Midcoast lens: Parade sparks holiday spirit

Nov 25, 2018
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham

Rockland — Throngs of festive folks came out for the annual Festival of Lights parade Nov. 24 along Main Street. Above, little Harper Austin has candy canes ready to hand out from her family's Automaster Collision Center float.

Crowds line Main Street in Rockland as the Festival of Lights parade begins Nov. 24. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
The Camden National Bank float cruises down Main Street. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
2018 Maine Sea Goddess Erin Dugan and Rocky the lobster pass by during the Festival of Lights parade Nov. 24 in Rockland. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
The Strand Theatre float makes its way down Main Street during the Festival of Lights parade Nov. 24. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Young Caylie Davis of Friendship has the perfect perch on the shoulders of Chandler Barter to view the parade Nov. 24. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Journey's End Marina was chosen People's Choice. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
(Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
A youngster approaches Santa and Mrs. Claus. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Seven-year-old Jameson Lamaster, of Rockland, left, gets his picture taken before the Festival of Lights parade Nov. 24. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
From left, Silas Bennett, Roman Huck and Kennedy Sandblom pose while they wait for the parade to start Nov. 24. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Waving from Granite Coast Orthodontics' parade entry. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Shepard Motors' float (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
AFLAC float won the Most Lights category in the Festival of Lights parade Nov. 24. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Two-year-old Braelyn Horton, right, and her mom, Cassandra, of Montville, enjoy the sights during the Festival of Lights parade Nov. 24 in Rockland. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Owen, left, and Elyza Redmun of Appleton like what they see at the Festival of Lights parade Nov. 24 in Rockland. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
SK Skin Care & Spa was named Most Creative float. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Picture with Santa (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
(Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Comments (1)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Nov 26, 2018 15:22

Thanks Beth! It was almost as good as being there and here in AZ it was good to see Maine chill and fun parade!



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