WATERVILLE, Maine (WABI) Downtown Waterville's annual holiday Parade of Lights drew thousands of families to central Maine on Friday night.
Volunteers built floats and made the finishing touches on their Christmas displays in the American Legion parking lot in the afternoon.
Kids got the chance to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus in their mini-village at Castonguay Square.
The tradition helps kickoff the holiday season in the Elm City.
We caught up with TNT Dance Studio out of Fairfield before the festivities began. They've been participating in the parade for years now.
"We're going for a Santa's workshop kind of vibe and all the dancers that will be dancing in front of the float are dressed as elves, and then we'll have some of our younger kids riding on the float," said Kali Lozada with the studio.
More than 25 floats made their way down Main Street.
Friday night also marked the opening of Kringleville. For more information on events running all month long, go to www.kringleville.org.