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Joy to the Ville

November 27, 2021, 1:00 PM5:00 PM


For the fourth year, Joy to the Ville returns to Waterville on Saturday, November 27, from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Waterville Creates, together with the Maine Film Center, Waterville Public Library, Colby College Museum of Art, Children’s Discovery Museum, and downtown businesses, worked to bring back this afternoon of free family-friendly holiday activities in Waterville.

Below is the schedule events for Joy to the Ville 2021:

  • 1:00 p.m. – A free showing of the film Scrooged at Railroad Square Cinema, offered by the Maine Film Center.
  • 2:00 p.m. – Free Holiday Green Screen Photos in Castonguay Square (weather permitting), offered by Waterville Creates.
  • 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Free needle-felted snowflake kits for teens and adults available at Madlyn’s, 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 with a coloring book, penguin toy, button, and bookmark will be available 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.

Waterville Creates thanks MaineGeneral Health and the City of Waterville for their sponsorship of Joy to the Ville. More information about Joy to the Ville can be found at watervillecreates.org/shows/joy-to-the-ville/.


November 27, 2021
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM


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