2012 Majesta Greater Moncton Santa Claus Parade

One Interactive 360° Image, With Ambient Sound

Sound is controlled with the on/off and volume buttons in the image.


This image is also available in the Mobile Gallery  (for tablets and advanced smart phones).


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Click to go to our 2011 Santa Claus Parade gallery page.

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This 360° image was captured in front of Moncton Place (City Hall); 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 and heard as he passes in front of the crowd and concludes the parade. "Ho, Ho, Ho!". The photos required to produce this image were captured by a pole-mounted camera. The audio track is montage consisting of an actual recording at the scene (a few minutes earlier), a separate recording of jingled bells (also recorded at the parade) and of course the laugh is Santa's. (we recorded Santa at the North Pole and added to the montage).

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 occasions where a bit of snow, rain or cold temperatures reminded us that this is an outdoor event in a cold season. Bringing adequate clothing, including gloves, is a must, especially if you plan on using a camera for the duration of the event!

Participants in the parade come from a great number of community-minded organisations, institutions and businesses. In 2012, there were 39 winners in 17 categories: Best Majorettes, Best Walking Group, Best Middle School, Walking, Large Commercial, Horse, Youth Group, College, Service Club, Elementary School, Charitable Organization, High School, Emergency Response, Church Group; Small Commercial, Large Commercial, Best Towing Vehicle. See the official parade website (the address is a little further down) for the list of the winners.

Quote from the official parade website:

"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 website (www.parademoncton.ca).

Location: Downtown Moncton, NB, Canada
Approximate GPS location (image 1) on Google Maps, 46.08916 -64.77522
Date: 2012/11/24, 20:43
Details: One elevated spherical panorama (pole-mounted camera), 360 x 180 degrees, with sound