Essex, CT, Holiday Stroll & Boat Parade, 2016

The Connecticut River Museum offers numerous exhibits on the history of Essex and the mighty river that flows past the village. Photo Tom Richardson
The Connecticut River Museum offers numerous exhibits on the history of Essex and the mighty river that flows past the village. Photo Tom Richardson

On November 27, the Connecticut River Museum, the Essex Board of Trade, and the Essex Historical Society will host a holiday stroll and boat parade on the Connecticut River.

The event includes a traditional, lantern-lit carol stroll down Main Street where spectators are invited to bring their own lanterns or flashlights and join in with the Sailing Masters of 1812 Fife and Drum Corps and a parade of antique cars.

Following the stroll, a parade of vessels decked out in holiday lights will pass in review along the Connecticut River. Santa and his elves will arrive by one of the parade boats for visits with children on the lawn of the Museum.

The Connecticut River Museum will also be open that evening for all to attend the 23rdĀ Annual Train Show at a reduced admission of $6.

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