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36th Annual 'Christmas in the Park' Set to Begin in Henderson on Friday

The 36th annual Christmas in the Park celebration is set to begin in Henderson, Kentucky on Friday.

Posted: Nov 29, 2021 2:13 PM
Updated: Nov 30, 2021 2:18 PM

A Christmas tradition is returning to downtown Henderson, Kentucky beginning on Friday.

The 36th annual "Christmas in the Park" celebration will kick off in Henderson's Central Park at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, with a tree lighting ceremony.

Friday's festivities will include the lighting of the 67-foot Christmas tree by decree of Henderson Mayor Steve Austin, plus Christmas music by the Henderson County High School Band and Henderson County High School Choir starting around 5:30 p.m.

According to city officials, more than 15,000 holiday lights will be included in the Christmas in the Park display, along with more than 30 displays.

There will also be a mailbox for kids to send letters to Santa Claus. Anyone who drops off a letter before Dec. 15 and includes a return address will receive a reply.

After Friday, the Christmas time display in Central Park will be in place throughout the month of December.

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