Light Up Bedford Parade


Hot Spots are businesses and/or community groups along the parade route that give out free hot chocolate and may provide  other treats to parade viewers on parade night. Some have live music and washroom facilities available.

This year's hotspots to be announced:

Parade Route
Parade Committee
Barb Hooper- Chair, Anne Marie Baker- Co Chair, Sarah Morrison- Communications, Gerald Morrison- Santa
Sandee Crooks, Sarah O'Brien,

Parade Night Volunteers
Barb Hooper, Sarah Morrison, Gerald Morrison, Anne Marie Baker, Tammy Berendsen, Logan Crooks, Nick Berendsen, Will Morrison, Sarah O'Brien

Past Committee Members: Bill MacCallum, Peter Christie, Sandy Hines, Joan Christie, Tom Caulkin, Sandy McSween, Judy Hines, Sharron Brown, Mathew Christie, Shannon Ingraham-Christie & Dave Selig - Santa

This years parade: Sunday November 17th, 2019 at 5:45pm Rain or Shine

We are excited to be partnering with Q104 for  their annual Toy Drive again


Parade Route - About The Parade -
Your Parade Commitee - Enter A Float

About The Parade

The Light Up Bedford Parade is a volunteer committee that organizes an annual festive parade in Bedford. The parade began in 1998 and has become a special tradition to many families in Bedford and surrounding communities.  The major purpose of the Light Up Bedford Parade is to bring the community together for a festive evening to jumpstart the holidays and raise money for a charitable organization in HRM.

The Light Up Bedford Parade was born when Joan and Peter Christie had an idea to create a community event in November that would usher in the holiday season and raise money for charitable organizations. It has since become a special holiday tradition in Bedford and surrounding communities. In November of 1998 the first Light Up Bedford Parade was born with the assistance of Karen Dorey-Godwin, Sandy Hines and Arnold Jones. In the  parade that year there were 23 lighted floats from  local community groups such as the Lions Club, Rotary Club, C.P. Allen and Bedford Junior High Bands, United Church and others. The parade attracted a crowd in the thousands and 1,500 lbs. of food was collected and $450 was raised along the parade route. The event was an overwhelming success so it was decided to do it again in 1999.
Due to the enthusiastic response and generosity of the community the parade has continued every year since and e
ach year the parade continues to attract more and more participants and spectators.






Enter A Float
Download and complete
the following forms 
 Float Criteria, Rules & Regulations
  Parade Application
 Participation Agreement
Driver Instructions

Then scan and email them to us at 

You can also contact us at the same email to
 make alternate arrangements.

These forms are in pdf formatt