The Light Up Bedford Parade is a volunteer committee that organizes an annual festive parade in Bedford. The parade is now in its 20th year 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.
This year we are partnering with the Bedford Lions Club and Q104 to raise money and collect unwrapped toys along the parade route for the Q104 toy drive and Beacon House.
Everyone located in the area is encouraged to enter the parade whether a small business, large business or community group. The main requirement is that the entry (including walkers) are brightly lit!
The LUBP for 2018 will be traveling from DeWolfe Park along the Bedford Hwy to Bedford Place Mall!! Hot Spots along the route offer free hot beverages and sometimes treats and are local businesses supporting this family event! So far these include: Bedford Public Library (pre-parade), Izzy’s Bagels, 30 Minute Hit Bedford, Bedford Royal Bank of Canada (Hot Chocolate), All Saints Church (Hot Chocolate/Cookies and washroom access!), Al Rasoul Islamic Society & Bedford United Church (Hosting at the Mosque on 1247 Bedford Hwy).
Also: Firefighters will be along the parade route collecting your letters to Santa 🎅
Light Up Bedford Parade Route – Dewolf Park to Bedford Place Mall
November 18, 2018 from 5:45pm to 7:00pm
Santa looks forward to seeing you there!
Source : Media Release