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City of Lights 2014
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Saturday, November 29, 2014
in Downtown Lowell

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Ring in the holidays in downtown Lowell and join us for this year's City of Lights Parade and Holiday Celebration! Take the afternoon to stroll the city streets and enjoy live performances, holiday shopping, photos with Santa, AND the crowd favorite, our Annual Hot Chocolate Competition! The daytime fun leads to the nighttime extravaganza -- The City of Lights Parade and City Hall Lighting -- which marks the City's official start to the holiday season! 


Volunteer for City of Lights! 
CLICK HERE to sign up online. Make this year's event even more special and be a part of our Volunteer Team! All volunteers will receive a special gift as our thank you. Volunteers are needed for Photos with Santa, Parade Assistance, at Live Performance Venues, and assisting with the Hot Chocolate Competition.

Get in on the action -- be a City of Lights Sponsor!
Contact Deb Belanger at the Greater Merrimack Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau at or 978-459-6150, ext. 115.

Compete in the 6th Annual Hot Chocolate Competition!
to sign up online. For questions, contact Henri Marchand in Special Events at

Interested in Participating in the Parade? 
CLICK HERE to register online! Or, print out the 2014 City of Lights Registration Form and mail it to the Special Events Office.  You can also find the Guidelines for City of Lights Floats here.


 For more information, contact Henri Marchand in Special Events at


Our event schedule will continue to be updated-- please visit this page often! 



Street Closings and Parking
The street closings are as follows: Jackson Street to Central, from Central to Merrimack, Merrimack to Arcand and Arcand will be closed at 4 pm and will be closed until the end of the parade, usually 6~7.  Street parking is availble until 2pm.  Garage parking will be free from 6am-6pm.



  Special Thanks to our 2014 City of Lights Sponsors:
(as of 9/18/14)



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