Saturday, December 1, 2012

December Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events
  • Where: Waterfront Park
    Louisville, KY
    What: Christmas Tree Lane
    Celebrate the holidays by visiting Christmas Tree Lane and purchasing your tree and holiday greenery at Waterfront Park. Trees and greenery selections will include Scotch Pine, White Pine, Frazier Fir, Balsam Fir, Douglass Fir, and Spruce varieties from North Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nova Scotia and Vermont. Other items include wreaths, door charms, small trees, and garland.
    When: 11/23 - 12/24
    Fee: Free
    More Info: 502.574.3768

  • Where: Glendale, KY
    What: Christmas in the Country
    December is a wonderful time to enjoy a visit to Glendale. Each Saturday holds a fun-filled day of holiday spirit and excitement. Come celebrate Christmas the old fashioned way !!
    When: December 1 - 22, 8 AM - 5 PM
    Fee: Free
    More Info: 270-369-6188

  • Where: Carnegie Center for Art & History, New Albany
    What: Project Reclamation
    "Project Reclamation" is a visual art exhibition to help raise awareness and educate the community about Mountaintop Removal and its effects on the environment, society, politics and more and features artwork by Alex Adams, Rachel Brewer, Denise Burge, Aron Conaway, Joel Darland, Wayne Ferguson, Albertus Gorman, Jo Ann Grimes, Joshua Howard, Michael Koerner, McKinley Moore, Mary Margaret Sparks and Julie Yoder. This exhibition is a grassroots effort started by Louisville artist Mary Margaret Sparks in partnership with Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. Artwork for the exhibition will feature a variety of mediums including photography, sculpture, fiber, printmaking, video and illustration. Each artwork will be an interpretation of Mountaintop Removal by the individual artist.
    When: 11/2/2012 - 1/12/2013
    Hours: Tues-Sat, 10 am-5:30 pm
    Fee: Free
    More Info: Please visit our website at or call 812-944-7336 for information on exhibit and related programs.

  • Where: Louisville Zoo
    What: Polar Express 4-D movie
    You are invited on an extraordinary adventure to the North Pole this holiday season on THE POLAR EXPRESS! When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. This 20 minutes experience includes 3-D and 4-D effects that will make a believer out of just about anyone. THE POLAR EXPRESS 4-D Experience is based on the inspiring and beloved Caldecott Medal children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg.
    When: November 17 - January 6
    daily 10:30 a.m. until 30 minutes before the Zoo closes.
    Fee: Non-member $5, Member $4, Second Experience $3 PLUS zoo admission
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  • Where: The Kentucky Center
    What: The Brown-Forman Nutcracker
    Experience the joy of the season with this holiday favorite. For decades, the Louisville Ballet has enchanted you with the magical world of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Now is the perfect time to introduce your children to this wonderful holiday tradition…or maybe reconnect with the child in you!
    When: December 8 - December 23
    1:30 PM and 7:30 PM
    Fee: $30+ - Receive 25% off with the code HEROES at checkout.
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  • Where: The Actors Theater of Louisville
    What: A Christmas Carol
    Louisville’s biggest and best holiday tradition—the classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future, brought to life with visual splendor and the warmth of holiday music.
    When: December 4 - December 23
    Fee: Range from $24 and up
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  • Where: CYSS Parent Central Services, Fort Knox
    What: Youth Girls Volleyball Registration
    Girls ages 10-17. Season runs Jan. 5 - Mar. 30, 2013 When: 10/29 - 12/14
    Fee: $40. Siblings participating receive a 15% discount. Scholarships may be available. Call 502-624-3232 for scholarship information
    More Info: 502-624-6703

  • Where: Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts,
    501 West Main Street
    What: Jersey Boys
    Winner of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical, Jersey Boys tells the story of how Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons went from being unknown New Jersey kids to international pop superstars
    When: 11/20/12-12/2/12
    Tues,Wed,Thurs 7:30pm; Fri, Sat 8pm; Sat Mat 2pm, Sun Mat 1pm, Sun Eve 6:30pm
    Fee: $49.28+
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  • Where: Science Center
    727 W. Main St. Louisville
    What: Hats! Reflections in Time
    Hats! Reflections in Time showcases more than refurbished 50 hats from the museum's permanent collection. The hats date from the late 1800s to the 1980s, when Byck's was the fashion-forward boutique presenting trunk shows of famous designers. The store donated more than 22,000 fashion items, including the hats, when the last locations closed in 1991.
    When: 9/1/12-12/31/12
    10 AM - 4 PM
    Fee: Included in admission
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  • Where: Louisville Zoo
    What: Dare To Care Food Drive and Admission Discount
    The Louisville Zoo is teaming up with Dare to Care Food Bank offering a special discounted Zoo admission November 1, 2012 through February 28, 2013 if guests participate in a canned food drive. ($5 discount)
    When: 11/1/12 - 2/28/13
    Fee: With discount, Adults $12.95 and children $8.95. Active Duty with ID always FREE
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  • Where: IMAX theater
    Science Center, 727 W. Main St, Louisville
    What: To The Arctic in IMAX
    An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, the documentary adventure To The Arctic tells the ultimate tale of survival. Narrated by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, the film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home.
    When: 5/26/12 - 12/31/12
    Fee: $7
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  • Where: IMAX theater
    Science Center, 727 W. Main St, Louisville
    What: Born to Be Wild in IMAX
    Narrated by Academy-Award® winner Morgan Freeman, Born to be Wild 3D is an inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them—saving endangered species one life at a time. Stunningly captured in IMAX 3D, Born to be Wild 3D is a heartwarming adventure transporting moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick, as they and their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild.
    When: 7/7/12 - 12/31/12
    Fee: $7
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  • Where: IMAX theater
    Science Center, 727 W. Main St, Louisville
    What: Flight of the Butterflies in IMAX
    Based on true events, it follows the epic journey of the iconic monarch butterfly in one of the most incredible migrations on Earth, and the determined scientist, Dr. Fred Urquhart, who spent 40 years trying to discover the mysteries surrounding their journey and secret winter hideaway. What began with a small boy daydreaming about where butterflies went each winter became a lifelong pursuit by Urquhart, who ingeniously enlisted the help of legions of volunteers, known as "citizen scientists," to help with tagging and tracking the butterflies. The decades-long quest yielded the ultimate discovery of the monarch butterflies' overwintering sites in the sanctuaries of Mexico.
    When: 9/30/12 - 1/18/13
    Fee: $7
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  • Where: Slugger Museum
    800 W. Main St., Louisville
    What: Baseball Hotties: Studs we LOVE!
    This special exhibition celebrates the boys of summer who make us swoon! Enjoy our somewhat sassy take on the hottest men in baseball history at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.
    When: 9/15/12 - 1/13/13
    Fee: Included in admission prices
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  • Where: Flame Run Glass Studio
    815 W. Market St., Louisville
    What: A Holiday "Hang Up" to Cherish: Ornament Making Open to the Public
    Be a glass artist for a day! Come join the artists at Flame Run to create your own personal and unique blown-glass ornament. Beginning on the Friday after Thanksgiving and continuing through a few days before Christmas, Flame Run hosts their Holiday Ornament Blow. Pick the color of your choice and enjoy the "hands on" technique of designing and actually blowing your own ornament.
    When: Novmeber 23 - December 23, by appointment only
    10 AM - 5 PM
    Fee: $40 to create one round ornament or $50 to create one snowman
    Contact: Please call 502.584.5353 to schedule your appointment.

  • Where: Derby Dinner Playhouse
    What: Irving Berlin's White Christmas
    Based on the popular movie, this timeless classic is full of dancing, laughter, and some of the best songs ever written. This holiday musical comedy is sure to be one of the highlights of your Christmas season!
    When: NOvember 20 - December 31
    Fee: $35 and up
    Contact: Derby Dinner Playhouse

  • Where: 144 N. Sixth Strett,
    Muhammad Ali Center,
    Louisville, KY 40202
    What: Once Upon a Holiday
    Visitors are transported around the world via life-size storybook pages that illustrate international winter festivals, including Kwanzaa, Yalda, Saint Lucia Day, New Years, Hanukkah, Diwali, Christmas and more! Games and activities that coincide with each holiday will be setup for the duration of the exhibit for visitors to play and create!
    When: Nov. 23 – January 6, 2012
    Please visit THIS LINK for more info.
    Fee: $9 adults, $4 children.

  • Where: 1841 Taylor Avenue,
    Mega Cavern,
    Louisville, KY
    What: Lights Under Louisville
    Take a 30 to 40 minute ride in your own vehicle through the cavern's passageways and experience 550 lit characters with more than two million points of light. It's the only underground light show of it's kind. 877-614-6342
    When: November 16-December 30
    M-F 6-10 PM, Sat, Sun 5-10 PM
    Fee: Car: $25.00; Truck: $25.00; SUV: $25.00; Minivan: $25.00; Van: $35.00; Limo: $50.00; Church Bus (excluding school bus size): $50.00; School Bus: $150.00

  • Where: The Galt House
    What: Christmas at the Galt House
    · KaLightoscope Attraction: Interactive and magical luminaries
    · New Candy Cane Forest featuring the Peppermint Express Kiddie Train
    · Christmas Village with the Snow Fairy Princess and her Castle
    · Gingerbread Castle
    When: November 17 - January 2
    KaLightoscope Attraction Hours: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    Snow Fairy Princess Hours: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    Snow Fox Hours: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Fee: The main attraction is free for Military with ID. Military families are $9.99 with the military member. The remaining attractions and for non-military range from $9.99 - $46.00. Please see THIS LINK for details.

  • Where: 829 West Main Street,
    Frazier History Museum,
    Louisville, KY KY
    What: Top Drawer: 150 Years of Bittners
    Experience the old world craftsmanship of handmade furniture through the 18th and 19th centuries. “Top Drawer” is a 4,000 sq. ft. exhibition that explores how a German immigrant’s custom cabinet shop became not only a Louisville tradition, but also a nationally-renowned design firm. Exquisite American, English and Continental furniture inspired by great monarchs and makers is featured, as well as the story of how the political, cultural and social forces of these periods can inspire the aesthetic of our homes. Examine fine antiques from around the world as well as master-crafted pieces produced by the Bittners custom shop. For information on the exhibition, visit
    When: November 17 - January 3
    9AM - 5PM
    Fee: Included in museum admission

  • Where: 829 West Main Street,
    Frazier History Museum,
    Louisville, KY KY
    What: Half Price Wednesday Nights
    Don’t miss out on “Diana: A Celebration”! Wednesday evenings this fall, come to the museum between 4 and 8 p.m. and receive half off admission to the exhibition. Offer good through December 19, and includes both member and non-member tickets. For information on the exhibition, visit
    When: Until December 19
    4 - 8 PM
    Fee: The special price is: Adults $5.25, Children $3

  • Where: The Actors Theater of Louisville, Bingham Theater
    What: True West
    A dynamic, darkly funny tale of brotherly love and competition, Hollywood producers and stolen toasters. Part of the Brown-Forman Series Please visit THIS LINK for more details.
    When: November 13 - December 9
    Fee: Range from $39 and up Please see THIS LINK for details.

  • Where: The Galt House
    What: Christmas at the Galt House Colors of the Season Holiday Show
    Colors of the season is a custom dinner show featuring a holiday story, live music, classic Christmas songs, dancing and a festive dinner. It will get you in the spirit of Christmas! there are also matinees, lunch and a breakfast show. Please visit THIS LINK for more details.
    When: November 26 - December 17
    Fee: Range from $13.00 - $46.00. Please see THIS LINK for details.

  • Where: Blue Heron Way,
    Freeman Lake Park,
    Elizabethtown, KY 42701
    What: Christmas in the Park
    This holiday season, treat you and your family to the brilliant display of lights at Freeman Lake Park. An illuminated roadway will guide you through this beautiful spectacle of Christmas Spirit. Lights glimmering upon the lake will create that special Christmas Magic.
    When: November 21 - January 1
    6-11 PM
    Fee: Free but donations are accepted.

  • Where: 4th Street Live!, Louisville
    What: 40 Nights of Lights
    FContinue to enjoy the Christmas season throughout the month of December with plenty of seasonal activities, including an ice-skating rink in the center of Fourth Street Live!, a nightly light show synchronized to music between Fourth Street and the Galt House, and free musical performances on Saturdays in December (Dec 1, 8 & 15) starting at 5:30 PM at Fourth Street. The skating rink will operate Nov. 23 to Dec. 28.
    Fee: The fee for skating is $5 an hour for adults, $3 for children under 18. Daily rates are $10, and a season pass is $40. Skates will be available to rent for $2.

  • Where: The Frazier Museum, Louisville
    What: Holidays around the World
    "Holidays Around the World” is an annual, 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. This visually-stunning and educational exhibition, featuring 25 trees and displays, runs Thanksgiving through New Years.
    When: November 23 - January 1
    Fee: Included in Admission

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