Join the Greater Groton Community for the Nineteenth Annual Groton Holiday Lights Parade on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 5 pm! This special event is sponsored by the Groton Business Association (GBA), an affiiation of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce. The line of march is from Poquonnock Road at South Road, along Long Hill Road in downtown Groton to the Groton Shopping Plaza.
The GBA welcomes floats from businesses, clubs, organizations and marchers from all groups in the community and is free to participate.
Immediately after the parade, Santa Claus will have the honor of lighting the holiday tree on the green at the rear of the Groton Shopping Plaza. Parents, you are invited to take your child’s photograph with Santa Claus. There will be free refreshments and a small gift for kids, donated by Grader Jewelers.
Judging will take place as participants pass by Chelsea Groton Bank. For weather cancellation info, please call (860) 441-6791.
A special call goes out to bands, fife and drum corps and choral groups who make that special holiday music that everyone knows and loves.
The GBA urges all businesses along the parade route to decorate their windows and store fronts in the spirit of the season.
For those without access to the web, please call 860-536-5680 for assistance. The deadline to file an application is Friday, November 17.
The GBA invites and encourages representatives from local small businesses to volunteer as elves. You can not only be part of the fun, but also advertise your business along the parade route. Call the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce at 860-572-9578 for more information.
Groton Holiday Parade Route
For further information contact:
Frank E. Winkler
Public Relations Chair
Groton Holiday Lights Parade 2017
Thank You to our 2017 Groton Holiday Lights Parade Sponsors