Brian Neben Lexington Clipper-Herald
LEXINGTON – It was truly a festive atmosphere at the Celebration of Lights event, hosted by the City of Lexington at Kirkpatrick Memorial Park on Saturday December 18th.
Imagined by City of Lexington staff, the Trial of Lights is a first-time event, the entire Kirkpatrick Memorial Park circuit has been decorated with a variety of Christmas lights and has been open to the public since December 2.
The trail has been well received by the community, according to members of Lexington City Council.
On Saturday evening, a special “Celebration of Lights” event was held with several different community groups.
A live manger was provided by members of the First United Methodist Church, there were three horses and a goat, while the Matt family and Julie Neher took the place of the Biblical family.
Several members of the community strolled through the park and sang different Christmas carols, the music of which is illuminated by Christmas lights.
Popular among the children was Santa Claus, who greeted them at the gazebo in the middle of the park, two strings of red lights pointed the way to Saint Nick.
To warm up on the cold evening, Plum Creek Market Place provided hot chocolate, according to their social media; they distributed 300 cups to visitors.