Downtown Lights Up Goes On Despite Weather


"There was constant change today as we had to modify what we were going to do, but the basics are, get Santa here, and get the lights turned on and we did that.  We thought we could do that no matter what the weather, and so we went for it, and we had a nice little turn out," said Downtown Lights Up organizer Michael Barron.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- While many of tonight's holiday events were postponed due to weather, one Bowling Green tradition lived on as Mayor Bruce Wilkerson flipped the switch to light up downtown. Organizers say downtown lights up is a 32 year old tradition, and nothing was going to stop it, not even the threat of ice.

"There was constant change today as we had to modify what we were going to do, but the basics are, get Santa here, and get the lights turned on and we did that. We thought we could do that no matter what the weather, and so we went for it, and we had a nice little turn out," said Downtown Lights Up organizer Michael Barron.

Many businesses on the square stayed open and welcomed visitors with warm drinks then Santa Claus came out to say hi to all the children.


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