Holiday Lights Parade
Groton Holiday Lights Parade and Tree Lighting with Santa - Holiday fun in Groton
The Groton Lights Parade will be held on Saturday, December 7 and will be a fantastic kick-off to this year’s holiday season. Marching band and beautifully lit floats and groups on foot will march along Route 1 to the Groton Shopping Plaza. Local high schools, fife and drum corps, and neighboring fire departments participate in this annual event. Local businesses decorate their cars, trucks and floats with festive holiday lighting.
Our 2012 participants were judged in four categories and the following won the awards:
Judge's Choice - Black Hawk
Finest Illumination - Timbuck 2 Garden Center
Sounds of the Season - Robert E. Fitch Senior High School Marching Band and Guard
Best Children’s Entry - Cub Scout Pack 41
Immediately after the parade, Santa Claus lit the tree on the green at the Groton Shopping Plaza. The event also featured special musical “Edu-tainment” from Steve Elci and Friends. Their educational kid’s rock and roll show left parents and children alike smiling and singing. Caroling, pictures with Santa, and gifts for the children rounded out the fun of our post-parade Party.
We would also like to thank the following Event Sponsors: Groton Utilities & Thames Valley Communications, Cumulus Communications, Groton Parks & Recreation, The Day, Chelsea Groton Bank, Savings Institute Bank & Trust, Liberty Bank, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Pepsi, Dunkin Donuts, Grader Jewelers, Communications Plus ,Grossman's Seafood, Groton Shopping Plaza, and Shipmen's Fire Equipment.