Sunnyside Mall sidewalk

1180 Bedford Highway

Sunnyside Mall sidewalk

1408 Bedford Highway

Pre- parade hotspot 2-30 - 430pm

Across from 1326 Bedford Highway
(former Bedford Central School)

1239 Bedford Highway


Parade Route
Parade Committee
Barb Hooper- Chair, Mathew Christie- Treasurer, Shannon Ingraham-Christie- Secretary, Sarah Morrison- Communications, Gerald Morrison- Webmaster, Santa
Anne Marie Baker, Tammy Berendsen, Sandee Crooks

Parade Night Volunteers
Barb Hooper, Mathew Christie, Shannon Ingraham-Christie, Sarah Morrison, Gerald Morrison ,Anne Marie Baker, Tammy Berendsen, Logan Crooks, Nick Berendsen, Will Morrison,

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

This years parade: November 19th, 2017 @ 5:45pm
Rain or Shine

We are excited to be partnering with the
Bedford Lions Club again this year

The Lions will be collecting food and cash donations for Beacon House

  and toys for the Q104 Toy Drive.

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