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People and pianos to mark first 'Ivory Christmas' celebration

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- Preparations are underway for people and music to fill the streets of downtown Binghamton.

The first "Ivory Christmas" celebration will take place on this Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. on Washington Street.

The event consists of four painted pianos, with more than a dozen musicians playing pieces for attendees. 

Organizers hope the event will put residents in the Christmas spirit.  

"When you think Christmas, you think Christmas carols. You think of old songs you hear as you're shopping, or that you hear at home on Christmas Eve. And you know, I thought, 'Let's bring that experience to Washington Street and actually bring live music,'" said event organizer Joshua Bernard.

Two new Christmas trees will also decorate Parlor City Commons and the Metro Center plaza. Hot chocolate will be served by downtown restaurants.

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