Life...Fun and Kentucky Real Estate


Santa Claus Arrives In Richmond, KY


Yes! I saw it with my own two eyes in Richmond, Kentucky! The annual Christmas parade came right down beautifully decorated Main Street last night and it was absolutely the best one yet!

I was with a party of 5 that have moved here recently and they were amazed that there were hundreds of local Madison County residents packing the streets.

The participants in the parade handed out kettle-corn, candy, balloons and souvenirs. Everywhere you looked there was a happy face.

Included in the parade were decorated vehicles of all kinds like cement trucks, huge wreckers, floats, buses and police cars. Marching Bands were playing christmas music and children were screaming with excitement!

 I couldn't believe how long it lasted but it seemed for hours! Then right at the end of it all was Santa and Mrs. Claus on the back of a fire engine.     

We happily made our way down the street among the vendors selling trinkets, balloons and other fun stuff. My friends and I decided to add more to our experience by walking a few blocks to Madison Gardens. We were warmly greeted at the door by Tom & Steve (The famous owners). There's nothing like their hot wings, a few beers and fabulous live music of Stan & Zack. Being here really topped off the parade and we all throughly enjoyed the atmosphere of the Gardens.

Hours later, we realized we needed to wander back up the street to the car. It was a night were you never looked at your watch and hated for it to end. 

Reluctantly, but with smiles on our faces we headed home.

P.S. How does Santa get around the world in one night?


Lizette Fitzpatrick - Baby Boomer Real Estate Relocation Specialist with Prudential Don Foster in Richmond, Kentucky.

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Comment balloon 10 commentsLizette Fitzpatrick • December 01 2007 10:42AM


How fun... Love the dog with santa. Merry Christmas KY!
Posted by Christina Williams. REALTOR® TN property search & local insights (First Realty Company) about 11 years ago
Looks like Santa is having a great time. He wouldn't be wearing all that stuff here in Florida. We are in the 80s today.
Posted by Steve Glose, TRC, CIPS, 407-616-7286, Orlando Real Estate, Orla (Keller Williams Classic Group) about 11 years ago

Christina, Chanel is the boss!. She made sure Santa knows what she wants for Christmas.

Steve, Florida sounds good about now. It is 39 here today! I need to pack my bags and head south.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) about 11 years ago
Andrew - Thanks! I'm in the mood for Christmas this year...just why I don't know. I even decorated all of the house inside and out a few weeks ago just so I could enjoy it. I'd like to have one of those Segways myself or at least test one out.
Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) about 11 years ago
Lizette, If I were there and got to see this, I would have been one of those happy faces. I love those nights you just don't want to end and they don't; you'll always have a wonderful memory!!
Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 11 years ago
Carole - You would have had a great time with us last night. I can't remember the last time I was out on Main Street running around till close to midnight!
Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) about 11 years ago

Howdy Lizette

I really like the photo on your post. All animal like Santa just like kids, be them small or big ones.

Have a good one


Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) about 11 years ago
Lizette, Look at that channel... She sure made up for being left out on Thanksgiving. Queen of the Christmas Parade....that's showing them! . What a fun night!
Posted by Ginger Sala, Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~ (Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC) about 11 years ago

It's always sad when those nights come to an end.  It's even worse when you realize you gotta go back out into the cold and walk a few blocks to get back to the car.

Glad you got a chance to enjoy it, and I'm happy your puppy got to meet Santa.  Wonder what she has on her Christmas list?

Posted by Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY (B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing ( about 11 years ago

Dale - Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a nice Christmas.

Ginger - Chanel can't hold a grudge very long. Besides she did get to tell Santa what she wanted for Christmas. Most dogs have to get their owners to write a letter. She's truly a diva.

Erby- Yeah...I was thing just that as we rolled out later to walk 4 blocks to the car. BRrrrrrr! Chanel better not have too much on that list. Santa can't afford her!

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) about 11 years ago

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