COVID-19 can’t crush the Christmas spirit.
Local residents took to the streets in their vehicles on Saturday night as part of a ‘reverse’ Christmas parade organized by Connect Church.
The church created a map of notable Christmas light displays and yard setups around town, with stops for contactless donations to local charitable causes.
The Salvation Army raised $2,755.40 for the emergency food program, the Cranbrook Food Bank filled a utility trailer of donated items while also raising $1,363, and Cranbrook Dodge and the Cranbrook Boys and Girls Club filled a truck and a van full of toys.
Some neighbourhoods were alive with the sound of music, as Clayton and Joelle Parsons sang Christmas carols at Candy Cane Lane , and Caitlyn McCaughey sang songs at the Salvation Army, while Mal Peterson and Carey Henry also performed at a live nativity scene on the parade route.