By Conrad Dudderar
Senior Staff Writer
A new provider will offer horse-drawn carriage rides during Thursday’s “Christmas On Main” in downtown Yukon.
Yukon’s Best Main Street will present the annual “Christmas on Main” from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 in the 400 block of W Main.
Express Clydesdales will have two Clydesdales and a buggy providing rides from 5-7 p.m. starting at N 5th Street and Main.
“Their vintage sleigh will also be on display on N 5th Street and will feature free family photos,” Yukon Main Street Director Vicki Davis said. “This sleigh was restored last year and featured in the Rose Bowl Parade carrying the Broadway cast of ‘Frozen’.”
A $10 donation per ride will be accepted with proceeds benefitting Main Street’s “Downtown Beautification Fund.”
The Creative Crosswalk artwork – which started this week by local artist Carlos Barboza – is the current Yukon Main Street project that benefits from this fund.
WAGON RIDES, MUCH MORE
Yukon’s Christmas on Main also will feature horse-drawn wagon rides, provided by The Antler Ride Farm, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday starting at S 5th Street.
Strolling alpacas (donning reindeer antlers), provided by Magnolias & Prayers – Everything Alpacas, will be featured from 6-8 p.m. Santa visits also will be from 6-8 p.m.
Other highlights of Yukon’s festive Main Street celebration will be individually packaged “take-and-make” crafts for the kiddos, snack food trucks selling kettle corn and funnel cakes, holiday music, and a Santa’s Toy Shoppe donation station.
Downtown merchants encouraged to decorate their storefronts and light up their buildings for the big event. Many participating stores will offer drawings and refreshments that night.
Suggested parking areas for Thursday’s Christmas on Main are the adjacent Old Mill Plaza shopping center and Yukon City Hall. Visitors are encouraged to park nearby, walk to the event site before taking a leisurely holiday stroll along the bustling Main Street business district.