Holiday festivities set to begin in Downtown Lexington – how to attend the festival, parade

Lexington, Ky.–Lexingtonians young and old will have some excellent chances to spread and receive Holiday cheer next week, starting with a Sunday-after-Thanksgiving Holiday Lighting Festival in Triangle Park and concluding with a Parade the following Saturday. The events are presented by Kentucky Utilities with the Downtown Lexington Partnership.

Holiday Lighting Festival

Triangle Park
400 West Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507
Phone:(859) 335-8640
Presented By: Downtown Lexington Partnership
Date: November 27, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Price: FREE

Head to Triangle Park on November 27, and join us for our annual Holiday Lighting Festival presented by Baird! Lexington’s Christmas Tree will be lit with beautiful bright lights, and Lexington’s Hanukkah Menorah will shine ahead of the festival. Plus, community choirs will sing festive songs which are sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit!

Lexington’s Jewish community is excited to participate in this year’s Holiday Lighting Festival! A community choir performing Hanukkah songs will take to the stage as Lexington’s menorah, shining ahead of the Festival of Lights, adds to the holiday glow in downtown Lexington. Join the Jewish community to learn how they will celebrate this year’s festival while also taking part in a national effort to Shine A Light on antisemitism. Visit to learn more.

Schedule of events:
1p-9p: The Rink at Triangle Park will be open
3p: – Live music from DJ Stitz and vendors, including Senor Chimi at Triangle Park Cafe
5:30p – Hanukah songs and Menorah presentation with Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass
6p – Santa comes to Triangle Park to light the tree, followed by Christmas carols with The Lexington Singers

While you’re at the Holiday Lighting Festival, you can also enjoy the unique experience of ice skating in the heart of #downtownlex at the Rink at Triangle Park!

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Downtown Lexington Christmas Parade

100 E Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507
Presented By: Downtown Lexington Partnership
Date: December 3, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM
Price: FREE

Santa Claus is coming to (down)town! The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited!

We hope you’ll join us on December 3rd at 11am for the Downtown Lexington Christmas Parade! The parade will feature a variety of organizations, bands, floats, and of course, Santa himself! More information coming soon!

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The Rink at Triangle Park

November 5, 2022 – January 18, 2023

Triangle Park is transformed into a winter wonderland in Downtown Lexington! Perfect for a family outing or date night.

$17 for 60 minutes on the ice, and includes skate rental. (The Rink is cashless)


Monday – Thursday: 4pm -9pm

Friday: 4pm – 10pm

Saturday: 10am – 11pm

Sunday: 1pm – 9pm

Hours When Fayette County Schools Are Out:

Monday – Thursday: 10am – 10pm

Friday – Saturday: 10am – 11pm

Sunday: 1pm – 9pm

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