Sidney Sparkles


Get into the festive season and start your holidays with Sidney Sparkles. With events such as Breakfast with Santa,  Santa’s Parade and the ever popular SailPast.

This year’s parade is scheduled for Sunday, December 6, 2015.

Sidney Sparkles Christmas Parade and Sailpast

It’s a two-for-one treat in Sidney Sunday, Dec. 6!

First, grab a hot chocolate or your favourite warm beverage, then line up along Beacon Avenue and Second Street to get a terrific view of the annual Sidney Sparkles Christmas Parade starting at 5 p.m. Keep your eyes out for the Jolly Old Elf – Santa himself riding atop the Sidney Fire Department truck.

Then immediately following, head to the waterfront to view the parade of lighted in boats in the annual Sailpast of Lighted Boats that lights up the coastline from Port Sidney to Tulista Park!

2015 Sidney Sparkles Parade Application



  • Gwyneth Jane Page
    October 17, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Hi. I would like to be part of the parade but do not see the application form online as yet. How do I apply?


  • Peninsula Celebrations
    October 17, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Hi Jane,
    We had a small technical glitch, but the forms will be online asap. Please check back. We hope to have it up Monday.

  • laurie
    November 16, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    was wondering about the date of sidney’s Christmas parade. Past years it has been on a different night than downtown victoria. As many of the floats are the same how can both be on Nov 29 ?

  • Peninsula Celebrations
    November 17, 2014 at 12:24 am

    Yes, Victoria decided to move their parade to our date this year. We still have most of our regular participants registered and will go ahead as scheduled.

  • Lesley
    May 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Hi there I was wondering if you had your 2015 date for the Sparkles Parade.


  • Peninsula Celebrations
    May 8, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    The date for the 2015 Sparkles Parade is not yet confirmed.

  • Vivian Plint
    November 21, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Love the effort that goes into this event! Thank you!
    Any possibility of going back to a Saturday night as many of us locals have friends in from Victoria to enjoy the festivities but this year it is on a ” work night”

  • Peninsula Celebrations
    November 21, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Thanks for your comment Vivian! We know it’s a change, but due to Victoria changing their date, and having to accommodate the truck parade and various sail past events, this was the decision for this year. We are happy to have feedback though and hopefully we all won’t lose too much beauty sleep!! :) The parade starts at 5 and should be over by 6 with the sail past starting around 6:15.

  • Rachel
    November 27, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Just wondering how many blocks this parade is? I’m planning to join along with PATS

  • Peninsula Celebrations
    November 27, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    The parade is along Beacon Ave from Seventh to Second Street. All entries must send in an application!

  • Megan
    December 5, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Is the parade still on due to the weather conditions?

  • Peninsula Celebrations
    December 6, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    The parade will go ahead as planned. The sail past may be contained to Tsehum Harbour, depending on the winds.

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