It's Santa Claus's busiest time of year, but he's making time to stop by Montreal for the city's annual parade.

Santa appeared with his reindeer, of course, the Christmas Fairy and more than 20 floats that rolled along Ste-Catherine Street West, Saturday.

The parade kicked off at 11 a.m., at the corner of Fort Street and is expected to last two hours.

There will also be artists, musicians, dancers and street performers taking part in the festivities.

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Everyone was decked out in festive attire, including the marching band. (Radio-Canada)

Getting around

To get to the parade, you can take the Metro and get off at either Peel or McGill stations on the Green line.

If you prefer to drive the little ones to the festivities, parking is available at the following locations:

  • Place Ville Marie (entrance Cathcart and McGill College): $8 per day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Cours Mont Royal (1455 Metcalfe Street, level P3): $8 from 7 a.m. to midnight

During the parade, some streets in the downtown core will be closed. Drivers are asked to avoid the area.

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