The City of Poughkeepsie presents the 24th annual Celebration of Lights Parade and fireworks this Friday evening. 

Each year, thousands of people attend this family-friendly event voted by Dutchess County Tourism as the “Best Event of the Holiday Season”.

On Friday, the line-up for the parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. and commence at 6:30 p.m. from the Crannell Street Parking Lot on Catharine Street and proceed down Main Street to the evening’s first Christmas tree lighting at Mural Square.

The parade will end at Dongan Square Park, where a second tree lighting will take place with several short performances.

The festivities will conclude with the only winter fireworks being displayed along the Poughkeepsie waterfront.

Following the parade and fireworks at 8:00 p.m. there will be screening of 'The Princess Bride' at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House for $6 per person.