Light coat of snow greets revelers as Bangor marks start of Christmas season

Posted Dec. 01, 2012, at 8:43 p.m.
Makayla and her family stop to see the now-lit tree at the end of the Festival of Lights parade in downtown Bangor on Saturday.
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Makayla and her family stop to see the now-lit tree at the end of the Festival of Lights parade in downtown Bangor on Saturday. Buy Photo
The Knox Valley Belgian Farm draws the master of ceremonies through the Festival of Lights parade in downtown Bangor on Saturday.
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The Knox Valley Belgian Farm draws the master of ceremonies through the Festival of Lights parade in downtown Bangor on Saturday. Buy Photo
Lewis Eaton and Son, from Little Deer Isle,  brought the boat to town for the Festival of Lights parade in downtown Bangor on Saturday.
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Lewis Eaton and Son, from Little Deer Isle, brought the boat to town for the Festival of Lights parade in downtown Bangor on Saturday. Buy Photo
The Paul Bunyan Campground reminded spectators of the the joy of outdoor camping on their entry in the Festival of Lights parade in downtown on Saturday.
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The Paul Bunyan Campground reminded spectators of the the joy of outdoor camping on their entry in the Festival of Lights parade in downtown on Saturday. Buy Photo
Eastern Maine Community College had its programs represented in the Festival of Lights parade in downtown on Saturday.
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Eastern Maine Community College had its programs represented in the Festival of Lights parade in downtown on Saturday. Buy Photo
With her jaunty red bucket in tow, Sandy Oliver cares for the equine needs of the Someday Farm in the Festival of Lights parade in downtown Bangor on Saturday.
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With her jaunty red bucket in tow, Sandy Oliver cares for the equine needs of the Someday Farm in the Festival of Lights parade in downtown Bangor on Saturday. Buy Photo
Bailey and her family join the many spectators along the curb on Main Street as the Festival of Lights parade passes by in downtown Bangor on Saturday.
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Bailey and her family join the many spectators along the curb on Main Street as the Festival of Lights parade passes by in downtown Bangor on Saturday. Buy Photo
Bailey watches with her family from the curb along Main Street as the Festival of Lights parade passes by in downtown Bangor on Saturday.
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Bailey watches with her family from the curb along Main Street as the Festival of Lights parade passes by in downtown Bangor on Saturday. Buy Photo
Spectators line the corner of Main and Hammond Streets as the Lane Construction Corp. float passes in the Festival of Lights parade on Saturday.
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Spectators line the corner of Main and Hammond Streets as the Lane Construction Corp. float passes in the Festival of Lights parade on Saturday. Buy Photo
Spectators line Main Street to the corner of Hammond Street  in the Festival of Lights parade on Saturday.
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Spectators line Main Street to the corner of Hammond Street in the Festival of Lights parade on Saturday. Buy Photo
Emma, Callie and Addie sit at the curb and watch as the Festival of Lights parade passes along State Street in downtown Bangor on Saturday.
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Emma, Callie and Addie sit at the curb and watch as the Festival of Lights parade passes along State Street in downtown Bangor on Saturday. Buy Photo
Representatives of the East Side Rehabilitation and Living Center march up State Street in the Festival of Lights parade in downtown Bangor on Saturday.
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Representatives of the East Side Rehabilitation and Living Center march up State Street in the Festival of Lights parade in downtown Bangor on Saturday. Buy Photo

BANGOR, Maine — ‘Tis the season, and it was hard to miss the Christmas spirit in Bangor on Saturday as the Festival of Lights parade wound its way through the Queen City.

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