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Montreal's Santa Claus parade cancelled for second year in a row

Montreal's Santa Claus parade cancelled for second year in a row
/ JAMES DEVANEY / CONTRIBUTOR / WIREIMAGE / GETTY IMAGES

The annual Santa Claus parade in downtown Montreal has been canceled, yet again.

It was announced earlier today that for the second consecutive year, COVID-19 restrictions have forced the cancellation of the annual event.

The eye-popping holiday parade for kids of any age is always a huge spectacle— not to mention, a long-standing tradition that officially launches the beginning of the Holiday season in downtown Montréal.

Usually, about 90,000 people set up camp along the route to watch the parade. According to the organization, the parade was seen in 2019 by more than 700,000 viewers on television. It generally has 12 floats and about 400 extras are in costume, including dance troupes, characters, professional actors, and singers.

In its place, organizers plan to launch some fun holiday activities and surprises for Montrealers. Details will be released closer to the holiday season.

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