Christmas parade set for Saturday; ice skating begins today in city park

Abigail Gibson

PIKEVILLE — The City of Pikeville, in conjunction with East Kentucky Broadcasting, invites the community to be a part of the annual Pikeville Christmas parade and ice-skating activities. This year's parade will be held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 2 in downtown Pikeville.


The parade's theme will be Winterfest in coordination with the opening of the ice-skating rink. Each float will be themed as a winter wonderland. Participants are encouraged to bring the season to life.


"We are encouraging everyone to come out and support our community and enjoy the Christmas festivities," Pikeville Main Street Program


Director Minta Trimble said. "This is a great time to gather with family and friends and enjoy the weekend kick-off of the Winterfest ice skating rink."


The staging area will be at Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC). The parade route will leave BSCTC and turn on to Main Street, turning left on Division Street, turning left on Second Street, turning right on Huffman Ave. towards the boulevard, turning right on the boulevard and ending at the parking lot behind Hardee's.


Trimble said activities don't end with the parade. She encourages the community to attend the festivities after the parade.


"We will have fun activities and refreshments to enjoy with your friends and family in the Pikeville City Park," she said.


Trimble hopes everyone comes out and takes advantage of the ice skating rink.


"This is a great opportunity for people of our region to enjoy a different event this holiday season," she concluded. "This is the first time for something like this."


The ice skating rink will run from Dec. 1-30.


For more information, call Trimble at 606-899-2489 or visit