The Holiday Dazzle Light Parade committee has named Day Kimball Healthcare as this year‘s parade Grand Marshal. According to parade chairman Gary Osbrey, “The committee is proud to honor Day Kimball Healthcare as they celebrate 125 years of caring for our community“. The 18th annual parade is set to roll on Sunday, December 1st at 5 p.m. in downtown Putnam. This year, the Grove Street Staging Area will be reconfigured with parade floats lining one side of Grove Street instead of both sides. The change has been made to reduce congestion problems on Grove Street before the parade begins. Floats will line up on one side of Grove Street from the Grove Street Monument to Killingly Avenue, and will continue down Killingly Avenue. Once again this year, the parade committee will present a “litter free parade“. Before the parade begins, an army of volunteers from High Pointe Church in Thompson will hand out trash bags donated by The Last Green Valley. At the conclusion of the parade, volunteers will walk the parade route picking up trash bags from the crowd and depositing the bags into a town of Putnam Public Works truck. Spectators should use exits 45 and 47 off 1–395. Set your GPS to 190 Kennedy Drive in Putnam, CT. Parade floats ONLY should use exit 45 (Grove Street). The 18th annual Holiday Dazzle Light Parade will step off at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 1st at the Grove Street monument and will follow Grove Street merging right onto South Main Street, left on Front Street (through the center of downtown Putnam), right onto Kennedy Drive (at Cargill Falls). The parade will travel past Rotary Park and Riverfront Commons on Kennedy Drive, taking a right onto Providence Street, and it will end at the Owen Tarr Sports Complex at the corner of Providence and School streets. Rain date is Sunday, December 8th. Entry forms are available at WINY Radio, the Putnam Town Hall and online here.