East Lyme Public Safety would like to remind you that this Saturday, December 7th is the 25th annual Niantic Light Parade. Main Street from Columbus Avenue onto Pennsylvania Avenue to Grand Street will be closed starting at 6:00 p.m. Fireworks will kick off the start of the parade at 6:30 P.M. The first seven single white fireworks at the beginning of the display are in honor of the fallen at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. Please give a warm welcome to 92 year old East Lyme resident and WWII Pearl Harbor Veteran Floyd Welch who will be following the National Guard at the beginning of the parade.
For the first time, Main Street will remain closed after the parade until 10:00 p.m. as floats will reassemble on Main Street allowing everyone to have a closer look at the entries!! No need to rush off and get stuck in traffic! Stay and enjoy the festive atmosphere that will fill the air!
There will be many activities to enjoy downtown starting at 2:00, so if you plan to get into town early, you will most definitely avoid a lot of traffic and probably get a great parking spot! Please visit the East Lyme Light Parade and Winterfest page for a schedule of events for the day by clicking on this link: https://www.facebook.com/ELWinterFest. Be sure to “Like” their page so you can follow any important announcements regarding any changes to the scheduled events.
This years Light Parade is shaping up to be the biggest most exciting event to date! Tell all of your family and friends that Main Street Niantic will be the place to be this Saturday night!!