UPDATE: Lexington’s Christmas Parade spreads holiday cheer

Saturday, the parade was held in Downtown Lexington at 11 A.M.

UPDATED STORY POSTED DECEMBER 4, 2021 AT 7:30 P.M.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The streets of Downtown Lexington were full of Christmas cheer.

Saturday, the annual Downtown Lexington Christmas Parade was held, featuring area marching bands, dance groups, performers, parade floats, and area organizations.

Santa Claus also made an appearance, and the parade is all in an effort to get the community into the holiday spirit.

“Well it’s Christmas time, we want to see Santa, we want to see the parade, we want to see this great weather just make for a great day…we can hang out and we can be people and can participate in our great community around here,” said Tommy Covey, who attended with his son, Titus Covey.

According to Kelly Janes, who stopped by the parade after attending her company’s Christmas party with her two children and husband, the parade was a way to get into the holiday spirit, but also to feel a sense of normalcy amidst the ongoing pandemic.

“We usually come out to the parade, we just didn’t get to last year. But this year, we get to be out in life again. It’s really fun to to be back out to do stuff. They [my children] got their second shot yesterday, actually. And it’s so nice to get our lives back, we’re really excited about that,” said Janes.

According Lafayette freshman Haylie Hall, this is her first year coming to the Downtown Lexington Christmas Parade.

“I’m excited to see Lafayette’s marching band…good luck out there, guys. Play good,” said Hall.

ABC 36’s own Erica Bivens and Tom Kenny were among those in the parade.

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED NOVEMBER 16, 2021 AT 11:08 A.M.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Downtown Lexington Christmas Parade rolls in early December. According to Downtown Lexington Partnership, the city has partnered with an event planning class from the University of Kentucky’s Department of Integrated Strategic Communication to make this years parade “one to remember”.

The parade is set to roll on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. in downtown Lexington on Main Street from Midland Avenue to Mill Street. The community is invited to enjoy marching bands, performers, parade floats and Santa.

Anyone interested in taking part in this year’s parade can download an application HERE. All entries must be completed by Wednesday, Dec. 1.

According to Downtown Lexington Partnership, the parade draws in around 3,500 people.

 

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