Top Christmas Events


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Hillary Ocampo, Staff Reporter

The Christmas season is coming close, and there are always those who love going to events for the holiday, whether it be public, or a party with friends and family. These are some great events to check out around town to create fun memories with those you spend time with!


Downtown Lexington Ice Skating

Open now through mid-January, the Unified Trust Co. Ice Rink is located in Triangle Park, in downtown Lexington. It is open Monday-Friday from 4 pm-10 pm, Saturdays from 10 am-11 pm, and Sundays from 1:30 pm- 9 pm. Enjoy 90 minutes of skating for $12, which includes skate rentals. This is very fun for anyone who loves or would like to try ice skating! Next to the skating rink, stands Lexington’s official Christmas tree, which is great for pictures!


Holiday Market and Tree Lighting Ceremony

Previously taking place on November 24, also in Triangle Park, was the Holiday Market. This market offers a variety of treats such as arts and craft vendors, food, and an entertainment stage on Main Street. The official Christmas tree of Lexington and lights throughout downtown will be lit up as well.


Christmas Parade

On December 5, the Christmas parade comes to downtown Lexington.  The parade starts on Main and Midland at 7:00 pm! It will proceed to Main Street and Mill street, and it is completely free! This is a great time to get together with people and celebrate the holidays with several others!


Kentucky Horse Park: Southern Lights

From November 17th-December 31st, the Southern Lights is up at the Kentucky Horse Park! Open from 5:30 pm-10:00 pm. You can drive through the tour of three miles of lights throughout the park, enjoying the beautiful attraction. Otherwise, there is a Holiday Festival in the park’s interior. The festival includes holiday shopping, a restaurant, small rides, crafts, and something for everyone in the family.


Versailles Christmas Parade

The local Christmas Parade comes Saturday, December 2nd! It starts at 5:00 pm, on Main Street. Bring friends and family for fun events. There will be free horse carriage rides 2:00 pm-4:45 pm in front of Pretty and Pink. There are several other enjoyable activities!