Adjusting to pandemic, downtown to have virtual holiday lighting event and more safe shopping options | LJW

By Rochelle Valverde on November 18, 2020

The annual holiday lighting ceremony and Santa rescue will not occur, but Downtown Lawrence is partnering with the Lawrence Arts Center to provide a virtual version of the event that includes Santa, even though he will not require rescuing this year. The more than 30-year tradition typically brings thousands of people to downtown Lawrence. Instead, Zogry said the Arts Center will be producing an approximately 15-minute video that will include drone footage of the downtown holiday lights, musical performances and an appearance by Santa, who will be the one to flip the switch this year.

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