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2018 Lowell City of Lights Parade

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Dates:Saturday, November 24, 2018 - Sunday, November 25, 2018
Hours:Hours Vary see below
​The City of Lights parade is an annual event that occurs in downtown Lowell in which City Hall celebrates the official start the holiday season.

There are various events that will be going on throughout the day that lead up to the parade in which event goers can view the lighting of City Hall, Wannalancit Smokestack Tree, and the rest of downtown Lowell.

Ring in the holidays in Lowell and join us for City of Lights 2018!

Take the afternoon to stroll downtown Lowell streets and enjoy the fun, as we celebrate the season! From kids activities and live performances to holiday shopping, photos with Santa, AND the crowd favorite, the Annual Hot Chocolate Competition, City of Lights 2017 will make you feel merry.

The daytime fun leads to the nighttime extravaganza -- The City of Lights Parade and City Hall Lighting -- which marks the City's official start to the holiday season!

Parade Info:
We're excited to announce Mr. Dave Heller, owner of the Lowell Spinners as this years Grand Marshal.
Parade beginns at 4.30pm

Family Fun at City of Lights:
2 to 5pm Photos with Santa at JFK Plaza
2 - 5pm Pony Rides and Petting Zoo at JFK Plaza
1 & 2pm Bob Riordan's Magic Show
2 to 5pm Holiday Art Exploratory
1 to 7pm Holiday Craft Market @ Lucy Larcom Park
2 to 4.30pm Holiday Songs and Singalongs at JFK Plaza

Festivities include:
2 to 6pm Festival of Wreaths - Contest and Raffle
1 - 3pm Strolling Carolers throughout Downtown
12 - 5pm Holly Jolly Trolley
10 - 1pm Children's Shopping Day at the Pollard Library
2 - 6pm Self-Guided Tours + FREE Holiday Choral Concert (7p,)
2pm Holiday Movie Screening

HOURS↑ top

12:00pm - 8:00pm - Festivities
4:30pm Parade




Jackson Street, Lowell, MA, 01852 map
Phone: 978-459-6150

Parade Route
Downtown Lowell, from Jackson Street to JFK Plaza


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