2nd Annual Christmas Character Parade
About This Event
The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), celebrated its 2nd Annual Christmas Character Parade & Toy Drive on December 15th helping to make the season bright for hundreds of local children.
With Santa Claus, his elves and dozens of children’s characters in tow, the annual motorcade left GBPA headquarters at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, 15th December, 2017, and made its way to the Port Lucaya Marketplace where GBPA officials—including President Ian Rolle, Chief Financial Officer Deann Seymour, Group General Counsel Karla McIntosh and Sr. Manager Business Development and Invest Grand Bahama, Derek Newbold—distributed nearly 600 gifts and 2,000 goodie bags to children in attendance.
Filled to capacity, crowds converged at Count Basie Square for the family event, where children not only received Christmas gifts, but got an opportunity to interact with characters from some of their favorite cartoons and films. The Grand Bahama Brass Band was also on hand to provide entertainment for families and visitors who came out to share in the excitement.