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Festival of Lights  2016

Thanksgiving Weekend
November 25, 26 and 27

Events Listing


Friday November 25

12:00 PM Santa arrives by Coast Guard Boat at Buoy Park/ Middle Pier greets the kids and  parades to his workshop in Mildred Merrill Park near the Lobster Trap Tree.
Sponsored by

12:30 - 3PM Santa is at his Workshop in Mildred Merrill Park ( top of the hill in Harbor Park near the Lobster Trap Tree)  Sponsored by 

12:30 - 4PM  Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, pick up near Rustica across from Rock City
for a ride around downtown.
Sponsored by Local Businesses so everyone rides for free!

6PM  Lobster Trap Tree Lighting !  Santa arrives to Light the Trap Tree and greet the kids!  Enjoy cocoa, cookies and holiday music under the tent! 
Sponsored by

Saturday November 26

10AM - 1PM  Share the Wonder at the Farnsworth Art Museum: Family activities
and music.

10AM - 4PM  Rockland Visitor Center will be open hosted by the Chamber

12 - 3PM  Santa is at his Workshop by the Lobster Trap Tree greeting kids or
strolling Main Street (Be sure to say hello!) Sponsored by

1PM - 3PM  Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, pick up near Rustica across from Rock City
for a ride around downtown. Sponsored by Local Businesses so everyone rides for free!

1PM - 4PM Each of the Historic Inns of Rockland will be decked out in holiday splendor as a fundraiser for the Rockland Library. $10 is the suggested donation.

6PM - 8PM  Festival of Lights Parade! Floats return to Main Street for viewing.
Best viewing between Park and Summer Streets on Main Street.
Vote for The People's Choice Award by placing can goods on your favorite float. All can goods will be donated to the Salvation Army.
Awards given to the Most Lights, Best Spirit, Most Creative and Best Business Floats will be chosen by the City Council.
Sponsored by

Sunday November 27

8:30  - 10:30 AM Festive Family Breakfast with Santa: $2 kids, $5 Adults
Hosted by Eclipse at The Tradewinds.
Breakfast sponsors by


10AM - 4PM  Rockland Visitor Center will be open hosted by the Chamber



For Festival of Lights Parade Float information and application, or to ask questions about The Festival of Lights Weekend: rocklanddowntown@gmail.com

To download a float application, click here:


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