24th ANNUAL CHRONICLE HERALD HOLIDAY PARADE OF LIGHTS
presented by Eastlink
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2019
The Chronicle Herald Holiday Parade of Lights is the kick-off to the holiday season in Halifax with festive floats, marching bands, dancers, and the one and only... Santa Claus!
The parade takes place through the streets of Downtown Halifax. It begins on Upper Water Street, south of the CFB Halifax Dockyard, and continues onto Barrington Street via the Cogswell Interchange. The parade continues down Barrington Street and turns right onto Spring Garden Road, continuing along Spring Garden Road and turning left onto South Park Street. The parade then turns right from South Park Street onto University Avenue, past the IWK Children's Hospital, and ends at the corner of University Avenue and Robie Street.
The total length of the parade route is approximately 2.5 kilometres. The total time of the parade is approximately 2 hours from start to finish.
Streets along the parade route will experience rolling closures a couple hours prior to the parade start time. No street parking is permitted during these closures. Streets will re-open once the parade participants and spectators have safely left the area.
Valour Way (Parade Marshalling Area) is open to parade participants and DND staff ONLY - no public traffic is permitted. Robie Street between University Avenue and College Street will remain closed as parade particpants dismount from their floats. These closures are controlled by the Halifax Regional Police.