Nothing makes the season more festive than pretty lights. Sparkling everywhere we look in trees, on street lights, and along the front gutters of homes all over Maine.  Of course with Portland being a seaside community, the boats are decorated with colorful light sculptures this time of year too. If you haven't seen the Parade of Lights in Portland Harbor before, you can bring the family down to the Maine State Pier (or anywhere along the shore in Portland and South Portland) and check it out this weekend. It happens on Saturday, the 17th at 4:30. It'll be plenty dark by then and the beautiful electric display of holiday flotillas will dazzle our eyes, reflecting in Casco Bay.