BANGOR — The Rotary Club of Bangor is replacing its annual downtown Festival of Lights parade with a reverse parade and is inviting everyone to participate.
Club members are taking the parade on the road, asking participants to create holiday light displays at their locations that the public can view from the comfort of their vehicles.
The favorites are up for awards and one will get a cash prize.
“Right now we have 46 individuals, businesses, nonprofits and municipalities signed up. That would make for a really interesting night for your family to load up in your car and drive around, right? That’s a fair amount of places to go see,” said Roland Narofsky, the Rotary Club’s parade director.
He said that number is expected to increase.
Rotary club members also will decorate the downtown Bangor holiday tree in West Market Square.
The lighting of the tree is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, and officially kicks off the community-wide Festival of Lights competition. The competition ends Jan. 2.