QUINCY (WGEM)-- The District in downtwon Quincy is kicking off the holiday season different this year due to the pandemic.
On Saturday, families can enjoy a festive car ride past lighted displays and holiday decorations.
The District Executive Director Bruce Guthrie said this event is for the community to get in the holiday spirit.
“We hope the community gets a chance to again feel good. And maybe take their mind off the struggles we’ve been having and the challenges we’ve been having with covid. And be able to just enjoy the beautiful lights and the holidays," Guthrie said.
Guthrie said it's about being with loved ones.
“Be thankful for their families and friends and all the great things that are still in their lives. So, just enjoy the lights and enjoy spending time with your family. And just kind of take a few minutes to smile and maybe get away from the troubles of this, of the times that we’re in right now," Guthrie said.
Quincy Fire Department and Santa will start the Christmas Cruise at 6 p.m. at 12th and Maine.
Buddy the Elf and other holiday characters will be along the route until 7:30 p.m.