Louisville's Ultimate Holiday Events Guide 2015!

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IT TAKES TIME TO RESEARCH AND POST ALL OF THE AWESOME HAPPENINGS IN KENTUCKIANA, SO WE ARE ADDING TO THIS LIST EVERY DAY.  PLEASE CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY OR EMAIL US AT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. IF YOU KNOW OF AN EVENT WE NEED TO ADD!  THANKS

 

Click here for a list of all On-going events that happen throughout Nov. and Dec. 

 

 

Events listed by date/time

* We make every attempt to accurately research all events listed, but we strongly suggest you contact the venues before arriving to be sure nothing has changed! 

 

 

 

Saturday, January 2, 2016 – Glitter and Glamour Party - Bluegrass Brewing Company Bourbon Barrel Loft, 300 W Main St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 - Get your luxe on at Louisville's own #GlitterAndGlam2016! Pamper yourself, grab a sparkly dress, your best friends, then join us at Bourbon Barrel Loft for a celebration of each other and yourselves! Expect a night of great entertainment, charity auctions, food, drinks and dancing as we raise funds for The Center for Women and Families and get a chance to network with some of our commuinity's amazing women. Get ready for a fantastic DJ, amazing hors d'oeuvre's, heavenly wine, and a glamorous experience you'll remember for many nights to come!  https://www.facebook.com/events/1496339703996066/

 

ON-GOING EVENTS

 

Nov. 24, 2015 - December 23, 2015 - A Christmas Carol at Actors Theatre

b2ap3_thumbnail_carol_ad_700x700_v2-1.jpgCelebrate the splendor of the holidays with Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future in this fresh take on an old favorite. Dickens’ classic tale finds new life in this totally redesigned production featuring new sets and costumes and the warmth of holiday music.  Tickets start at just $25.

http://actorstheatre.org/shows/fifth-third-banks-a-christmas-carol-2015-2016/

 

 

 

 

 

Dec. 12-20 – Various dates/times – The Louisville Ballet Nutcracker – Kentucky Center Whitney Hall - Always a delight, travel through the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy on a magic-filled journey with Marie and the Nutcracker prince in this holiday classic!  Choreography by Val Caniparoli/Music by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/Performed with live music from the Louisville Orchestra.  Great for all ages, lots of special effects, costuming, etc.  Click on the link below for all of the performance dates. Tickets range from $32 - $110. http://www.kentuckycenter.org/all-shows/the-brown-forman-nutcracker 

 

 

b2ap3_thumbnail_LUL_Ad_7.5x9.5_2015.jpgNov. 20, 2014- Jan. 3, 2016, Monday through Friday 6pm-10pm/ Saturday

and Sunday 5pm-10pm - Lights Under Louisville - Louisville Mega

Cavern - open 7 days a week for a fun drive through festive experience of

lights and holiday music. World's only fully underground drive through

Christmas light show, Over 2,000,000 points of light!,   Over 850 Christmas

light displays set to music!   Drive your own vehicle through and roll the

windows down!   Pricing depends on size of vehicle and starts at $25 per

car, see website for additional pricing. 

http://www.louisvillemegacavern.com/attractions/5/lights-under-louisville 

 

Nov. 20, 2015 - January 2, 2016 - A Country Christmas - Gaylord Opryland- The yearly event will feature b2ap3_thumbnail_15-GO-5576-GO-ACC-Banner-Ads-2015-300x250-Final-1.jpgnew shows and family-friendly activities. More than 2 million pounds of colorful ice blocks have arrived for the resort’s popular ICE! attraction, which will feature scenes from The Nutcracker, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers holiday dinner show and Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at the Grand Ole Opry House.  Other attractions include : Arctic Plunge Snow Tubing, Glacier Glide Ice Skating, Santa’s Snowball Toss, The Elf on the Shelf® Scavenger Hunt, Gingerbread Decorating Corner sponsored by PEEPS®, Brightest Star Fountain Show, Treasures for the Holidays Craft Show, the Outdoor Nativity with an audio rendition of the biblical story and Parade of Trees. A Country Christmas has been hailed as one of the “Ten Great Places to Catch up with Santa” by USA Today; “The Most Christmassy Hotel in the Nation” by the Travel Channel’s “Extreme Christmas;” one of the top 10 places to spend Christmas in the world by Travel + Leisure; and a “Nashville treasure” by Southern Living.  http://www.marriott.com/hotel-info/bnago-gaylord-opryland-resort-and-convention-center/christmas/y477rbs/home-page.mi

 

b2ap3_thumbnail_white-christmas.jpg Nov. 10, 2014- Dec. 31, 2015 – Irvin Berlin’s White Christmas - Derby Dinner Playhouse

- 525 Marriott Dr, Clarksville, IN 47129 - Based on the popular movie, this timeless classic is full of dancing, laughter, and some of the best songs ever written. A holiday musical comedy that is sure to be one of the highlights of your Christmas season!  Various dates/times, most days there is a matinee and an evening performance – see website for choices or call the box office at 812-288-8281.

Tickets start at $37 and include a full buffet meal. http://derbydinner.com/shows/jack-frost-save-christmas/

 

 

Nov. 14, 2015- Dec. 21, 2015 - Jack Frost Saves Christmas - Derby Dinner Playhouse - 525 Marriott Dr, Clarksville, IN 47129 - Follow Jack on his adventures in Christmas town as he discovers his special icy talents and manages to save Christmas! Santa will be at every performance. Price: Breakfast – $16.00; Lunch – $21.00,  Breakfast 9:00 A.M. Show 10:00 A.M.,  Lunch 12:00 P.M. Show 1:15 P.M. - NOVEMBER 14, 21, 27, 28, DECEMBER 5, 12, 19, 21, 2015. http://derbydinner.com/shows/jack-frost-save-christmas/

 

Nov. 14, 2015- Jan. 3, 2016 - Best. Toys. Ever.Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, 800 West Main Street., Louisville, KY - Exhibition will feature the most popular toys from the past century. Included in the expansive collection of vintage, original models, will be a one-of-a-kind interactive model train set. Many of the featured toys are in the National Toy Hall of Fame. The exhibition will include a variety of sections, including Dolls (Barbie, G.I. Joe), Creative Fun (Easy-Bake Oven, Silly Putty), Games (Monopoly, Rubik’s Cube), Athletic Play (Hula Hoop, Louisville Slugger plastic ball and bat), and Electronics (Atari system, Tickle Me Elmo). Some of the toys in the exhibition are on loan from The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. An interactive model train set made by Roundhouse Electric Trains of Louisville will be unveiled as part of the exhibition. The O-scale set features three different guest-controlled locomotives and a scale replica of Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. See website for full schedule. http://sluggermuseum.com/whats-happening/two-great-holiday-exhibitions/

 

Nov. 14, 2015 – December 24, 2015 – Santa’s Wonderland – Bass Pro Shops - 951 E. Lewis & Clark Pkwy., Clarksville, IN 47129 - Gather the family and come to experience the joy of a classic Christmas. Stay for FREE games, crafts, and activities that celebrate the season. FEEE photo with Santa, get a FREE 4x6 studio-quality photo in-store! Other photo packages and Christmas cards available for purchase and instant print at the store! http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageBasicC?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&appID=86915&template=page-preview.cfm&storeID=27&cm_sp=StWdldNov2015_CFM

 

Nov. 14, 2015- Jan. 3, 2016 - The Art of Rankin/Bass - Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, 800 West Main Street., Louisville, KY - Experience another blast from the past, as “The Art of Rankin/Bass” celebrates the company that created timeless holiday classics like Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReindeerFrosty the Snowman and The Year Without A Santa ClausThe exhibition features the collection of official Rankin/Bass historian Rick Goldschmidt, with original artwork, collectibles and production stills from the classics, as well as some hidden gems. Baseball fans will enjoy seeing the rare Rankin/Bass classic Willie Mays and the Say-Hey Kid featuring the voice of Willie Mays himself. http://sluggermuseum.com/whats-happening/two-great-holiday-exhibitions/

 

Nov. 27, 2015 - Jan. 3, 2016 - Holidays around the World - Frazier History Museum - Holidays Around the World is a visually-stunning, multi-cultural tree display that celebrates holiday traditions found throughout Louisville’s diverse communities. It ranges from trees decorated as they would be in countries that observe Christmas, to cultural displays showcasing other holidays observed around the globe throughout the year. http://fraziermuseum.org/upcoming-exhibitions/

 

Friday after Thanksgiving through December - Toyland Christmas - 6801 Melon Court, Louisville, KY - See 85,000+ christmas lights that are coordinated to the beat of Christmas music!  It is free to drive by but donations to the Home of the Innocents are welcome. The lights are on 7 nights a week from 6pm - 10pm. Papa John's nights are DECEMBER 18 &19! http://toylandchristmas.com/TC/home.html

 

November 19-December 27, 2015 - Christmas at the Galt House Hotel - brings a complete transformation of Christmas at the Galt House Hotel that will delight all the senses. You're invited to experience a unique Christmas Village and be entertained by two-time Grammy Award Winner Pam Tillis. Attractions inculde the New Winter Wonderland, A Christmas Carol Lighted Luminaries, English Village, Snow Fairy Princess, Peppermint Express Kiddie Train, Green Screen Video Experience, Holly Jolly Holiday Review (Elf Show), Gingerbread Houses Exhibits, Interactive Games and Exhibits  For more information, go to http://www.christmasatthegalthouse.com/about/ 

 

Nov. 19 - Dec. 12 - Pam Tillis & Friends: A Kentucky Christmas Dinner Show - Pam Tillis ushers in a new era of the Holiday Dinner Show, and a beautiful voice that will inspire holiday cheer to guests. Tillis has logged six Number One hits, 14 Top Ten hits, won Female Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association and a Grammy Award.  Click here for a list of all the dates, our review, and more information on where to get tickets  http://www.christmasatthegalthouse.com/season/

 

Dec. 4,5 6, 11,12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21 - Santa Express & North Pole Express - Kentucky Railway Museum: Day and evening excursions.  Tickets: Adults - $24.00/Children 2-12- $19.00/Children under 2 - Free. 1.5-2 hour train rides with cookies, hot chocolate, Santa and more.  http://www.kyrail.org/christmastrains.asp

 

Pictures with Santa at the Louisville-area malls typically take place between November 27 - Dec. 23rd, but check their website or call them for more info.  There is typically a charge associated with the visit:

Mall St. Matthews

Oxmoor Center

Jefferson Mall

Green Tree Mall

 

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These events have already occurred this season but would be a great reference for next year:

 

Thursday, November 5, 2015 – 4-7pm – Holiday Open House – Details, 13833 English Villa Dr., Louisville, KY 40245 – Come celebrate the season with cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, and 25% off all Christmas décor.  www.detailsint.com

 

Friday, November 6, 2015 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Holiday Open House – Sponsored by Middletown Operated Businesses (MOB) – Ride the Trolley Express to local Middletown businesses.  Enjoy shopping and refreshments at participating businesses.  https://www.facebook.com/ShoptheMOB

 

Friday, November 6, 2015 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Holiday Open House – Details, 13833 English Villa Dr., Louisville, KY 40245 – Come celebrate the season with cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, and 25% off all Christmas décor.  www.detailsint.com

 

Friday, November 6, 2015 – 10:30 am – Make-A-Wish kick-off – Oxmoor Mall, Macy’s– 2nd Floor – Believe Letter Writing Station, 7900 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY - Thirteen-year-old Make-A-Wish kid Reece, diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) in 2012, will host a press conference to officially launch the 2015 Macy’s Believe campaign, where he will also write the inaugural letter to Santa on Macy’s new Wish Writer. The magic of Macy’s Believe campaign returns for the eighth year to celebrate the season’s spirit of generosity and goodwill, all while benefitting Make-A-Wish. From November 6 through December 24, “Believers” of all ages can bring their stamped letters to Santa to their local Macy’s store or send a letter by visiting macys.com/believe. For each letter received, Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish, up to $1 million, to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. New this year, Macy’s Wish Writer stylus and app are a fun way kids can learn the magic of giving through interactive games and write the most magical letters to Santa. Available at approximately 600 stores across the country and macys.com, the stylus can be purchased for $14.99 and $1 from each sale will go to Make-A-Wish.

 

Friday, November 6, 2015 – 11:00 am – 7:00 pm - 40th Annual Fort Knox Holiday Bazaar - Saber and Quill on base - 1118 E. Charged Avenue, Fort Knox, KY 40121 - Over 70 vendors - Shopping, Entertainment, Food, and Photos with Santa. Open to the public - $2 Admission, No Strollers Allowed. http://www.elizabethtownfamily.com/holiday-bazaar-fort-knox

 

Friday, November 6, 2015 – 5-9 pm - St. Matthews Annual Holiday Walk - Boutique Serendipity, 3706 Lexington Rd, Louisville, Kentucky 40207 - fabulous holiday gifts and apparel in store. Don't forget Thanksgiving is right around the corner and fall wedding season has begun! We will be offering hors d'oeuvres and refreshments for the event.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1648055232137112/

 

Saturday, November 7, 2015 – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm - Glimmers of Christmas - St. Francis Women's Club Annual Christmas Bazaar -St. Francis Xavier Church - 155 Stringer Lane, Mt. Washington, KY 40047 - Arts and crafts show, chili luncheon, booths in parish hall (upper and lower levels). http://www.sfxmw.net/news_items/230

 

Saturday, November 7, 2015 – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm - Scribner Middle Holiday Craft Fair - Scribner Middle School - 910 Old Vincennes Road, New Albany, IN 47150 - Holiday shopping, gifts, holiday decor, ornaments, wreaths, handbags, crocheted items, jewelry, woodworking crafts and more. https://www.facebook.com/Scribner-Middle-School-PTO-206292352816808/

 

Saturday, November 7, 2015 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm - Seneca Holiday Craft Bazaar – Seneca High School MCJROTC Booster Club - 3510 Goldsmith Lane, Louisville, KY 40220 - Arts and crafts booths.  http://festivalnet.com/66671/Louisville-Kentucky/Art-and-Craft-Shows/Seneca-Holiday-Craft-Bazaar

 

Saturday, November 7, 2015 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – The C.A.P. Creative Christmas Fair – Lincoln Hills Christian Church – Get your Christmas shopping done early!  

 

Saturday, November 7, 2015 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm - 40th Annual Fort Knox Holiday Bazaar - Saber and Quill on base - 1118 E. Charged Avenue, Fort Knox, KY 40121 - Over 70 vendors - Shopping, Entertainment, Food, and Photos with Santa. Open to the public - $2 Admission, No Strollers Allowed. http://www.elizabethtownfamily.com/holiday-bazaar-fort-knox

 

Saturday, November 7, 2015 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Holiday Open House – Sponsored by Middletown Operated Businesses (MOB) – Ride the Trolley Express to local Middletown businesses.  Enjoy shopping and refreshments at participating businesses.  https://www.facebook.com/ShoptheMOB

 

Saturday, November 7, 2015 – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Holiday Open House – Details, 13833 English Villa Dr., Louisville, KY 40245 – Come celebrate the season with cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, and 25% off all Christmas décor.  www.detailsint.com

 

Saturday, November 7, 2015 – 3-8pm – Shelbyville Celebration of Lights - Shelbyville KY 40065 - Annual Christmas event, including the lighting of Shelbyville’s downtown tree-features food, entertainment, family fun, crafts, shopping & more! Make it a tradition!  http://www.visitshelbyky.com/blog/event/celebration-of-lights-2/?instance_id=1104727

 

Sunday, November 8, 2015—10:00 am – 4:00 pm— Saint Agnes 30th Annual Christmas Boutique-Saint Agnes Parish Center, 1920 Newburg Rd Louisville KY 40205 - featuring over 70 local artisan vendors with  Lunch Café and Gourmet Sweet Shoppe, Children’s Bingo and Games, Pictures with Santa, Advent Craft Room and many raffles items! https://www.facebook.com/St.AgnesChristmasBoutique

 

Sunday, November 8, 2015 – 1-5pm – Middletown & Mistletoe – Two Chicks & Co., 12121 Shelbyville Rd, Middletown, KY – Holiday shopping, book signing by Becky Kelley, author of Wineing your way across KY, appetizers from the Cheddar Box Café.  A percentage of all sales will benefit JDRF.  https://www.facebook.com/events/244266305905500/

 

Sunday, November 8, 2015 – 2pm – Veggie Tales LiveLittle Kids Do Big Things – Kentucky Center for the Arts Whitney Hall - 501 W Main St, Louisville, KY - Even with the littlest bit of faith, Bob, Larry and the Veggie Crew prove little kids can do big things!  All ages - Recommended 2-11.  $75.00 VIP ticket includes a pre-show Meet & Greet and photo opportunity with the characters. http://www.kentuckycenter.org/all-shows/veggietales-live

 

Sunday, November 8, 2015 – 2pm – Alvin and the Chipmunks Live on Stage – The Louisville Palace - 625 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202 – Featuring music by One Direction, Carly Rae Jepsen, Maroon 5, Elvis Presley and more, with special gusts The Chipettes.  http://concerts.livenation.com/alvin-and-the-chipmunks-the-louisville-kentucky-11-08-2015/event/16004ED892351BE5

 

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 6-9pm - Downtown Jeffersonville Merchants Holiday Open House – Main Street – Jeffersonville, IN - Kick off the holiday season in a traditional setting, while you enjoy holiday music, special sales and appetizers inside downtown shops. http://www.jeffmainstreet.org/events/jeffersonville-events-calendar.html#november

 

Thursday, November 12, 2015 – 11:00 am – 7:00 pm - Sew Cute by Katie Holiday Open House –Middletown, 11408 Shelbyville Rd, 40243 - Refreshments and special discounts 20-40% off.  Start you holiday monogramming early!  http://sewcutebykatie.com/

 

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 6-9pm - Downtown Jeffersonville Merchants Holiday Open House – Main Street – Jeffersonville, IN - Kick off the holiday season in a traditional setting, while you enjoy holiday music, special sales and appetizers inside downtown shops. http://www.jeffmainstreet.org/events/jeffersonville-events-calendar.html#november

 

Thursday, November 12, 2015 – 7:30 – 10:30 pm - All The Whos in Whoville - INDOORS At Parkside Studio at The Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road, Louisville, Kentucky.  Doors open at 6:30 pm, show is at 7:30 pm. ZTK Entertainment is proud to present the return of Louisville’s extra-special Christmas special, "All the Whos in Whoville”!  Written by Todd Zeigler and directed by Kathryn Zeigler, "All the Whos in Whoville" blends two fantasy universes in one hilarious and heartfelt parody blockbuster. The mean green one who once stole Christmas has returned to declare war on it, and the only Who who can stop him is a mysterious stranger who travels time, dresses funny, and has a special Christmas mission. When the two meet head-to-head, the fate of the universe is at stake!  Tickets: $22 ($20 before November 1!)  $5 discount for students, military and seniors with valid ID (at box office only). To purchase tickets, call (877) 987-6487 or purchase online. http://www.iroquoisamphitheater.com/

 

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 10am-6pm -  Festival of Trees and Lights - Louisville Slugger Field (indoors) - 401 E Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 - Preview Day: Shopping and enjoyment of holiday décor, Christmas trees, wreaths, and handcrafted holiday items- all of which are for sale to raise funds for Kosair Children’s Hospital. $5 for children under 12 and Senior Citizens (65+); $8 for adults. https://kosairchildrenshospital.com/pages/festivaloftreeslights.aspx

 

Friday, November 13, 2015 – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm - Sew Cute by Katie Holiday Open House –Middletown, 11408 Shelbyville Rd, 40243 - Refreshments and special discounts 20-40% off.  Start you holiday monogramming early!  http://sewcutebykatie.com/

 

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 6 to 9 p.m. - Festival of Trees and Lights Family Night - Louisville Slugger Field (indoors) - 401 E Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 - Dancers from Louisville Ballet's 'Nutcracker', the festival's first appearance of Santa Claus, free children's activities and a fireworks show. Children: $5; adults: $8; families of four or more: $25. Tickets available at the door.  https://kosairchildrenshospital.com/pages/festivaloftreeslights.aspx

 

Friday, November 13, 2015 – 7:30 – 10:30 pm - All The Whos in Whoville - INDOORS At Parkside Studio at The Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road, Louisville, Kentucky.  Doors open at 6:30 pm, show is at 7:30 pm. ZTK Entertainment is proud to present the return of Louisville’s extra-special Christmas special, "All the Whos in Whoville”!  Written by Todd Zeigler and directed by Kathryn Zeigler, "All the Whos in Whoville" blends two fantasy universes in one hilarious and heartfelt parody blockbuster. The mean green one who once stole Christmas has returned to declare war on it, and the only Who who can stop him is a mysterious stranger who travels time, dresses funny, and has a special Christmas mission. When the two meet head-to-head, the fate of the universe is at stake!  Tickets: $22 ($20 before November 1!)  $5 discount for students, military and seniors with valid ID (at box office only). To purchase tickets, call (877) 987-6487 or purchase online. http://www.iroquoisamphitheater.com/

 

Saturday, November 14, 2015 – 8:30 am-2:30 pm, Holiday Shopping Extravaganza – St. Mary of the Knobs – 5719 St. Mary’s Road, Floyds Knobs, IN – Over 65 Booths, Entertainment, Kid Friendly, Concessions. https://www.facebook.com/DanceKidsMusicWorks/?fref=ts

 

Saturday, November 14, 2015 – 9 am-2 pm, Christmas Bazaar – American Legion Post #220 – 2107 Crums Lane, Shively, KY 40216 – Arts & crafts, one of a kind items, gifts, independent sales consultants, jewelry, holiday décor, door prizes and more!   Call 502-448-8082 for more info.

 

Saturday, November 14, 2015 – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm - Sew Cute by Katie Holiday Open House –Middletown, 11408 Shelbyville Rd, 40243 - Refreshments and special discounts 20-40% off.  Start you holiday monogramming early!  http://sewcutebykatie.com/

 

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 10am-6pm, Festival of Trees and Lights - Louisville Slugger Field (indoors) - 401 E Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 - Scout and Community Days: Scouts in uniform receive a special event patch.  Shopping and enjoyment of holiday décor, Christmas trees, wreaths, and handcrafted holiday items- all of which are for sale to raise funds for Kosair Children’s Hospital. $5 for children under 12 and Senior Citizens (65+); $8 for adults. https://kosairchildrenshospital.com/pages/festivaloftreeslights.aspx

 

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 10am-5pm - Oldham Arts on City Place – 112 South 1st Ave, La Grange, KY - FABULOUS Juried Regional and National art event to kick off the holiday shopping season in La Grange Crossroads District - A Main Street Program.

 

Saturday, November 14, 2015 – 1-3pm - Neighborhood Toy Store Day – Learning Express Toys – Eastgate Shopping Center next to the Middletown Kroger on Shelbyville Rd , 12619 Shelbyville Rd., Louisville, KY - special storytime at 1pm of "Twas a Night Before Christmas” and  Santa photos, Bring your camera! https://www.facebook.com/learningexpresslouisville/timeline

 

Saturday, November 14, 2015 – 5 pm – Santa’s Wonderland Preview Event - Bass Pro Shops - 951 E. Lewis & Clark Pkwy., Clarksville, IN 47129 - Magical tree lighting, Unveiling of Santa's Wonderland, Carolers, Santa will be giving away a $25 Bass Pro Shops® gift card to one lucky winner every half-hour! 5:30-7:30pm, FREE cookies and McSteven's hot chocolate, Decorate a Santa Stocking from 6-8 pm, Free Razzi Raccoon Outdoor Plush Buddy from 6-8 pm to the first 100 kids to visit. Gather the family and come to experience the joy of a classic Christmas. Stay for FREE games, crafts, and activities that celebrate the season. FEEE photo with Santa, get a FREE 4x6 studio-quality photo in-store! Other photo packages and Christmas cards available for purchase and instant print at the store! http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageBasicC?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&appID=86915&template=page-preview.cfm&storeID=27&cm_sp=StWdldNov2015_CFM

 

Saturday, November 14, 2015 – 6-9 pm – Holiday in the Woods - The Little Loomhouse, 328 Kenwood Hill Rd, Louisville, Kentucky 40214 - The 3rd Annual Holiday in the Woods filled with art, music, and food. Parking is at Desales High School at 425 W Kenwood Drive- a shuttle will run the entire evening. Local artists will display and sell their work at our open house event where you're sure to find the perfect Holiday gift. Tour the Little Loomhouse and shop for beautiful local art and handmade gifts. https://www.facebook.com/events/857686994344239/

 

Saturday, November 14, 2015 – 7:30 – 10:30 pm - All The Whos in Whoville - INDOORS At Parkside Studio at The Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road, Louisville, Kentucky.  Doors open at 6:30 pm, show is at 7:30 pm. ZTK Entertainment is proud to present the return of Louisville’s extra-special Christmas special, "All the Whos in Whoville”!  Written by Todd Zeigler and directed by Kathryn Zeigler, "All the Whos in Whoville" blends two fantasy universes in one hilarious and heartfelt parody blockbuster. The mean green one who once stole Christmas has returned to declare war on it, and the only Who who can stop him is a mysterious stranger who travels time, dresses funny, and has a special Christmas mission. When the two meet head-to-head, the fate of the universe is at stake!  Tickets: $22 ($20 before November 1!)  $5 discount for students, military and seniors with valid ID (at box office only). To purchase tickets, call (877) 987-6487 or purchase online. http://www.iroquoisamphitheater.com/

 

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 10am-6pm - Festival of Trees and Lights - Louisville Slugger Field (indoors) - 401 E Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 - Scout and Community Days: Scouts in uniform receive a special event patch.  Shopping and enjoyment of holiday décor, Christmas trees, wreaths, and handcrafted holiday items- all of which are for sale to raise funds for Kosair Children’s Hospital. $5 for children under 12 and Senior Citizens (65+); $8 for adults. https://kosairchildrenshospital.com/pages/festivaloftreeslights.aspx

 

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 11am-5pm - Oldham Arts on City Place – 112 South 1st Ave, La Grange, KY - FABULOUS Juried Regional and National art event to kick off the holiday shopping season in La Grange Crossroads District - A Main Street Program.

 

Sunday, November 15, 2015 – 12-5pm – Yesternook 2nd Annual Holiday Open House – 1041 Goss Ave, Louisville, KY 40217 - Food, Drinks, and Vintage Shopping! Enjoy 10% off purchase of items from participating vendors with a donation of new scarves, hats, gloves, school supplies, or beauty products to the Family Scholar House.  Come purchase vintage, modern, and eclectic Christmas decor and gifts at fantastic prices!  Pictures with Santa from 12:30pm-3:30pm.  Book signing with Bob Ullrich author of "Germans in Louisville" https://www.facebook.com/events/948512751865352/

 

Sunday, November 15, 2015 – 7:30 – 10:30 pm - All The Whos in Whoville - INDOORS At Parkside Studio at The Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road, Louisville, Kentucky.  Doors open at 6:30 pm, show is at 7:30 pm. ZTK Entertainment is proud to present the return of Louisville’s extra-special Christmas special, "All the Whos in Whoville”!  Written by Todd Zeigler and directed by Kathryn Zeigler, "All the Whos in Whoville" blends two fantasy universes in one hilarious and heartfelt parody blockbuster. The mean green one who once stole Christmas has returned to declare war on it, and the only Who who can stop him is a mysterious stranger who travels time, dresses funny, and has a special Christmas mission. When the two meet head-to-head, the fate of the universe is at stake!  Tickets: $22 ($20 before November 1!)  $5 discount for students, military and seniors with valid ID (at box office only). To purchase tickets, call (877) 987-6487 or purchase online. http://www.iroquoisamphitheater.com/

 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 4-8pm – Temptations Holiday Boutique – The Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY - 30 plus of Louisville and the surrounding areas premier vendors. Shop Local.  For more info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. https://www.facebook.com/TemptationsHolidayBoutique/photos/gm.769274686535700/1015019165208341/?type=3&theater

 

Tuesday November 17, 2015, 6:30pm - Nutcracker Storytime with the Louisville Ballet  - Louisville Free Public Library- Eline Library St. Matthews, 3940 Grandview Ave, Louisville, KY 40207 -  Children of all ages and their families are invited to a special Nutcracker Family Storytime with the Louisville Ballet. The event features a Louisville Ballet dancer reading the classic holiday story, The Nutcracker, followed by Nutcracker-inspired crafts and activities. Plus, one lucky family will receive 4 tickets to see the Louisville Ballet’s production of The Brown-Forman Nutcracker.  http://www.lfpl.org/kids/

 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm – Temptations Holiday Boutique – The Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY - 30 plus of Louisville and the surrounding areas premier vendors. Shop Local.  Lunch Avl. From 11-12, no reservation necessary.  For more info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. https://www.facebook.com/TemptationsHolidayBoutique/photos/gm.769274686535700/1015019165208341/?type=3&theater

 

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm - Little Treasures Holly Jolly Sale- Westport Village, 1513 Herr Lane, Next to Jade Palace - Toys kids want. Prices parents need.  Shop a great selection of new and gently used toys, strollers, baby equipment, and holiday wear (sizes 6-12 months - 14/16). http://www.littletsale.com/lky/

 

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm – Temptations Holiday Boutique – The Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY - 30 plus of Louisville and the surrounding areas premier vendors. Shop Local.  Lunch Avl. From 11-12, no reservation necessary.  For more info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. https://www.facebook.com/TemptationsHolidayBoutique/photos/gm.769274686535700/1015019165208341/?type=3&theater

 

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5-8pm - Westport Village 3rd Thursday Shopping Night - 1315 Herr Ln Ste 110, Louisville, KY 40222 - Shop at the various Westport Village shops on the third Thursdays of the month so all your holiday needs!  http://www.westportvillage.com/events/

 

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5-8:30 pm – Shop & Sparkle – Ramsi’s Café on the World, 1293 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40204 - Add sparkle to your holidays! Join Beaded Treasures and Volunteers of America at Ramsi's Cafe on the World for a dinner and shopping event. Choose one or both – and bring a friend! Shop for a wide variety of unique handcrafted jewelry and accessories and please consider staying for dinner. A percentage of dinner proceeds will benefit our cause.  All proceeds will go toward empowering mothers overcoming addiction. The proceeds will start a jewelry making skills class at Volunteers of America’s Freedom House. This will give these mothers a new, empowering skill that will help supplement their income to support their family.  https://www.facebook.com/events/966072273454137/

 

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 6-8:30 pm – Louisville Ballet Nutcracker Open Rehearsal - The Louisville Ballet Board of Directors invites you to attend this special first-time open rehearsal! Enjoy Brown-Forman cocktails and hors d'oeuvres before joining Louisville Ballet Artistic Staff and Dancers for a special inside look at preparing for The Brown-Forman Nutcracker. Children's activities and refreshments will also be available. The whole family is welcome!  Tickets range from $15 - $250. https://www.facebook.com/events/1728087067419724/

 

Thursday, November 19, 2015 – 7:30 – 10:30 pm - All The Whos in Whoville - INDOORS At Parkside Studio at The Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road, Louisville, Kentucky.  Doors open at 6:30 pm, show is at 7:30 pm. ZTK Entertainment is proud to present the return of Louisville’s extra-special Christmas special, "All the Whos in Whoville”!  Written by Todd Zeigler and directed by Kathryn Zeigler, "All the Whos in Whoville" blends two fantasy universes in one hilarious and heartfelt parody blockbuster. The mean green one who once stole Christmas has returned to declare war on it, and the only Who who can stop him is a mysterious stranger who travels time, dresses funny, and has a special Christmas mission. When the two meet head-to-head, the fate of the universe is at stake!  Tickets: $22 ($20 before November 1!)  $5 discount for students, military and seniors with valid ID (at box office only). To purchase tickets, call (877) 987-6487 or purchase online. http://www.iroquoisamphitheater.com/

 

Friday, November 20, 2015, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm - Little Treasures Holly Jolly Sale- Westport Village, 1513 Herr Lane, Next to Jade Palace - Toys kids want. Prices parents need.  Shop a great selection of new and gently used toys, strollers, baby equipment, and holiday wear (sizes 6-12 months - 14/16). http://www.littletsale.com/lky/

 

ONE OF OUR TOP PICKS STARTS Nov. 20, 2014- Jan. 3, 2016, Monday through Friday 6pm-10pm/ Saturday and Sunday 5pm-10pm - Lights Under Louisville - Louisville Mega Cavern - open 7 days a week for a fun drive through festive experience of lights and holiday music. World's only fully underground drive through Christmas light show, Over 2,000,000 points of light!,   Over 850 Christmas light displays set to music!   Drive your own vehicle through and roll the windows down!   Pricing depends on size of vehicle and starts at $25 per car, see website for additional pricing.  http://www.louisvillemegacavern.com/attractions/5/lights-under-louisville 

 

Friday, November 20, 2015 – 7:30 – 10:30 pm - All The Whos in Whoville - INDOORS At Parkside Studio at The Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road, Louisville, Kentucky.  Doors open at 6:30 pm, show is at 7:30 pm. ZTK Entertainment is proud to present the return of Louisville’s extra-special Christmas special, "All the Whos in Whoville”!  Written by Todd Zeigler and directed by Kathryn Zeigler, "All the Whos in Whoville" blends two fantasy universes in one hilarious and heartfelt parody blockbuster. The mean green one who once stole Christmas has returned to declare war on it, and the only Who who can stop him is a mysterious stranger who travels time, dresses funny, and has a special Christmas mission. When the two meet head-to-head, the fate of the universe is at stake!  Tickets: $22 ($20 before November 1!)  $5 discount for students, military and seniors with valid ID (at box office only). To purchase tickets, call (877) 987-6487 or purchase online. http://www.iroquoisamphitheater.com/

 

Saturday, November 21, 2015 – 8:30 am – 3:30 pm – Winter Wonderland Arts and Craft Show - Louisville Male High School, 4409 Preston Highway, Louisville, KY - Sponsored by. LMHS. Boys Basketball, over 170 vendors.


Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - 3rd Annual North Oldham Lions Club Pancake Breakfast & Holiday Bazaar - 12414 West US Hwy 42, Prospect, KY - over 25 vendors - unique shopping - Breakfast and Lunch served - open to the public - free admission - strollers welcome

 

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Waggener Arts and Craft Fair – 330 South Hubbards Lane – Over 50 Holiday Vendors!  

 

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm - Little Treasures Holly Jolly Sale- Westport Village, 1513 Herr Lane, Next to Jade Palace - Toys kids want. Prices parents need.  Shop a great selection of new and gently used toys, strollers, baby equipment, and holiday wear (sizes 6-12 months - 14/16). http://www.littletsale.com/lky/

 

Saturday, November 21, 2015 – 9:00am – 7:00pm –Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt - Embrace the traditions... Handmade treasures, primitives and antiques, delicious regional foods and wines, over 200 booths in a festive setting!  The heady aroma of authentic Bavarian specialty foods and an incredible array of Christmas wares, antiques, quality hand-crafted, and primitives await.  Ferdinand’s Christkindlmarkt is one of the most authentic in the United States and has been voted one of the Top 100 Events in the Nation by the American Bus Association for 2012. Markt sites are located indoors throughout town. Parking is free as is the optional shuttle service between markt sites, admission, and entertainment. https://www.facebook.com/events/919189601491346/

 

Saturday, November 21, 2015 – 10:00am – 4:30 pm - Gifts Galore - A Pop Up Shop of Handmade Gifts - Preservation Station, 100 Preservation Place, Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130 - A select group of artists will make gift giving easy with glass, jewelry, accessories, fiber art, cork art, basketry, pottery and light refreshments for all. By purchasing local more of your dollars stay local and support small businesses. http://www.picturetrail.com/jasowder

 

Saturday, November 21, 2015 – 10:00am – 5:00pm –Nulu Holiday Open House – East Market District, Louisville, KY - Celebrate the holidays NuLu style! Extended hours, store and restaurant specials, an appearance from Santa and more! http://nulu.org/

 

Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 6-11:30pm - The Snow Ball - Louisville Marriott Downtown - 280 W Jefferson St, Louisville, KY 40202 - Enjoy this magical night with cocktail hour, silent auction, gourmet meal and dancing to raise funds for Kosair Children's Hospital. This black tie event has become one of the most fashionable holiday parties in Louisville. A gourmet meal precedes dancing to music by Galaxy. Black ties for the gentlemen and ball gowns for the ladies.  Call (502) 629-8060 for tickets.  https://kosairchildrenshospital.com/pages/snowball.aspx

 

Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 6p-8p - Light Up Simpsonville - Wiche Park located at 7026 Shelbyville Rd - Join Mayor Steve Eden as he counts down to the beginning  of the holiday season. Enjoy a free chili supper complete with beverages and desserts.  Join Santa and his friends by celebrating the upcoming holiday season. http://cityofsimpsonvilleky.com/ParksRecreation.asp

 

Saturday, November 21, 2015 – 7-9pm – Snowflake Shop – JCC, 3600 Dutchman’s Lane, Louisville, KY 40205 – Preview Party night – shop for all your holiday needs!  Tickets avl. For purchase in advance or at the door.  Includes one drink desserts, and one free raffle ticket.  Childcare avl. With advanced online reservations.  Tickets are $10 each. https://www.facebook.com/events/1027210667309327/

 

Saturday, November 21, 2015 – 7:30 – 10:30 pm - All The Whos in Whoville - INDOORS At Parkside Studio at The Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road, Louisville, Kentucky.  Doors open at 6:30 pm, show is at 7:30 pm. ZTK Entertainment is proud to present the return of Louisville’s extra-special Christmas special, "All the Whos in Whoville”!  Written by Todd Zeigler and directed by Kathryn Zeigler, "All the Whos in Whoville" blends two fantasy universes in one hilarious and heartfelt parody blockbuster. The mean green one who once stole Christmas has returned to declare war on it, and the only Who who can stop him is a mysterious stranger who travels time, dresses funny, and has a special Christmas mission. When the two meet head-to-head, the fate of the universe is at stake!  Tickets: $22 ($20 before November 1!)  $5 discount for students, military and seniors with valid ID (at box office only). To purchase tickets, call (877) 987-6487 or purchase online. http://www.iroquoisamphitheater.com/

 

Saturday November 21, 2015 - Holiday Brite Nite - Paddock Shops- 4055 Summit Plaza Dr, Louisville, KY 40241 - carolers, magicians, Frosty and other “special guests”…even an appearance by Santa.

 

Sunday, November 22, 2015 – 10:00am – 3:00pm –Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt - Embrace the traditions... Handmade treasures, primitives and antiques, delicious regional foods and wines, over 200 booths in a festive setting!  The heady aroma of authentic Bavarian specialty foods and an incredible array of Christmas wares, antiques, quality hand-crafted, and primitives await.  Ferdinand’s Christkindlmarkt is one of the most authentic in the United States and has been voted one of the Top 100 Events in the Nation by the American Bus Association for 2012. Markt sites are located indoors throughout town. Parking is free as is the optional shuttle service between markt sites, admission, and entertainment. https://www.facebook.com/events/919189601491346/

 

Sunday, November 22, 2015 – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Snowflake Shop – JCC, 3600 Dutchman’s Lane, Louisville, KY 40205 – One Stop Holiday Shop – shop for all your holiday needs!  Free admission!  First 25 adults in the door get a free SWAG BAG.  More raffles!  Refreshments avl. For purchase.  Gift wrapping avl. https://www.facebook.com/events/1027210667309327/

 

Sunday, November 22, 2015, 1-5pm - Little Treasures Holly Jolly Sale- Westport Village, 1513 Herr Lane, Next to Jade Palace – Sunday is ½ Price Day. Toys kids want. Prices parents need.  Shop a great selection of new and gently used toys, strollers, baby equipment, and holiday wear (sizes 6-12 months - 14/16). http://www.littletsale.com/lky/

 

Sunday, November 22, 2015 – 7:30 – 10:30 pm - All The Whos in Whoville - INDOORS At Parkside Studio at The Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road, Louisville, Kentucky.  Doors open at 6:30 pm, show is at 7:30 pm. ZTK Entertainment is proud to present the return of Louisville’s extra-special Christmas special, "All the Whos in Whoville”!  Written by Todd Zeigler and directed by Kathryn Zeigler, "All the Whos in Whoville" blends two fantasy universes in one hilarious and heartfelt parody blockbuster. The mean green one who once stole Christmas has returned to declare war on it, and the only Who who can stop him is a mysterious stranger who travels time, dresses funny, and has a special Christmas mission. When the two meet head-to-head, the fate of the universe is at stake!  Tickets: $22 ($20 before November 1!)  $5 discount for students, military and seniors with valid ID (at box office only). To purchase tickets, call (877) 987-6487 or purchase online. http://www.iroquoisamphitheater.com/

 

Monday, November 23, 2015 – 6:00 pm – Honky Tonk Holidays - Derby Dinner Playhouse - 525 Marriott Dr, Clarksville, IN 47129 - Decked out in their best holiday attire, Jason Petty and Carolyn Martin, backed by a five-piece band straight out of Nashville, perform the songs and tell the stories of your favorite country Christmas Classics such as: “Christmas Time’s A-Comin”, “Pretty Paper”, “An Old Christmas Card”, “Blue Christmas”, “Little Toy Trains”, “Christmas in Dixie”, and many more!  Doors & Buffet Open: 6:00 p.m./Concert Begins: 7:15 p.m. - Ticket Price: $38 “Front” & $31 “Back.”  THIS SHOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE BY PHONE ONLY. PLEASE CALL THE BOX OFFICE AT 812-288-8281. http://derbydinner.com/shows/honky-tonk-holidays/

 

ONE OF OUR TOP PICKS STARTS Nov. 24, 2015 - December 23, 2015 (see website for performance dates/times) - A Christmas Carol at Actors Theatre of Louisville- Celebrate the splendor of the holidays with Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future in this fresh take on an old favorite. Dickens’ classic tale finds new life in this totally redesigned production featuring new sets and costumes and the warmth of holiday music.  Tickets start at just $25.  http://actorstheatre.org/shows/fifth-third-banks-a-christmas-carol-2015-2016/

 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 5-8pm - Light Up Lyndon - Romara Place, Lyndon, KY – Santa and his elves will be there to help kick off the holiday season.  Enjoy face painting, music, train rides, refreshments, and photo with Santa.  No On-site parking available.  Shuttle service will be available from Lyndon City Hall at 515 Wood Rd or Mary Grace Jaegar Ctr at 502 Wood Rd.  http://lyndon.sophicity.com/CityCalendar.aspx?CNID=3572

 

Nov. 26, 2015- Nov. 29, 2015- Historic Holiday Home Tour- 897 Pendleton Rd, Pendleton, KY 40055. Come and tour the decorated room of a 140 year old farm house in Henry County, right off I 71, exit 28. Then after your tour, you can shop The Christmas Cottage and receive 25% percent on practically the whole store!! Tours are free!! November 26, 6-9, November 27- 28, 10-6, and November 29, 12-5.

 

Friday, November 27, 2015 - 10:00 am - 3:30 pm - Family Fun Holiday Weekend - Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, 800 West Main Street., Louisville, KY - We're kicking off the Holiday season with a weekend full of family-friendly activities tied to our latest special exhibition Best. Toys. Ever.  Guests can participate in special programming and contests, with the chance to win some great prizes. All programs are free for factory tour ticket holders. Santa Claus will make an appearance at the museum on Saturday. Guests who bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots will receive one free admission to LSMF on the day of their donation. See website for full schedule. http://sluggermuseum.com/whats-happening/family-fun-holiday-weekend/

 

Friday November 27, 2015 – 4-5:30 pm - Pre-Light Up Louisville Cruise – Spirit of Jefferson -  Boarding begins at 4:00 pm, departs at 4:30, and disembarks at 5:30.  It's the day after Thanksgiving, and if you're looking for something to do in the afternoon before the Light Up Louisville festivities begin, then bring the family and your friends and join us on the riverboat Spirit of Jefferson for a one-hour cruise on the Ohio River. With two enclosed decks, she's a boat for all seasons. The concession stand and bar will be open, and a DJ will provide a variety of music. Call for information or to make a reservation, or purchase tickets on line.  Tickets (all ages): $15/pp.  http://www.belleoflouisville.org/calendar_event.html?id=9053&_sm_au_=iVVnVPR4Z60R4vSF

 

Friday, November, 27, 2015 – 6:00pm – Light up Charlestown – Festivities will begin at 6:00pm. Lights come on at 7:00 pm.  http://cityofcharlestown.com/

 

Friday, November 27, 2015 - 4:00 pm – Light up Louisville Run, Run Rudolph 5K – Downtown Louisville, 4th & Main.  Annual 5K Walk/Run that encourages avid runners, athletes, families and children to join in the festivities and kick-off activity of Light Up Louisville.  To receive a discounted price of $25.00 register by November 1st.  After November 1st price goes up to $35 and is $40 on Race Day. http://headfirstperformance.com/FeaturedEvents/TabId/357/ArtMID/1016/ArticleID/5167/2015-Run-Run-Rudolph-5K.aspx?_sm_au_=iVVkr26Rrrj2N1nP

 

Friday, November 27, 02015 - 4:00-6:30 pm – Light up Louisville Santa’s Workshop -  Kentucky International Convention Center, 4th Street Lobby entrance - Bring the family down before the parade for face painting, holiday crafts, balloon artists, and more.   http://louisvillesholidayinthecity.com/light-up-louisville/

 

Friday, November 27, 2015 - 5:30-8 pm – PNC Bank’s Light Up Bardstown/ Christmas Corner - Kids have fun getting ready for Light Up Bardstown in front of the Gallery on the Square you will find the Christmas Corner. Enjoy hot coco, cookies, balloons and face painting, perfect to get the entire family in the mood for Christmas! Old Nelson County Library, 90 Court Square.  Kicking off the Christmas Season with the official lighting of the City of Bardstown’s Christmas tree, as well as the lighting of lampposts wreaths, stars and frolicking deer. 6-8 p.m. Music, refreshments, and Santa will make an appearance!  Welcome Center Plaza, Court Square. https://www.facebook.com/events/1686691928243032/

 

Friday November, 27, 2015, 6:30 pm – Light up Louisville Lots of Lights Parade - will follow a new route along Fourth Street through Fourth Street Live!  The Parade will start on 4th Street at Chestnut, go North onto 4th to Jefferson, make a left onto Jefferson and end on 5th Street.  After the Parade, Santa will present Mayor Greg Fischer with his “Magic Plug” and together they will plug it in and LIGHT UP Downtown Louisville. Zambelli fireworks will follow The Light Up Moment.  http://louisvillesholidayinthecity.com/light-up-louisville/

 

Friday, November 27, 2015, 4:00-8:30-10:00 pm – Light up Louisville pictures with Santa at Santa’s Workshop -  Kentucky International Convention Center, 4th Street Lobby entrance – Come in after the parade to get your picture with Santa.   http://louisvillesholidayinthecity.com/light-up-louisville/

 

Friday, November 27, 2015, 9:00pm-11:00pm – Light Up Louisville Moonlight Cruise – Spirit of Jefferson –  Boarding begins at 9:00, departs at 9:30, disembarks at 11:00.  If you're thinking a late night river cruise would be something unique to do, or if you've been to the Light Up Louisville festivities on Main Street and are looking for a way to continue the party, come on down to the riverboat Spirit of Jefferson and join in the fun! The concession stand and bar will both be open, and a DJ will provide a variety of music. With two enclosed decks, she is a boat for all seasons. Call for information or to make a reservation, or purchase tickets on line. (Space is limited and this cruise does sell out. Make your plans early!) Please note that the lights from Light-Up Louisville cannot be seen from the river. However, the normal waterfront lights reflecting off the river are quite lovely, and well worth a reason for enjoying a moonlight boat ride on the Ohio River.  Tickets (all ages): $17/pp. http://www.belleoflouisville.org/calendar_event.html?id=9054

 

Friday, November 27, 2015 – Sunday November 29 - The Lexington Christmas Show – 430 W Vine St., Lexington, KY 40504.  This will be a great one-stop-shop for all your Christmas/Holiday needs! The Lexington Christmas Show will boast over 200 booths full of Christmas Crafts, Holiday Decor, Unique Christmas gifts and so much more! This is an event you don't want to miss! Admission is only $3 and kids 12 and under are in FREE! There is also FREE photos with Santa and FREE parking! It doesn't get any better than that! We look forward to seeing everyone for this Holiday Shopping Extravaganza!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/737766383017499/

 

Saturday, November 28, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm  - ANNUAL HOLIDAY MARKET - National Guard Armory, 2909 Grant Line Rd New Albany, IN 47150 - Shopping from Local Vendors, Silent Auction, Food and Drinks, Gift Wrapping, Coat Check, Child Care, Entertainment from DanceWorks Dancers. https://www.facebook.com/events/952324691472966/

 

Saturday, November 28, 2015, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – American Printing House for the Blind Museum - 1839 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206 - Looking for something uniquely Louisville to show friends and relatives visiting for Thanksgiving? Visitors can write their names in braille, see a book from Helen Keller's Bible, play games and read books designed for children who are blind, and enjoy many other activities in this award-winning museum. See "Denver the Guide Dog," a Discovery Channel video about how a puppy becomes a dog guide and is matched with a new owner. Holiday goodies and hot cider will be served. For all ages. http://www.aph.org/museum/saturday_fun.html

 

Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 10:00 am - 3:30 pm - Family Fun Holiday Weekend - Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, 800 West Main Street., Louisville, KY - We're kicking off the Holiday season with a weekend full of family-friendly activities tied to our latest special exhibition Best. Toys. Ever.  Guests can participate in special programming and contests, with the chance to win some great prizes. All programs are free for factory tour ticket holders. Santa Claus will make an appearance at the museum on Saturday. Guests who bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots will receive one free admission to LSMF on the day of their donation. See website for full schedule. http://sluggermuseum.com/whats-happening/family-fun-holiday-weekend/

 

Saturday, November 28, 1-6:30pm  - New Albany Jingle Walk/Holiday Fest – Bicentennial Park, on the corner of Spring & Pearl Streets - Holiday-themed activities include a YMCA scavenger hunt, wine tastings, and specials at New Albany’s chic downtown shops and restaurants. Round out the festive evening with lighting the Christmas tree in Bicentennial Park and singing carols—just like families do in their own home.   http://www.developna.org/downtown-new-albany-events/downtown-new-albany-indiana-events-calendar/develop-new-albany-events/holiday-fest

 

Saturday, November 28, 2-4pm  - Santa’s Underground Countdown with The Mommy Nest at the Louisville Mega Cavern Session 1- 1841 Taylor Ave, Louisville, KY 40213 –Countdown to Christmas with Santa and all sorts of fun!  This is a tickets event and advance reservations are required.  Cost is $10 per person and includes Food, Bouncer, Face Painting, Balloons by Bonkers, Crafts, gift cags, raffles, contest, photos with Santa and the Snow Fairy and more!  Additional add-on options include the Mega Quest Ropes Course and Lights Under Louisville tour.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more info. https://www.facebook.com/events/763020630466519/

 

Saturday, November 28, 4-6pm  - Santa’s Underground Countdown with The Mommy Nest at the Louisville Mega Cavern Session 2- 1841 Taylor Ave, Louisville, KY 40213 –Countdown to Christmas with Santa and all sorts of fun!  This is a tickets event and advance reservations are required.  Cost is $10 per person and includes Food, Bouncer, Face Painting, Balloons by Bonkers, Crafts, gift cags, raffles, contest, photos with Santa and the Snow Fairy and more!  Additional add-on options include the Mega Quest Ropes Course and Lights Under Louisville tour.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more info. https://www.facebook.com/events/763020630466519/

 

Saturday, November 28, 2015, 5pm - Light Up Jeffersonville – Spring St. and Warder Park, Jeffersonville, IN – Parade starts at 5:00, Light up is at 5:30.  http://www.jeffmainstreet.org/events/jeffersonville-events-calendar.html#november

 

Saturday, November 28, 2015, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm - Christmas on Main Street – Taylorsville, Spencer County.  Celebrate Christmas with free children’s activities, Reindeer Games for kids (prizes for all), face painting, Santa’s Workshop (where kids can build their own toys), A Parade, festive decorations, caroling and horse and wagon rides. Bring the little ones to visit and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Chamber of Commerce Building while viewing the beautifully decorated Christmas trees set up from the local business and organizations along the way. Parade starts at 6:30 pm right after the Trees are lighted on Downtown Main Street.   For more information, please contact The Spencer County Chamber of Commerce at 502-477-8369http://www.taylorsvilletourism.com/newsandevents.html

 

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 11:30 am - 3:00 pm - Family Fun Holiday Weekend - Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, 800 West Main Street., Louisville, KY - We're kicking off the Holiday season with a weekend full of family-friendly activities tied to our latest special exhibition Best. Toys. Ever.  Guests can participate in special programming and contests, with the chance to win some great prizes. All programs are free for factory tour ticket holders. Santa Claus will make an appearance at the museum on Saturday. Guests who bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots will receive one free admission to LSMF on the day of their donation. See website for full schedule. http://sluggermuseum.com/whats-happening/family-fun-holiday-weekend/

 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 6:30pm - Nutcracker Storytime with the Louisville Ballet  - Louisville Free Public Library - Fern Creek branch, 6768 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40291 -  Children of all ages and their families are invited to a special Nutcracker Family Storytime with the Louisville Ballet. The event features a Louisville Ballet dancer reading the classic holiday story, The Nutcracker, followed by Nutcracker-inspired crafts and activities. Plus, one lucky family will receive 4 tickets to see the Louisville Ballet’s production of The Brown-Forman Nutcracker.  http://www.lfpl.org/kids/ 

 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6:30pm - Nutcracker Storytime with the Louisville Ballet  - Louisville Free Public Library- Main branch downtown, 301 York St, Louisville, KY 40203 -  Children of all ages and their families are invited to a special Nutcracker Family Storytime with the Louisville Ballet. The event features a Louisville Ballet dancer reading the classic holiday story, The Nutcracker, followed by Nutcracker-inspired crafts and activities. Plus, one lucky family will receive 4 tickets to see the Louisville Ballet’s production of The Brown-Forman Nutcracker.  http://www.lfpl.org/kids/ 

 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 7:30 pm - TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA: GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS EVE – KFC Yum! Center - 1 Arena Plaza, Louisville, KY 40202 - This year’s enchanted Yuletide tale is “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” which follows the journey of a young runaway who, on Christmas Eve, breaks into an abandoned vaudeville theater seeking shelter from the cold, and the ghostly visions she experiences from that concert hall’s past. “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” features such lasting crowd-pleasers as "Christmas Eve Sarajevo 12/24," "O’ Come All Ye Faithful," "Good King Joy," "Christmas Canon," "Music Box Blues," "Promises To Keep," and "This Christmas Day."  Tickets start at $38.  http://www.kfcyumcenter.com/events/detail/hallmark-channel-presents-trans-siberian-orchestra-ghosts-of-christmas-eve

 

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 6:30pm - Nutcracker Storytime with the Louisville Ballet  - Louisville Free Public Library- Iroquois branch, 601 W. Woodlawn Avenue Louisville, Kentucky 40215 -  Children of all ages and their families are invited to a special Nutcracker Family Storytime with the Louisville Ballet. The event features a Louisville Ballet dancer reading the classic holiday story, The Nutcracker, followed by Nutcracker-inspired crafts and activities. Plus, one lucky family will receive 4 tickets to see the Louisville Ballet’s production of The Brown-Forman Nutcracker.  http://www.lfpl.org/kids/

 

Friday, December 4, 2015, 5:30 – 9 pm - Christmastide - Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207 - Enter the year 1816 for a Croghan family celebration at Locust Grove. The Clark & Croghan families invite you into their home to visit and to partake of holiday cheer. The home is decorated in a manner appropriate for the “country seat” of Major William Croghan and his distinguished relatives and guests. In the great parlor, live music and dancing await the guests, intermingled with concerts by a talented neighbor. You’ll be engaged in lively conversations with family and guests. Out in the hearth kitchen, recently harvested foods are prepared over an open fire and refreshments are offered to guests. Meanwhile, back in 2015: in the Visitors’ Center, there will be dancing, music, refreshments, and crafts for children 3 & older from 6:00-8:00 p.m. each day. Also in the Auditorium, a sale of gift-quality new, gently used, and antiquarian books. Admission: $8 adults; 12 and under are free. http://locustgrove.org/participate/events/

 

Friday, December 4, 2015, 7:30 pm - The Louisville Orchestra Christmas selections from Handel’s Messiah - the Cathedral of the Assumption (433 S. 5th Street, downtown Louisville).  Tickets are $30. General Seating Tickets are available through the Kentucky Center at 502-584-7777 or at https://www.louisvilleorchestra.org/calendar-2/?month=dec&yr=2015#

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 9:00 am – The 20th Annual Santa Sprint & Stroll – Barret Traditional Middle School, 2561 Grinstead Drive - A merry 5k Run or 1-Mile Walk attracting both serious runners and holiday merrymakers.  The course leads participants along historic Frankfort Avenue, kicking off Frankfort Avenue’s Olde Tyme Christmas celebration the same day— featuring carriage rides, free trolley service, special holiday sales, treats at participating shops, and events throughout the day. http://www.uchmlouky.org/santasprint.php

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm – St. Matthews Elementary School Holiday Bazaar – 601 Browns Lane – Jewelry, Makeup, Purses, hand-made crafts and much more! 

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm - Olde Tyme Christmas Craft and Gift Show – Third Lutheran Church, 1864 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206. Carolers, homemade bourbon balls, crafters, and more.  See a Lionel Train display, listen to Olde Tyme Carolers, tour a collection of Nativity sets, try some homemade Bourbon Balls and much more.  http://thirdlutheranchurch.org/ministries/

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm - Festival Of Trees Arts and Crafts Show -Butler High School - 2222 Crums Lane, Louisville, KY 40216 - Arts, Crafts, food and gift items, Decorated tree and decor auction at 2:30pm. Cafe serves homemade soups, and BBQ, concession stand selling snack foods. www.Jefferson.ky.us/schools/high/Butler/documents/festival_contract_15pdf

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm - Poinsettia Extravaganza - Country Corner Greenhouse & Nursery, 4877 Highway 44 E, Shepherdsville, Kentucky 40165 - Stop in for our Poinsettia Extravaganza. December 5th and 6th. Christmas decor and thousands of poinsettias for you to choose from. Enjoy 20% off and a FREE picture with Santa!  Merry Christmas and happy holidays from all of us at CCG to you!  https://www.facebook.com/events/1516764618644379/

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 10am - Shelby County Christmas Parade - Shelbyville KY, 40065 - Annual Christmas Parade sponsored by the Shelby County Fire & Rescue Department features all kinds of entertainment for the entire family including marching bands, floats, antique cars, equestrians and a special appearance by Santa Claus! http://www.visitshelbyky.com/blog/event/christmas-parade/?instance_id=984414

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015 – 10:00am – 4:30 pm - Gifts Galore - A Pop Up Shop of Handmade Gifts - Preservation Station, 100 Preservation Place, Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130 - A select group of artists will make gift giving easy with glass, jewelry, accessories, fiber art, cork art, basketry, pottery and light refreshments for all. By purchasing local more of your dollars stay local and support small businesses. http://www.picturetrail.com/jasowder

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm - Holiday Halls Arts and Crafts Show - Ballard High School - 6000 Brownsboro Road ( Old Herr Lane) - 150+ Juried crafters in the halls, cafeteria, and gymnasium. Snack bar serving homemade chili, baked goods, and drinks.  https://www.facebook.com/Ballard-Holiday-Halls-Arts-Crafts-Show-202532266488272/

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Holiday Shopping Event at Soiree-LaGrange – 1228 Market St., LaGrange, KY 40031 - Over 30 area small businesses, crafters and direct sellers will be available to help you finish your holiday shopping...from apparel, books, jewelry, goodies, photography, wellness and nutrition, home decor, accessories, and much more!  Also, a cameo from the Big Guy himself and door prizes...open to the public. Stop by for our final shopping event of 2015 and Shop Small in Oldham County!  https://www.facebook.com/events/1638405336376940/

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 10:30am – 12:30pm - HOLIDAY CARD FACTORY – American Printing House for the Blind - 1839 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206 - Visit the museum to learn how people who are blind and visually impaired "see" with their fingertips. Then craft your own tactile ornament to decorate your home for the holidays. Make unique holiday cards as well. Free to the public but space is limited so registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register. For adults and children age 5 and up. http://www.aph.org/museum/

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 11:00 am - The Louisville Orchestra Home for the Holidays Concert - the Brown Theatre - features Christmas music and a chance to visit with Santa. Tickets are $15. General Seating Tickets are available through the Kentucky Center at 502-584-7777 or at https://www.louisvilleorchestra.org/calendar-2/?month=dec&yr=2015#

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 12-3 pm - 13th Annual Nature of Christmas in Goshen - 12501 Harmony Landing Road, Goshen, KY 40026 - FREE, Donations encouraged!  Free food, artisans and gift booths, crafts, hayrides, music, and Santa & Mrs. Claus with gift bags and treats. Co-sponsored by the City of Goshen. http://www.creaseymahannaturepreserve.org/2015-events/

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 12-3pm – Christmas Cookie Stroll – Jeffersonville, IN – Shop in your favorite downtown businesses and collect holiday cookies. http://www.jeffmainstreet.org/events/jeffersonville-events-calendar.html

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 12-6pm - The 39th Annual Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour - The Old Louisville neighborhood in Louisville, Ky., invites you to explore the largest collection of Victorian mansions and picturesque homes at the 39th Annual Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour. This event is an absolute must for architecture buffs and history enthusiasts who also happen to have an affinity for holiday cheer. Old Louisville is the city’s original suburb and is conveniently located between downtown Louisville and the University of Louisville’s campus. In keeping with the rich tradition of Southern hospitality, homeowners in the nation’s premier Victorian neighborhood invite you and yours inside their charming residences to get a unique glimpse of how they’ve transformed their more than 100-year old homes into modern-day marvels. Shuttles run continuously to all stops on the tour, however visitors can walk from house to house in order to get the full experience of the neighborhood.  $25 in advance/$30 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online or by contacting the Historic Old Louisville Information Center at 502-635-5244. They can also be purchased by visiting the Center in person at 1340 S. Fourth St. 40208 or the day of the event at the Woman’s Club.  http://www.oldlouisvilleholidayhometour.org/

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 12:30-1:30 pm – Clara’s Tea Party - The Brown Hotel  - 335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202 - Join Clara and other Nutcracker in a Nutshell cast members for tea.  After the tea party, stroll over to The Louisville Palace for the 2:00pm Nutcracker in a Nutshell performance.  $35.00 adult reservation and $27.50 child (18 & younger) reservation includes Clara's Tea and 2:00 Performance! http://www.nutcrackerinanutshell.com/clara.html

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 1-5 pm- Country Christmas - Blackacre State Nature Preserve And Historic Homestead, 3200 Tucker Station Rd, Louisville, Kentucky 40299 - Spend an old-fashioned family Christmas celebration at Blackacre! Enjoy hot apple cider, Christmas treats, a craft for the kiddos, live music, carriage rides (weather permitting), and a visit from jolly Saint Nick himself! https://www.facebook.com/events/1052467711453724/

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 1-4pm - Rauch Planetarium Holiday Party - 106 W Brandeis Ave, Louisville, KY 40292 - Kids have a blast at our annual holiday party with festive, holiday-themed kids activities and treats. Everyone enjoys our Laser Holidays music show with favorites such as "Winter Wonderland," "Jingle Bell Rock," and "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy."  Laser Holidays Showtimes: 1 PM, 2 PM and 3 PM. Admission to Holiday Party: $5/person  (no free admits, passes, coupons, UofL discounts, or memberships for this special event). http://louisville.edu/planetarium/

 

ONE OF OUR TOP PICKS STARTS STARTS Saturday, December 5, 2015, 1:30 pm (additional dates and times avl, for all performances check their website) - A Year with Frog and Toad - Presented by Stage One Family Theatre at the Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater,  501 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 - It’s Christmas Eve, the fire is burning and the hot chocolate is ready. Frog is late… maybe something has happened to him. TOAD TO THE RESCUE! This and other adventures from the charming “Frog and Toad” series by Arnold Lobel make up the hit Broadway musical nominated for 3 Tony Awards. Join these Odd Couple amphibians and their woodland friends as they hop onto the stage for 365 days of important lessons about life, friendship and the things that make each of us special. A holly, jolly, feel-good story perfect for the most wonderful time of the year!  Recommended for ages 5 and up. Tickets: $20.00 (ages 13+), $15.00 (ages 1-12). Running time: approx. 70 minutes   https://stageone.org/

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 2pm – Nutcracker in a Nutshell – Louisville Palace, 625 S. Fourth St, Louisville, KY 40202 - MAGIC Company Dance, the area’s premier youth, pre-professional dance company, debuts new choreography and staging for 2015, Nutcracker in a Nutshell brings the classic Nutcracker story to life in a refreshing, new way.  Join Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they battle the Rat Queen and travel to The Land of the Sweets in the holiday classic Nutcracker in a Nutshell.  Designed to delight audiences of all ages, Nutcracker in a Nutshell is a shorter, family-friendly version of the traditional Nutcracker ballet.  Ticket prices for the production are $20.00 for adults and $12.50 for children/teens (age 18 & under).  Ticket information is available at www.nutcrackerinanutshell.com or www.louisvillepalace.com

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 2-7pm - Old Fashioned Family Holiday Festival - Farnsley- Moremen Landing, 7410 Moorman Rd, Louisville, KY 40272 - Presented in partnership with the Dixie Area Business Association, this event is aimed at families and will include: photo opportunity with Santa, holiday crafts for kids, musical entertainment, horse-drawn wagon rides, tours of the Farnsley-Moremen House decorated for the season and more. FREE.  For more information, call 502/935-6809 or visit http://www.riverside-landing.org/events.as

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 3-8pm - Light Up La Grange - Lighting in 3 locations in downtown- along Main Street, the Courthouse Square, and the Railroad Museum.  Lighting Ceremony at 5:00pm.  Courthouse Square: Santa, the Grinch, Music, Mayor's Remarks, and the Lighting Ceremony. 2nd Street: Synthetic Ice Rink. Walnut Street: Music.  La Grange Railroad Museum: La Grange Polar Express, Lighted trains, and displays, Express Tours, Train Exhibit, Humana Holiday Drawing.  http://www.lagrangecrossroads.org/lightuplagrange.html

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 4-6pm - Light Up St. Matthews - Brown Park (corner of Kresge Way and Browns Lane, next to Baptist Healthcare.  Free parking is available at the doctors building across from the hospital.) - features musical entertainment, letters to Santa, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, train rides, horse-drawn carriage rides, activities for the kids, and fun for the entire family.  Free cookies, hot chocolate and apple cider are available for everyone to enjoy. No matter the weather, most activities are held under a big tent. FREE  http://www.stmatthewsky.gov/events/

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 4–9 pm - Christmastide - Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207 - Enter the year 1816 for a Croghan family celebration at Locust Grove. The Clark & Croghan families invite you into their home to visit and to partake of holiday cheer. The home is decorated in a manner appropriate for the “country seat” of Major William Croghan and his distinguished relatives and guests. In the great parlor, live music and dancing await the guests, intermingled with concerts by a talented neighbor. You’ll be engaged in lively conversations with family and guests. Out in the hearth kitchen, recently harvested foods are prepared over an open fire and refreshments are offered to guests. Meanwhile, back in 2015: in the Visitors’ Center, there will be dancing, music, refreshments, and crafts for children 3 & older from 6:00-8:00 p.m. each day. Also in the Auditorium, a sale of gift-quality new, gently used, and antiquarian books. Admission: $8 adults; 12 and under are free. http://locustgrove.org/participate/events/

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 6-8pm - Light Up Jeffersontown – Jeffersontown Community Center, 10617 Taylorsville Road, Jeffersontown, KY 40299 – Start the holiday season with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Mayor as they flip the switch to Light Up Jeffersontown! Immediately following, festivities continue outside with live performances by area choral groups, ice carving, free refreshments and free carriage rides. Inside the Community Center enjoy arts and crafts, holiday movies and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus!  http://www.jeffersontownky.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=667&month=12&year=2015&day=5&calType=0

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, dusk-10 pm - Bardstown Road Aglow - Evening of shopping and entertainment, fun for 21 and up.  http://www.thehighlandsoflouisville.com/HCGBRAglow.php

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 7pm – Light Up CenterStage – JCC,3600 Dutchman’s Lane, Louisville, KY 40205.  Open Bar, Hors d’oeuvres, Silent and Live auctions, Dessert Buffet, Original Broadway Revue.  Tickets are $108 per person or $900 per table of 10.  All proceeds benefit CenterStage Acting Out.   https://jewishlouisville.org/jcc/centerstage/light-up-centerstage/

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 7pm – Nutcracker in a Nutshell – Louisville Palace, 625 S. Fourth St, Louisville, KY 40202 - MAGIC Company Dance, the area’s premier youth, pre-professional dance company, debuts new choreography and staging for 2015, Nutcracker in a Nutshell brings the classic Nutcracker story to life in a refreshing, new way.  Join Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they battle the Rat Queen and travel to The Land of the Sweets in the holiday classic Nutcracker in a Nutshell.  Designed to delight audiences of all ages, Nutcracker in a Nutshell is a shorter, family-friendly version of the traditional Nutcracker ballet.  Ticket prices for the production are $20.00 for adults and $12.50 for children/teens (age 18 & under).Ticket information is available at www.nutcrackerinanutshell.com or www.louisvillepalace.com

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 7pm - A Year with Frog and Toad - Presented by Stage One Family Theatre at the Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater,  501 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 - It’s Christmas Eve, the fire is burning and the hot chocolate is ready. Frog is late… maybe something has happened to him. TOAD TO THE RESCUE! This and other adventures from the charming “Frog and Toad” series by Arnold Lobel make up the hit Broadway musical nominated for 3 Tony Awards. Join these Odd Couple amphibians and their woodland friends as they hop onto the stage for 365 days of important lessons about life, friendship and the things that make each of us special. A holly, jolly, feel-good story perfect for the most wonderful time of the year!  Recommended for ages 5 and up. Tickets: $20.00 (ages 13+), $15.00 (ages 1-12). Running time: approx. 70 minutes   https://stageone.org/

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 7:30 pm - The Louisville Orchestra Christmas selections from Handel’s Messiah - the Second Presbyterian Church (3701 Old Brownsboro Rd, Louisville)).  Tickets are $30. General Seating Tickets are available through the Kentucky Center at 502-584-7777 or at https://www.louisvilleorchestra.org/calendar-2/?month=dec&yr=2015#

 

Sunday, December 6, 2015, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm - Poinsettia Extravaganza - Country Corner Greenhouse & Nursery, 4877 Highway 44 E, Shepherdsville, Kentucky 40165 - Stop in for our Poinsettia Extravaganza. December 5th and 6th. Christmas decor and thousands of poinsettias for you to choose from. Enjoy 20% off and a FREE picture with Santa!  Merry Christmas and happy holidays from all of us at CCG to you!  https://www.facebook.com/events/1516764618644379/

 

Sunday, December 6, 2015, 12-4pm - Holiday Halls Arts and Crafts Show - Ballard High School - 6000 Brownsboro Road ( Old Herr Lane) - 150+ Juried crafters in the halls, cafeteria, and gymnasium. Snack bar serving homemade chili, baked goods, and drinks.  https://www.facebook.com/Ballard-Holiday-Halls-Arts-Crafts-Show-202532266488272/

 

Sunday, December 6, 2015, 12-6pm  - The 39th Annual Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour - Old Louisville  - The Old Louisville neighborhood in Louisville, Ky., invites you to explore the largest collection of Victorian mansions and picturesque homes at the 39th Annual Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour. This event is an absolute must for architecture buffs and history enthusiasts who also happen to have an affinity for holiday cheer. Old Louisville is the city’s original suburb and is conveniently located between downtown Louisville and the University of Louisville’s campus. In keeping with the rich tradition of Southern hospitality, homeowners in the nation’s premier Victorian neighborhood invite you and yours inside their charming residences to get a unique glimpse of how they’ve transformed their more than 100-year old homes into modern-day marvels. Shuttles run continuously to all stops on the tour, however visitors can walk from house to house in order to get the full experience of the neighborhood.  $25 in advance/$30 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online or by contacting the Historic Old Louisville Information Center at 502-635-5244. They can also be purchased by visiting the Center in person at 1340 S. Fourth St. 40208 or the day of the event at the Woman’s Club.  http://www.oldlouisvilleholidayhometour.org/

 

ONE OF OUR TOP PICKS STARTS IS Sunday, December 6, 2015, 1–4 pm - Holly Jolly Jubilee – All About Kids – 2531 Blankenbaker Parkway, Louisville, KY 40299 - Come shop for all your Christmas needs while the kids have a Jolly Ol' Time in a Christmas Wonderland!  FREE Holiday shopping with lots of fun vendors, Cost for Open Gym/Swim and Kids Activities for ticketed cost. http://www.allaboutkids.cc/Louisville/#

 

Sunday, December 6, 2015, 1-5 pm - 1814 Christmas Tea & Scribner House Tours - 106 E. Main Street, New Albany, Indiana - The Piankeshaw Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution cordially invites you to attend an old fashion Victorian Tea and tour the Scribner House.  The gift shop will be open for holiday shopping.  http://scribnerhouse.org/.

 

Sunday, December 6, 2015, 2–4 pm - Snow Fairy Princess Tea - The Galt House Hotel (RIVUE TOWER, 25th Floor, Waterford Room ) -  It’s magic when you see your child’s eyes sparkle as she/he sits with Snow Fairy Princess having tea and cookies. The Snow Fairy Princess loves to chat with your little ones and pose for a picture, don’t forget to bring your camera. Plus, it is fun to see all the little princesses and princes in the room dolled up for the occasion.  Stop by The Mommy Nest table to do a craft and pick up your FREE 2015 Nest Egg Discount card! A KaLightoscope Ticket is included. $35 per person.  http://www.christmasatthegalthouse.com/christmas-tea-snow-fairy-princess/

 

Sunday, December 6, 2015, 2:30 pm – World’s Largest Elf Gathering (attempt at a Guinness World Record) - Galt House Hotel in the Grand Ballroom on the 2nd Floor - Adults dressed as an Elf can purchase a Christmas at the Galt House ticket for $5 and Children (ages 3-12) dressed as an Elf will receive free admission for the day. http://www.christmasatthegalthouse.com/worlds-largest-elf-party/

 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 6:30pm - Nutcracker Storytime with the Louisville Ballet  - Louisville Free Public Library- Southwest branch,  9725 Dixie Highway, Louisville, Kentucky 40272 -  Children of all ages and their families are invited to a special Nutcracker Family Storytime with the Louisville Ballet. The event features a Louisville Ballet dancer reading the classic holiday story, The Nutcracker, followed by Nutcracker-inspired crafts and activities. Plus, one lucky family will receive 4 tickets to see the Louisville Ballet’s production of The Brown-Forman Nutcracker.  http://www.lfpl.org/kids/

 

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 7:30 pm – David Benoit: Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown with special guest Jane Monheit - Featuring the Western Middle School for the Arts Choir, David Benoit, a GRAMMY®-nominated pianist, composer, and arranger, has reigned supreme as one the founding fathers of contemporary jazz. Tickets start at $25.00. http://www.kentuckycenter.org/all-shows/david-benoit

 

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 8:00 pm - The Louisville Orchestra & MERCY ME – Louisville Palace, 625 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202 - The orchestra performs with Christian rock group MERCYME in a program of Christmas Music . Tickets are $75, $50, $35, $20. http://www.louisvillepalace.com/

 

Friday, December 11, 2015, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm - Christmas Gift and Decor Show – KY Fair & Expo Center - Louisville, KY 40209 - Stewart Promotions' Christmas Gift & Decor Show features over 750 High Quality Exhibitor Booths and Over 50,000 attendees each year.  This FREE ADMISSION event is one of the premier Christmas Shows in the Nation, featuring acres of gift items and ideas for anyone and everyone.  For over 25 years, the Christmas Gift & Decor Show has been a Louisville fixture during the holiday season.  Make your plans to attend and join the fun!  And each year...ALL KIDS GET A FREE PICTURE WITH SANTA! http://www.louisvillechristmasshow.com/

 

Friday, December 11, 2015, 5-9 pm -  Festival of Nativities-Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 6401 Westwind Way, Crestwood, KY 40014 - Community-wide Christmas celebration in the Louisville Metro area and surrounding counties. With nearly 400 displays including a Living nativity and live music performed by area choirs and musicians.  The Crestwood Festival of Nativities has become a holiday tradition for the community. - Fee and open to the public. http://www.crestwoodnativities.com/p/about.html

 

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 8:30 am –3:00 pm - Christmas In Anchorage Holiday Boutique -Anchorage Independent Public School - 11400 Ridge Road, Anchorage, KY 40223 - Holiday Boutique - 9:00am - 3:00pm., Shop from more than 80 regional artisans.  North Pole Bakery - 9:00am - 3:00pm., Purchase home-baked goodies.  Reindeer Ranch - 11:00am - 3:00pm., Lunch from Paul's Fruit Market and coffee from Safai Café.  Breakfast with Santa - 8:30am - 10:00pm., Breakfast and photo with Santa. $8  Holiday Concerts - 9:30am - (K-5) and 10:30am (5-8), Holiday music by Anchorage students.  Frosty's Jolly Fun Zone - 10:00am - 10:30am/10:30am - 11:00am/11:00am - 11:30am.  Anchorage Christmas Tree Raffle - Purchase a chance to win a decorated tree. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (502) 235-5364 for more info.

 

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Louisville First Church’s Holiday Bazaar and Carft Show

 

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Holiday Bazaar – J-town High School Gym – 9600 Old Six Mile Lane, Louisville, KY 40299 – Holiday shopping and concessions!  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more info.

 

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 10am - SANTA'S SAFARI - Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213 – Santa is making a special stop by the Louisville Zoo and he’s bringing some of his North Pole friends along too. Enjoy a visit and photo with Santa plus meet Mrs. Claus and Frosty the Snowman. Be part of Santa’s workshop where elves help families create a wonderful holiday craft.  And of course, no visit would be complete without Mrs. Claus serving her famously delicious holiday treats and beverages (and hot chocolate or coffee for the grown-ups). Enjoy holiday sing-alongs and a complimentary photo with Santa will be provided to each child.  Then grab your special Santa Safari passport and begin your journey through the Zoo’s heated buildings to experience one-on-one interaction with Zoo educators.  Bring your cameras too!  Tickets range from $8.50 - $20.95. http://louisvillezoo.org/santa/

 

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm - Christmas Gift and Decor Show – KY Fair & Expo Center - Louisville, KY 40209 - Stewart Promotions' Christmas Gift & Decor Show features over 750 High Quality Exhibitor Booths and Over 50,000 attendees each year.  This FREE ADMISSION event is one of the premier Christmas Shows in the Nation, featuring acres of gift items and ideas for anyone and everyone.  For over 25 years, the Christmas Gift & Decor Show has been a Louisville fixture during the holiday season.  Make your plans to attend and join the fun!  And each year...ALL KIDS GET A FREE PICTURE WITH SANTA!   http://www.louisvillechristmasshow.com/

 

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 11:30 a.m. – The Louisville Ballet Nutcracker Sugar Plum Party – Kentucky Center Whitney Hall Restaurant Room - Join the children’s cast for holiday fun and festivities during a pre-show Sugar Plum Party. Admission is $20 per person and includes sandwich platters, chips, sweets table with choice of milk or juice, photos with cast members, special art projects at The Mommy Nest table and a sing-along. The fun starts at 11:30 AM.  Tickets are $20 each and this event runs 1.5 hours.  Admission to The Brown-Forman Nutcracker requires additional ticket purchase.  http://www.kentuckycenter.org/all-shows/sugar-plum-party

 

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 12pm - SANTA'S SAFARI - Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213 – Santa is making a special stop by the Louisville Zoo and he’s bringing some of his North Pole friends along too. Enjoy a visit and photo with Santa plus meet Mrs. Claus and Frosty the Snowman. Be part of Santa’s workshop where elves help families create a wonderful holiday craft.  And of course, no visit would be complete without Mrs. Claus serving her famously delicious holiday treats and beverages (and hot chocolate or coffee for the grown-ups). Enjoy holiday sing-alongs and a complimentary photo with Santa will be provided to each child.  Then grab your special Santa Safari passport and begin your journey through the Zoo’s heated buildings to experience one-on-one interaction with Zoo educators.  Bring your cameras too!  Tickets range from $8.50 - $20.95. http://louisvillezoo.org/santa/

 

ONE OF OUR TOP PICKS STARTS STARTS Saturday, December 12,2015 1:30 PM – The Louisville Ballet Nutcracker – The Kentucky Center for the Arts, Whitney Hall, 501 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 - Always a delight, travel through the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy on a magic-filled journey with Marie and the Nutcracker prince in this holiday classic!  Choreography by Val Caniparoli/Music by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/Performed with live music from the Louisville Orchestra.  Great for all ages, lots of special effects, costuming, etc.  Click on the link below for all of the performance dates.  Tickets range from $35 - $110. http://www.kentuckycenter.org/all-shows/the-brown-forman-nutcracker

 

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 2pm - A Year with Frog and Toad - Presented by Stage One Family Theatre at the Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater,  501 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 - It’s Christmas Eve, the fire is burning and the hot chocolate is ready. Frog is late… maybe something has happened to him. TOAD TO THE RESCUE! This and other adventures from the charming “Frog and Toad” series by Arnold Lobel make up the hit Broadway musical nominated for 3 Tony Awards. Join these Odd Couple amphibians and their woodland friends as they hop onto the stage for 365 days of important lessons about life, friendship and the things that make each of us special. A holly, jolly, feel-good story perfect for the most wonderful time of the year!  Recommended for ages 5 and up. Tickets: $20.00 (ages 13+), $15.00 (ages 1-12). Running time: approx. 70 minutes   https://stageone.org/

 

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 2pm - SANTA'S SAFARI - Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213 – Santa is making a special stop by the Louisville Zoo and he’s bringing some of his North Pole friends along too. Enjoy a visit and photo with Santa plus meet Mrs. Claus and Frosty the Snowman. Be part of Santa’s workshop where elves help families create a wonderful holiday craft.  And of course, no visit would be complete without Mrs. Claus serving her famously delicious holiday treats and beverages (and hot chocolate or coffee for the grown-ups). Enjoy holiday sing-alongs and a complimentary photo with Santa will be provided to each child.  Then grab your special Santa Safari passport and begin your journey through the Zoo’s heated buildings to experience one-on-one interaction with Zoo educators.  Bring your cameras too!  Tickets range from $8.50 - $20.95. http://louisvillezoo.org/santa/

 

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 4-8 pm -  Festival of Nativities-Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 6401 Westwind Way, Crestwood, KY 40014 - Community-wide Christmas celebration in the Louisville Metro area and surrounding counties. With nearly 400 displays including a Living nativity and live music performed by area choirs and musicians.  The Crestwood Festival of Nativities has become a holiday tradition for the community. - Fee and open to the public. http://www.crestwoodnativities.com/p/about.html

 

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 7pm - A Year with Frog and Toad - Presented by Stage One Family Theatre at the Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater,  501 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 - It’s Christmas Eve, the fire is burning and the hot chocolate is ready. Frog is late… maybe something has happened to him. TOAD TO THE RESCUE! This and other adventures from the charming “Frog and Toad” series by Arnold Lobel make up the hit Broadway musical nominated for 3 Tony Awards. Join these Odd Couple amphibians and their woodland friends as they hop onto the stage for 365 days of important lessons about life, friendship and the things that make each of us special. A holly, jolly, feel-good story perfect for the most wonderful time of the year!  Recommended for ages 5 and up. Tickets: $20.00 (ages 13+), $15.00 (ages 1-12). Running time: approx. 70 minutes   https://stageone.org/

 

Saturday, December 12,2015 7:30 PM – The Louisville Ballet Nutcracker – The Kentucky Center for the Arts, Whitney Hall, 501 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 - Always a delight, travel through the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy on a magic-filled journey with Marie and the Nutcracker prince in this holiday classic!  Choreography by Val Caniparoli/Music by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/Performed with live music from the Louisville Orchestra.  Great for all ages, lots of special effects, costuming, etc.  Click on the link below for all of the performance dates.  Tickets range from $35 - $110. http://www.kentuckycenter.org/all-shows/the-brown-forman-nutcracker

 

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 10am - SANTA'S SAFARI - Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213 – Santa is making a special stop by the Louisville Zoo and he’s bringing some of his North Pole friends along too. Enjoy a visit and photo with Santa plus meet Mrs. Claus and Frosty the Snowman. Be part of Santa’s workshop where elves help families create a wonderful holiday craft.  And of course, no visit would be complete without Mrs. Claus serving her famously delicious holiday treats and beverages (and hot chocolate or coffee for the grown-ups). Enjoy holiday sing-alongs and a complimentary photo with Santa will be provided to each child.  Then grab your special Santa Safari passport and begin your journey through the Zoo’s heated buildings to experience one-on-one interaction with Zoo educators.  Bring your cameras too!  Tickets range from $8.50 - $20.95. http://louisvillezoo.org/santa/

 

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm - Christmas Gift and Decor Show – KY Fair & Expo Center - Louisville, KY 40209 - Stewart Promotions' Christmas Gift & Decor Show features over 750 High Quality Exhibitor Booths and Over 50,000 attendees each year.  This FREE ADMISSION event is one of the premier Christmas Shows in the Nation, featuring acres of gift items and ideas for anyone and everyone.  For over 25 years, the Christmas Gift & Decor Show has been a Louisville fixture during the holiday season.  Make your plans to attend and join the fun!  And each year...ALL KIDS GET A FREE PICTURE WITH SANTA! http://www.louisvillechristmasshow.com/

 

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 11:30 a.m. – The Louisville Ballet Nutcracker Sugar Plum Party – Kentucky Center Whitney Hall Restaurant Room - Join the children’s cast for holiday fun and festivities during a pre-show Sugar Plum Party. Admission is $20 per person and includes sandwich platters, chips, sweets table with choice of milk or juice, photos with cast members, special art projects at The Mommy Nest table and a sing-along. The fun starts at 11:30 AM.  Tickets are $20 each and this event runs 1.5 hours.  Admission to The Brown-Forman Nutcracker requires additional ticket purchase.  http://www.kentuckycenter.org/all-shows/sugar-plum-party

 

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 12pm - SANTA'S SAFARI - Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213 – Santa is making a special stop by the Louisville Zoo and he’s bringing some of his North Pole friends along too. Enjoy a visit and photo with Santa plus meet Mrs. Claus and Frosty the Snowman. Be part of Santa’s workshop where elves help families create a wonderful holiday craft.  And of course, no visit would be complete without Mrs. Claus serving her famously delicious holiday treats and beverages (and hot chocolate or coffee for the grown-ups). Enjoy holiday sing-alongs and a complimentary photo with Santa will be provided to each child.  Then grab your special Santa Safari passport and begin your journey through the Zoo’s heated buildings to experience one-on-one interaction with Zoo educators.  Bring your cameras too!  Tickets range from $8.50 - $20.95. http://louisvillezoo.org/santa/

 

Sunday, December 13,2015 1:30 PM – The Louisville Ballet Nutcracker – The Kentucky Center for the Arts, Whitney Hall, 501 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 - Always a delight, travel through the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy on a magic-filled journey with Marie and the Nutcracker prince in this holiday classic!  Choreography by Val Caniparoli/Music by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/Performed with live music from the Louisville Orchestra.  Great for all ages, lots of special effects, costuming, etc.  Click on the link below for all of the performance dates.  Tickets range from $35 - $110. http://www.kentuckycenter.org/all-shows/the-brown-forman-nutcracker

 

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 2pm - SANTA'S SAFARI - Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213 – Santa is making a special stop by the Louisville Zoo and he’s bringing some of his North Pole friends along too. Enjoy a visit and photo with Santa plus meet Mrs. Claus and Frosty the Snowman. Be part of Santa’s workshop where elves help families create a wonderful holiday craft.  And of course, no visit would be complete without Mrs. Claus serving her famously delicious holiday treats and beverages (and hot chocolate or coffee for the grown-ups). Enjoy holiday sing-alongs and a complimentary photo with Santa will be provided to each child.  Then grab your special Santa Safari passport and begin your journey through the Zoo’s heated buildings to experience one-on-one interaction with Zoo educators.  Bring your cameras too!  Tickets range from $8.50 - $20.95. http://louisvillezoo.org/santa/

 

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 2–4 pm - Snow Fairy Princess Tea - The Galt House Hotel (RIVUE TOWER, 25th Floor, Waterford Room ) -  It’s magic when you see your child’s eyes sparkle as she/he sits with Snow Fairy Princess having tea and cookies. The Snow Fairy Princess loves to chat with your little ones and pose for a picture, don’t forget to bring your camera. Plus, it is fun to see all the little princesses and princes in the room dolled up for the occasion.  Stop by The Mommy Nest table to do a craft and pick up your FREE 2015 Nest Egg Discount card! A KaLightoscope Ticket is included. $35 per person.  http://www.christmasatthegalthouse.com/christmas-tea-snow-fairy-princess/

 

Sunday, December 13,2015 7:30 PM – The Louisville Ballet Nutcracker – The Kentucky Center for the Arts, Whitney Hall, 501 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 - Always a delight, travel through the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy on a magic-filled journey with Marie and the Nutcracker prince in this holiday classic!  Choreography by Val Caniparoli/Music by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/Performed with live music from the Louisville Orchestra.  Great for all ages, lots of special effects, costuming, etc.  Click on the link below for all of the performance dates.  Tickets range from $35 - $110. http://www.kentuckycenter.org/all-shows/the-brown-forman-nutcracker

 

 

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 5-8pm - Westport Village 3rd Thursday Shopping Nighthttp://www.westportvillage.com/events/

 

Thursday, December 17, 2015 7:30 PM – The Louisville Ballet Nutcracker – The Kentucky Center for the Arts, Whitney Hall, 501 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 - Always a delight, travel through the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy on a magic-filled journey with Marie and the Nutcracker prince in this holiday classic!  Choreography by Val Caniparoli/Music by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/Performed with live music from the Louisville Orchestra.  Great for all ages, lots of special effects, costuming, etc.  Click on the link below for all of the performance dates.  Tickets range from $35 - $110. http://www.kentuckycenter.org/all-shows/the-brown-forman-nutcracker

 

Friday, December 18, 2015 7:30 PM – The Louisville Ballet Nutcracker – The Kentucky Center for the Arts, Whitney Hall, 501 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 - Always a delight, travel through the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy on a magic-filled journey with Marie and the Nutcracker prince in this holiday classic!  Choreography by Val Caniparoli/Music by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/Performed with live music from the Louisville Orchestra.  Great for all ages, lots of special effects, costuming, etc.  Click on the link below for all of the performance dates.  Tickets range from $35 - $110. http://www.kentuckycenter.org/all-shows/the-brown-forman-nutcracker

 

Saturday, December 19, 2015, 10am - SANTA'S SAFARI - Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213 – Santa is making a special stop by the Louisville Zoo and he’s bringing some of his North Pole friends along too. Enjoy a visit and photo with Santa plus meet Mrs. Claus and Frosty the Snowman. Be part of Santa’s workshop where elves help families create a wonderful holiday craft.  And of course, no visit would be complete without Mrs. Claus serving her famously delicious holiday treats and beverages (and hot chocolate or coffee for the grown-ups). Enjoy holiday sing-alongs and a complimentary photo with Santa will be provided to each child.  Then grab your special Santa Safari passport and begin your journey through the Zoo’s heated buildings to experience one-on-one interaction with Zoo educators.  Bring your cameras too!  Tickets range from $8.50 - $20.95. http://louisvillezoo.org/santa/

 

Saturday, December 19, 2015, 11:30 a.m. – The Louisville Ballet Nutcracker Sugar Plum Party – Kentucky Center Whitney Hall Restaurant Room - Join the children’s cast for holiday fun and festivities during a pre-show Sugar Plum Party. Admission is $20 per person and includes sandwich platters, chips, sweets table with choice of milk or juice, photos with cast members, special art projects at The Mommy Nest table and a sing-along. The fun starts at 11:30 AM.  Tickets are $20 each and this event runs 1.5 hours.  Admission to The Brown-Forman Nutcracker requires additional ticket purchase.  http://www.kentuckycenter.org/all-shows/sugar-plum-party

 

Saturday, December 19, 2015, 12pm - SANTA'S SAFARI - Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213 – Santa is making a special stop by the Louisville Zoo and he’s bringing some of his North Pole friends along too. Enjoy a visit and photo with Santa plus meet Mrs. Claus and Frosty the Snowman. Be part of Santa’s workshop where elves help families create a wonderful holiday craft.  And of course, no visit would be complete without Mrs. Claus serving her famously delicious holiday treats and beverages (and hot chocolate or coffee for the grown-ups). Enjoy holiday sing-alongs and a complimentary photo with Santa will be provided to each child.  Then grab your special Santa Safari passport and begin your journey through the Zoo’s heated buildings to experience one-on-one interaction with Zoo educators.  Bring your cameras too!  Tickets range from $8.50 - $20.95. http://louisvillezoo.org/santa/

 

Saturday, December 19,2015 1:30 PM – The Louisville Ballet Nutcracker – The Kentucky Center for the Arts, Whitney Hall, 501 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 - Always a delight, travel through the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy on a magic-filled journey with Marie and the Nutcracker prince in this holiday classic!  Choreography by Val Caniparoli/Music by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/Performed with live music from the Louisville Orchestra.  Great for all ages, lots of special effects, costuming, etc.  Click on the link below for all of the performance dates.  Tickets range from $35 - $110. http://www.kentuckycenter.org/all-shows/the-brown-forman-nutcracker

 

Saturday, December 19, 2015, 2pm - A Year with Frog and Toad - Presented by Stage One Family Theatre at the Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater,  501 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 - It’s Christmas Eve, the fire is burning and the hot chocolate is ready. Frog is late… maybe something has happened to him. TOAD TO THE RESCUE! This and other adventures from the charming “Frog and Toad” series by Arnold Lobel make up the hit Broadway musical nominated for 3 Tony Awards. Join these Odd Couple amphibians and their woodland friends as they hop onto the stage for 365 days of important lessons about life, friendship and the things that make each of us special. A holly, jolly, feel-good story perfect for the most wonderful time of the year!  Recommended for ages 5 and up. Tickets: $20.00 (ages 13+), $15.00 (ages 1-12). Running time: approx. 70 minutes   https://stageone.org/

 

Saturday, December 19, 2015, 2pm - SANTA'S SAFARI - Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213 – Santa is making a special stop by the Louisville Zoo and he’s bringing some of his North Pole friends along too. Enjoy a visit and photo with Santa plus meet Mrs. Claus and Frosty the Snowman. Be part of Santa’s workshop where elves help families create a wonderful holiday craft.  And of course, no visit would be complete without Mrs. Claus serving her famously delicious holiday treats and beverages (and hot chocolate or coffee for the grown-ups). Enjoy holiday sing-alongs and a complimentary photo with Santa will be provided to each child.  Then grab your special Santa Safari passport and begin your journey through the Zoo’s heated buildings to experience one-on-one interaction with Zoo educators.  Bring your cameras too!  Tickets range from $8.50 - $20.95. http://louisvillezoo.org/santa/

 

Saturday, December 19, 2015, 7pm - A Year with Frog and Toad - Presented by Stage One Family Theatre at the Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater,  501 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 - It’s Christmas Eve, the fire is burning and the hot chocolate is ready. Frog is late… maybe something has happened to him. TOAD TO THE RESCUE! This and other adventures from the charming “Frog and Toad” series by Arnold Lobel make up the hit Broadway musical nominated for 3 Tony Awards. Join these Odd Couple amphibians and their woodland friends as they hop onto the stage for 365 days of important lessons about life, friendship and the things that make each of us special. A holly, jolly, feel-good story perfect for the most wonderful time of the year!  Recommended for ages 5 and up. Tickets: $20.00 (ages 13+), $15.00 (ages 1-12). Running time: approx. 70 minutes   https://stageone.org/

 

Saturday, December 19,2015 7:30 PM – The Louisville Ballet Nutcracker – The Kentucky Center for the Arts, Whitney Hall, 501 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 - Always a delight, travel through the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy on a magic-filled journey with Marie and the Nutcracker prince in this holiday classic!  Choreography by Val Caniparoli/Music by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/Performed with live music from the Louisville Orchestra.  Great for all ages, lots of special effects, costuming, etc.  Click on the link below for all of the performance dates.  Tickets range from $35 - $110. http://www.kentuckycenter.org/all-shows/the-brown-forman-nutcracker

 

Sunday, December 20, 2015, 10am - SANTA'S SAFARI - Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213 – Santa is making a special stop by the Louisville Zoo and he’s bringing some of his North Pole friends along too. Enjoy a visit and photo with Santa plus meet Mrs. Claus and Frosty the Snowman. Be part of Santa’s workshop where elves help families create a wonderful holiday craft.  And of course, no visit would be complete without Mrs. Claus serving her famously delicious holiday treats and beverages (and hot chocolate or coffee for the grown-ups). Enjoy holiday sing-alongs and a complimentary photo with Santa will be provided to each child.  Then grab your special Santa Safari passport and begin your journey through the Zoo’s heated buildings to experience one-on-one interaction with Zoo educators.  Bring your cameras too!  Tickets range from $8.50 - $20.95. http://louisvillezoo.org/santa/

 

Sunday, December 20, 2015, 11:30 a.m. – The Louisville Ballet Nutcracker Sugar Plum Party – Kentucky Center Whitney Hall Restaurant Room - Join the children’s cast for holiday fun and festivities during a pre-show Sugar Plum Party. Admission is $20 per person and includes sandwich platters, chips, sweets table with choice of milk or juice, photos with cast members, special art projects at The Mommy Nest table and a sing-along. The fun starts at 11:30 AM.  Tickets are $20 each and this event runs 1.5 hours.  Admission to The Brown-Forman Nutcracker requires additional ticket purchase.  http://www.kentuckycenter.org/all-shows/sugar-plum-party

 

Sunday, December 20, 2015, 12pm - SANTA'S SAFARI - Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213 – Santa is making a special stop by the Louisville Zoo and he’s bringing some of his North Pole friends along too. Enjoy a visit and photo with Santa plus meet Mrs. Claus and Frosty the Snowman. Be part of Santa’s workshop where elves help families create a wonderful holiday craft.  And of course, no visit would be complete without Mrs. Claus serving her famously delicious holiday treats and beverages (and hot chocolate or coffee for the grown-ups). Enjoy holiday sing-alongs and a complimentary photo with Santa will be provided to each child.  Then grab your special Santa Safari passport and begin your journey through the Zoo’s heated buildings to experience one-on-one interaction with Zoo educators.  Bring your cameras too!  Tickets range from $8.50 - $20.95. http://louisvillezoo.org/santa/

 

Sunday, December 20,2015 1:30 PM – The Louisville Ballet Nutcracker – The Kentucky Center for the Arts, Whitney Hall, 501 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 - Always a delight, travel through the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy on a magic-filled journey with Marie and the Nutcracker prince in this holiday classic!  Choreography by Val Caniparoli/Music by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/Performed with live music from the Louisville Orchestra.  Great for all ages, lots of special effects, costuming, etc.  Click on the link below for all of the performance dates.  Tickets range from $35 - $110. http://www.kentuckycenter.org/all-shows/the-brown-forman-nutcracker

 

Sunday, December 20, 2015, 2pm - SANTA'S SAFARI - Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213 – Santa is making a special stop by the Louisville Zoo and he’s bringing some of his North Pole friends along too. Enjoy a visit and photo with Santa plus meet Mrs. Claus and Frosty the Snowman. Be part of Santa’s workshop where elves help families create a wonderful holiday craft.  And of course, no visit would be complete without Mrs. Claus serving her famously delicious holiday treats and beverages (and hot chocolate or coffee for the grown-ups). Enjoy holiday sing-alongs and a complimentary photo with Santa will be provided to each child.  Then grab your special Santa Safari passport and begin your journey through the Zoo’s heated buildings to experience one-on-one interaction with Zoo educators.  Bring your cameras too!  Tickets range from $8.50 - $20.95. http://louisvillezoo.org/santa/

Sunday, December 20, 2015, 2–4 pm - Snow Fairy Princess Tea - The Galt House Hotel (RIVUE TOWER, 25th Floor, Waterford Room ) -  It’s magic when you see your child’s eyes sparkle as she/he sits with Snow Fairy Princess having tea and cookies. The Snow Fairy Princess loves to chat with your little ones and pose for a picture, don’t forget to bring your camera. Plus, it is fun to see all the little princesses and princes in the room dolled up for the occasion.  Stop by The Mommy Nest table to do a craft and pick up your FREE 2015 Nest Egg Discount card! A KaLightoscope Ticket is included. $35 per person.  http://www.christmasatthegalthouse.com/christmas-tea-snow-fairy-princess/

 

Sunday, December 20,2015 7:30 PM – The Louisville Ballet Nutcracker – The Kentucky Center for the Arts, Whitney Hall, 501 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 - Always a delight, travel through the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy on a magic-filled journey with Marie and the Nutcracker prince in this holiday classic!  Choreography by Val Caniparoli/Music by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/Performed with live music from the Louisville Orchestra.  Great for all ages, lots of special effects, costuming, etc.  Click on the link below for all of the performance dates.  Tickets range from $35 - $110. http://www.kentuckycenter.org/all-shows/the-brown-forman-nutcracker