Parade of Lights

Date & Time: Friday, November 23rd, 2018, 06:00 PM.

Downtown Waterville’s annual holiday parade held the evening after Thanksgiving has drawn thousands of families to Main Street for many years and serves as a fun and festive kickoff to the holiday season. What better time of the year to get together and show our community spirit and support for one another! We invite you to participate.

The Children’s Discovery Museum is excited to have adopted this wonderful event. The museum has been a staple in the Central Maine community for many years and will be relocating to a larger space in Waterville in the coming years. While we anxiously wait to open the doors of our new location, we are excited to be hosting such a wonderful event for the community.

The 13th Annual Parade of Lights will be held on Friday, November 23, at 6pm. Floats will assemble at Head of Falls, travel down Main and continue to Castonguay Square with the lighting of the giant spruce and Santa’s arrival at Kringleville. We would like to invite all area schools, businesses, churches, organizations, and municipalities to participate in the parade by entering a float, marching band, or other appropriate entry. This year, we are also providing the opportunity for vendors to participate by selling appropriate items, snacks, and drinks to parade viewers.

If you would like to participate in the Parade of Lights, please fill out the appropriate form below and return it by November 2nd. Please note that there is a $25 participation fee. We are limiting the number of floats to 35, so register early to ensure participation! We ask that you please decorate your float using holiday or winter themed decorations and LIGHTS, LIGHTS, LIGHTS! The more lights the better! Please note that the official Kringleville Santa is the only Santa allowed in the Parade. The same goes for Mrs. Claus!

All proceeds from this event will help support the Children’s Discovery Museum!

Parade of Lights letter and participation form