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Illuminate Thanksgiving 2019

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST


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Part of America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration

This important annual event focuses on young people and their ability to be that “one small candle” making a difference in the lives of many. Taking place on the same day as the annual America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Parade, the program will kick off in Plymouth Town Square with a program inside the National Pilgrim Memorial Meetinghouse presented by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. Then we’ll move outside for a Lighted Procession down Leyden Street to the Plymouth Waterfront. The event will culminate with an inspirational main stage program, just footsteps from Plymouth Rock.

This FREE Plymouth 400 event is all about youth and celebrates positivity, inclusivity, and the act of giving thanks and giving back to the community!

What will happen:

Festive Procession of lights from Town Square to Plymouth Waterfront featuring hundreds of lanterns made and carried by Plymouth Public School students, lighted drum line, and the Pilgrims Progress.

Waterfront stage performances including student vocal groups, dance, and inspirational speakers.

“One Small Candle” Award Ceremony. The award honors an individual or organization that, through their actions, has touched the lives of many. This year scholarships will be awarded through the Green Cup Golf Tournament at the Pinehills.

“Who Illuminates Your Life” Essay Contest presentation

Thanks to our sponsors:

Illuminate Thanksgiving is presented by Goldman Sachs Gives.

Lead Media Sponsor: NBC-10 Boston|Telemundo Boston |NECN

Media Partners: PACTV, 95.9 WATD, Gatehouse Media New England

With support from The Newfield House, Yankee Candle Village, Green Cup Tournament, Best Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram


Saturday, November 23, 2019
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST
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Mayflower Meetinghouse
19 Town Square
Plymouth, MA 02360 United States
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