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Communities holding reverse Christmas parades

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Posted at 10:23 PM, Dec 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 09:23:52-05

PARIS, Ky. (LEX 18) — Communities still wanting to bring Christmas spirit to downtown areas are doing things differently this year.

In Bourbon County on Saturday night, the town of Paris held a reverse Christmas parade.

For a normal parade in Paris, 30 floats, bands, animal processions, and others parade down the street while thousands of people crowd the streets to watch.

But for tonight's reverse parade, nine floats remained stationary at Legion Park, while parade-goers drove past the floats to get the full Christmas experience.

"This was the answer. There was no way to follow COVID guidelines and do our parade and have 5,000 people for 3 miles up and down Main Street," said Lauren Biddle with the Chamber of Commerce.

"The community has come out, shown us support. Bringing everyone out so getting a little bit back normalcy in our county is amazing," said Nicole Scott with the Bourbon Community Health Center.