The 33rd annual Mission Candlelight Parade is just one week away.
On Dec. 2, First Avenue will be closed, cleaned and decorated, in anticipation of the arrival of Santa Claus for the largest nighttime Christmas parade in B.C.
The Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce is the host organization for this annual event.
The parade officially begins at 7:30 p.m. when the first float will make its way west down First Avenue.
Up to 80 floats are expected this year to celebrate the merriest of seasons and to bring the community together with Christmas spirit.
This event would not happen if not for the generosity and support of the local businesses and community organizations.
Volunteer will collect food donations for the Mission Christmas Bureau before the start of the parade.
Residents should note that the Lougheed Highway between Murray Street and Haig will be closed to traffic from 6 to 10 p.m.
Detour routes will be well marked to help plan your travels home from work and get you safely to the parade. The parade begins at First Avenue at Horne and continues through the downtown core to Park Street.
It’s not too late to enter your float. Registrations are still being accepted and there is no cost to participate. If you are in the parade, remember marshaling opens at 5:30 p.m. and to check in at the Mission Visitor Centre at 34033 Lougheed Hwy.
For more information visit missionchamber.bc.ca.