Lexington will usher in the holiday season with a return of last year's Winter Festival and Holiday Art & Craft Market. Triangle Park will be the site for art and craft vendors, holiday entertainment and the official tree lighting. Activities 2-8 p.m.
The 2010 Lexington Christmas Parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. at East Main Street and Midland Avenue and end at Triangle Park, where Santa will help Mayor Jim Newberry switch on holiday lights all around downtown.
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What's open and closed
Here's a list of Lexington services that might be affected by the Thanksgiving holiday weekend:
Government: All city offices closed Friday.
Courts: Federal, circuit and district courts closed Friday.
Libraries: Regular hours Friday.
Health department: Closed Friday.
■ Lexington city: First-ever "Gobble Grease Toss," in which residents may recycle used cooking oil, will be 8 a.m -noon Friday and Saturday at 360 Thompson Road.
■ M&M Sanitation: Residents with Thursday pickup will get service on Friday; regular Friday pickup moved to Saturday.