Click below to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to Penny Grosso, executive director for the Lexington area Chamber of Commerce.
Penny Grosso

The Christmas season is upon us and that means the Lexington Festival of Lights is returning for its 15th consecutive year on Friday, December 5th.  Grosso said the highlight of the event is the light-up parade. “People decorate floats, vehicles, motorcycles, they decorate themselves, and it just lights up the downtown area,” Grosso says of the parade. “We usually have about 30 to 35 floats or entries in the parade.”

Grosso also says there will be a variety of activities for kids. “We have a snowball drop where we drop ping pong balls from the sky, and the kids collect them and turn them in for prizes. Santa will be in his cottage visiting with the children and we light the mayors Christmas tree at 6:45.  There will be music, hot chocolate and activities going on downtown and the lighted parade starts at 7:00.”

The parade will be a judged event with monetary prizes ranging from $50 to $100.  The City of Lexington will also premiere their refurbished wreaths.  Several volunteers took part in the pulling apart and the putting together of these nearly 20 year old wreaths.