It was a darn cold night with a windchill that brought the temperature in downtown Halifax to about -7C but The Chronicle Herald Holiday Parade of Lights went ahead as it always does, as thousands of the young and young at heart lined the streets, hands bundled in mittens that held hot drinks or the edges of blankets tucked up around chins.
Santa came as he always does — it seemed a little longer wait this year because of the cold — but his arrival was heralded by a parade of dozens of brightly lit floats, fantastical creatures, local charitable groups and the always-anticipated entries that included Canada Post letter carriers gathering up letters to Santa and the Boston Christmas tree, strung with lights, making a last short trip before its long journey to Massachusetts.
Here are some photos from the evening.
We took part in the Chronicle Herald Parade of Lights and hope it won’t be our last. Our team is already looking ahead to some parades in 2020 to continue to share our story! pic.twitter.com/bhitTyelE3— DreamsTakeFlight HFX (@dreams_halifax) November 17, 2019
Captain Hook had a great time at @chronicleherald Parade of Lights. Happy Holidays #Halifax!— Neptune Theatre (@NeptuneTheatre) November 16, 2019
Peter Pan is on stage Nov. 27- Jan. 5.
Hook your tickets at https://t.co/9j4d74vkB0 #HFXPeterPan pic.twitter.com/3mFYnOp1nh
Thanks to everyone who came out to tonight’s #paradeoflights, we can’t wait for our 25th year in 2020! Huge shoutout to @HfxRegPolice for helping keep everyone safe tonight. Santa has you on the Nice list. pic.twitter.com/y430FLxpJ5— CH Parade of Lights (@CHHolidayParade) November 17, 2019