Lexington Tree Lighting November 29th

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Lexington Christmas Tree Lighting 2012
Lexington will kick off its Holiday season on Friday, November 29th, in and around Triangle Park downtown.

The day will begin at 10:00 a.m. with ice skating on the Unified Trust Company Ice Rink.  The rink will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

A 90-minute ice skating session costs $10.

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The Holiday Artist’s Market will open in Triangle Park at 2:00 p.m. and continue until 7:00 p.m.  Local artists will sell their creations including jewelry, woodworks, original art and more.

Holiday LIVE!, a concert featuring local performing arts groups, will begin at 2:30 p.m. 

Performances will take place on a stage on Main Street across from Triangle Park.

The entertainment will lead up to the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. when Santa and Mayor Jim Gray will turn the key to illuminate the city’s official tree at Triangle Park and all over downtown.

Lexington’s Christmas Parade will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:30 p.m.

The parade will make its way down Main Street from Midland Avenue to Mill Street.

The Downtown Lexington Corporation is still looking for people interested in performing with the Community Band during the parade.

To sign-up or receive more information, email Laura Farnsworth at laura@downtownlex.com or call 859-425-2593.

For Parade entry and Holiday Market applications, click here.

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