2018 Mahogany Parade of Lights

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Saturday, December 8, 3:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Come on out December 8th to celebrate the holiday season alongside your neighbours with Mahogany’s 2nd Annual Community Parade starting at 5:00 pm.

The Parade will be approximately 1.7 km long (30-45 mins), beginning at the Divine Mercy School Parking Lot and ending on Masters Blvd. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will lead the Parade, which will also include local groups and businesses as well as some other special surprise guests. A Celebrity Guest Judge will be present to judge the Best Float!!!

Bring a toy for the *Toy Drive to the parade, where Parade walkers will come around and collect them from the spectators for the Ronald MacDonald House, providing toys to those families less fortunate this holiday season.

 

Mahogany Tree of Hope

Make your way down to the Beach Club after the parade from 6:30 – 7:30 pm and join your neighbours in some carolling by the fire (roasting marshmallows of course) while you watch the Mahogany Tree of Hope light up. Hot chocolate and cookies will also be provided.

Non-perishable food item or cash donation for the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank will be accepted at the Mahogany Tree of Hope, where you will also be entered in a prize draw!

 

Here Comes Santa Claus!

Stayed tune through What’s Up Mahogany to book your appointment at the Beach Club from 3:30 – 8:30pm for pictures with Santa, courtesy of the Mike Burton Home Team!

 

Light Up Mahogany

Transform the exterior of your home and front yard into a dazzling winter wonderland display and enter in our annual ‘Light Up Mahogany’ residential lights competition for your chance to win CASH PRIZES!!! But wait, it gets better… Winners will be announced at the commencement of the Parade of Lights event and will also get a chance to RIDE IN THE PARADE WITH SANTA CLAUS HIMSELF!

All entries must be in no later than November 30th. To be eligible for the Early Bird draw, you must have your entry application emailed to [email protected] by November 25th. All entrants must submit a photo of their light display by Nov 30th, where we will take it to the public to vote from Dec 2nd to 6th. For more information and entry forms, check out the Mahogany HOA website under ‘Upcoming Events’.

 

*Toy Drive

The holiday season is just around the corner, reminding us that many out-of-town families with sick children will call The Ronald McDonald House “home” this Christmas. Help make the holidays a little bit brighter this year for the kids and families at the Ronald McDonald House by donating an unwrapped gift at the Parade of Lights.

Due to the immune suppressed nature of the children staying at the house, they cannot accept used toys. Suitable donations include gift cards of all kinds, clothes, toiletries, travel mugs, movie passes and more. Please feel free to contact Kim or Noelle at [email protected] for more information on recommended items.

Helpful Holiday Wish List:

Gift cards (most requested item):

  • malls
  • department stores
  • clothing and shoe stores
  • gas stations
  • chain restaurants
  • electronics stores
  • x-box digital
  • music downloads
  • movie theatres
  • tickets to family friendly venues and entertainment also make great gifts

 

Gifts for babies:

  • play mats
  • walking toys
  • stroller toys
  • developmental toys
  • baby monitors
  • baby books
  • preemie clothes
  • bottle warmers
  • baby bath items

 

Gifts for teen boys:

  • sports team apparel and merchandise
  • current release video games for Xbox one, Xbox 360 and Playstation 4
  • Xbox digital gift cards
  • electronics (mp3 players, speakers, headphones, earbuds, etc.)
  • remote control drones/helicopters, etc.
  • model kits
  • hooded sweaters
  • hats
  • wallets
  • personal grooming items

 

Gifts for teen girls:

  • makeup kits
  • nail polish
  • perfume
  • hooded sweaters
  • watches and costume jewelry
  • electronics (mp3 players, etc.)
  • art supplies
  • books
  • gift cards for clothing and shoe stores

 

Gifts for parents:

  • tickets to the movies or other live entertainment
  • tea/coffee
  • gift baskets
  • hats and gloves
  • current release books
  • hand lotion
  • chocolates and sweets
  • adult colouring books and pencil crayons/markers

Thank you for being such an awesome community and giving back to those less fortunate.

Happy Holidays from our HOA Volunteer Committee family to yours!