Santa rides the Save On Foods float at Mission's Candlelight Parade on Dec. 5.

Santa rides the Save On Foods float at Mission's Candlelight Parade on Dec. 5.

Thousands come for Candlelight Parade

Close to 70 floats registered for annual event in Mission

Thousands of people came downtown to watch Mission’s annual Candlelight Parade on Dec. 5.

There were close to 70 floats with bright lights and festive music. Dance troupes, bikes, and even ponies performed and greeted people along the way.

“Thank you to all the participants and volunteers for a job well done,” said Mission Chamber of Commerce president Ann Harper. “Each year keeps getting better and better, and this year even the weather was better.”

Despite forecast predictions for precipitation, the rain held off, leaving a clear and breezy evening for the popular parade.

This year’s parade winners are:

Marching Battalion

1st: MEI Screaming Eagles

2nd: Mission Sun Hang Do

3rd: Abbotsford Senior Secondary

 

Non-Profit

1st: Rotary Club of Mission

2nd tie: BC Sheriff Service

2nd tie: Mission Minor Softball

 

School

1st: Dewdney Elementary

2nd: Summit Learning Centre

3rd: Valley Christian School

 

Commercial

1st: Bayview Towing

2nd: Caps Bicycle

3rd: Abbotsford Maximum Collision