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Oct 29, 2011 1:29 PM

Zombies to Take Over Downtown Lexington

Zombies will be back in downtown Lexington this weekend, for the Thriller Parade and Halloween Extravaganza.

The Halloween celebration will get started at 7 p.m. Sunday, October 30, with a dance pre-show at CentrePointe featuring a Michael Jackson tribute by Danceformers. Other entertainment will include Kiddie Kapers, Artistry in Motion, Mecca, the March Madness Marching Band and Super Hoopers.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the annual performance of Jackson's groundbreaking video "Thriller," which will be held at 8:30 p.m. The undead will start at the Kentucky Theatre on East Main Street, proceed down Main Street to Mill Street, performing their Thriller routine numerous times along the way. They will be followed by a parade of additional Halloween fun.

An after-party will take place at the Fifth Third Pavilion at Cheapside Park with the crowning of a zombie king and queen and live music by the group Rebel Without a Cause.

Don't miss out on all the fun! In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, October 31.


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