Louisville's Ultimate Holiday Events Guide 2017!

Presented by Park Community Credit Union

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LIGHTS UNDER LOUISVILLE

Each year the Louisville MEGA Cavern is transformed into an underground holiday light spectacular for the Christmas season. Load up the kids and enjoy a 30 minute ride through part of 17 miles of underground passageways, which features over 850 lit characters with over 2,000,000 points of light. It's the only underground light show of its kind on the planet!

 

MEGA Cavern's Lights Under Louisville allows the public to drive their own vehicles inside the cavern, during the Christmas season, to experience this one of a kind holiday transformation. It's a great way to get your family in the mood this holiday season, so load up the kids and enjoy the sights and sounds of Lights Under Louisville.

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LIGHTS UNDER LOUISVILLE DETAILS

 

 

On Saturday, December 16 from 11-3 The Louisville Mega Cavern is hosting our very own fundraiser!  Santa's Pizzas PJ Party! 

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Santa’s Safari at the Louisville Zoo

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December 9–10 & 16–17, 2017

10 a.m., Noon & 2 p.m.

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 for each child to take home. Then grab your special Santa Safari passport and begin your journey to experience one-on-one interactions with Zoo educators. Don’t forget to bring your cameras!

Separate tickets required for all attending.  Ticket available online only at louisvillezoo.org/santa

Ticket Prices

Special tickets are required for all guests. Tickets must be purchased in advance online. Tickets, which include all-day Zoo admission, are:

AGELouisville Zoo MembersNon-Members
Ages 3 and older$15.95$20.95
Ages 2 and under$8.50$11


Please note:

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE MUSICAL at Derby Dinner Playhouse

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Nov. 15, 2017- Dec. 31, 2017

525 Marriott Dr, Clarksville, IN 47129

This spectacular Broadway musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ most well-known story breathes fantastic new life into the classic tale. A lavish and thrilling musical that is perfect for the holiday 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 $38 and include a full buffet meal.  See website for full performance schedule.

http://derbydinner.com/show/christmas-carol-musical/

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A FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS at Derby Dinner Playhouse

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Nov. 18, 2016- Dec. 23, 2017

525 Marriott Dr, Clarksville, IN 47129 – Children’s Musical Theatre suitable for ages 3 to 12.  It’s the most wonderful time of the year in the land of Happily Ever After!  Cinderella and Snow White are preparing for the Crystal Christmas Ball with all your favorite fairy tale characters.  A kid-friendly buffet is included in the ticket price.

Price: Breakfast – $17.00; Lunch – $22.00

Breakfast 9:00 A.M. Show 10:00 A.M.

Lunch 12:00 P.M. Show 1:15 P.M.

November 18, 24, 25, December 2, 9, 16, 18*, 22, 23

*Dec. 18 Evening show only.  

http://derbydinner.com/show/fairy-tale-christmas/

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Holiday Shopping Fairs and Festivals

 

Friday, Nov. 3 - 6:30 - 9pm - Holiday LuLaPalooza Shopping and More!

All About Kids - 2531 Blankenbaker Pkwy, Louisville, Kentucky 40299

Come to our LuLaPalooza THIS FRIDAY NIGHT and you get one free raffle ticket just for attending. Bring a new, unwrapped toy and you get 10 more! Use them to try to win a 10 piece LLR Wardrobe and many other great prizes!  Get your holiday shopping done early and check out all the great holiday leggings we will have. Details on the official event page here:https://www.facebook.com/events/372585876487931/?active_tab=discussion

 

Saturday, November 4 at 9 AM - 3 PM - Seneca Holiday Craft Bazaar!

Seneca High School Magnet Career Academy - 3510 Goldsmith Ln, Louisville, Kentucky 40220

 

Friday, November 17 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm - LuLaRoe Holiday Pop-Up Boutique

Woodland Baptist Church, 809 N Popelick Road, Louisville, KY, 40243

Join us for an awesome party full of fabulous LuLaRoe clothing, including holiday leggings and tops and an entire Elegant Collection great for all those Christmas Parties and New Years Eve!  If you haven't tried LLR, this is the time! Their pieces are super cute, comfy, flattering and unique! They are well known for their "buttery soft" leggings that don't pill, fade, or shrink! LuLaRoe is stylish, affordable, and comfortable clothing in sizes XXS-3XL. The beautiful and unique prints you'll find are made for LLR and are printed in limited quantities, with only 5000 pieces of each print being made. Which means, if you see something you like - act fast! You may never see if again. Because of this fact, it means inventory constantly changes. Have friends who love LuLaRoe or may be interested in shopping, feel free to add them to the event, everyone is welcome! I'll be happy to answer any questions, just post on this page or email me! Please invite anyone you know who may be interested!  If you are interested in earning free clothes and want to host an in-home party, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/lularoewhitneytrowbridge/ 


Saturday, November 18 - 12-4 pm - Middletown Holiday Vendor Fair

VFW Post 1170, 107 N Evergreen Rd, Louisville, Kentucky 40243

Come get your holiday shopping done with 18 vendors including personalized gifts, jewelry, clothing and a visit from SANTA!

 

The Snowflake Shoppe at the JCC

 

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The 3rd Annual Snowflake Shoppe is kicking off the holiday shopping season with a 2-day bazaar of artisans, crafters, vendors and direct sales reps. 

Holiday shopping is better with sweets, drinks, and special surprises! Join us for the Snowflake Shoppe PREVIEW PARTY Saturday night! For only $10, you gain exclusive first-look access to what our vendors have to offer, beat the rush, and enjoy delicious appetizers and desserts… with a (complimentary) drink in hand! 

On Sunday, the Snowflake Shoppe will be open to the public and FREE – with snacks and food for sale with our amazing vendors all under one roof. 

Join us Saturday (6-9 p.m.), Sunday (10-3 p.m.), or BOTH! 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/163522837545229/

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Thursday November 30 – 5:30 – 8:30 pm – Holiday Sip & Shop Craft and Gift Show

Wildwood Country Club - 5000 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, Kentucky 40291

Holiday Craft and Gift show at Wildwood. FREE to members and Guests. More than 30 vendors. Food and Beverage available for purchase. PUBLIC WELCOME

 

Saturday, December 2 - 12-3 pm - Nature of Christmas in Goshen 2017

Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve - 12501 Harmony Landing Rd, Goshen, Kentucky 40026

FREE, Donations encouraged  (Rain date – December 9)

This FREE family event will put you in the holiday spirit! Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve will serve complimentary chili, hot dogs and hot chocolate. Visitors may shop at the artisans and gift booths inside the HEATED tent, kids can enjoy crafts inside the Nature Center, and everyone can take a ride on the hayride. From 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. enjoy being serenaded with live music by the St. John Bell Choir and Thomas McShane from Hewn from the Mountain Music Cafe. From 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus make a stop to greet the children, take photos and hand out treat bags to the first 200 children in line!

Schedule -

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Kids' crafts and face painting

12:30 - 1:15 p.m. St. John's Bell Choir

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus visit

 

 

 OTHER GREAT HOLIDAY EVENTS

 

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical (Touring) - Nov. 28 - Dec. 3

The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts - 501 W Main St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Re-discover the magic of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Originally conceived by the three time Tony Award-winning director Jack O'Brien, the whimsical world of Whoville is beautifully realized by an A-list creative team in this delightful musical production.  Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there's more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is "two sizes too small", decides to steal Christmas away from the holiday loving Whos.

 

 

Visit Santa in His Sleigh and Eat Fresh Cupcakes!

 

10542 Fischer Park Dr, Louisville, Ky 40241

Get into the Christmas Spirit and visit the Louisville Santa House. Visitors will be greeted by the smell of fresh baked goods and the sights and sounds of Christmas! Santa will be spreading cheer and visiting guests in his sleigh for all to experience the magic of Christmas!  Get pictures with some of Louisville's finest Santas.  See the website for their dates and photo package costs.

https://www.louisvillesantaphotos.com

 

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98° At Christmas

Louisville Palace - 625 S 4th St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202

98 Degrees at Christmas!! Be sure you've reserved your tix - tag your friends and get ready for December 6th! Info: http://cncrt.ly/nIL

 

 

 

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live! ON STAGE! 

Saturday, December 9, 2 p.m., 7 p.m.
The Brown Theatre - 315 W. Broadway, Louisville 40202

The classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful musical stage adaptation featuring all your favorite Peanuts characters and the classic Vince Guaraldi score.  Join Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy, and the gang as they stage a play, save a tree, and learn the true meaning of Christmas.  Tickets on sale through The Kentucky Center Ticket Service online, by phone (502.584.7777), and at The Kentucky Center box office (501 W. Main Street).  Please note this performance does not take place at The Kentucky Center. The historic Brown Theatre on Broadway is located several blocks away from the Ohio River, near the intersection of Broadway and Third Street. 

See more Family programming on sale now at The Kentucky Center and Brown Theatre: 
http://www.kentuckycenter.org/all-shows?venue=1&genre=5

 

 

 

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

* 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!

 

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