VIDEO: Lake Cowichan lights up for Christmas

Melanie Livingstone dances across the street to hand out candies.Melanie Livingstone dances across the street to hand out candies.
Melanie Livingstone dances across the street to hand out candies. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)Melanie Livingstone dances across the street to hand out candies. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
NDP supporters join the Christmas parade in Lake Cowichan. (Lexi Baina/Gazette)NDP supporters join the Christmas parade in Lake Cowichan. (Lexi Baina/Gazette)
Lady of the Lake royalty wave to the crowd watching the Lake Cowichan Christmas parade.Lady of the Lake royalty wave to the crowd watching the Lake Cowichan Christmas parade.
The Lady of the Lake float makes its way through Lake Cowichan. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)The Lady of the Lake float makes its way through Lake Cowichan. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
The Cowichan Lake Scouting group joins the Christmas parade. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)The Cowichan Lake Scouting group joins the Christmas parade. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
These kids are getting ready for the Winter Wonderland at Cowichan Lake Sports Arena in December.These kids are getting ready for the Winter Wonderland at Cowichan Lake Sports Arena in December.
The Santa Claus float is really popular with the crowd of children by the side of the road.The Santa Claus float is really popular with the crowd of children by the side of the road.
Mr. and Mrs. Claus wave to the crowd during the parade in Lake Cowichan Nov. 26. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)Mr. and Mrs. Claus wave to the crowd during the parade in Lake Cowichan Nov. 26. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Lake Cowichan’s businesses are lighting up for Christmas, too.Lake Cowichan’s businesses are lighting up for Christmas, too.
Christmas elves decorate the Country Griocer float. (Lexi Bainas /Gazette)Christmas elves decorate the Country Griocer float. (Lexi Bainas /Gazette)
The Christmas parade starts in Lake Cowichan on Sunday, Nov. 26. (Lexi Bainas/ Gazette)The Christmas parade starts in Lake Cowichan on Sunday, Nov. 26. (Lexi Bainas/ Gazette)
Lake Cowichan First Nation leads the Christmas parade on Sunday.Lake Cowichan First Nation leads the Christmas parade on Sunday.

Great weather, lots of kids, a lively parade: it all added up to a fun Lake Cowichan Christmas lightup celebration on Sunday, Nov. 26.

Lake Cowichan First Nation led off the parade down South Shore Road, followed by other colourful entries including the Lady of the Lake Royalty, Cowichan Lake Sports Arena, and the Lake Cowichan Country Grocer float, carrying Santa and Mrs. Claus, to the delight of children watching from the sidewalk.



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