Event Details


November 19, 2016




Downtown Halifax, NS

Holiday Parade of Lights

Mark your calendars…the 21st Annual Chronicle Herald Holiday Parade of Lights and Red Nose Run will take place on November 19, 2016. Applications for parade entries will be available in August, 2016.

The Chronicle Herald Holiday Parade of Lights presented by Eastlink is the kick-off to the holiday season with festive floats, marching bands, dancers, and a visit from Santa Claus! The Red Nose Run is a 2.5km fun run that takes place just before the parade. Email parade@herald.ca for more information.


Parade Route

The Chronicle Herald Holiday Parade of Lights presented by Eastlink takes place in downtown Halifax. The Parade begins on Upper Water Street south of the CFB Halifax Dockyard and continues onto Barrington Street via the Cogswell Interchange. The Parade continues on Barrington Street and turns right onto Spring Garden Road, continuing along Spring Garden Road and turning left onto South Park Street. The Parade turns right from South Park Street onto University Avenue, past the IWK Children’s Hospital, and ends at the corner of University Avenue and Robie Street.


The total length of the Parade route is approximately 4 kilometres. The total time of the Parade is approximately 2 hours from start to finish.

Streets along the Parade route will experience rolling closures during the Parade. No street parking is permitted during these closures. Streets will re-open once the Parade and spectators have safely left the area. Valour Way (Parade Marshalling Area) is open to Parade participants and DND staff only, no public traffic is permitted. Robie Street between University Avenue and College Street will remain closed as Parade participants dismount from their floats. These closures are controlled by the Halifax Regional Police.

Halifax Transit bus and ferry service is recommended when traveling to downtown Halifax for the Parade. Routes and schedule times can be found here.

Parade Entries

Application packages for the 2016 parade will be available in August 2016.

To receive an application package for 2016, email parade@herald.ca 



Thank you to all of our volunteers! Information on volunteering for the parade in 2016 will be available in the Fall.


Contact Us

For questions or comments regarding The Chronicle Herald Holiday Parade of Lights presented by Eastlink, please contact:

Parade Coordinator
902.426.2811 x 3618