Ville de Gatineau

Important: This year the parade will be held on Saturday December 2nd!


For highschool students, please register via as requested by the majority of highschools in the region (défilé du père Noel de Gatineau.)

Registration for volunteers 18 years and over

Please send your name, phone number, email address, and position of interest at:

Bénévoles - volunteers - Marché de noël du Vieux-Aylmer - Google Formulaires


  • Take pictures of floats, volunteers in action, closing ceremonies and some of Santa too.
  • Download the pictures on the parade’s computer before leaving.

Site preparation crew: for parade and market

  • As a team, install banners, tables, garbage cans, barricades and other such tasks. A list will be provided by site preparation manager.
  • At the Marina: take delivery of equipment, install parking spot numbers
  • At the Judges site: place tables, chairs sound system, flags etc
  • At the market: install lights, garbage cans etc

Clean up crew:

  • Pick up material from the Marina and store.
  • Remove decorations after ceremony.
  • Clean up and put away all material from under the big tent and other sites

Volunteers at the Marina:

  • With the help of a plan, direct the arriving floats and participants to their assigned parking spot and during parade start.
  • With the help of lists, limit access to the Marina.
  • Walking dolls/number carrier’s leader: watching over, help with costumes and make up, animation and placement in the parade.

Volunteers at the big tent:

  • Invite participants to take the shuttles.
  • Decorate the tent and other small tasks.
  • Variety of welcoming positions for volunteers and participants.

Parade route

  • General supervision during the parade

COSTUMED NUMBER CARRIERS   (12 to 16 years old):

Qualities needed: companionship, enthusiasm, liveliness, good observation and good rhythm

General information

An information meeting will be held a few days before the Parade

Number carriers serve to identify the different floats for judging

Costumes are provided