DECEMBER 13th 5-8 PM at McCook Point Park

This year marks the 32nd year of the Niantic Light Parade and some major changes are in store due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the first time in its history, the parade will not take place on Main Street, but instead will be held within the confines of McCook Point Park. Participant floats will be on display in the upper part of McCook Point Park while viewers will drive through the park to view the floats.

Patrons coming to view the floats will be allowed into the park via the main entrance beginning at 5 PM on December 13th. Patrons must be in a vehicle, no pedestrians will be allowed for this event. There is no entry fee, but collections for Care and Share will be accepted and are encouraged.

It is our hope that the drive-through format for this year will allow your family to enjoy this fun holiday tradition from their car with floats, music and lights galore to kick-off the holiday season in brilliant style.

Would you like to create a float and participate in this amazing community event? Please click on the attachment below for the application and call East Lyme Parks and Recreation at 860-739-5828 with any questions regarding the event!

Event Guidelines for patrons:

  • Patrons will remain in their vehicles for the duration of the event. No pedestrians will be allowed in the park during the event.
  • Gates will open at 5pm for viewing of the floats and will remain open until 8pm. Please arrive early to ensure you do not miss out!
  • Please bring items to donate to Care and Share food Pantry. Collection will take place at the event.
  • No restroom will be available at this event.