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Calais Lioness Christmas Parade & Santa

December 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

It’s that time again! Santa will be making an early stop to Calais on Friday, December 1st, spreading lots of cheer at the 20th Annual Lioness Christmas Parade!

The parade will again begin at DEAD RIVER. As always, it will proceed through downtown, ending at Union Street. Santa will make his way to the downtown community park to meet with all the boys and girls who will receive a delicious cookie from Mrs. Claus. (The Calais 8th graders will be on-site, too, with hot chocolate by donation as they continue their work of raising funds for their class trip.)

Don’t forget to SHOP LOCAL during the annual Moonlight Madness Sales ALL THROUGHOUT Calais (and Baring, too)!

All businesses, groups, clubs, and organizations who wish to take part in this year’s Lioness Christmas Parade, please know that it is FREE to enter. There’s no better way to advertise to hundreds, all while being part of a great community tradition. Pre-registration is required, so contact Lioness Jayna Smith to get your application: 214-0565 or JaynaMSmith@hotmail.com, or stop by the city building at 11 Church Street. School groups can also pick up an application from CES or CMHS.

Drivers of parade entries and participants:
–>The parade again starts at Dead River, but we ask that floats enter on the South Street side to ensure the Barker Street side remains free to exit into the parade route. Also, we don’t want people waiting on the upper end, NEXT to the Motor Inn; they really need to come down by Dead River so we have only one line up.
–>As in recent years, floats with little kids who need to meet parents will end by turning right onto Union Street and proceed to the stage area, while those who don’t need to drop off little ones will turn left onto Union Street and go about their merry way. This helps prevents congestion at the stage area.
–>For safety reasons, throwing of anything is strictly prohibited (but we definitely encourage the PASSING of candy and/or advertising materials).
–>All other rules are listed on the application.


December 1, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm