Lancaster Boulevard gets holiday season blazing

December 16, 2013 by  

The city of Lancaster celebrated the holiday season in grand style on the night of Friday, December 6. The newly renovated Lancaster Boulevard hosted the 4th annual holiday street fair, giving the community the perfect opportunity to explore what’s new at their local shopping, dining, and event center.

Despite the cold temperatures, more than 20,000 locals showed up for the event, and there was a variety of entertainment options from which to choose. Highlights included the live orchestra and choir from Lancaster Baptist Church, which drew large, enthusiastic crowds. For those looking for something a little more modern, there was a jazz band performing its take on seasonal favorites, and local radio stations played contemporary hits to keep people dancing. For the kids, there was a homemade ornament craft booth, a selection of bounce houses, visits from two of Santa’s reindeer, and even a manmade ice hill for sledding.

In addition to the vendor booths and fun stops, several fun characters were available for festive photo opportunities. The Gingerbread Man, the Cat in the Hat, Tin Soldiers, and the Grinch all added to the celebratory atmosphere.

A holiday event can be a great way to bring the community together, and a fantastic way to attract crowds to a newly renovated location, but organizers will often have to spread the word first. Flyer printing is an effective way to let friends and neighbors know about an event in their community, since flyers are easy to hand out and convenient to post in high-traffic areas.