossings:

  • St-Urbain (between de Maisonneuve and Ste-Catherine) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Setup will take place:

  • On November 17 from 3 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Teardown will take place:

  • On November 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.


In order to present high-quality shows, the team will perform sound checks:

  • On November 17 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Activities will be held on November 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For a detailed schedule, please visit the official website.

site usage rules

To ensure a safe environment for all and to respect obligations related to public gatherings, certain rules must be followed on the outdoor site during event hours.

To know the rules on the site click here.


The event organizers care about the quality of life of local residents and businesspeople, and will strive to minimize any and all potential negative impacts of holding the event in the Quartier.

The organizers thank their neighbours in advance for their invaluable cooperation and remind them that they should feel free to send any questions, comments or suggestions at:

  • Destination Centre-Ville at 514-398-9438

  • 311 to contact the city’s Accès Montréal service

Please note that schedules included in this notice are subject to change without notice.