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Kentville Torchlight Parade and Free Skating Party

November 16, 2018

Every year, to mark the beginning of the shopping season in Downtown Kentville, and to get in the holiday mood, hundreds of Kentville residents come out to take part in the annual Torchlight Parade and Skating Party!

Residents line up at Town Hall starting at 5:45 pm and parade around  the town, to arrive in Centre Square where they wait with anticipation for the countdown to begin.  The sounds of Christmas carols fill the night air, and everyone is in light happy spirit.

When it is time, the crowd chants in unison as Mayor Snow counts down from ten.  At the exact moment the crowd reaches one, the Town comes alive with festive holiday lights. Festivities continue at Centennial arena where residents enjoy a free family skating party. Come be part of the magic in Downtown Kentville this holiday season!