The magic of the Paris-Bourbon Christmas Parade


Alyssa Sanders, Staff Writer

The Paris-Bourbon County Christmas Parade has been a holiday tradition for many years. Family gets together, bundled up in the winter cold, and watches our community give our town a wonderful parade on Main Street, Paris Ky to celebrate the holiday season. All sorts of performances, floats, and animals to watch. It’s a tradition that is important to bring our community together during the holidays. Though COVID-19 had caused the Christmas parade last year to be different than usual, this year we had our holiday tradition back. 

Saturday, January 4th, Paris/ the Bourbon County community had it’s annual Paris-Bourbon Christmas Parade. There’s many people in our community that put effort into the Christmas parade. As the parade moves it’s way from the BCHS to the courthouse the bands play Christmas music, the cheerleaders and dance team put together a routine, people bring in vintage cars and horses, there’s always many floats put together by all kinds of businesses and organizations, people handing out candy to everyone, and at the very end Santa rode in a sleigh waving at the overjoyed children. I’m a part of the BCHS dance team so I got the opportunity to be in the parade this year. I remember when I was little and the feeling of wonder and excitement when I saw all of the performers would fill my heart every single time. It makes me absolutely thrilled to see the same feeling portrayed on children’s faces this year as they watch in awe. 

The parade is a truly heartwarming event that makes the Christmas spirit get everyone in the holiday spirit. It’s always been a truly magical tradition for our small town. Me and I’m sure the whole Bourbon county community hopes that this wholesome celebration for the holiday season continues for many years to come. Happy holidays!