Annual Waterville, Maine Kringleville & Parade of Lights Announce Activity Line-Up For The Season
I know we're still pawing through all of our kids' Halloween candy and haven't even put the bird in the oven yet, but is it really ever too early to start talking about Christmas? I don't think so.
According to the Kennebec Journal, the Children's Discovery Museum of Central Maine has announced this year's activity line-up for the annual Kringleville and Parade of Lights in Waterville, Maine.
The KJ is reporting that the annual Parade of Lights will take place beginning at Winslow High School and parade down Benton Avenue, go across the Ticonic Bridge and then head up Main Street in Waterville before coming to an end at the Elm on College Avenue. The parade, which will happen at 6p on Saturday, November 25th, is expected to draw thousands of spectators, so secure your viewing spot along the route early!
For people who would still like to register to a part of the massive parade, you should reach out to the director of Winslow Parks and Recreation, Amanda McCaslin at, firstname.lastname@example.org
The parade will also cue the kickoff of the ever-popular Kringleville which will be set up through Christmas at Castonguay Square in the heart of downtown Waterville, Maine. The Children's Discovery Museum says that Santa will be available to meet with kids and families from 1-4p every Saturday and Sunday from Thanksgiving through Christmas at his custom cabin located inside Kringleville.
Additionally, children who want to write and send a letter to Santa can deposit their letters in the custom mailbox at Kringleville or at the post office at 33 College Ave. It's being reported that Santa will write a response to all letters that include a return address!
The Kennebec Journal went on to report about a new feature coming to Kringleville this year that will surely produce 'ooohhhs' and 'ahhhhhhs' from all who visit. The KJ said in part about the new lighting;
Castonguay Square, which is next to City Hall in downtown Waterville, is expected to be ablaze with new lights and decorations being installed by SkyBox Holiday & Event Lighting of Manchester, [Caitlin] Walker said. SkyBox owner Kaleb Pushard volunteered the service free of charge. Several thousand feet of string lights and multiple types of novelty lights are expected to dress up trees in the square, as well as a giant Christmas tree, lamp posts and the Kringleville house where Santa Claus greets children every season.
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