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Celebration of Lights Parade, Fireworks and Movie “The Sandlot”

December 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm


The City of Poughkeepsie, in conjunction with the Bardavon, and many others will present the 26th annual Celebration of Lights Parade and Fireworks .

The parade will commence at 6:30pm on Main Street and Garden Street and proceed to the evening’s first Christmas tree lighting on Main, near Market Street. The Celebration of Lights Parade is led by Mayor Rob Rolison and members of the Common Council and will be joined by the Amerscott Highland Pipers, Red Wing Black Bird Theater, Poughkeepsie High School Jazz Ensemble, Spackenkill High School Marching Band, Brasskill marching band, McClearns Majoretts  Dutchess Jeep & Dodge with Mid-Hudson Rowing Association, Vassar Warner Home float, Red Knights Motorcycle Club, Roaring Thunder Car Club, Arlington Auto and Tire. Also joining in the parade will be performances by Arm of the Sea Theatre, Vanaver Caravan and the Nego Gato African Drumming & Dance with 200 children from Warring, Morse, Clinton and Kreiger elementary schools. Finally Santa Claus will arrive on a City of Poughkeepsie Fire Engine.

The parade will proceed down Main Street to Clover Street where the parade will conclude at Dongan Square Park for the second Christmas tree lighting. Then at 7:15, Poughkeepsie River District Business Association and Legion Fireworks will present the area’s only winter fireworks display. 

Following the parade and fireworks, the Bardavon will present a screening of the family film classic Sandlot (1993) at 8pm. The film is preceded at 7:30pm with a concert on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. seats $6.


December 6, 2019
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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City of Poughkeepsie – Parade Start
Main Street and Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 United States
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Bardavon 1869 Opera House
(845) 473-2072