Applications to enter a float in the annual Parade of Lights in downtown Rockland are now available.

Families, neighborhoods, businesses and organizations wishing to enter a float in the parade are encouraged to contact Rockland Main Street Inc. at or 593-6903 to obtain an application.

Participation in the Parade of Lights requires an entry fee of $15, and insurance documentation for the organization and vehicles in the parade.

The Parade of Lights is an integral part of the Festival of Lights activities, which are produced by Rockland Main Street, Inc., every year during Thanksgiving weekend. The organization is also responsible for the construction of the Lobster Trap Christmas Tree overlooking the waterfront at Mildred Merrill Park, and the annual Lobster Trap Raffle.

Space in the parade is by reservation through the application process, and space is limited. Early responders have a better chance of being included.