Sidney Sparkles Christmas Parade


The annual Sidney Sparkles Christmas Parade starts at 5 p.m. Sunday, December 3 and runs through the centre of town along Beacon Avenue.

Lighted Sail Past to follow.
Boats will be tied up at Port Sidney Main dock and will be lit at dusk on Sunday, December 3.
If weather becomes dangerous boats will stay at Port Sidney tied up but will be available for viewing.

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The Sidney Sparkles Santa Claus Parade starts at 5 p.m. and will last about an hour. The route starts along Resthaven Drive and turns onto Beacon Avenue. It runs the length of Beacon, turning right onto Second Street and ending at Ocean Avenue.

Once the parade completes its route, people are encouraged to move to Beacon and Bevan wharves and the Sidney waterfront around Beacon Park. From there, they will be able to witness the Lighted Boat Parade, which starts at least 15 minutes after the Santa Claus parade.


  • Peninsula Celebrations
    November 6, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Thank you for your message and for reaching out. While Peninsula Celebrations Society does not facilitate the Lighted Boat Parade we have been advised that this event will be happening again this year. Traditionally the boats begin their route following the Sidney Sparkles Parade (December 4 at 5:00 pm) at approximately 6:15 pm and can be viewed at the waterfront at the end of Beacon Avenue. The Lighted Boat Parade is weather dependent.

    Peninsula Celebrations Society

  • Peninsula Celebrations
    November 6, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    The Sidney Sparkles Parade Application form has been posted on our website and can be submitted any time prior to November 15, 2016.

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