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:
1st: MEI Screaming Eagles
2nd: Mission Sun Hang Do
3rd: Abbotsford Senior Secondary
1st: Rotary Club of Mission
2nd tie: BC Sheriff Service
2nd tie: Mission Minor Softball
1st: Dewdney Elementary
2nd: Summit Learning Centre
3rd: Valley Christian School
1st: Bayview Towing
2nd: Caps Bicycle
3rd: Abbotsford Maximum Collision