A New Christmas tradition in Bay Roberts, your thoughts please?

Santa is very excited about the Bay Roberts Night Time Parade tomorrow Night!!

Santa is very excited about the Bay Roberts Night Time Parade tomorrow Night!!


December is less then a day away and the excitement is building for the Jolly Old Elf , Santa Claus!! Here in Bay Roberts we have planned a new tradition, a night time Santa Claus parade! This parade will take the place of the Parade of Lights that use to start our festival every year. Our Special Event Committee wanted to kick it up a notch and present the parade on a Sunday evening. There is just something special about the twinkling of lights and the smiling faces of children at Christmas time.
Ian Flynn and I had the opportunity to meet with members of the Bay Roberts Lion’s Club to discuss the idea of possibly merging our two community parades. It was a positive meeting and we all left the meeting with a understanding we would work on the concept of one night time parade to represent our community. We also agreed there is a need for input from the public and participants as there are pros and cons to this possibility. I welcome comments on this merge, both for , or against.

The night time parade will start at the town council office at 5pm and ending at the Royal Canadian Legion on Water Street just in time for the Children’s Wish Tree Lighting at the RCMP Station, CB Highway (6pm)

Here are a few pictures of some of the floats that will be at the parade. I am very happy to announce that Catherine’s Dance Studio will have a team of dancers in the parade! It is also great that our local Bay Roberts Fire Department and Avalon North Search and Rescue Group will be there too!! I hope to see you there, or better yet, get involved!!

Tow Mater is ready for our Parade!!

Tow Mater is ready for our Parade!!


lots of characters shining for the parade!

Lots of characters shining for the parade!


Mr. Snowman will be there to greet you!!

Mr. Snowman will be there to greet you!!


Christmas Fun!!

Christmas Fun!!


Santa will be hanging around at the parade!!

Santa will be hanging around at the parade!!


Did I mention Santa will be arriving in a dory!!

Did I mention Santa will be arriving in a dory!!

I hope to see you there!!

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11 thoughts on “A New Christmas tradition in Bay Roberts, your thoughts please?

  1. Night Parades are awesome. The addition of lights enhances all the floats. We used to do a night parade in Cambridge. Good luck to the events committee on a successful parade.

  2. I like it but I wouldn’t want to see it take the place of the regular parade. From a Momma with 4 little ones who love the parade, night means colder temperatures and the chance of several of them falling to sleep before it starts. Just my thoughts. But if it’s a both/and situation then whoooohooooo! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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