Archer Park to light up Thanksgiving night

Published: Nov. 27, 2019 at 6:29 PM EST
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Workers were adding the finishing touches to Archer Park's annual Christmas light display Wednesday preparing to light up the night on Thanksgiving.

"We have over a million Christmas lights here," said Prestonsburg mayor Les Stapleton. "It brightens up the whole area."

He said those lights often guide in thousands of visitors.

"We had over 42,000 cars come through last year," Stapleton said, adding that that number is high considering the floodwaters that created issues for the city last year.

He said he is excited to see the number of people who come to visit the family-friendly environment this year.

The lights display is open nightly, from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Santa Claus is expected to be on-site every Saturday from 6 p.m. until 1 p.m. Monday nights at the carnival are free to the public from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

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