The date has been set for one of the most anticipated events this holiday season here in the Bangor area.

The Festival of Lights parade will take place Saturday, Dec. 1 starting at 4:30 p.m.

The Rotary Club of Bangor puts on the event every year. This year's theme is "Be The Inspiration".

Of course, Santa Claus will be there and you can anticipate some spectacular floats, enthusiastic performers and ... THE LIGHTS!

The parade is planning on being wrapped up around 6 p.m. when the tree lighting in Downtown Bangor will commence.

Then, the holiday will officially begin here in Bangor!

Check out our gallery of pictures from past Festival of Lights events.

Festival of Light Events from the Past

To stay up-to-date with the Festival of Lights Parade stay connected through the Facebook event hosted by the Rotary Club of Bangor.

If you are a part of a group or organization that would like to participate in the parade, contact Roland Narofsky, the parade chairman at rnarofsky@mainesavings.com