The annual lighting of the Pilgrim Monument will take place on Wednesday, November 21, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The lighting ceremony is traditionally held the night before Thanksgiving to commemorate the first landing of the Pilgrims in the New World in Provincetown Harbor in November of 1620. As a beacon of tolerance and hope for over 100 years, the Pilgrim Monument honors those throughout our world who do not enjoy the acceptance and peace we are thankful for.
Candy Collins-Boden, the Executive Director of the Provincetown Chamber of Commerce, who is retiring after 44 years at the Chamber, will officially “flip the switch.”
The lights, which include 3,100 ‘landing lights’ in 19 strands draped from top to bottom of the historic 252-foot structure, will shine every night through January 6, 2019. These lights represent the five weeks that the Pilgrims spent in Provincetown Harbor on board the Mayflower before sailing to Plymouth.