This Victoria winter staple is organized, as always, by the Greater Victoria Festival society, and this year, the event will be produced, directed, and streamed live on the Victoria Buzz Facebook page.
Our broadcast will utilize multiple high definition cameras to bring a crystal clear view of the downtown core as it buzzes with excitement.
The parade will be hosted by former radio celebrities Forbes and Marshall, and Victoria Buzz’s own Nicole Bentham.
“We have both been involved in the parade over the years as part of our radio career,” says Michael Forbes (of Forbes and Marshall).
“So when we were asked to host the show this year, we couldn’t have been more thrilled and excited to be a part of it. It’s by far a huge tradition in our family and we know it’s the same for thousands of others.”
Nicole Bentham has been involved in the media and events industry for the past two decades.
This year’s Santa’s Light Parade will take place on Saturday, November 24th and features a procession of over 2,000 participants, making it the largest night time parade in Canada.
It is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at Belleville and Government Streets, and come to an end at Chatham Street.
The event will also feature a ‘Christmas Square’ at Centennial Square, with live entertainment, games, food and beverages, bouncy castles, and – the best part – Santa Claus himself, who will be there after the parade for some milk and cookies.
The annual lighting of the Centennial Square Giant Sequoia tree will take place at 7 p.m. and officially mark Victoria open for Christmas!
In case you can’t make it to the parade, tune in to the Victoria Buzz Facebook page to watch the 37th annual Island Farms Santa’s Light Parade presented by Agropur and organized by the Greater Victoria Festival Society.