Thank you to everyone who came out tonight to kick off the holiday season with us!
We will update this page, Twitter and Facebook once we have total on money, food and toy donations.
This years parade is being filmed again by our friends at
and will be rebroadcast over the holidays at a time to be determined.
Recently, Parade Chair Barb Hooper was interviewed for Bedford News and Views on CIOE 97.5 Community Radio by Joan and Peter Christie about the history of the parade up to now. You can listen to the interview here.
The parade committee is excited to announce that we are partnering with a new community organization this year.
The Bedford Lions Club!
The Bedford Lions Club was formed in 1946 and has been serving our community for 69 years.
Please come out to support them as they will be collecting donations of money, food and toys along the parade route
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.
Barb Hooper- Chair,
Mathew Christie- Treasurer,
Shannon Ingraham-Christie- Secretary,
Sarah Morrison- Communications, Gerald Morrison- Webmaster, Assistant to
Enter A Float
Read and complete the following forms
Float Criteria, Rules & Regulations Parade Application Participation Agreement Driver Instructions
Then scan and email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also contact us at the same email to make alternate arrangements.
These forms are in pdf format