Fair evening for Christmas By the Sea Parade

By Susan Mustapich | Dec 03, 2017
Photo by: Susan Mustapich A Camden fire engine all lit up for Christmas delights the crowd at the Christmas By the Sea Parade Dec.. 1.

CAMDEN — Crowds lining Elm and Main streets were treated to a full lineup of lighted floats and fair weather at the Christmas By the Sea Parade Dec. 1.

Open stores, decorated with lights and holiday spirit inside and out, welcomed shoppers with special sales. Throughout the downtown area, Camden Hills Regional High School student organizations raised funds for charitable causes, both local and international, and the high school's choral groups entertained inside the Camden Public Library.

Afterwards, many parade-goers gathered in Harbor Park for the Christmas tree lighting, while others headed back to the shops and restaurants.

The Camden Hills crew team rows its lighted oars through downtown during the Christmas By the Sea Parade Dec. 1. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
The Grinch and Frosty the Snowman take a ride with Camden Exxon at the Christmas By the Sea parade Dec. 1. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
Having fun at the Christmas by the Sea Parade in Camden. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
Graffam Brothers of Rockport, and many other local businesses, participate in the Christmas By the Sea Parade in Camden. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
Coastal Mountains Land Trust welcomes the public to enjoy a its newest trail,  'Round The Mountain,' in the coming year. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
The Five Town Football team rolls along Main Street to cheers from the crowd at the Christmas By the Sea Parade Dec. 1. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
The Courier-Gazette and Camden Herald newspaper delivery van joins in the holiday fun at the Christmas by the Sea Parade Dec. 1. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
Nick Citriglia, holding his son's bear, waits for the Christmas By the Sea parade at Atlantic Avenue. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
Tom and Cindy Bland add their own lights to the Christmas By the Sea Parade Dec. 1. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
Outside the Camden Bagel Cafe, Katie Southworth collects donations for Camden for Community, a Camden Hills Regional High School organization that contributes to the Camden Food Pantry, Ronald MacDonald House, and more. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
Inside Zoot Coffee on Elm Street, from left, Ellie Berez, Sarah Contento, Ella Pierce, Phoebe Root, Alexia Cazemajour, Katherine O'Brien and Caroline Contento, sell wool hats and beads to raise funds for students who will travel with the Midcoast Interact Club to assist impoverished children in Guatemala. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
Rosie's Hugs collects donations on Main Street Dec. 1 to supply new or like-new stuffed animals to comfort children visiting Pen Bay and Waldo County emergency rooms. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
Camden Hills Regional High School choral groups, led by Kim Murphy, bring songs of winter celebrations from around the world to the Camden Public Library Dec. 1. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
Camden Hills Regional High School student singers entertain with holiday songs at the Camden Public Library Dec. 1. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
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