Mireille Tremblay, vice-president of Ateliers Balthazar, was expecting the event to sell out quickly.
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After a very popular first day last Saturday, Mayor Régis Labeaume announced that the event would be back for two other weekends, November 22 and 21, and November 28 and 29.
We are super satisfied, as organizer, to see that we can offer our parade to a larger number of families. Especially since we were really disappointed not to be able to receive all the families of Quebec as usual., underlines Mireille Tremblay.
In five days, she estimates that a total of 10,000 families, in their vehicle, will have been able to attend the show.
This Santa Claus parade had to reinvent itself this year due to the pandemic. Thus, the craftsmen and Santa Claus do not move in the streets as before. These are the families who travel by car for a journey of around thirty minutes, in the parking lots of the ExpoCité site.
For the moment, the producer indicates that there is little chance that they will be able to offer other dates, explaining that as a producer, they are engaged with other partners elsewhere in the province during the month of December.
Too popular for the sales site
The Point of Sale confirms that the event was a success and that the traffic on the site was impressive early Tuesday afternoon.
For this reason, those who have made their reservation should expect a slight delay before obtaining the confirmation email, normally sent immediately after purchase.
Emails should be sent at the end of the day on Tuesday.
The important thing is to ensure that you have obtained a confirmation number, which ensures that the name and contact details of the person who made the reservation have indeed been recorded.