There is a new parade route this year so check the map for details on the updated route and timing of road closures.

There is a new parade route this year so check the map for details on the updated route and timing of road closures.

Christmas parade in Chilliwack features a different route this year

Check the map for the updated route of the parade and timing of road closures across Chilliwack

Road closures will be in effect Saturday afternoon across Chilliwack Proper in time for the 2017 Rotary Christmas Parade.

Everyone is invited to be part of the excitment during Chilliwack’s “Brightest Night of The Year” Dec. 2 starting at 5:30 p.m.

There is a new parade route this year but everyone can check the map for details on the updated route and timing of various road closures.

The area where the parade starts, near Spadina and Corbould, will see no parking rules in effect from 12:30 p.m. on parade day until 10 p.m. Local traffic will be allowed between 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

All Chilliwack transit buses will be free from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be free parking in the old Safeway parking lot.

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To help parade watchers get to and from the parade, the #1 bus route along Vedder/Yale will also offer additional afternoon and evening service, with buses running every 10 minutes between 3:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Donations of non-perishable food items are welcome and will be collected for the food bank.

Go to www.chilliwackchristmasparade.com for more.


 

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Santa Claus always a favourite for Chilliwack parade watchers. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)

Santa Claus always a favourite for Chilliwack parade watchers. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)