JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) -- The tenth annual Lights on the Carousel event kicked off this weekend with rides being offered Friday and Saturday night from 5 to 8 p.m.
The Johnson City Celebration Committee holds the event as an opportunity for the community to be able to ride the historic CFJ Carousel while it is all decked out for the holidays. It was also an opportunity for kids to get their picture taken with Santa. In addition to rides, Santa Claus himself tells us the Johnson City Walmart is holding a backpack and notebook giveaway to help local children get school supplies.
"Walmart's donated backpacks and notebooks to spread a little more holiday cheer for the children around here, it's all about the kids it's fun," said Santa Claus.
The rides will also be offered next Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.