LEXINGTON, Ky. — It is a little less than two weeks away from Halloween and Lexington is offering a series of events to allow kids of all ages to have some holiday fun.
Mayor Linda Gorton announced along with the return of the Thriller and Halloween parade there will be new events for your ghosts and goblins.
“Lexington is known for its amazing fall events,” said Mayor Linda Gorton in a news release. “Thriller and the Halloween parade are back, and we’re also offering a variety of other events for Lexingtonians to enjoy. From the second annual Jack-o'-lantern Trail to an expanded Freaky Friday Flicks to the addition of a new Dia de los Muertos event, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!”
Families will be able to enjoy Thriller and the Halloween parade on Sunday, Oct. 24 in downtown Lexington. The Jack-o'-lantern Trail started last year and returns to McConnell Springs, Oct. 27-30. Families are encouraged to "pledge their pumpkin" for the trail and drop off carved pumpkins Oct. 23-26. Something new this year and we transition to Nov. will be the celebration of Dia de los Muertos on Nov. 1 at Valley Park.
Here is a list of events Lexington is planning for the season:
- Freaky Friday Flicks (Nightmare Before Christmas) — Oct. 22, Masterson Station Park
- Halloween Printmaking Workshop — Oct. 23, Artworks at the Carver School
- Jack-o'-lantern Trail Pumpkin Drop-Off — Oct. 23-26, McConnell Springs Park
- Thriller & Halloween Parade and Festival — Oct. 24, Downtown
- Jack-o'-lantern Trail — Oct. 27-30, McConnell Springs Park
- Trick-or-Treat — 6 — 8 p.m., Oct. 31,
- Dia de los Muertos — Nov. 1, Valley Park
- Freaky Friday Flicks (rescheduled showing of Gremlins) — Nov. 5, Moondance Amphitheater
- To view a full event schedule and find out more information about upcoming events, you can visit the city's calendar.