Don’t miss the lighted trucks on Sunday, December 4 as they wind their way through the City of Surrey to end at Old Yale Road, north of Holland Park.
“It’s amazing,” says Bonnie Burnside, a member of the Lighted Truck Parade organizing committee. “The truckers put hours and hours of effort into decorating their trucks and it definitely shows. Last year, hundreds of spectators were able to wander through the trucks once they parked and admire them close up.”
This year, the lighted trucks will lead the Surrey’s Santa Parade of Lights starting at 5pm. Once they complete the Santa Parade route, they will proceed to Number 10 Highway, past Panorama Village to King George Boulevard. From King George and Number 10 Highway, they proceed North, through Newton to Old Yale Road where they will park along the North Side of Holland Park, south of Central City Shopping Centre.
A viewing site, complete with a barbecue by M & M Meats will be set up in Newton near 73 & King George so neighbours can walk over and enjoy the parade as it passes by.
The trucks are expected to arrive at Holland Park between 6:45-7 pm. There will be entertainment, face painting and a North Surrey Lions Barbecue.
The proceeds from the barbecues will be split between the Surrey Christmas Bureau and the Surrey Food Bank.
Volunteers from the Surrey Food Bank and Surrey Christmas Bureau will be on hand to collect donations of cash, food and toys earmarked for these two local organizations.
“The truckers are very supportive of these two charities,” says Burnside. “They are hoping that when people come out and view the trucks, they will make a donation to support the good work that the Food Bank and the Christmas Bureau do.”
A number of the truckers that take part in the Surrey event, come over from Vancouver Island after participating in the well established Victoria Parade the previous evening.
Big Rigs for Kids, Lighted Truck Parade is sponsored by Central City, the City of Surrey, BC Ferries, Pro Trucker Magazine and the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association with help from the RCMP.