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 begin in Town Square outside the National Pilgrim Memorial Meetinghouse and will be immediately followed by a Procession of Lights down Leyden Street. The event culminates on the Plymouth waterfront for main stage events, including performances by Northern Lights A Capella Chorus and Plymouth International Chorus.
There will be a reading of Governor William Bradford’s “One Small Candle” quote by one of his descendants, followed by a candle-lighting ceremony. The winners of both the Plymouth 400 “Who Illuminates Your Life?” Essay Contest and the One Small Candle Award will be announced. 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.
Illuminate Thanksgiving is presented by: Goldman Sachs Gives, NBC-10 Boston|Telemundo Boston |NECN, The Newfield House, Best Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Plymouth Industrial Development Corporation, Shields Design Studio, and Gatehouse Media.