Sidney Sparkles dazzles

Thousands of people take in the lights, music and festive atmosphere of the Sidney Sparkles Christmas Parade and Sailpast

Frosty gets a ride on board the North Saanich Fire Department truck in the Sidney Sparkles Christmas Parade on Saturday

Thousands of people young and old lined Beacon Avenue and Second Street to watch the Sidney Sparkles Christmas Parade and Sailpast.

They sat on chairs and on the curb, balanced on flower planters and hopped on benches to catch the sights as dozens of trucks rolled through town.

Later, 14 boats did pirouettes in front of Tulista Park for the lighted boat SailPast. Out on the fishing pier, crowds sang Christmas carols as they watched the vessels pass by.

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