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Poughkeepsie Presents Celebration Of Lights Parade, Fireworks

The Poughkeepsie holiday parade will take place Friday, Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m.
The Poughkeepsie holiday parade will take place Friday, Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m. Photo Credit: Facebook

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- T he city of Poughkeepsie, in conjunction with the Bardavon, Vassar Brothers Medical Center/Health Quest, the Poughkeepsie River District Business Association and the Walkway over the Hudson, will present the 22nd annual Celebration of Lights Parade and Fireworks on Friday, Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m.

Each year, thousands of people attend this event, voted by Dutchess County Tourism as the "Best Event" of the holiday season.

The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Main Street and Garden Street, and proceed to the evening’s first Christmas tree lighting on Main, near Market Street.

The Celebration of Lights Parade is led by Mayor John Tkazyik and members of the Common Council, and will be joined by the Amerscott Highland Pipers, Poughkeepsie Exempt Fireman’s Association Color Guard, DARE, Arlington Rotary Club, Miss Hudson Valley, Miss Hudson Valley Teen, Dutchess Jeep & Dodge, Red Knights Motorcycle Club, Dutchess County Girl & Boy Scouts and several Hudson Valley Philharmonic brass ensembles.

The parade will feature performances by Arm of the Sea Theatre and IABAS Traditional Brazilian Band with 200 children from Warring, Morse, Clinton and Kreiger elementary schools. Finally Santa Claus will arrive on a city fire engine.

For more information on the Celebration of Lights Parade and Fireworks, click here .

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