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Trees in the Rigging Parade on Main Street in Downtown Essex

November 27, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Trees in the Rigging Parade on Main Street in Downtown Essex

The Trees in the Rigging Parade will be held on Sunday, November 27, 2022 starting at 4:30 pm on Main Street in Downtown Essex, Connecticut.

The holiday season kicks off in Essex with the annual TREES IN THE RIGGING Community Carol Sing and 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.

Make your own lantern! Find the instructions to create your own lantern by clicking here!

The stroll steps off at 4:30 pm at the Essex Town Hall on West Avenue and ends at the Connecticut River Museum with a parade of vessels dressed out in holiday lights and passing in review along the Connecticut River. The best viewing is from the lawn of the Connecticut River Museum at the foot of Main Street. 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 be open this evening for all to attend the 29th Annual  Holiday Train Show. We offer FREE admission during the Trees in the Rigging celebration.


November 27, 2022
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Downtown Essex
Main Street CT 06426 United States + Google Map