Parade of Lights & Kringleville Kick-Off Holiday Season in Waterville

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WATERVILLE, Maine (WABI) It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Waterville.

The city's annual Parade of Lights rolls through Main Street on Friday along with the opening of Kringleville.

To kickoff the holiday season, downtown will be lit up as 25 floats pass through starting at 6pm.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be will greeting children at Santa's mini village.

You can visit Santa outside this year at his house in Castonguay Square. He'll be there every weekend until Christmas.

The Children's Discovery Museum has taken over organizing the month-long event and is looking forward to giving back to the Waterville community.

"We're trying to keep all the traditions alive but we've added a couple more things. We're going to do children's activities every weekend for kids to play with their families. We also have some giant life-size arctic animals set up in (Castonguay) Square for the kids to explore. And also a sort of kids-sized gingerbread house that the kids can actually go inside and play in," said Amaranda Keys, Executive Director of the Children's Discovery Museum.

For a full list of events throughout this holiday season, go to