Bangor rings in holiday season with parade, tree lighting

Posted Dec. 03, 2011, at 6:56 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 04, 2011, at 9:37 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Thousands of people lined the streets of  Bangor to watch the annual Festival of Lights parade on Saturday evening.

The theme for this year’s parade, organized by Bangor Rotary, was “Smiles, Lights and Abundant Good Cheer!”

About 70 organizations were represented in the parade that ended with a float carrying Santa Claus.

The parade was followed by the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree.