Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sat. December 15

Saturday, December 15
  • Where: Bernheim Forest
    What: ECO Kids Discovery Days
    Trees have long provided people with physical and spiritual gifts. Kids and their families will have fun using tree treasures to make their own ornament through the On Your Own Challenge and then exploring hands-on Discovery Stations during the afternoon. ECO Kids Discovery Days provide kids and families with opportunities to play outside, breathe fresh air, and learn about nature. Discovery Days take place the first and third Saturday of each month at Bernheim’s Visitor Center.
    When: On Your Own Challenge, available in the Visitor Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Discovery Stations are at the Visitor Center from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
    Fee: FREE event, $5 per car weekend environmental impact fee non-members
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  • Where: E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park, Louisville, KY
    What: Cacheing for "Clause" - Geo-cacheing Event
    This is the last geo-caching event of the year and you will be recruited by Santa himself to help locate the gifts that fell off the sleigh while Santa was trying to avoid the bridge traffic! The 'gifts' will be located alll around the park, see how many you can find. Once you have found all that you can, you will return to the Activities Building to be entered into a drawing for a gift of your own! Each cache gets you one entry in the drawing. Sign in will be at the Activities Building
    When: 10 AM - 3 PM
    Fee: The cost is $5 per person with children 5 and under FREE! Hot chocolate will be available for $.50 a cup.
    More Info: (502) 429-7270 Email:

  • Where: St. Bridgid Catholic Church, Louisville, KY
    What: Louisville Christmas Chorus
    With Brass & Voices. Joined by Members of Louisville Philharmonia—The Musicians' Orchestra
    When: 7:30 - 9:15 PM
    Fee: $18 General Admission, $15 Senior Adult, $06 Student
    More Info: 502-968-6300

  • Where: KY Railway Museum, New Haven.
    What: Santa Express
    Visit with Santa and his helpers as they pass through the train handing out Christmas goodies of cookies and hot chocolate. Wear your pajamas for pictures with Santa. Don't forget your camera!
    When: December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22
    call for times
    Fee: unknown
    More Info: 502-549-5470 or 800-272-0152.

  • Where: Central Hardin High School
    What: 5K Reindeer Run
    The prize categories for this fun unique race include the following: overall male and female runners, best dressed individual, best dressed pet, best dressed child, ugliest sweater When: Judging at 8:45 AM, race at 9 AM
    Fee: $25 preregister, $30 day of event. Includes t-shirt
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  • Where: Barnes & Noble, Etown
    What: Storytime
    When: 11 AM
    Fee: free
    More Info: (270) 763-0288

  • Where: Brown Theater, Louisville
    What: Do You See What I See?: Family Christmas Concert & Celebration of the GIFT of Down Syndrome
    SA Classical Christmas concert "Celebrating the GIFT of Down Syndrome." Proceeds to benefit Down Syndrome of Louisville, Best Buddies, Image Athletics and Immaculata Classical Academy (more partners to be added soon). Featuring the music of Eric Genuis.
    When: December 15, 7 PM - 9 PM
    Fee: $15
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  • Where: Hardin Count Performing Arts Center
    What: Clara's Tea Party
    with cast from Dance Center of Elizabethtown’s The Nutcracker. Presented in Partnership with The Sweet Shoppe
    When: December 15, Noon
    Fee: $10
    More Info: Information and tickets call 270-769-8837

  • Where: Hardin Count Performing Arts Center
    What: The Nutcracker
    When: December 15, 1:30 & 6 PM; December 16, 3 PM
    Fee: unknown
    More Info: Information and tickets call 270-769-8837

  • Where: Hardin Count Performing Arts Center
    What: The Nutcracker
    When: December 15, 1:30 & 6 PM; December 16, 3 PM
    Fee: unknown
    More Info: Information and tickets call 270-769-8837

  • Where: Historic State Theater
    What: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
    When: Friday and Saturday evenings at 7PM, Second Thursday evening at 7PM, Sunday matinees at 3PM
    Fee: unknown
    More Info: Information and tickets call 270-351-0577

  • Where: Historic State Theater
    What: Home Alone 2
    When: 2 PM & 6:30 PM
    Fee: unknown
    More Info: 270-234-8258

  • Where: Hardin County Library - North Branch
    What: Santa Visit
    Cookies, Milk, a craft and Pictures with Santa
    When: 11AM
    Fee: Free
    More Info: (270) 769-6337

  • Where: Hardin County Library
    Hardin County Library - Main Branch
    What: Special Saturday Storytime
    Children and their caregivers. We will listen to stories, sing or dance to music, and make a craft. Walk-ins are welcome.
    When: 11-11:30 AM
    Fee: Free
    More Info: (270) 769-6337

  • Where: Hardin County Library
    Hardin County Library - North Branch
    What: Special Saturday Storytime
    special craft holiday ornament
    When: December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    Fee: Free
    More Info: (270) 769-6337

  • Where: Derby Dinner Playhouse
    What: A Fairy Tale Christmas
    Children's Musical Theatre for ages 3 to 12. One hour performances and kid-friendly food just right for kids. Free Parking included. Santa will be at every performance!
    When: December 1, 8, 15, 17, 22
    Breakfast 9 AM, Lunch 12 PM
    Fee: Breakfast - $16, Lunch - $21
    Contact: Derby Dinner Playhouse

  • Where: Louisville Science Center
    What: Holiday Help Day
    Take some time to tackle your to-do list, complete your last-minute shopping, or bake your famous cookies whileyour little scientists concoct, engineer, and experiment.
    Gingerbread Science (Grades Pre-K-K, half-day camp)
    This is no cookie-cutter camp. Step into the kitchen as we mix, measure, map and move to track down the Gingerbread Man.
    Fun-damental Physics (Grades K – 1)
    Zooming race cars, whirling airplanes and slinking Slinkys - experiment with physics of all things fun!
    Bricks and Beams (Grades 2 – 3)
    Show off your LEGO building skills as you learn some engineering basics.
    Mutants 101 (Grades 4-6)
    Do you have super powers? Investigate how genetic origins can affect the superhero in us all.
    When: Half Day - 8AM - 12PM; Full Day - 8AM - 5PM
    Fee: Half-day Camps: $20 Members, $25 Non-Members
    Full-day Camps: $40 Members, $45 Non-Members
    More Info:

  • Where: Louisville Zoo
    What: Santa's Safari
    Santa is making a special stop at the Louisville Zoo and he’s bringing a bunch of his North Pole friends along too. Join the holiday cheer with Frosty the Snowman, as he leads children of all ages in a Christmas carol sing-a-long.
    Be a 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 milk and cookies (and hot chocolate or coffee too for the grown-ups.) A complementary 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 animals and Zoo educators. Bring your cameras! Also includes the 4-D movie, Polar Express.
    When: Dec. 8&9, 15&16
    10 Am, Noon & 2 PM
    Fee: Non-Members - 2 & under: $11, 3 & up: $20.95
    Members - 2 & under: $8.50, 3 & up: $15.95
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  • Where: Louisville Science Center
    What: Messy Afternoons
    Messy Afternoons are filled with sloppy, icky, gunky and gooey activities intended to introduce young learners to science concepts and tools, and foster the innate curiosity of young and old alike. Program offerings change each week, so your little ones will never get bored. Activities are open to children ages 7 and younger and their families.
    When: every Saturday and Sunday
    Noon - 4 PM
    Fee: free for members, Free with paid admission for non-members
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  • Where: Yew Dell Gardens
    What: Holiday Trains Exhibit
    Have you ever seen an entire town inside a castle? Well, climb aboard and bring the kids (and grandkids too!) to Yew Dell this holiday season for the popular Yew Dell Gardens Express – a fabulous snow village and model train display. This magical exhibit has been created by master model builder Bob Irmscher with support from some of the most talented model train enthusiasts in the region. In addition to the trains, kids of all ages will enjoy scavenger hunts, visits from Santa on December 1 & 8 and more! Bring your cameras!
    When: Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16
    Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
    Sunday Noon - 4 PM
    Santa from noon - 4 PM on 12/1 and 12/8
    Fee: ree for members and children 12 and under, $7/adult, $5/seniors.
    More Info: 502-241-4788 or email

  • Where: The Landing Zone, Ft. Knox
    What: Blue Star Card Holiday Dinner Buffet
    Bring the kids for a holiday dinner and pictures with Santa. Space is limited and reservations are required no later than Dec. 5th.
    When: 4:30 - 7:30PM
    Santa will be available starting at 4:30. Dinner and the movie "the Christmas Story" will begin at 5 PM
    Fee: Free and open only to Blue Star Card holders
    More Info: Reservations can be made at 502-624-1838

  • Where: Wickland, Bardstown
    What: Candlelight Tours at Wickland
    Costumed students will entertain with demonstrations,stories and music. Each visiting student will have the opportunity to create a holiday craft. Wickland will be aglow with historic decorations.
    When: 5-8 PM
    Fee: $5 for adults, $ 3 for students, and under 6 are free.
    More Info: or 502-507-0808

  • Where: The Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater
    What: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
    The Herdmans are the worst kids in the whole history of the world; they lie, steal and cheat. Now they have bullied their way into the churches’ annual Christmas pageant! Slated to be the "worst pageant ever", the whole town has gathered in anticipation, waiting to see the Herdmans ruin Christmas. Will the pageant be a disaster as everyone is expecting, or will the spirit of the season change the hearts and minds of the Herdman family? Back by popular demand; join Stage One for this raucous holiday event perfect for the whole family! Recommended for Ages 8 and up
    When: 2PM & 5PM
    Fee: $19.75
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  • Where: Barr Library
    What: Holidays in Action! Film Fest
    Come enjoy your favorite holiday related action movies!
    When: 12 PM
    Fee: Free
    More Info: 502-624-1232

  • Where: Anderson Pool, Fort Knox
    What: Lifeguard Certification Courses
    When: 8 AM - 4 PM
    Fee: unknown
    More Info: call 502-624-6217

  • Where: Devers Youth Center
    What: University of Kentucky Basketball Men's Game
    Open to 6-8th graders When: 9 AM - 6 PM
    Fee: $5 plus food money
    More Info: 502-624-6442

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