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Annual Halloween and Thriller Parade steps off in downtown Lexington

Posted at 11:19 PM, Oct 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-28 05:33:53-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Close to 6:30, something evil was lurking in the dark. Under the moonlight, you saw a sight that almost stopped your heart.

That sight was the Halloween and Thriller Parade stepping off in downtown Lexington.

The annual event draws huge crowds of people each year.

On Sunday night everyone lined the streets as floats and characters made their way through the city.

“It was awesome it was our first time. We had a blast. It was really exciting, I didn't think there would that many people here, but there was so many people in the parade,” said Brenna George.

The night culminated with a full blown Thriller re-enactment including hundreds of zombies showing off their dance moves.

“It's volunteers that do the dance, so every year you've got more people so it's really fun to see, little kids do it,” said Melissa Caldwell.

"It was awesome. Michael Jackson was awesome, all of the costumes were super cool, there were scuba diver zombies," said George.

Parade attendees called it a thriller of a night that makes them proud to call Lexington home.

“Lexington is awesome it's something everybody needs to come see,” said George