Spirit of Christmas visits Aldergrove

Aldergrove’s annual Christmas Light Up Parade had all the right ingredients – good weather, a big audience, and a lot of participants.

With close to 40 floats, it was larger than last year’s Christmas parade, said organizer Karen Long.

The parade started near the 27100 block of Fraser Highway and the floats, marchers, dancers, and bands headed east into the downtown core.

“Oh my gosh, it was fantastic,” Long said of the turnout.

It really showed both community spirit and the spirit of Christmas, Long said.

The entries included Scouts and Guides, local businesses towing floats covered with lights or driving lit-up vehicles, dogs, superheroes, Special Olympians, classic cars, a double-decker London bus, and Santa and Mrs. Claus.

At the tail end of the parade was a group of dancers who turned into a flashmob as the group neared the end of the route, drawing in more kids who had learned the dance moves over the previous weeks.

The flash mob probably helped spread the word and encourage more people to come out, Long said. The word went out to Aldergrove’s schools a few weeks ago about the event, and that helped let people know about the parade.

“We created some awesome memories for some young people, that’s for sure,” Long said.

At the end of the route, the band Her Brothers performed while kids got a chance to meet Santa inside the Aldergrove Mall.

Aldergrove Rotary Club held a barbecue and local firms like the Otter Co-op and Del Pollo did giveaways.

The Aldergrove Business Association organized the post-parade events, said Long.

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