ValleyNewsNow: On Sunday, December 1, the holiday season kicks off in Essex, Connecticut, with the annual Trees in the Rigging Community Carol Sing and Lighted Boat Parade.

The Connecticut River Museum, the Essex Board of Trade, and the Essex Historical Society combine to present this annual event that 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. Participants can gather at the Essex Town Hall at 4:00 pm.

Learn more about the Essex holiday boat parade.


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