2011 Greater Moncton Majesta Santa Claus Parade

Three Linked Interactive 360° Images, With Ambient Sound

Click on a red arrow in the image to jump to the next location.


Click to go to our 2012 Santa Claus Parade gallery page.
thumbnail (one 360° image with sound)

On this page you will see three 360° images, with ambient sound, showing different locations in downtown Moncton (near City Hall). In the image captured in front of Moncton Place, you can see the big lights and the red truck of RogersTV as they broadcast the event every year. Santa Claus himself can be seen in the image captured near the pedestrian overpass. Please note that the images are not presented in the same order as during the parade; Santa was actually on the last float. Click on one of the red arrows to jump between locations.

For many years now, the Santa Claus parade has taken place in the evening, on the last Saturday of November. It's an event full of colour, lights and music for young and old. The parade has enjoyed good weather over the years, however there have been a few where a bit of snow, rain or cold temperatures reminded us that this is an outdoor event in a cold season. It is always recommended to wear adequate clothing and to be ready for anything during the duration of the parade.

In 2011, parade participants compete in 15 categories: Majorettes, Walking Group, Charitable Organization, Horse, Youth Group, Elementary School, Service Club, 4-H, High School, College, Fire Department, Small Commercial, Large Commercial, Best Theme, and Best Commercial Pulling Unit. The theme for 2011 was "Festival of Lights - Winterwonder Land". See the official parade website (the address is a little further down) for the list of the winners.

From the official parade web page (on 2012-11-21):

"The Majesta Greater Moncton Santa Claus Parade was established by a group of like-minded volunteers from the community in 1967 who wished to establish a Santa Claus Parade for Greater Moncton. Over the years the parade has continued to grow. The parade is held each year on the last Saturday in November at 6 p.m. Each year over 100,000 spectators line the streets of Moncton and Dieppe to watch the parade.

The parade features over 100 entries each year and has become the largest parade in Atlantic Canada. Although the parade has continued to evolve and expand over the last 40 years it is still organized by a committee of volunteers and receives donations from local businesses, individuals, and municipalities."

Visit the Majesta Greater Moncton Santa Claus Parade official website (www.parademoncton.ca)

Location: Downtown Moncton, NB, Canada
Approximate GPS location (image 1) on Google Maps, 46.08916 -64.77522
Date: 2011-11-26
Details: Three linked spherical panoramas (pole-mounted camera), 360 x 180 degrees, with sound