Final Preparations Underway for Christmas Parade

Final Preparations Underway for Christmas Parade
Posted on 11/25/2019

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the impending weather, changes have been announced to these events. For the latest news on these weekend activities, visit the most recent news release.

Final preparations are underway for the 21st annual Charlottetown Christmas Parade, taking place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 30. The parade is a fun-filled evening event with festive lights and music.

 

Spectators are reminded to gather along the route early, as volunteers from the Upper Room Hospitality Ministry food bank will begin collecting non-perishable donations at 4:30 p.m. and Canada Post representatives will be collecting letters to Santa Claus. For those who miss the pre-parade collection, letter carriers will also be present at the end of the parade alongside the City of Charlottetown’s Santa Claus float. Parents and guardians are reminded to have children include a return address with their letters so that Santa may respond.

 

The parade begins at the University Avenue entrance to UPEI and will travel down University Avenue/Great George Street to Grafton Street, continuing on Grafton Street to West Street then to Kent Street. The parade will end at the Provincial Government Building parking lot.

Safety is a shared responsibility. Participants and spectators are reminded to heed the instructions from parade organizers, security, and police to make this a safe and fun event for all. Caregivers are asked to be cognizant of their surroundings and keep children safely off the street during the parade.

 

For more information about the Charlottetown Christmas Parade, visit www.charlottetown.ca/parade or call 902-566-5548.