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It’s not officially Christmas season until the lighting of Fountain Square. Stay tuned for more information about the 2020 Downtown Lights Up and City Hall Christmas Drive By. Make sure you come downtown for lights, your free keepsake Christmas ornaments, Annual Report and Calendar, Santa wave parade and more.
The Downtown Redevelopment Authority and the city of Bowling Green are working together to keep the Lights Up holiday tradition alive during the pandemic.
Welcome Santa as he rides his sleigh through Downtown Bowling Green Friday evening December 4th in preparation for the big night. Beginning at 6PM, Santa's Sleigh Ride will travel up College St from E 7th turning left onto E 13th, left down State circling Fountain Square, continuing down State past Circus Square, left on E 6th crossing College ending at the SoKY Marketplace for more fun and drive-thru festivities.
Families are encouraged to park along Santa's route to share in the holiday spirit and listen to North Pole Radio (106.3 FM) for a special holiday program during Santa's Ride.
Although the normal Lights Up gathering in Fountain Square will not happen this year you are encouraged to drive by and enjoy the lights at both Fountain Square and Circus Square after Santa's Sleigh Ride.
Remember, masks and social distancing are required outside of vehicles in all public places.
After you've seen the lights and Santa, drive by City Hall on your way out of downtown to meet with city staff and elected officials. Two tents will be set up on either side of College Street and pre-made goodie bags will be passed out to visitors in their vehicles. These bags will include our holiday keepsake ornament, an "I heart BG" mask, a 2021 Annual Report and Calendar, candy canes and more.
For more information, call 270-792-1679 or visit the website above.