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. 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. The parade of the Santa Claus will take place on December 2nd, 2017 at 6 p.m.