December 1, 2021

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[PHOTOS] The holiday season in Quebec has officially begun

[PHOTOS] The holiday season in Quebec has officially begun

The 20th edition of the Quebec Doll Parade was held on Sunday in the presence of thousands of spectators, marking the beginning of the Christmas festivities.

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“For us, it’s become a tradition. Kids love it. It’s a sign that the holidays are coming,” Melinda Lemme told her children.

At 11 a.m., 13 metaphorical floats with paintings and colorful characters lined up in front of the crowded sites in the courtyard of the Flor de Lice Shopping Center.

The approximately 30-minute course will resume on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. “We will definitely be back and we loved it so much,” said Kevin Loroch, who enjoyed the event for the first time.

Kevin Loroch, Mary-Josie Beland and Melinda Lemme during a toy parade on Saturday, November 13, 2021 in Flor de Lies.  DIDIER DEBUSSCHERE / QUEBEC Journal

Photo by Didier Debusschere

Kevin Loroch, Mary-Josie Beland and Melinda Lemme during a toy parade on Saturday, November 13, 2021 in Flor de Lies. DIDIER DEBUSSCHERE / QUEBEC Journal

Monster Lust

Due to the epidemic this particular version – the tanks that are usually distributed on the city streets – was well received.

One afternoon, all tickets for the parade were gone on November 2nd. This is the “tens of thousands” of locations that found a picker in just over an hour and a half.

“It warms my heart to see that people appreciate our work so much, but it’s a shame for those who can’t be there.

It emphasizes that the event is also used to collect donations of toys or food for people in need.

Mireil Tremblay serves Balthazar for the toy parade on Saturday, November 13, 2021 in Flor de Lies.  DIDIER DEBUSSCHERE / QUEBEC Journal

Photo by Didier Debusschere

Mireil Tremblay serves Balthazar for the toy parade on Saturday, November 13, 2021 in Flor de Lies. DIDIER DEBUSSCHERE / QUEBEC Journal

Return to normal

Despite all these successes, the organizers and the audience are eager to return to their usual idea.

“It was an interesting challenge, and it motivates me to be creative. But I’m very happy to be back to the traditional form; strongly he’s back!», Agrees Jimmy Ducet, director of the event for 7 years.

“We like the idea of ​​stands, it’s easy for kids to see, but there’s nothing worth marching through the streets of the city,” Amelie Robin, who attended the show with her family for her part, begins.