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Candlelight Parade 2022

Santa's coming to town! The Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce is excited to host the 2022 annual Candlelight Parade in its 38th year!

After moving to a virtual parade in 2020 and being cancelled in 2021 due to COVID restrictions, we are pleased to announce that the Candlelight Parade will be back in full force this year along Mission's First Avenue!

We are accepting applications for Parade Floats and Vendors until November 25th, 2022.

This year's parade will be held on Friday, December 2nd, 2022 at 7:30 pm on 1st Avenue, Mission BC.

Looking for sponsorship opportunities? View the 2022 Sponsorship Package!

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.

Register your Candlelight Parade Float!

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!

The parade will start at 7:30 pm on Friday, December 2nd, 2022 from Railway Ave. It will then proceed west along First Avenue. The parade will end between Park St. and Haig St. (around McDonald's) where traffic management personnel will be delivering dispersal instructions on the day of the parade.

Our judges will be on the look out for outstanding floats!

This year's 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

Float Fees

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: $50

Additional vehicles/floats for commercial: $25 each

Non-profit/community organization float registration fee: $30

Additional vehicles/floats for non-commercial: $15 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 25, 2022.

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: Fill out the Registration Form

Please fill out the Candlelight Parade Float Registration Form and email to events@missionchamber.bc.ca or mail to 34033 Lougheed Hwy, Mission BC V2V 5X8.

Upon receiving a response, make payment promptly.

Step 3: Submit Payment

To pay by credit card, please go to our website to complete payment.

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

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 #.

Vendor Registration

Would you like the opportunity to sell your goods at the 2022 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.

Vendors must register using this APPLICATION FORM and then proceed to REGISTER to pay the fees via credit card.

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

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

Have Questions about the Candlelight Parade?

Please contact the Mission Chamber Events Coordinator at events@missionchamber.bc.ca or phone directly at 604-286-0181.