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Students in the Housatonic Valley Regional High School FFA program were also there, their float adorned with greenery from the Holiday Shop (open until Dec. 23). Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

Light up the night for the holidays

NORTH CANAAN — The holiday season rolled in fast, before many had finished  their leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 25. Snow on Friday, Nov. 26, gave the Northwest Corner a White Christmas feeling. The first candles were lit for Hanukkah on Sunday night, Nov. 28.

And the Canaan Fire Company’s Parade of Lights was held that same evening, with trucks of all shapes, sizes and vintages loaded up with holiday decorations and lights. The vehicles lined up in the Stop & Shop parking lot — so many of them that the parade stretched all the way from the start point behind the grocery store all the way around the perimeter of the parking area.

Canaan Fire Company Chief Brian Allyn happily said that he didn’t know how many trucks would show up to participate that evening, but it was clearly going to be quite a few, and definitely more than normal.

“The weather forecast said, ‘Snow, snow, snow,’ but it seems to have dissipated,” he said.

Trucks came from area Connecticut towns as well as from Dutchess County. This Saturday, Dec. 4, there is a holiday craft fair with Santa and a tree lighting at the Lakeville Hose Company firehouse in Salisbury; and the Kent Volunteer Fire Department Parade of Lights.

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