YARMOUTH - Participants in the Nov. 25 Christmas Parade of Lights in Yarmouth will be channeling the past, with the theme "Celebrating 150 Years of Canadian Christmases."
Parade coordinator Barb Firth wants those designing their entries to think what Christmas would have been like 150 years ago, 100, or even 50; compared to today.
This year she is adding a “nice/naughty list” to the event. Recognizable supporters of the community are amongst those being selected.
“No one will know who's on which list until the parade,” she said.
Town of Yarmouth councillor Sandy Dennis has been selected as the 2017 parade marshal for “all her selfless dedication to the enrichment of Yarmouth town and its community.”
“She’s one of the hardest working people I know,” said Firth.
“She fights everyday for the citizens of Yarmouth, works on numerous projects, and all with a positive attitude. She is friendly, personable and one of the most caring people I know.”
The lighting of Frost Park will happen the night before the parade on Friday, Nov 24.
Christmas parade details
Entry forms can be picked up at the Town Hall or by email.
Route: Starts on Main Street by Merns Restaurant. Parade heads north on Main Street to Coronation Park.
Line up for the parade starts at 4:30 p.m. on Argyle Street. Parking is allowed on Main Street. Parade starts at 6 p.m. Letters to Santa will be collected during the parade by the Yarmouth Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
No throwing of candy from floats is permitted. No parking is allowed in the Yarmouth South Red & White, or on Herbert Street at the conclusion of the parade. For questions or concerns email Barb Firth.