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Drive-thru light show to replace Winchester’s holiday parade

28 October 2020 Covid19 Winchester News

The City of Winchester announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony, typically held in Old Town Winchester, has been canceled.

However, a light show will be held in Jim Barnett Park for the community to experience from the safety of their vehicles.

“We are saddened by the fact that the parade, a popular tradition in our community, had to be canceled, but our holiday cheer is alive and well,” said City Manager Dan Hoffman in a news release. “We are excited to offer a new and safe holiday activity which we hope residents and visitors will find enjoyable during these uncertain and extraordinary times.”

The Lights in the Park show will be available to drive through from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m., seven days a week, Nov. 23 through Dec. 20. The show is free and will feature light designs, characters and holiday decorations. 

The lights and holiday scenes will be installed around the road that meanders through Jim Barnett Park from the amphitheater (Oak Drive), past the dog park and ends near the Winchester Recreation Center (War Memorial Drive).

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