The streets of Harwich will be lit up once again on 24 November as Illuminate 2017 festival takes place, aimed at promoting the town's strong links with the Mayflower ship.
Schools are being asked to take part by making lanterns and then taking part in the procession and performance.
People will gather at H'apenny Pier at 6.30pm with a replica of the Mayflower ship on display and members of the Dovercourt Theatre Group in costume.
There will be a torchlight procession led by folk musicians along Kings Head Street to St Nicholas' Church where a special themed service will be conducted by the Rev Canon Margaret Shaw.
Lanterns will be hung in the church; the Illuminate poem will be read and there will be various musical performances as well as readings, hymns and psalms.
The festival is all part of the lead up to 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage to America set to be celebrated in 2020.
The Mayflower was a ship of Harwich and was skippered by Christopher Jones, a local man twice married in St Nicholas' Church.
Harwich was the starting point for the celebrated journey which took the Pilgrim Fathers to America.