Essex Lighted Boat Parade Set for Nov. 29


The annual Trees in the Rigging Community Carol Sing and Lighted Boat Parade will take place in Essex, CT, on November 29. The event is held by the Connecticut River Museum, the Essex Board of Trade, and the Essex Historical Society, and includes a 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.

The fun starts at 4:30 beginning on West Avenue and ending at the Connecticut River Museum, where a parade of vessels “decked out” in holiday lights and passing in review along the Connecticut River will take place. Santa and his elves will arrive by one of the parade boats for visits with children on the lawn of the Connecticut River Museum. The Connecticut River Museum will also be open that evening for all to attend the 22th Annual Holiday Train Show at a reduced admission of $6.