2016 Twin Cities Holiday Celebration             


The holidays are right around the corner and we're asking folks to shop local and help support the businesses in downtown Auburn and Lewiston! On Saturday, November 26, 2016 many of our local businesses will celebrate 'Small Business Saturday' with decorated storefronts, customer specials, and visiting on-site vendors. 

Be sure to stop by LA Arts, located at 221 Lisbon Street in Lewiston to pick up a punch card and map highlighting the participating businesses.   Once your card is full, you'll be eligible to win a special surprise!

Attn:  Local Businesses - there's still time to participate in this event.  Please contact us at festivalofartandlight@gmail.com for more information. 

FESTIVAL OF ART & LIGHTS (11/26, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

FREE Children's Events:

  • Interactive Dance Presentation (provided by students from The Dance Center) - 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM in Callahan Hall at the Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon Street, Lewiston
  • Horse & Wagon Rides (provided by Stillbrook Acres) - 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM on the Park Street side of Kennedy Park in Lewiston

PARADE OF LIGHTS (11/26 at 6:00 PM)

Please join us for this year's parade:  floats, trucks, walking groups, music and lights! The Parade of Lights will begin at Auburn's Community Little Theater and will conclude at Lewiston's Kennedy Park.  AND they'll be stopping at Festival Plaza on the way to light the City's Christmas Tree!

Parade Route:

  • Community Little Theater, Auburn
  • Down Academy Street and left onto Auburn's Main Street
  • Past Festival Plaza and right onto Court Street
  • Over the bridge to Lewiston and up Lewiston's Main Street
  • Right onto Lisbon Street (yes, it's the "wrong way") and then left onto Chestnut Street
  • Finally, left at Kennedy Park

Please note:  Park Street in Lewiston will be closed for parade purposes

There's still time to submit your float!  Fill out an application and connect with Jasmine McLoughlin, Auburn Rec for more info:  jmcloughlin@auburnmaine.gov


During the parade they'll be lots of other fun, FREE things happening on 11/26:

  • Lighting of the Christmas Tree & Menorah 
  • Dental Bags - Staff from our generous sponsor, Center Street Dental, will be handing out free dental bags to attending children.  These friendly folks will be spending the evening near the gazebo at Kennedy Park in Lewiston. 
  • Mittens & Gloves - The caring members of the Auburn Business Association (ABA) will be in both Auburn and Lewiston handing out free mittens and gloves to help keep folks warm.  Be on the lookout for a smiling face from ABA!
  • Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus - Stop by the Kennedy Park Gazebo for a free photo with Santa and his lovely wife, Mrs. Claus! Photo Finish of Auburn will be onsite to snap free photos of your kiddos alongside easily the most popular guy (and gal) of the evening.
  • Award Presentations - Following the Christmas Tree and Menorah lighting, awards will be presented for Best Parade Float categories and Best Window Decorating. Questions?  Contact jmcloughlin@auburnmaine.gov

Many thanks!

  • Lewiston Downtown Holiday Celebration Committee
  • Auburn Business Association
  • Union of Maine Visual Artists
  • City of Auburn
  • City of Lewiston
  • Center Street Dental
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Photo Finish
  • LA Arts
  • Lewiston Regional Tech Center
  • Temple Shalom
  • The Dance Center