The annual lighting of the Pilgrim Monument will take place on Wednesday, November 22 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The lighting ceremony is traditionally held the night before Thanksgiving, to commemorate the first landfall of the Pilgrims to the New World in Provincetown Harbor in November of 1620. This year, Pilgrim Monument will illuminate the Monument for everyone who needs a little light and love. As a beacon of tolerance and hope for over 100 years, we honor those throughout our world who do not enjoy the acceptance and peace we are thankful for.
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, 2018. These lights represent the five weeks that the Pilgrims spent in Provincetown Harbor on board the Mayflower before sailing to Plymouth.
If you are interested in supporting the traditional lighting of the Pilgrim Monument visit https://www.pilgrim-monument.org/annual-lighting/. The list of sponsors and their dedications will be displayed in the Provincetown Museum in-season and on our website throughout the year.
This event is free and open to the public. There will be musical entertainment by Gerald Goode on the piano as well cookies and cider. The switch will be flipped at 6:00pm.