Matt Lasley | GC News-GazetteThe city of Leitchfield's Christmas in the Park display is a brilliant spectacle at night.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette

The city of Leitchfield's Christmas in the Park display is a brilliant spectacle at night.

Santa Claus was a busy man this past weekend as he attended Grayson County's three ceremonial Christmas tree lightings, as well as the annual Hometown Christmas Parade.

Santa went to all of the tree lightings in Grayson County on Friday, Dec. 1, then to the parade on Saturday, Dec. 2.

December's Christmas events kicked-off at the James D. Beville Park in Leitchfield with the annual Christmas in the Park event at 5 p.m.

The event featured performances by the H.W. Wilkey and Lawler Elementary School choirs and unveiled this year's Christmas in the Park displays, which will be open to the public through the holiday season until 10 p.m. each night.

Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason and Grayson County Judge-Executive Kevin Henderson spoke before the one and only Santa himself arrived, much to the excitement of all the children in attendance.

Children were able to sit on Santa's lap and tell him what they want for Christmas, as well has have their photo taken with him.

Later, at 6 p.m., the cities of Clarkson and Caneyville held their annual Christmas tree lightings.

Clarkson's tree lighting ceremony featured Santa Claus, a live nativity, and Christmas caroling at the Clarkson Community Center.

Santa Claus arrived on a firetruck escorted by Clarkson Police Chief Buck Meredith, the Chatterbox Salon put on the live nativity scene, and Angie Abner brought her choir students from Clarkson Elementary School to sing.

According to the Clarkson Mayor, Bonnie Henderson, the city displayed over 20,000 lights for this year's Christmas event. They decorated 15 trees in the City of Clarkson.

Caneyville's lighting was held inside the Purple Flash Community Center and was hosted by Sacramento Deposit Bank.

Outside, a live nativity was on display in the center's outdoor pavilion, and, inside, attendees were treated to a performance by the Caneyville Elementary School choir.

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Following the performance, Santa, accompanied by Mrs. Claus this time, set up on the stage of the community center gym to greet children and hear their Christmas wishes.

The annual Hometown Christmas parade took place on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m., and marched from the Grayson County Fairgrounds to the Southgate Mall in Leitchfield.

The parade featured several Christmas characters and, of course, Santa, whose sleigh was pulled by Dan Powers.

Crowds of people lined the streets to see all of the extravagent Christmas costumes and to collect candy thrown to them by parade participants.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette

The city of Leitchfield's Christmas in the Park display is a brilliant spectacle at night.

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Santa's sleigh was pulled by Dan Powers so the reindeer could take a break.

Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette

After Santa Claus arrived on the firetruck, he went inside the Clarkson Community Center to talk to the kids.

Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette

According to the Clarkson Mayor, Bonnie Henderson, the City displayed over 20,000 lights for this year's Christmas event. They decorated 15 trees in the City of Clarkson.

Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette

The Chatterbox Salon ran with the theme "sights and sounds of Christmas" with their Elvis inspired float.

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Santa Claus greets attendees of Leitchfield's Hometown Christmas lighting as members of the Wilkey and Lawler choirs look on.

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The Caneyville Elementary School choir performs during Friday's Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette

The city of Caneyville hosted a live nativity scene in the pavilion outside the Purple Flash Center as part of Friday's Christmas tree lighting ceremonies.

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Devon Mattingly is from Grayson County and has won the title of Mrs. Kentucky.

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Angie Abner brought her choir students from Clarkson Elementary School to sing Christmas carols during Clarkson's tree lighting ceremony.

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Santa and Mrs. Claus set up on the stage of the Caneyville Purple Flash Community Center gym to greet children and hear their Christmas wishes during Friday's tree lighting.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette

The Wilkey and Lawler choirs provided entertainment during Friday's Hometown Christmas lighting in Leitchfield.