Waterville Creates is teaming up with the Maine Film Center, the Waterville Public Library, the Colby College Museum of Art, the Children’s Discovery Museum, and downtown businesses to bring back this afternoon of family-friendly holiday activities in Waterville for the fourth annual event. All activities and events are free and open to the public.
Joy to the Ville Schedule of Events:
1:00 p.m. – Free screening of “Scrooged” at Railroad Square Cinema, offered by the Maine Film Center (Running time: 101 minutes; PG-13).
2:00 p.m. – Free Green Screen Holiday-themed photos in Castonguay Square (weather permitting), hosted by Waterville Creates.
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Free Needle-felted snowflake kits for teens and adults available at Madlyn’s Consignment Shop, offered by the Waterville Public Library, while supplies last.
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Free Create-It Kits with a pine tree art project inspired by the painting “Blue Pines” by David Driskell, available at Day’s Jewelers and Selah Tea Café, offered by the Colby College Museum of Art, while supplies last.
3:00 p..m. – Holiday-themed story time at the Children’s Book Cellar, offered by the Waterville Public Library. Free children’s winter gift bags and coloring book, penguin toy, a WPL button, and a winter bookmark, while supplies last.
4:00 p.m. – Luminary lighting on Main Street, coordinated by Waterville Creates.
4:30 p.m. – Luminary lighting in Castonguay Square, coordinated by Waterville Creates.
5:00 p.m. – Santa comes to Waterville, coordinated by The Children’s Discovery Museum. Pulled by the magnificent horses from S & S Carriage Rides, Santa and Mrs. Claus will travel down Main Street on their way to Castonguay Square, where they will light the Christmas tree and kick off the holiday season. Then they will continue across the bridge to Winslow Town Offices to light the gazebo.
The program is presented by sponsors Maine General Health and the City of Waterville.