Gear up for Candlelight Parade

Largest night time parade takes place Dec. 6 in Mission

The largest night time parade in B.C. will be lighting up local streets on Friday, Dec. 6.

The 30th annual Candlelight Parade, organized by the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce, begins at 7:30 p.m. from First Avenue and Horne Street in downtown Mission.

More than 1,400 spectators and up to 80 floats are expected this year to not only celebrate the Christmas season, but the upcoming B.C. Winter Games as well in Mission. Each entry will include a sport in the Games and everyone will be judged in this category.

The parade will end at Park Street on the Lougheed Highway near McDonald’s).

Children are invited to come see Santa and bring their letters. Elves, Santa’s helpers, will be collecting them and bringing them back North for Santa to read.

Parents are being advised that the Lougheed Highway between Murray and Haig Streets will be closed to traffic from 6 to 9 p.m. and detour routes will be marked.

Everyone is reminded to bring a donation to the event to help support the Mission Christmas Bureau.

It’s not too late to register your float! There is no cost to participate. For more information visit www.missionchamber.bc.ca.

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