There are so many things to love about the holiday season but one of the simple things that brings the most joy is towns covered in lights.

We go in masses to holiday light shows, drive through light decorations, and around the neighborhoods and cities that are known to sparkle this time of year.

In Camden, there’s a special light that has shown down on the coastal town for more than 50 years.

Mount Battie Holiday Star Shines Every Holiday Season

For the past 50 years, the Mt. Battie star has been lit from Thanksgiving Day to the New Year, as shared by the Penobscot Bay Pilot. It sits big and bright on the World War I Memorial Tower and is a traditional destination for Camden residents on New Year's Day every year.

A short hike up Mt. Battie in Camden Hills State Park will bring you to the tower and the holiday star, which is always lit at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and shines brightly throughout the holiday season.

The Maine Tourism Association recently posted on Facebook sharing the erection of the star for the 2022 season, sharing the holiday tradition with the community.

You can also see a video of the star in all of its glory with a short YouTube video if you’re unable to go see it in person.

There are so many joys this time of year, and this is one of the many simple pleasures and traditions that puts a smile on all our faces.

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