Saturday, December 1, 2012

Sun. December 9

  • Where: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, LaGrange, KY
    What: Louisville Christmas Chorus
    With Brass & Voices. Joined by Members of Louisville Philharmonia—The Musicians' Orchestra
    When: 4 PM - 5:15 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: 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: 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
    More Info:

  • 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
    More Info:

  • 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: Devers Youth Center
    What: Holiday Expo Shopping at State Fairgrounds
    When: 10 AM - 5 PM
    Fee: $5 plus food and shopping money
    More Info: 502-624-6442

  • Where: Wickland, Bardstown
    What: Mrs. Julia Beckham's Christmas Tea at Wickland
    Julia Wickliffe Beckham, the only woman in the world to be the mother, sister and daughter of a governor, hosts a Victorian Tea at Wickland, Home of Three Governors. She shares her memories of living at Wickland at the turn of the century. Call for reservations.
    When: 4PM
    Fee: $15
    More Info: or 502-507-0808

  • 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: Houston Bowling Center, Fort Knox
    What: Breakfast and Bowling with Santa
    Enjoy a special breakfast buffet with Santa and 1 game of bowling. Bring your camera and take pictures!
    When: 9 AM - 12 PM
    Fee: In advance: children 2-10 $5, adults $7
    at the door: children 2-10 $6, adults $8
    Blue Star card holders and their children: FREE
    More Info: 502-624-1651

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