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Watch Santa arriving to Central Maine Thanksgiving Night!


Presented by the Children’s Discovery Museum

A holiday tradition in Waterville, Maine.

Thousands of families from the central Maine region look forward to Santa and Mrs. Claus’ arrival in downtown Waterville. For many years, with the help of Waterville Main Street, community volunteers create a fun family holiday experience that lasts from Thanksgiving to Christmas, harkening back to our Franco-American and Lebanese families who have had a strong heritage in our area. The Children’s Discovery Museum, soon to be relocating to Waterville, continues the tradition.

Typically, we kick off the season with the Annual Parade of Lights, followed by visits with Santa in Castonguay Square every weekend in December leading up to Christmas. In light of the current challenges, this year will look a little bit different. But we are excited to spend the holidays with you and are up to the challenge to find creative ways to celebrate the season this year.

Introducing: Light Up The Town- holiday decorating contest

This year’s holiday season moves outside of just Maine Street. Instead of the lights coming to you…this year,  you come to the lights! Businesses and individuals are encouraged to decorate their properties with as many lights as possible. All official entries will be included in a city-wide map to be distributed throughout the community.