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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.

Part 1


Part 2



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



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.
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.

Parade Committee

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

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

Past Committee Members: Peter Christie, Sandy Hines, Joan Christie, Tom Caulkin, Sandy McSween, Judy Hines, Sharron Brown & Dave Selig (Assistant to Santa)

Enter A Float

Then scan and email them to us at info@lightupbedfordparade.com 

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

These forms are in pdf format