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shineThe Town of Bridgewater is excited to announce that the Christmas on the LaHave Parade of Lights, proudly presented by Rhyno's Ltd. and Nature's Reflections Landscaping, is BACK in 2022 as part of the Bridgewater Shines festive season!

Mark your calendars for the parade on November 26, beginning at 6 p.m., and get ready for an entire season of festive celebrations!

The Christmas on the LaHave Parade of Lights is OFFICIALLY BACK in 2022 and, if you represent a local business or organization, now is the time to start planning your entry in this amazing parade that is such a beloved part of the Bridgewater Shines Festive Season!

The Parade of Lights will take place on Saturday, November 26, beginning at 6 p.m. (rain date is Sunday, November 27).

For EVERYTHING you need to know about entering a float in the parade, please visit www.bridgewater.ca/parade.

IMPORTANT Read the important information there and then use the web form at the bottom of the page to submit your application to participate in the parade. Remember, completing the application is an important part of ensuring that you can be part of the parade fun! Deadline to submit applications is November 17.


The Bridgewater Shines Festive Season officially arrives on Saturday, November 26, 2022, with the return of the annual Christmas on the LaHave Parade of Lights, proudly presented by Rhyno’s Ltd. And Nature’s Reflections Landscaping.

This year’s parade will following the tradition route and will begin at 6 p.m. at the NSCC Lunenburg Campus on High Street, turning right on to Empire, then right on to King Street, and concluding at the intersection of King and Dufferin. Floats letting kids off may do so in the King Street block between Dufferin and Maple, but floats must exit the area immediately once any passengers getting off have departed.

This year’s amazing Santa Claus float, made possible by Rhyno’s and Nature’s Reflections Landscaping, promises to be better than ever! Santa Claus himself will be on board and will be downtown for the fireworks at the conclusion of the parade – made possible by the members of the Bridgewater Fire Department and other local supporting firefighting agencies.

Please note that fireworks are weather dependent. If the fireworks cannot take place, fire department officials will work to plan an alternate date/time.

Street closures along the parade route will begin at approximately 5 p.m. and will be phased in. Please drive with extra caution in the parade area and on connecting side streets.

We’re excited to announce that Danny Banfield and Steve Dicks will be providing music on King Street and Empire Street prior to the start of the parade. Look for them to be out and about on foot among the crowd.

Canada Post will be collecting letters to Santa during the parade and will ensure delivery to the North Pole well before Christmas. They’ll be out ahead of the parade, so keep an eye out for them!

This year’s honourary parade marshal will be Hudson Fleck.

In addition to Rhyno’s Ltd. and Nature’s Reflections Landscaping, the Town of Bridgewater also wishes to extend a warm thanks to supporting corporate partners, including CKBW and Country 100.7, Saunders Motors, and Gow’s Home Hardware.

What else is happening this Bridgewater Shines Festive Season?

FREE Sunday Transit service on Sunday, November 27, December 4, 11, and 18, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. thanks to an amazing partnership with the LaHave River Credit Union.

FREE Boxing Week Transit is back again – hop on the bus from December 27 to 31 totally free thanks to a fantastic partnership with the Bridgewater and Area Chamber of Commerce.

Decorative installations and activities around Bridgewater, include:
- The return of our two renowned Tire Snowmen
- The Town Christmas tree and Tire Santa Claus at Pijinuiskaq Park’s look off
- The Magical Gnomes on the Trail in Glen Allan Park, supported by Lunenburg West MLA, the Honourable Becky Druhan
- Decorative wreaths along Old Bridge and King Street
- Decorative planters on King Street thanks to corporate partner Helping Nature Heal
- A Nativity Scene at the corner of Davison and Aberdeen
- Letters to Santa can be dropped off at Town Hall’s main lobby
- FREE Bridgewater Shines Skates at the LCLC -- dates TBD
- The 4-H Community Forest at Brookside Cemetery
- The annual Best Decorated Home contest
- FREE parking downtown all December so you can support local business
- The return of the Jack Frost Scavenger Hunt

For complete details on everything happening this Bridgewater Shines Festive Season, visit www.explorebridgewater.ca/shines!

We’ll be adding more details as programs are launched and items are installed in the coming days and weeks!