if you are a little short on money ... you could do it the canadian way .
1) elect new government
2) governor general goes to parliament to deliver "the speech from the throne" .
3) prime minister (sitting on left) gets bored .
4) all go home .
sorry ! no parades .
perhaps some skating on the frozen rideau canal in front of parliament buildings (on the left of picture)
if you got a few "loonies" in your pocket , you can buy some "beavertails" and hot cider at one of the booths - sorry , no booze !