Lexington’s Christmas tree lighting Friday night

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington kicks off the holiday season with the official city Christmas tree lighting in Triangle Park in downtown on Friday, November 27, 2015. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and Santa will officially light the tree at 6:30 p.m.

Earlier in the day, beginning at 2:30 p.m., there will be a holiday market and live music in Triangle Park, leading up to the tree lighting.

Crews from the Division of Parks & Recreation have been busy decorating the city for the holidays. Crews put up four Christmas trees: Triangle Park, Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden, on Quality Street in front of the Kentucky Utilities building, and along Richmond Road.

A total of 98 light poles have been wrapped in ribbon and garland and street lights have been decorated with approximately 155,000 LED lights. Friday’s holiday kickoff is called ‘Luminate Lexington,’ which is presented by the Downtown Lexington Corp. and Kentucky Utilities.

Mark your calendar for these other holiday events in Lexington:

-Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden Tree Lighting on November 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the park at the corner of Third Street and Midland Avenue.

-Christmas Parade on December 1 at 7:00 p.m. on Main Street (between Midland Avenue and Mill Street).

-8th Annual Southland Drive Tree Lighting on December 4 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Fire Station #12 at 399 Southland Drive.

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