Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Best Christmas Events in Kentucky

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It's the most wonderful time of the year, right? Time to visit the local Kentucky attractions and prepare for the coming holiday and squeeze as much fun into this time of the year as possible!

We have compiled a list of the various events around Kentucky, they are in date order. As always, if your favorite event is missing make sure to let us know! 

Louisville has so many events going on and you can see them on Louisville Family Fun.

Elizabethtown Family has a great list of events for the Holidays, you can check out that link here.

Louisville does Christmas up at the Galt House Hotel. Christmas at the Galt House starts November 17th and runs through December 24th. You can read more about it here.

Ashland has a Winter Wonderland of Lights starting November 14th  - January 8th. You and your family can stroll through Central Park, and take in over 800,000 lights spanning 52 acres. Admission is Free! Read more here.

Owensboro boasts a very large Christmas parade, it happens the Saturday before Thanksgiving at 5 pm. This year it falls on November 19th. Check out the info on Facebook.

The Newport Levee has a bunch of holiday events. On the weekends, there's an array of special entertainment. Click here for the schedule. And, they have Light Up the Levee on November 22nd.

In Bardstown on Friday November 25th head to the town square for Light up Bardstown, word is even Santa himself will be there! Look at Bardstown's website for all of the details. Santa also makes appearances on other days.  See the graphic on their website.

Check out Christmas on the Farm Family Day in Cordon, Ky on November 25th Vendors, animals and Santa - totally unique. See details here.

Hop on the Santa Express in Stearns. Your child will get to meet Santa, receive a special gift and sing Christmas carols during this special train ride. This runs from on multiple dates between November 26th - December 17th.


See A Charlie Brown Christmas come to life at the Jenny Wiley Theatre in Pikeville.

In Bowling Green they celebrate at Fountain Square for light up Bowling Green. You can go to Visit Bowling Green for more details (updated soon). Lots of

Paducah has a Candy Cane Hunt that starts at Noon December 5th. The event is as the name implies a candy cane hunt there will be over 1,000 candy canes to find. There will also be goodie bags and door prizes. Details here.

Somerset is hosting their annual Christmas Parade and Tree lighting on Saturday December 6th. The parade begins at 5:30 and the tree lighting happens at 7:00. Details here.

Berea is having their annual Twilight Christmas Parade on December 5th at 5pm. The theme this year is "Miracle on Chestnut Street" Here is the link to the event details.

Hopkinsville is having their annual Christmas tree lighting on December 12th, their website doesn't list a time so you might give them a call to find out. Here is a link to their website.

Also at the Newport Levee on December 31st and January 1st they will be having "Brickmas" a huge lego display. Admission to this is $8 but they say to watch for coupons. Check out the Levee's website for more info.

Have an event that we need to add? Let us know!



  1. We love Lights Under Louisville! It's a little $$, but so so cool!

  2. Nicholasville will be having a day full of Christmas fun also! :)