Below you will find the 2022 Parade of lights map and a note from the Waterville Police Department regarding road closures. It looks like we will have a clear sky on the day of Santa’s arrival.

As a reminder, the Parade of Lights will commence on Saturday, November 26, from Winslow High School. We are excited about this year’s holiday season and welcome Santa back to Downtown Waterville.

  • At 3 PM on the 26th, parking on Lower Main Street will be suspended. This is to ensure safety for the spectators and floats alike.
  • At 5 PM on the 26th, Lower Main Street will be closed to traffic in preparation for the arrival of the parade and, of course, the Jolly old Elf himself!
  • At 6 PM on the 26th, the Parade of Lights will depart Winslow High School down Danielson Street onto Benton Avenue – where it will stop briefly for Santa to light the Gazebo – and proceed to Bridge Street. The parade will cross the Ticonic Bridge and turn right (North) onto Lower Main Street. The parade will travel the length of Lower Main Street – making a brief stop at Castonguay Square to light the Waterville Christmas Tree – and disperse at Post Office Square in Waterville. Santa only will then be escorted to his house at Head of Falls.
  • We hope you enjoy the parade, and please be patient, as there will be a large number of people and traffic downtown for this event.


2022 Parade of Lights Map!


The Children’s Discovery Museum, with support from CTB Electronics, is hosting a city-wide holiday light celebration, Light Up the Town.

We ask that businesses and individuals decorate their properties with as many lights as possible. The registered parties will be part of a city-wide map for community members to drive or walk by each location to admire the decorations.

Please register by filling out this form.

Once you register, you are responsible for decorating your property with holiday decorations and lights. Remember, the more lights, the better it will be for your audience. Once all registrations are submitted, we will compile a Light Up the Town map and distribute it throughout the Greater Waterville community.

Please have your light display ready for November 26, 2022, and keep your lights up and on until the end of the season or longer!

Anyone with the holiday spirit may participate. We hope you have fun.

Thanks to CTB Electronics for making the 2022 Light Up the Town a successful holiday tradition.

If you have any questions, please email Chris Bernier, owner and operator of CTB Electronics.


Parade of Lights, Downtown Waterville, Maine

We are pleased to announce that the following organizations and companies are participating in this year’s Parade of Lights on Saturday, November 26th.

This annual Christmas Parade will start in Winslow and cross the bridge into Downtown Waterville for the first time in history! 💯

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Rain, snow, or shine … Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town!

So you better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I’m telling you why …

🎅 🎅 🎅 🎅

🎁 Living Water Community Church
🎁 Andy’s Driving Academy Waterville
🎁 Mid-Maine Dolphins Swim Team
🎁 G Painting and Services
🎁 Young American Dance Center
🎁 Waterville Area Homeschool Sport League
🎁 Cub Scout 433 Boys
🎁 Troup Scouts 433 Boys
🎁 Troop Scouts Trop 433 G
🎁 Waterville Elks Lodge #905
🎁 Winslow Fire Dept
🎁 Stage Presence For Dancers
🎁 Freihofers Bakery Outlet
🎁 Duckie Buddies Bakery & Cafe
🎁 Girl Scouts of Maine
🎁 ME American Women of Service Pageant/Crossroads
🎁 Northern Light Home Care & Hospice
🎁 TNT Dance Studio
🎁 Incense & Peppermints – Candy & Gifts
🎁 Hamlin’s Marine
🎁 Humane Society Waterville Area
🎁 Educare Central Maine
🎁 The Neighborhood Child Care Center
🎁 Skills, Inc.
🎁 Central Maine Jeep Owners – https://bit.ly/3g83YYs
🎁 Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCA at the Alfond Youth & Community Center
🎁 Northern Light Inland Hospital – Work Health
🎁 Winslow Youth Football and Cheering
🎁 Fairfield Police Department – Maine
🎁 Clinton Maine Police Department
🎁 Corvettes North


Light Up The Town 2021

The Children’s Discovery Museum is hosting a city-wide light celebration. This year’s holiday season fills the entire town as businesses and individuals decorate their properties with as many lights as possible. The registered parties will be part of a city-wide map for community members to drive or walk by each location to admire the decorations.

We are so excited to release the 2021 Light Up The Town Map. Created by the wildly talented Serena Sanborn, this year’s map includes 30+ decorated sites to help fill you with holiday cheer. 

Our judges will review houses and reveal the top 5 in the coming week, so stay tuned to hear about the best spots to visit.

A big thank you to everyone who participated this year- none of this could happen without your enthusiasm and holiday spirit!

Update: Announcing The Top Light Up The Town Houses

  • Happy Nature: 45 Roosevelt Ave, Waterville
  • Candy Cane Lane: 1188 Augusta Road, Winslow
  • The Spirit of Griswold: 15 Joe Avenue, Winslow
  • Home Alone on Franklin Street: 39 Franklin St, Waterville

And the runners-up are …

  • All We Need Is Love: 13 Pleasant St, Waterville (House B)
  • Vacationland @ GHM Insurance: 51 Main St, Waterville (House F)
  • Nut House!: 2 Primrose St, Winslow
  • Winter Wonderland: 56 Drummond Ave, Waterville
  • Merry Harrington Christmas: 1418 August Rd, Winslow
  • Waterville’s Winter Wonderland: 461 Maine Street, Waterville

We also highly recommend you visit last-years winner, who is at it again this year with a spectacular house:

  • Chris’s “Griswold’s” World: 12 Woodlawn Drive Winslow

Thank you to CTB Electronics for donating this year’s prizes.