Here Comes Santa Claus
Streaming LIVE at 5:45 on Youtube
Click the link below
 



 
Sponsors
 
Sponsors


Parade Committee:

Barb Hooper- Chair,
Anne Marie Baker- Co-Chair
Sarah Morrison, Coordinator 
Gerald Morrison-Website & Santa
Sandee Crooks- Member
Katie MacLean- Social Media
Will Morrison- Youtube & Streaming

Contact:

info@lightupbedfordparade.com
 

Past Committee Members:

Sarah O'Brien, Bill MacCallum, Peter Christie, Sandy Hines, Joan Christie, Tom Caulkin, Sandy McSween, Judy Hines, Sharron Brown, Mathew Christie, Shannon Ingraham-Christie & Dave Selig - Santa
 Due to the challenges around Covid-19 the Light Up Bedford Parade Society is unable to have our traditional parade. Thank you for your patience while we have worked on a creative solution to kick off the Holiday Season in Bedford this year. A small convoy of vehicles, including our title sponsor Dexter Municipal, our media sponsor Q104, and of course, Santa, will do an evening tour of neighbourhoods on November 22nd, 2020. So Bedford we need you to light the way for Santa by having your Holiday lights up in time for his visit. To avoid the gathering of large crowds, we won’t be able to advertise the route but we are working to stream parts of it!
 
The committee is continuing to secure locations to drop off new, unwrapped toys in support of the Q104 Toy Drive.  This has been a challenging year for so many in our community and so this year, more than ever, we think it is important to facilitate the spirit of giving. 
 

 Please support the businesses in our community who have generously offered to be toy drop locations

 

 
New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off from November 9th-29th at any of the following locations
 
   
 1239 Bedford Highway 746 Bedford Highway 
   
   
1180 Bedford Highway   
 
Last year the awesome crowd at the Light Up Bedford parade donated $3,290.79 and
900 kg of food to Feed Nova Scotia. Let’s do it again! This time, through online donations and/or the 50/50 draw. Click on a link below to begin
 
   
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.