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Taunton Lighting of the Green brings fireworks, Christmas lights, Santa and entertainment



Courtesy City of Taunton

Be prepared for lights, Santa, and entertainment at the Taunton Green and beyond coming up this weekend.

After the Lights are turned on, Santa arrives via fire truck and the fireworks go off at 5pm, the Main Stage will feature a riveting fire show by Sasha the Fire Gypsy, followed by a musical performance by Taunton’s own Shane Morph Jones and company, then, by popular demand The Great Escape (Journey Tribute Band) will be performing! Looking forward to the big night!

The Lights On Festival 2018 takes place on December 1st from 3:00 – 8:00 PM

Visitor parking will be available at Downtown Taunton’s Court Street, Pleasant Street, and Trescott Street municipal lots.

GATRA will be offering a free shuttle service to and from the parking lot at Coyle Cassidy High School (2 Hamilton Street, Taunton) from 3:30 to 8:30 PM. The Bus will drop riders off at Bristol County Savings Bank on Broadway.

Admission buttons are $5 for adults and FREE for children 12 and under. Buttons are available at many indoor sites the night of the event.

The schedule is as follows:

SITE 1 – Taunton Green
3-8 PM: Lighting of the Green Holiday Display
sponsored by B&D Construction, The Lopes Companies

SITE 2 – Main Stage
4:30-5 PM: Mayor Tom Hoye
5:00 PM: Fireworks, Santa’s Arrival & Lights On!
5:20 PM: Fire Show
5:45-6:15 PM: Musical performance by Shane Jones and Company
6:30-8 PM: The Great Escape (Journey Tribute Band)
Sponsored by: Bristol County Savings Bank

SITE 3 – Post Office Square
3-8 PM: Fun Bus
​Sponsored by Triumph Inc.

SITE 4 – Tallman Insurance
(12 Court Street)
3-8 Train Ride
Sponsored by Tallman Insurance

SITE 5 – The Enchanted Forest
(18 Cohannett St.)
5:30-7:30 PM: Free Make a Wish Candle Craft
(for children ages 8 and older)

​SITE 6 – Mann Professional Building
(10 Cohannet St.)
3-4:30 PM: Ornament Workshop
Sponsored by Woodbooger Demolition Derby

SITE 7 – Winthrop Street Baptist Church
(39 Winthrop Street)
3-8 PM: Free Christmas Kids Fair with carnival games, trackless train ride, face painting, and family photos. First 200 families to visit will receive a free Christmas ornament

Site 8 – Boys and Girls Club
(19 Court Street)
5:15 PM: Dan Grady Marionettes
Sponsored by The Lopes Companies

SITE 9 – District Center for the Arts
(15 Court Street)
6:30-7:30 PM: Taunton High Jazz Band
7-10 PM: (In Lounge) Frank Dennull and Wendy of the Beings
Sponsored by Bristol Wealth Group

SITE 10- Taunton Public Library
​(12 Pleasant Street)
11-12:00 PM: Morton Hospital Teddy Bear Clinic and Triumph Head Start Story Time
12-1:00 PM: Cookie Decorating
2-3:00 PM: Creature Teachers Performance
​sponsored by The Friends of the Taunton Public Library

SITE 11 – The BarberZone
(14 Broadway)
3-4:30 PM: Facepainting

SITE 12 – Pilgrim Church
(45 Broadway)
5:30 PM: Coyle and Cassidy Chorus
6:30 PM: Taunton High Chorus
Sponsored by First Citizens Bank

SITE 13- Bristol County Savings Bank
(35 Broadway)
5-8 PM: Visit with Santa
Each child will receive a Gingerbread person Cookie donated by Arts Bakery
Sponsored by Bristol County Savings Bank

SITE 14 – Jones Block (BCSB)
(29 Broadway)
​5-8 PM: All Hands Drumming
Sponsored by Bristol County Savings Bank

SITE 15 – Costa Insurance
(10 Taunton Green)
3-8PM: Face painting
Sponsored by Taunton Girls Softball League

SITE 16 – DeVito’s Pizzeria
(4 Taunton Green)
5-7:30 PM: Visit and Pictures with Bon Bon L.O.L. Doll
Sponsored by Trucchi’s

SITE 17- Rob Roy Academy
(1 School Street)
3-4:30 PM: Slime Making Station with Staples
6-8 PM: Vist and photos with Miss Bristol County Alexis Ferreira, Miss Bristol County Teen Meghan Kalbaugh, and Miss Tri County Outstanding Teen Maeve Hess
5-8 PM: Hair Chalking $2
Sponsored by Brownstone Realty Group, LLC

SITE 18 – Homes for Our Troops
(6 Main Street)
5:15 PM: Lowe’s Craft Station

SITE 19 – Church for All Nations
( 24 Main Street)
6:00 & 7PM: Mad Science Show
Sponsored by ServPro

​SITE 20 – Shuhari Dojo
(30 Main Street)
3-8 PM: Board Breaking Bonanza

SITE 21 – Baron Lofts Plaza
(Corner of Main and Trescott Street)
3-3:30 PM: Performance by Dighton Rehoboth
Challenger Cheer Team
6 pm and 7 pm – performance by Kilted Colin
Sponsored by Commonwealth Alternative Care

SITE 22- Trescott Street Gallery
(8 Trescott Street)
​3-8 PM: Young Artists of Taunton
Art Exhibit featuring the works of students of Taunton Middle Schools, Taunton High School, and Taunton Alternative School

​SITE 23 – Liberty & Union Alehouse
(18 Trescott Street)
3-8PM: Free Popcorn and Goodie Bags
(Goodie bags available to ages 8 and under)

SITE 24- Studio 27 Flowers
(3 Trescott Street)
5:30 – 7:30 PM: Balloon Twister
Sponsored by Morton Hospital

SITE 25- Main Street
5:30 – 7:30 PM: Stilt Walker
Sponsored by Bridgewater Savings Bank

​​SITE 26- Tux Towne
(40 Main Street)
​5-8 PM: Photo Booth
Sponsored by Tech Mechanical Systems, Inc.

SITE 27 – Hometown Furnishings
(52 Main Street)
5-8 PM: Storytime and Hot Chocolate with Mrs.Claus and the Elves
Sponsored by General Federation of Womens Club

SITE 28 – Cooperative Productions
(60 Main Street)
3-8 PM: Visit the Holiday Festival of Trees

SITE 29- Taunton Federal Credit Union
(14 Church Green)
3-8 PM: Hayrides with Sidehill Farms
sponsored by Taunton Federal Credit Union

SITE 30- First Parish Church
(76 Church Green)
4-8 PM: Visit the Forest of Light Holiday Display
7-8 PM: Coffeehouse Performance by First Parish Church

SITE 31- Old Colony History Museum
(76 Church Green)
3-8 PM: Reptile Exhibit by New England Reptile Show
Sponsored by Taunton Development Corp.

SITE 32- Marion Manor
(33 Summer Street)
6-8 PM: Performance by Mike Higgins
Sponsored by Martignetti

SITE 33- City Hall
(15 Summer Street)
3-8 PM: Train ride with Taunton Area Vietnam Veterans
​Sponsored by Quality Beverage

SITE 34- Brighter Daze Hair Salon
(65 Main Street)
3-4:30 PM: Letters to Santa

​SITE 35- Main Street
​5-8 PM: Roving Christmas Carolers
Sponsored by GATRA

SITE 36- Real Art Studio
(31 Main Street)
3-4:30 PM Performance by the Yo-Yo Man
7-8 PM Live Music featuring Shane Jones and Company
Sponsored by BankFive

SITE 37- Eastern Music
(45 Main Street)
5:30-7:30 PM: Performance by The Unlikely Strummers

SITE 38- Brian’s Sporting Goods
(45 Main Street)
5:30 -8PM: Visit and autographs with Miss Taunton Lyndsey Littlefield

SITE 39- Applause Academy
(21 Main Street)
Performances of Lights on Christmas Movies Spectacular
Show Times: 5:30, 6:30, 7:30

SITE 40- Taunton Antiques Center
(19 Main Street)
6 PM-7 PM: The Laura James Show
Sponsored by State Representative Pat Haddad

SITE 41- Silver City Gifts
(13 Main Street)
5-8pm: Magician Steve Charette
Sponsored by The Arbors

SITE 42 – Blue River Aquatics
(3 Main Street)
5:30-8PM: Facepainting
Sponsored by TMLP

Site 43- Open Doors Yoga
(1 Main Street 2nd Floor)
3-8 PM: Boy Scouts Lego Derby

SITE 44 – Solutions for the Soul
(1 Main Street 2nd floor)
3:30-4:30 and 5:30-8 PM: Angel card readings, Free gift bag of healing crystals (while supplies last) and children’s coloring station

Site 45 – Seeley Lot
​(Corner of Weir Street and Taunton Green)
4-8 PM: Smore’s Station (while supplies last)
Sponsored by: Park and Recreation Dept.

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