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Candlelight Parade 2023

Santa and Mrs. Claus came to town on Saturday, December 2nd, 2023 at 6:00 pm! The Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce staff, volunteers, and community partners were thrilled to see our community show up in record numbers to both participate in and be spectators to the 2023 annual Candlelight Parade in its 38th year!

Congratulations to our 2023 Candlelight Parade winners! There were so many exceptional entries to choose from, you made our judges' decisions very difficult, Mission! Thank you to everyone who worked so hard putting together amazing displays for everyone to enjoy.

And now the winners are:

Light Up the Night Award - AG Solutions
This award goes to the entry with the best light display and was sponsored by Mission Cannabis.

Holiday Spirit Award - Archgard Fireplaces
This award goes to the entry that displays the warmth and joy of the holidays. Archgard's homey fireplace scene was amazingly presented and gave us all the holiday spirit vibes. This award was sponsored by the Mission Downtown Business Association.

Best Non-Profit or Charity Award - Mission Sunrise Rotary
This award recognizes the amazing work local non-profits and charities do all year long and celebrates their efforts in putting together a beautiful display. This award was sponsored by Christine Allan - RE/MAX Magnolia.

Most Original Award - Dougness Holdings
Dougness Holdings was the clear winner in this category with their National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation-themed float, which brought so many smiles and laughs to the crowd. This award was sponsored by Manny Deol - Wolstencroft Realty

What is the Mission Candlelight Parade?

The Mission Candlelight Parade is an annual event that celebrates Christmas and the community of Mission. It is a family-oriented parade where community groups and businesses showcase themselves and use the opportunity to inform residents of Mission about the varied services, activities and opportunities that exist within Mission. The parade is supported by the Council of the City of Mission and is considered one of the more important community events of the year, drawing in over 10,000 spectators.

 View pictures from previous parades below.

Get your Candlelight Parade Float ready for next year!

The Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us for the fun and excitement of participating in the annual Candlelight Parade and celebrating its return after a year of vacation.

Even though it is a busy time of year for Santa, he is excited to join us during the parade!

Our judges will be on the lookout for outstanding floats!

The 2023 float categories are:

Holiday Spirit - for floats that display enthusiasm in the Spirit of Christmas

Light up the Night - for floats that present an outstanding display of lights and/or illumination

Most Original - for floats that stand out with their overall originality, creativity, appearance, and uniqueness of decorations

Best Non-Profit or Charity - for floats created by a local non-profit or charity organization in appreciation for all they do to serve our community

Float Fees

Any business or organization that submitted a paid registration for the 2022 Parade received FREE registration for the 2023 Parade. 

Float registration pricing is based on the type of organization registering the float. Each float registration includes one vehicle. Additional vehicles are an extra fee. The pricing is as follows:

Commercial float registration fee: $25

Additional vehicles/floats for commercial: $15 each

Non-profit/community organization float registration fee: $10.00

Additional vehicles/floats for non-commercial: $5 each

Float Registration Instructions

To make the parade a success, we need the help and participation of individuals and groups like yours. We would appreciate receiving the Float registration forms by Friday, November 17, 2023.

Step 1: Determine Your Float Category

Please determine if your float category is Commercial or Non-profit/community organization. If you need help determining which category your organization falls under, please call 604-286-0181.

Step 2: Register your Float

Step 3: Submit Payment

You will have the option to pay by credit card through our online registration form.

To pay by cash or cheque, please drop payment off at our office located upstairs at 34033 Lougheed Hwy, Mission anytime Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm.

To pay by e-transfer, please send your registration fee including any fees for additional vehicles to

Your registration is not complete or valid until payment has been received.

Once payment and your registration form have been completed, you will receive your float # and registration package.

Vendor Registration

Would you like the opportunity to sell your goods at the 2024 Candlelight Parade with over 10,000 attendees? If this sounds interesting to you, we'd love to have you!

Please note: Vendors at the parade are not stationary units and should expect to walk the parade route selling their goods to the participants.

Vendor registration will open in September 2024.

Commercial Vendors fee: $50 (includes 1 salesperson)
Additional Vendor Salespersons fee: $15 per person

Have Questions about the Candlelight Parade?

Please contact the Mission Chamber Events Coordinator at or phone directly at 604-286-0181.

2023 Candlelight Parade Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Parade Sponsors