Christmas in Old-Aylmer
Back in 1994, Mr. Serge Parent broaches the idea of a parade to welcome Santa in Aylmer. With the hep of Mrs Donna Lee Graham a first parade is held on a Saturday afternoon, on Principale Street. The parade wins the Best of Aylmer, reader’s choice, for the Annual Events category in 2016 and 2017. Aylmer’s parade becomes Gatineau’s parade. Volunteer work, community support and successful annual events contributed to the decision of the new City of Gatineau to award Santa’s parade to Aylmer. In 2014, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Parade and continue the fun over a weekend, the comitee organises an authentic Christmas market and offers more animation in the Carré patrimonial (Heritage Square). In 2015, a new name and a new image for the event is revealed.