The 2018 Annual Festival of Lights Celebration is a production of Rockland Main Street, and sponsored by the Island Institute.
NOV 23 AT NOON - SANTA'S ARRIVAL VIA US COAST GUARD.
NOV 23 AT 12:15 - OFFICIAL RIBBON CUTTING ON MAIN ST..
NOV 23 AT 12:30 - FREE HORSE DRAWN WAGON RIDES.
NOV 23 AT 12:30 - SANTA GREETS KIDS AT HIS WORKSHOP.
NOV 23 AT 6:00 - OFFICIAL LIGHTING OF THE LOBSTER TRAP CHRISTMAS TREE.
NOV 24 ALL DAY - SHOP SMALL/SHOP LOCAL SATURDAY.
NOV 24 AT 10:00 - SHARE THE WONDER AT FARNSWORTH.
NOV 24 AT NOON - SANTA GREETS KIDS AT HIS WORKSHOP.
NOV 24 AT 1:00 - HISTORIC INN HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR.
NOV 24 AT 4:00 - FESTIVAL OF TREES SILENT AUCTION.
NOV 24 AT 6:00 - PARADE OF LIGHTS.
NOV 25 AT 7:30 - BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 7:30 till 9:30.
*On Friday, Santa's Arrival via a vessel provided by U.S. Coast Guard Station Rockland is sponsored by Journey's End Marina.
The lighting of the Lobster Trap Christmas Tree is sponsored by Camden National Bank, with hot drinking cocoa provided by Bixby & Co., and served under a tent provided by Wallace Events. Santa will arrive at the tree lighting, compliments of the Rockland Maine Fire & EMS Department. Music will be provided by students from the Midcoast Music Academy.
On Saturday, the Parade of Lights is sponsored by the First National Bank.
On Sunday, Breakfast with Santa is sponsored by Bixby & Co., and hosted by Eclipse Restaurant and Event Center. Supporting sponsors of Breakfast with Santa are Rockland Cafe, and Ballou & Associates.
Santa's Workshop is provided by Shed City Inc, and sponsored by Hampton Inn & Suites, Rockland/Thomaston Maine, with candy canes provided by J Edward Knight Insurance.
Free horse drawn wagon rides, sponsored by many businesses, will be available on Friday and Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, then every Saturday from Noon to 3:00 PM, with a starting location in downtown Rockland on Elm Street, near the corner of Main Street.