Henderson’s Christmas in the Park adds new attraction this year

Henderson’s Christmas in the Park adds new attraction this year

HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - Friday fun at Christmas in the Park where they flipped the switch on this year’s tree.

Lighting the tree wasn’t the only bright spot as a brand new attraction was added this year.

A new synthetic ice rink is now at Christmas in the Park.

Don’t worry if you missed it on Friday though. Organizers say it’s around this whole weekend.

"I've skated twice, but not on this," said Luke Vanderpool, a Henderson resident.

That's because this is the first time ever Henderson has brought in this synthetic ice rink during Christmas in the Park.

“We actually rented the rink from Morgan Field," said Lindsay Locasto, the Executive Director of Downtown Henderson Partnership. "As you can tell it’s not real ice, it’s synthetic green which makes it to where it doesn’t have to be frozen even though the weather isn’t that cold out today.”

“We got to spin and race,” said a young Henderson resident, Maverick Hillyard.

Hillyard was among the many kids twirling on the ice.

"This is the best time of my life," said Hannah Cropper, a Henderson resident.

It doesn't even matter what your skating game is like.

"If you don't know how to skate we have the blue botties, or if you have kids that you want to try to have them skate and you have no interest, you can put those little booties on and still shimmy your way across the synthetic ice," said Locasto.

So whether people grab a pair of free skates at this rink or put some of the blue booties on, you're spending a holiday night under the newly lit Henderson Christmas tree with your family.

Locasto said because of Friday’s great turn out, they are looking at opening up the ice rink for multiple weekends come next year.

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