This KY Town Is ‘Sleigh’-ing the Competition This Christmas
So far, we've had about as good a fall--and LATE fall--as you could imagine. I know that fans of snow might be shedding a tear, but there's still time. Meanwhile, we've enjoyed autumn temperatures that have been just right at every point during the season and the kind of weather that allows for safe driving. And we KNOW there's a lot of THAT this time of year.
A Kentucky Christmas Town Whose Streets Are Lined With Sleighs
And, for me, that's a good thing because I like to see how other towns do Christmas. You know, I've never been away from home on December 25th, so I'm always interested to see how the holiday season is done elsewhere. And in Kentucky, small towns are winning the day. And why not? The Commonwealth is packed with charming little burgs that are going all out for Christmas. Take Danville KY, for example. The quaint college town is literally "sleigh"-ing the competition this year.
I wouldn't climb on them--I'm assuming that's not allowed--but you saw the post; what a perfect photo op for a holiday album.
The Story Behind the Danville KY Sleighs
In 2021, Danville city manager Earl Coffee and former Danville city commissioner Janet Hamner were looking for 12 sleighs to decorate the downtown area for the Christmas season. Commissioner Hamner found a collector in Indiana Amish country, and, as it turns out, he was a wagon and carriage maker for his community. What luck. This year, Danville has 19 sleighs on display.
Danville is currently preparing for the annual Christmas parade this Saturday, December 9th, and there will be no shortage of atmosphere. Now here's something I want to know. Where did they find these Christmas bounce houses? I have never seen anything like them.
As of this writing, there are 19 days until Christmas. So, as the song says, "come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you."
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