The City of Old Town will be hosting its 5th Annual Kayak Tree Lighting and Festival of Lights Parade at the end of the month.

Photo Credit, City Of Old Town
Photo Credit, City Of Old Town
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The Kayak Tree Lighting is a fairly new tradition in the Old Town area. Old Town's Director of Economic & Community Development, EJ Roach, says it all started a few years back...

"In 2018, City employees wanted to do something unique that represented the community so we partnered with Old Town Canoe to create the Old Town Kayak Tree. Old Town Canoe manufactures these custom color kayaks to hang from the tree. Approximately 20 kayaks are used to construct the tree."
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Roach, says the event has grown bigger and better each year since it began.

"We will have the lighting of the Kayak tree, a bonfire, hot chocolate... a visit from Santa, and a fireworks display. Each year we have added a little more to the festivities. "

This year's addition of a Festival Of Lights Parade is courtesy of the Old Town Elks Lodge.

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The events are scheduled to take place Saturday, November 26th.

According to the City of Old Town Facebook Page, the parade will begin at 5:30 at the Old Town Elks Lodge and end at Riverfront Park at 6:45 with the lighting of the Kayak Tree.

After the parade, folks can enjoy a bit of Musical Bingo at 7:00 PM. The fireworks display will start at 7:45 PM.

"If you are part of an organization that would like to become more involved in this event please contact us. You can email eroach@old-town.org or call 827-3965 for more information."

Mark your calendars to head to Old Town to check out Old Town's spin on traditional holiday tree lighting.

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