Everyone loves a parade in downtown Chilliwack

Check out the parade route, scheduled acts and live streaming of the event at www.chilliwackchristmasparade.com

The 2014 Rotary Christmas Parade is set to start at 5:30 p.m. in Chilliwack on Dec. 6

The brightest night of the year in Chilliwack is set for Saturday.

The 2014 Rotary Christmas Parade is set to start at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 6, but there are many pre-parade activities starting at 1 p.m, with two entertainment stages, food trucks and more.

Organizers made the start time earlier at 5:30 to make it easier on young families. There will be some limited covered seating for those with limited mobility at Mill Street and Wellington.

The other innovation is they’ll be live-streaming the parade starting at 4 p.m. at www.chilliwackchristmasparade.com so out-of-town relatives can watch their loved ones go by and get a peak at the performers.

There’s lots of varied pre-parade excitement slated so everyone can spend a good part of the day checking it out. They can walk around, shop, have a snack and listen to some music.

Road closures start at noon in the area, and roll through the afternoon in the downtown.

To see the detailed route and closure info, and live streaming of the event go to www.chilliwackchristmasparade.com

Early Saturday afternoon will be a hive of activity with an outdoor market, food trucks and more near the Rotary entertainment stage at Five Corners Park featuring performances by great local acts.

Here’s the schedule: The Rotary Entertainment stage will see Belle Voci singers at 1 p.m., Secondary Characters at 2 p.m., singer-songwriter Matt Lowen at 2:30, Agassiz elementary 3 p.m., Doug Wickers and friends 3:30 p.m., Gospel brass 4 p.m. and country star Todd Richard at 4:30 p.m.

On Wellington Avenue, the Vineyard Community Centre will be hosting an indoor market, starting at 2 p.m. with children’s crafts.

A second stage, 89.5 The Drive stage will be outside Decades with  Tractorgrease talent and more starting at 4 p.m. Don’t forget to take a selfie with Santa at Coffee+ on Yale Road East.

Brought to everyone by a generous host of volunteers, three Rotary Clubs of Chilliwack, and the City of Chilliwack, the beloved Christmas parade takes the same route – rolling west from a spot near Evergreen Hall, along Corbould and then onto Wellington and then along Yale Road east.

jfeinberg@theprogress.com

twitter.com/chwkjourno

 

 

Just Posted

Armed ERT officers respond to firearm report near Chilliwack middle school Friday

School put in hold-and-secure in the afternoon as incident was resolved

Seven Days in Chilliwack

A list of community events happening in Chilliwack from Sept. 23 to 29

Girl Guides go back to basics with door-to-door cookie sales in Chilliwack, Agassiz

Chilliwack District Girl Guides’ cookie fundraiser will take place Sunday, Sept. 29

Abbotsford police chief speaking to Liberal candidate after second ad appears featuring photo of officer

Jati Sidhu had said an ad with the same photo posted last Friday was ‘not appropriate’

Chilliwack’s oldest school, Central elementary, celebrates 90 years

Historic photos, scrap books, the school song all part of upcoming 90th celebration

VIDEO: Seabird Island welcomes Indigenous canoe, kayak championships

The event saw athletes chosen to be on the B.C. development team for the 2020 North American games

Super 30 story inspiring thousands in India

Mathematics teacher Anand Kumar, Dr. Biju Mathew, spoke in Maple Ridge

‘This is savage’: Strip club owner suspects arson in Williams Lake fire

Investigators on scene to determine cause of fire that destroyed at least two businesses

B.C. VIEWS: School officials join fact-free ‘climate strike’

Students, public get distorted picture of greenhouse gases

Judge rules cops did not coerce statement from B.C. man accused of assaulting sex worker

Defence wanted Vernon’s Curtis Sagmoen’s video interview with police deemed inadmissible

GRAPHIC: Tortured cat found with string around its neck in Kelowna alleyway

City crews have been contacted and are on the way to pick up the dead feline.

Firefighters may be needed for paramedic apartment access, experts say

Better coordination recommended in urban B.C. 9-1-1 calls

Stolen iPhone leads Abbotsford Police to 260 marijuana plants

Search warrant at west Abbotsford home leads to seizure of plants

Three B.C. moms to launch CBD-infused water

Three friends say benefits may include anxiety relief, pain management

Most Read