Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Chronicle Herald Holiday Parade of Lights in Downtown Halifax - This Saturday!
It’s that time of year again, time to kick off the Holiday Season. One of my family’s favourite ways to celebrate the start of Holiday season is to attend the Chronicle Herald Holiday Parade of Lights in Downtown Halifax.
Close to 100,000 spectators will line the streets of Downtown Halifax for the Parade of Lights, presented by Eastlink and Downtown Halifax Business Commission, on Saturday, November 16, beginning at 6:00 pm.
The Parade begins on Upper Water Street at Cornwallis Street, continues over the Barrington Street overpass onto Barrington Street and turns right onto Spring Garden Road. It then turns left on South Park and then right onto University Avenue, concluding at the corner of University Avenue and Robie Street.
The Parade is a community event, which also serves as an integral fundraiser for local, non-profit organizations. Spectators of all ages line the streets donating new, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items along the Parade route. The Chronicle Herald and Scotiabank will be selling blinking, red noses at the parade in support of the National Sport Trust Fund, which helps the development of amateur Nova Scotia athletes compete nationally. Canada Post will also be picking up letters to Santa.
So bundle up and make your way to downtown early on Saturday to get a great seat to watch all the magic unfold. VISIT THE OFFICIAL 18TH ANNUAL CHRONICLE HERALD HOLIDAY PARADE OF LIGHTS WEBSITE FOR ALL THE DETAILS.