Christmas is in the air in Downtown Moncton.
Executive Director for Downtown Moncton-Centreville Inc Anne Poirier-Basque says the streets are bright and welcoming for the festive season, “Over 50, 000 lights have been installed on Main and St. George Streets over the past few weeks. The snowflakes and angels are now lit for the Christmas season, creating a feeling of warmth only downtown Moncton can capture.”
Mayor Dawn Arnold says the holiday season is a time when our downtown shines, “It is authentic and original, and not everyone has that. This is the time for our downtown.”
There are many Christmas activities in the weeks to come. Preparations continue for the Royale Greater Moncton Santa Claus parade that will be held on November 25th. That will be a busy weekend for the Hub City with Christmas at the Coliseum and Black Friday weekend. Over 100, 000 people come to Moncton to see the parade.
Poirier-Basque says, these events always draw a lot of people to the downtown, “Visitors come here and they boast about the Christmas decorations, because they are so beautiful. A lot of people love to come to our downtown.”