Lewiston and Auburn will host the Twin Cities Holiday Celebrations on Saturday, Nov. 26, with collaboration from local artists of the Union of Maine Visual Artists LA Chapter.

The celebration is a two-part event. The Festival of Art and Lights is from noon to 4 p.m., and the Parade of Lights is at 6 p.m.

Local businesses have decorated their storefronts for a window decorating contest. Businesses will host artists and artisans. The Lamey-Wellehan building on Lisbon Street will have student work from Wicked Illustrations, Lewiston Middle School and Tree Street Youth.

Both public libraries will have activities.

The parade starts at Community Little Theater in Auburn and ends at Kennedy Park in Lewiston. Activities at the park include a tree and menorah lighting and music. There will be free photos with Santa Claus courtesy of Photo Finish, free dental bags from Center Street Dental, free mittens and gloves from the Auburn Business Association, free horse and wagon rides from Stillbrook Acres and free refreshments from Dunkin’ Donuts.

On the day of the event, Wicked Illustrations, LA Arts, The Studio and The Hive will serve as information areas, and will have maps for the festivities.

The event is free and open to the public.

FMI: www.lewistonmaine.gov.

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