2016 Lights On Festival & Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4 in Historic Downtown Taunton
City of Taunton Christmas Express
LIGHTS ON FESTIVAL
December 3rd  4:00 - 8:00 PM
The City of Taunton's Lighting of the Green & Lights On Festival is an annual community celebration featuring live entertainment, kid's activities, fireworks, and a magical display of holiday lights on historic Taunton Green.
 
Lights On Sites and Activities:
 
103rd Lighting of the Green Ceremony, Fireworks and Santa's Arrival - 
4:30PM at the Main Stage (Outdoors at the Main Street/Broadway junction)  
Ceremony and Fireworks viewable from the Taunton Green 
 
Lights On Visitor Info:
PARKING:
Please note that several streets in and around Taunton Green will be closed during the Festival. Visitor parking will be available at Downtown Taunton's Court Street, Pleasant Street, and Trescott Street municipal lots.
SHUTTLES:
GATRA will be offering a free shuttle service to and from the parking lot at Coyle Cassidy High School (2 Hamilton Street, Taunton) from 3:30 to 8:30 PM.  The Bus will drop riders off at Bristol County Savings Bank on Broadway.
BUTTON SALES:
Admission buttons are $5 for adults and FREE for children 12 and under.  Buttons are available at all indoor sites the night of the event, or can be pre-purchased at:
Temporary City Hall, 141 Oak Street
Taunton Public Library, 12 Pleasant Street
Bristol County Savings Bank (Taunton locations)
Taunton Federal Credit Union, 14 Church Green
Trucchi's Supermarket's (Taunton locations)
Chamber of Commerce, 6 Pleasant Street)
Costa Insurance, 12 Taunton Green)
DeVito's Pizzeria, 4 Taunton Green)
St. Pierre's Shoe Store, 77 Main Street)
PUBLIC RESTROOMS:
Accessible restrooms are available at Winthrop Street Baptist Church, Old Colony History Museum, Taunton Public Library, Taunton Police Station, Pilgrim Church, and Trescott Street Gallery.
FOOD VENUES
Downtown Taunton hosts a number of restaurants that will be open and offering food and beverages before, during, and after the Lights On Festival.  Consider supporting one of these small businesses while you are Downtown on Saturday December 3rd and throughout the Holiday season!
Tex Barry's - 19 Main Street
Coffee Milano - 67 Main Street
Devito's Pizzeria - 4 Taunton Green
El Mariachi - 44 Taunton Green
Fusion Kitchen - 17-19 School Street
Pub 76 - 76 Weir Street
Off Broadway Diner - 19 Taunton Green 
Rianna's Deli  - 6 Cedar Street
Sandbar Grill - 64 Weir Street
The Ugly Duckling - 47 Weir Street
D & D Diner - 22 Broadway
Premier Sponsor:
​Bristol County Savings Bank
Silver Bells Sponsors:
WeCare Organics
​Jingle Bells Sponsors:
B&D Construction
​G. Lopes Construction
Taunton Federal Credit Union
​Skyline Roofing
​Sleigh Bells Sponsors:
Bank Five, ​B-Sharp Entertainment, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, ​Morton Hospital, Taunton Development Corporation, Quality Beverage
Additional Support Provided By:
Biss Lumber, Councilor Estele Borges, Councilor Jeanne Quinn, Coyle & Cassidy High School, First Citizens Federal Credit Union, Heart of Taunton, Gatra, Kennedy Donovan Center, Mass Nurse's Association, State Representative Pat Haddad, Sullivan Tire, Taunton Public Schools & Trucchi's Supermarket
 
City of Taunton Christmas Express
TAUNTON CHRISTMAS PARADE 
December 4 at Noon 
 

The Taunton Christmas Parade is Sunday, December 4 at noon.  The parade route will follow its traditional route from the Broadway/East Britannia Street junction to the Taunton Police Station.  This year’s parade features nearly 100 fun filled entries sure to entertain the whole family.  For more information on the Taunton Christmas Parade please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 508-821-1415.

To view the Christmas parade lineup, please click here: http://www.taunton-ma.gov/sites/tauntonma/files/uploads/parade_2016.pdf

TAUNTON CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT
The 2016 Taunton ornament is now available for $15 at the following locations: 
Taunton Park and Recreation - 170 Harris Street
Temporary City Hall - 141 Oak Street
Old Colony Historical Society - 66 Church Green
Bristol County Savings Bank - 35 Broadway
Taunton Federal Credit Union - 14 Church Green
The 2016 ornaments will also be available for sale at visitor hut on the Taunton Green at Lights On festival Saturday, December 3 from 4-8PM.