Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sun. December 16

Sunday, December 16
  • Where: Galt House
    What: Dickens In Rivue
    A Victorian Christmas dinner served in a traditional family-style by Dickens Christmas Characters. The evening will be completed with an old fashioned horse drawn carriage ride featuring a character leading Christmas carols as carolers enjoy the Christmas lights of the city.
    When: 6 PM
    Fee: unknown
    More Info: 502 589-5200

  • 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: My Old Kentucky Dinner Train, Bardstown, KY
    What: North Pole Express
    Santa and Mrs. Claus would like to invite you and your little ones to ride wit hthem on the North Pole Express! They will be available for pictures before you depart and will be on board to visit with everyone and pass out presents.
    When: December 9, 16, 23 at 1 PM & 5 PM; December 18 at Noon; December 19 at 5 PM
    Fee: $35 for children 12 and under, $50 for adults.
    More Info: Information and tickets call 270-351-0577

  • 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: 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 Kentucky Center
    What: Sugar Plum Party
    Join the children's casts from The Brown-Forman Nutcracker for holiday fun and festivities at a pre-show Sugar Plum Party on Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 16. $20 per person includes sandwiches platters, chips, sweets table with choice of milk or juice, photos with cast members, special art projects, and a sing-along.
    When: 11:30 AM - 1 PM
    Fee: $20 does not include admission to the ballet.
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  • 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: Historic Locust Grove
    561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville
    What: Christmas Pastorale
    Since Biblical times, shepherds and their flocks of sheep have been a central part of the Christmas story. The Locust Grove Chamber Players take you on a musical journey inspired by the shepherds of Europe and early America - including Silent Night in its original 1811 version, played on Locust Grove's 1806 Broadwood fortepiano. The Chamber Music series allows you to experience music much as the Croghans and Clarks would have, in the Great Parlor of the 1790s historic house.
    When: Refreshments are served in the house at 5:00 pm, and the concerts begin at 5:30 pm.
    Fee: Subscriptions are available - Patron, $200; Supporter, $100; and Season Subscriber, $65. Individual concert tickets may be purchased at $20/each.
    More Info: (502) 897-9845, e-mail:,

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