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UK students working with Downtown Lexington Partnership to produce annual Christmas Parade

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 8, 2023) — Integrated strategic communication students in a University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information event planning class are working with Downtown Lexington Partnership (DLP) to assemble and promote this year's annual Christmas Parade.

The event will take place 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023. UK students and DLP say they are extremely excited to be working with one another again to create a fun, inclusive and festive parade.

Laura Farnsworth, director of development and events, explained her thoughts on DLP’s partnership with UK students.

“Downtown Lexington Partnership is excited to once again partner with the University of Kentucky students from the ISC event planning class to produce an exciting, family-friendly event in downtown,” said Farnsworth. “We encourage all interested businesses, clubs and nonprofit organizations to register for the parade downtown and bring Christmas joy to thousands of guests on a crisp, December morning.”       

The parade will be packed with many recognizable businesses, organizations, bands, floats and more. There will be festive activities for people of all ages before, during and after the parade, so attendees can expect a busy day of fun activities and even a special visit from everyone’s favorite jolly man.

The application for the Lexington Christmas Parade is now open and can be found at

For more information about the parade please reach out to Laura Farnsworth at

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