Lawrence, Kansas was founded in 1854 and is the home of the only exclusive holiday “horse parade” in the Midwest, The Lawrence Old Fashion Christmas Parade. The parade has drawn thousands of onlookers each year eagerly waiting to see the authentic horse-drawn carriages adorned with bells, twinkle lights, and garland as they roll down Massachusetts Street. Many of the wagons are drawn by a variety of horses, and this year is no exception. Keep your eye out for these gorgeous draft horse breeds such as the Percheron, Belgian, Clydesdale, Shire, and Suffolk as you welcome the Christmas holiday. This year’s parade starts at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 6th in the downtown area.
The Lawrence Christmas Lights Tour is a great way to scope out the best holiday light displays in the neighborhood. A tour map is provided by the city of Lawrence where you and your family can sip some warm cocoa while viewing the spectacular lights. Another gem to visit would be the Lawrence Festival of Nativities where you can view 370 unique and creative nativity scenes with some warm apple cider in hand. Click on the links for more information on the Christmas Lights Tour or Festival of Nativities.
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