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The Royale Greater Moncton Santa Claus Parade will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017 starting at 5:00 p.m. from the corner of Cameron and Main Street. The Parade will continue east on Main Street to the corner of Champlain Street at Paul Street.
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Pre-parade Meeting - Attendance Mandatory
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm. at CCNB Dieppe Auditorium: 505 Rue du College, Dieppe, NB.
Standards and Conditions
The Greater Moncton Santa Claus Parade is held the fourth Saturday of each November starting at 5:00 pm from Cameron and Main Street proceeding east on Main Street to Champlain Street at Paul St. Parade participants will assemble on Vaughn Harvey Boulevard prior to the event as instructed at the mandatory pre-Parade information meeting.
The parade day on-site contact person MUST attend the pre-parade MANDATORY MEETING held at 6:30 p.m. the Sunday prior to parade day. The meeting is held at CCNB Dieppe Auditorium: 505 Rue du College, Dieppe, NB. The purpose of the meeting is to review event safety concerns, discuss and assign entry positioning and to answer any participant questions you may have. If your organization misses this meeting your entry WILL BE ELIMINATED from the parade line up.
The Parade Committee will formally review all entries for acceptance into the parade. While it is a very rare occurrence, the committee does reserve the right to reject any entry based on their selection criteria. Entries arriving on parade day that do not match (within reason) the provided Description of Entry, or that are deemed inappropriate, will be refused entry into the parade.
YOU MAY NOT INCLUDE A LIVE SANTA WITH YOUR ENTRY.
All participants from your group should know your organization’s entry name (on Application), placement number (assigned at mandatory pre-parade meeting), arrival time and a meeting place following the parade (i.e. Canadian Tire Parking lot), prior to arriving at parade.
Assigned placement number sign must be carried by an assigned participant to the front left hand corner of the float or walking / riding group in order for the judges and TV announcers to properly identify your organization.
There are to be absolutely NO HANDOUTS OR GIVEAWAYS from any entry either by persons on the float or marchers. This is a dangerous practice and will not be permitted prior to, during or following the parade. Any entry using handouts will be immediately REMOVED FROM THE PARADE in the interest of safety.
The parade runs its own food drive. No other food drive or collection activity pick-up will be permitted.
All entries must be a float that is decorated, including the use of Christmas light, in keeping with the parade theme chosen for the year. You cannot simply enter your organization’s vehicle with a logo on the side. Commercial exposure must be kept to a minimum with the emphasis being placed on the parade theme.
Tow Vehicles must also be decorated.
Maximum height of any entry must not exceed 11 feet from the ground up, including tow vehicle height (in order to get under the subway underpass). Any entry exceeding this limitation will not be accepted. Floats cannot be rerouted to avoid the underpass.
Each entry in the parade will be limited to one (1) mobile unit. A float connected to tow vehicle is considered one mobile unit.
Each Entry in the parade will be limited to one (1) person every two (2) feet of trailer length per float (i.e. 50 foot float = 25 people). There is a maximum of 25 people per float.
No one may get on or off a float once it has started on the parade route.
No Sounding of sirens or truck horns during the parade.
All mobile entries are to have a FIRE EXTINGUISHER.
Entries including any animals are responsible for immediate clean-up of defecation during the course of the parade. Please bring a shovel and waste receptacle.
Assigned placement number sign must be carried in the front of your group in order for the judges and TV announcers to properly identify your organization.
Parade Day Timing
November 25, 2017
Street Closure Information
*There will be no parking permitted on Main Street through out the day until the end of the parade.
1:00 pm – Vaughn Harvey Boulevard CLOSED from John Street to the enterance to Sobeys.
4:45 pm – Main Street CLOSED from Vaughn Harvey Boulevard to Paul Street in Dieppe.
All closures will be in effect until the end of the parade.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mobile Units Line up
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Participants on floats and Marching Units Arrive
4:30 pm All units move forward to close any gaps
4:55 pm Parade starts to move