AUBURN — It isn’t looking a lot like Christmas this weekend, but the Twin Cities Holiday Celebration is still a go.

At least, most of it.

Organizers of the Saturday event are monitoring the weather and hoping for the best. Rain is a possibility Saturday.

Jasmine McLoughlin, programs and events coordinator for the city of Auburn, said on Friday that the celebration is expected to go on as planned, although a final decision on the parade will be made Saturday afternoon.

McLoughlin said the event web page at auburnmaine.gov will be updated if there are cancellations or changes. 

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, which includes the parade, begins at 6 p.m.

Local businesses in both cities 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 artwork from Wicked Illustrations, Lewiston Middle School and Tree Street Youth.

Both public libraries will have activities.

The parade starts at Community Little Theatre 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, L/A 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.


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