Attending Taunton’s Annual Lights On Festival?

December 2, 2011 Comments Off on Attending Taunton’s Annual Lights On Festival?

If you are attending Taunton’s Annual Lights On Festival, here is a map of the events that you can download for free.  It is marked up version of the map so you may get around and make the most of the evening. Click this link to download this pdf: LightsOnFestivalTaunton2011

News from the Taunton Daily Gazette:

A holiday tradition nearly a century old will continue next Friday when the community gathers for the annual lighting of Taunton Green.

Each December, downtown Taunton is transformed into a massive holiday display, featuring thousands of lights and dozens of larger-than-life decorations and displays. Workers from the city and Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant have spent weeks hanging lights, erecting temporary structures and installing decorations ranging from penguins to Santa Claus.

Anyone attending the Lights On festivities needs to have a button for admission. Buttons are available from Heart of Taunton and select downtown businesses, and cost $6 in advance, or $8 at the gate.

The lighting of Taunton Green dates back to 1914, when downtown merchants came up with the idea to attract people to their stores for holiday shopping. The decorations evolved over the years, and the event grew.

If you are unable to download this schedule, please email me at fran@dightondesign.com and I will reply with the pdf attached.

Happy Holidays!

Fran

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