It’s the anniversary division — which agency it’s time to accouter the halls and trim those trees. There are added than 40 challenge demography abode beyond the city this anniversary season, abounding virtually, that are abiding to put you in a blithe mood. (And who couldn’t use a little anniversary acclamation in a year like 2020?)
In ablaze of the communicable and acceleration in COVID-19 cases, be abiding to chase any affectation protocols or amusing breach requirements for any of these anniversary challenge in and around Louisville.
So, blessed holidays, everyone. May we all acquisition a bit of the spirit of the division in these events:
What: The 30-minutes drive through the ambagious cave includes over 40 themed displays, nine mapping projections, about 850 lit characters and over 5 million credibility of light
Where: Mega Cavern, 1841 Taylor Ave.
When: Now through Jan. 3. Hours: 6-10 p.m. Monday-Friday; 5-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
More information: Admission: car, truck, SUV and minivan: $29.99.-$39.99; full-size van, $49.99-$59.99; alarm for added appraisement advice for over-sized vehicles.
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What: A three-mile drive through a admirable anniversary ablaze display. Afterwards the tour, guests can adore a chargeless cuddle zoo, alternation ride and meet-and-greet with Santa. Presented by Accompany of Coal.
Where: Kentucky Horse Park, 4075 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington
When: Nov. 22 through Dec. 31. Daily 5:30-10 p.m.
More information: Acquirement tickets online or at the gate. Tickets are $25 per carload. For added advice and tickets: khpfoundation.org/southern-lights.
Skaters adore the ice amphitheatre at Paristown Hall. December 19, 2019
What: Louisville’s alone accurate alfresco ice skating rink. Skate, shop, eat, and alcohol in the affection of Paristown and adore anniversary cine nights, “learn to skate” and hockey clinics, and abundant more. All new Anniversary Bazaar on Brent Street and arcade in Stoneware & Co.’s new retail space.
Where: Christy’s Garden, 720 Brent St.
When: Nov. 25-Jan. 3
More information: The café will be accessible for breakfast, cafeteria and banquet seven canicule a week.
What: Holiday ablaze display. Make a catch for a horse-drawn carrying ride through the ablaze display.
More information: Accompany a canned acceptable donation. Acceptance is free. 270-575-4400; paducah.travel/events/christmas-in-the-park-holiday-light-display/21905.
What:Danger Run will present a Christmas adaptation of its archetypal Halloween scavenger-hunt-style bold played 100% in the car. Participants will go on an adventitious analytic clues, exploring busy homes and Christmas ablaze displays about town. The article of the bold is to complete Santa’s Christmas List, which has been destroyed. If you exhausted the bold and save Christmas, you will be entered for prizes. The bold ends at an alfresco anniversary bazaar and ice skating rink.
When: Nov. 27 through Jan. 2.
More information: General acceptance to comedy Rudolph’s Run and arrangement the anniversary bazaar at Fete de Noel are $20 per carload, or $20 per actuality to comedy the bold and accommodate an hour of ice skating at Fete de Noel. Acceptance to Rudolph’s Run charge be purchased online. DangerRun.com.
The Louisville Parks Foundation’s Winter Woods Spectacular captivated in Iroquois Esplanade runs Nov 27, 2020 – Jan 2, 2021
What: Drive through this half-mile Winter Wonderland that has millions of ablaze lights and accompanying sounds. Proceeds to account the Louisville Parks Foundation.
More information: $35 for car/SUV/minivan/truck; $50 for a commuter van/RV/limousine; $100 for a bout bus/limo bus. winterwoodsspectacular.org.
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What: An added ablaze affectation with photo opportunities on the afire path, shopping, take-home ability for kids and Santa at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens. Presented by Commonwealth Bank & Trust Company and T-Mobile.
Where: Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old La Grange Road
When: Nov. 27-29; Dec. 4-6, 4:30 and 6:15 p.m.
More information: Due to COVID-19, Yew Dell is scheduling timed tickets with a accommodation of 100 for amusing distancing. Tickets charge be purchased in advance. Accouchement 5 and adolescent are free, but they crave a acceptance for entry. Tickets alpha at $10, $5 for ages 6-17, chargeless for ages 5 and younger; members, $7, $3 for ages 6-17. 502-241-4788; yewdellgardens.org.
What: Features a 60-piece 1930’s Thomas Kinkade Christmas Village and bout the Presley Tyler House.
Where: Blackacre Conservancy, 3200 Tucker Base Road
More information: Face affectation and amusing breach are required. $5, $3 children. blackacreconservancy.org
What: Winter Illuminations takes guests on a one-of-a-kind aflame aisle airing at The Parklands of Floyds Fork. Booty a 1-mile walking bout through the aflame backwoods that appearance added than 10 ablaze installations complemented by blithe music.
Where: 1411 Beckley Creek Parkway in the Parklands
When: Nov. 30 to Jan. 3
More information: The allure is amphitheater and touch-free to ensure the assurance of all guests. Beforehand anxiety are appropriate and tickets charge be purchased online. Guest will be accustomed a time aperture to enter. $19.99, $12.99 for ages 3-12. For added information: winterilluminationsky.com.
The 12 Canicule of Christmas Tea Collection is $12.85.
What: Due to COVID-19, instead of an in-person tea, The Conrad-Caldwell Abode is offering a takeaway tea to allotment at home. Sip on acceptable teas and crumb on tea sandwiches and treats crafted by Terri Lynn’s Catering while alert to the music of the NouLou Chamber Ensemble. Proceeds to account Conrad-Caldwell Abode Museum.
When: Dec. 4
More information: Tickets accommodate Louisville Tea Company teas, candied and agreeable treats, a articulation to a anniversary performance, a agenda to arrangement the building during the anniversary division and a advertisement for use at the Louisville Tea Company. $30, $15 children, $10 for the concert only. 502-636-5023; conrad-caldwell.org.
What: The Chamber of St. Matthews and the City of St. Matthews are presenting a anniversary ablaze decorating antagonism for association and businesses in the St. Matthews area. Decorate the exoteric genitalia of the home and backyard and businesses, organizations and churches, the exoteric of their barrio and property. Contestants will charge to abide photos or a 20-30 added video blow of their displays, which will be acclimated by board to actuate winners.
When: Dec. 5-20
More information: The borderline to annals is Nov. 27 and photos/video charge be angry in by Dec. 4. Winners will be arise on Dec. 21. To annals for the contest: stmatthewschamber.com/light-up/. For questions, alarm the Chamber: 502-899-2523 or email [email protected]
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What: Appearance a boxed set of treats including scones, pastries and agreeable tea sandwiches, as able-bodied as Bigelow tea bags. Proceeds to account Whitehall Historic Home.
When: Boxes can be best up Dec. 5, 2-4 p.m.
More information: Anniversary box serves two bodies and can be aloof for $70. Boxes charge be purchased in beforehand and will be accessible for curbside auto at Whitehall Historic Home, 3110 Lexington Road. Tea vendors are listed at: historicwhitehall.org/victorian-christmas-tea. To acquirement a box call: 502-897-2944 or [email protected]
Downtown Louisville lights at the 38th anniversary Ablaze Up Louisville Nov. 23, 2018.
What: Due to COVID-19, Ablaze Up Louisville will be adapted this year. Santa, his elves and Frosty The Snowman will be advancing to added than 20 neighborhoods around Louisville to beforehand some Christmas acclamation and to aggregate belletrist to be placed in Santa’s Mailbox. Christmas music will be playing, and a ample adaptable video awning will comedy highlights from antecedent Ablaze Up Louisville challenge as Santa’s band drives through the called neighborhoods. Presented by 106.9 Comedy FM, Neil Huffman Subaru, LG&E, AT&T and Ablaze Up Louisville. Neighbors will additionally be arrive to accord a new, unwrapped toy for the anniversary Toys for Tots drive.
When: Nov. 27, 28, Dec. 5, 12, and 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More information: louisvilleky.gov/government/city-events/light-Louisville.
A timberline dressed with duke crafted ornaments admiring anniversary shoppers into Edenside Arcade during the 32nd Anniversary Bardstown Road Aglow on Saturday night. 12/2/17
What: Abounding of the accepted celebrations may be scaled aback at Bardstown Road Agow due to COVID-19 precautions, but the anniversary lights, abounding anniversary and melancholia discounts will continue. Appearance the lighting of the anniversary timberline with Santa Claus, WAVE3’s Connie Leonard and Kent Taylor in advanced of Wendy’s at Bardstown Road and Grinstead Drive (at a safe, amusing distance) at 6 p.m. Appropriate discounts on blithe aliment and drinks and commodity at accommodating restaurants and shops forth Bardstown Road, Baxter and Barret Avenues, and Douglass Loop. Alive anniversary music, thanks to the Louisville Federation of Musicians, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at several locations forth Bardstown Road.
Shops and restaurants will additionally attempt in the Window Wonderland Challenge (#Wonderland2020) with banknote prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd abode winners as able-bodied as the Instagram Photo Challenge (#Aglow2020) sponsored by Murphy’s Camera. Elijah Craig will be featured in blithe anniversary cocktails.
Where: Along Bardstown Road, Baxter and Barret Avenues and Douglass Loop and now extends from Breckinridge Street to Winter Avenue.
When: Dec. 5, noon-10 p.m.
More information: Due to COVID-19 precautions, Highland Commerce Guild admiral advertisement the hours to advice beforehand out any crowds and accord eventgoers added amplitude to adore the abounding anniversary anniversary in a safe manner. bardstownroadaglow.org.
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What: Due to COVID-19 things will be adapted for Ablaze Up St. Matthews in 2020. There will be no assemblage in the esplanade for the lighting of the tree. The lighting commemoration will be advertisement alive on the Ablaze Up St. Matthews Facebook page. The champ of the Flip the Switch Appearance Challenge for breadth kids will accompany the ambassador and Santa to about-face on the lights. The appearance challenge is sponsored by Esplanade Association Credit Union. You can airing through the blithe displays afore or afterwards dark at the park, which is amid at the bend of Browns Lane and Kresge Way.
Where: Brown Park, off Kresge War abaft Baptist Health
When: Dec. 5, 6 p.m.
More information: 502-899-2523
Christmas lights brighten the albino backyard of the LaGrange cloister abode during the Ablaze Up LaGrange celebration. December 6, 2013.
What: Lighting commemoration with Santa (6 p.m.), storefront decorating contest, ice skating (City Place) and arrangement with Santa.
Where: Downtown La Grange
When: Dec. 5, 3-9 p.m.
What: The Nutcracker Ballet performance includes ballet, hip hop, Bollywood and tap styles from acceptance and professionals of the Louisville and Southern Indiana Community. Presented by Sacred Affection School for the Arts.
When: Dec. 4-18
More information: Tickets are $20 (single view), $35 (family view-watch three times). For added advice and to acquirement tickets call: 502-897-1816.
The Nutcracker battles the Mouse King during a dress call of the Nutcracker in Whitney Hall at the Kentucky Performing Arts on Dec. 12, 2019.
What:Louisville Ballet presents the archetypal adventitious of Marie, her Nutcracker Prince and their adventitious to the apple of the Sugar Plum Fair. Choreography by Val Caniparoli and music by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Filmed by WDRB Louisville alive on date during the 2019 season.
More information: One agenda acceptance gives your domiciliary acceptance to the blur alpha Dec. 7 through Dec. 15. About 24 hours afore the examination window opens, you will accept an email from [email protected] that contains your articulation to the film. Begin examination at 12:01 a.m. on the date the examination window opens. $55. louisvilleballet.org/the-brown-forman-nutcracker-online.
What: Moscow Ballet dances the Great Russian Nutcracker
Where: Basic venue
When: Dec. 19, 8 p.m.
More information:louisvillepalace.com, ticketmaster.com.
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What: “Messiah 2020: In Soli – tüde.” A four-part online documentary on one of the best acclaimed works of the Baroque canon. Bourbon Baroque presents the “solo” actual from Händel’s aria “Messiah,” including a behind-the-scenes attending of the assembly process, interviews with stakeholders and anecdotic one-on-one conversations with the musicians on how they accept navigated the COVID-19 experience. Featuring David Rugger, bass-baritone; Zackery Morris, tenor; Allison Gish, mezzo-soprano; Emily Yocum Black, soprano.
When: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 3 p.m.
Where: Each adventitious will be arise online.
More information: Free. bourbonbaroque.com.
Darlene Love, “Introducing Darlene Love”
What: Grammy Award Champ and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer will accomplish some of her hits songs including “He’s a Rebel,” “(Today I Met) The Boy I’m Gonna Marry,” “Marshmallow World” and her signature song, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”
When: Dec. 5, 8 p.m.
Where: Livestream from Sony Hall in New York City or watch on-demand for 48 hours.
More information: A allocation of anniversary acceptance supports Kentucky Performing Arts. Tickets are $35. For tickets and added information: kentuckyperformingarts.org/all-shows/darlene-love.
What: Grammy-nominated songwriter and piano awareness will accomplish yuletide memories and anniversary carols that accommodate “The Gift,” “Sending You A Little Christmas,” “Angel Eyes,” “If You Believe” and more.
Where: Alive basic performance
When: Dec. 10, 7 p.m.
More information: Tickets alpha at $40. A zoom alternate and after-party with Jim is available. kentuckyperformingarts.org.
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What: Saxophonist Dave Koz and musicians Jonathan Butler, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Peter White, David Benoit and diva Rebecca Jade will accomplish anniversary favorites. A allocation of anniversary acceptance supports Kentucky Performing Arts.
When: Dec. 12, 8 p.m.
Where: Streaming alive via Looped
More information: Tickets are $35 and accommodate a agenda archetype of two of Dave’s latest albums: A New Day & Ability Of The Season. Accommodated and accost with Dave is an added $50. kentuckyperformingarts.org.
What: The Louisville Youth Orchestra is videoing a anniversary concert at the Marriott East afterwards an admirers on Dec. 13. This accident will be offered on DVD.
When: DVDs will go on auction Dec. 6.
More information: DVDs are $25 and will be accessible for acquirement on the LYO website: lyo.org.
What: Singers accomplish accepted versions of Frank Sinatra mainstays including “Fly Me To The Moon,” “New York, New York,” “That’s Life,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” and “The Lady is a Tramp.” Also, Sinatra Christmas hits like “Mistletoe and Holly,” “The Christmas Song,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Silver Bells,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and Rat Pack-ish versions of “Twas the Night Afore Christmas” and “Twelve Canicule of Christmas.” Presented by Derby Banquet Playhouse.
Where: 525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville, Indiana
When: Through Dec. 31
More information: 812-288-8281, derbydinner.com.
The casting of ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Actors Theatre of Louisville.
What:Actors Theatre of Louisville presents Charles Dickens’s account of redemption, affiliation and generosity. This alert acquaintance is brought to action by Actors artistic aggregation in accord with award-winning radio professionals. Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank.
Where: Basic showing
When: Nov. 24 through Dec. 31.
More information:ActorsTheatre.org; 502-584-1205
What: Bunbury Theatre in affiliation with TBD Pictures presents the account of the abject Ebenezer Scrooge who sees the absurdity of his means afterwards actuality visited by the alcohol of Christmas Past, Present and Future.
Where: Video demand.
When: Nov. 28 through Jan. 3.
More information: $50. bunburytheatre.org.
What: Derby Banquet Playhouse Children’s Musical Theatre presents the appearance with Winnie-the-Pooh and his accompany and their adventitious allowance Eeyore find his tail.
Where: 525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville, Indiana
When: Nov. 27, 28; December 5, 7, 12, 19, 21. Breakfast at 9 a.m.; cafeteria at noon. A banquet achievement Dec. 7 and 21, 5:45 p.m.
More information: All performances affection a kid-friendly menu. Recommended for ages 3-12. 812-288-8281, derbydinner.com.
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Louisville archimage Cody Clark performs a ambush area he merges pieces of a acceptance aback calm during his Conductor Cody abracadabra routine. Autism furnishings motor abilities and Clark has begin that it has helped him abundantly in arrive the allocation to cull off his illusions. Dec. 3, 2019
What: Archimage Cody Clark’s Basic Anniversary Abracadabra Show. In the appearance of archetypal anniversary movies such as “The Polar Express,” Cody takes audiences on a alternation cruise to the North Pole area aureate alternation tickets will be broken and restored, hot amber will magically arise and bewitch and get a bastard blink of Santa’s annoying and nice list.
Where: A Zoom articulation to the appearance will be beatific forth with the ticket.
When: Dec. 12, noon.
More information: $20 per screen. Tickets: eventbrite.com/e/conductor-codys-christmas-express-tickets-128270405235.
Flame Run offers assemblage a adventitious to try their easily in the art of absolute bottle by creating a allotment of their own alongside an artist.
What: Due to COVID-19, the blow-your-own acquaintance at Flame Run Gallery has been adapted to a design-your-own alternate activity. Design your own ornament, snowman, pumpkin, stemless wine glass, bourbon bottle or accessory bowl.
Where: Flame Run Gallery, 828 E. Bazaar St.
When: Through Dec. 31, by appointment.
More information: 502-584-5353, 502-502-584-5332; flamerun.com.
What: Anniversary art show.
Where: Kentucky Fine Art Gallery. Leslie H. Spetz Custom Picture Framing, 2400 C Lime Kiln Lane
When: Through Dec. 31
More information: 502-426-8880; kentuckyfineartgallery.com.
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What: Artists actualize one of a affectionate ornaments for the Winter Wonderland Accessory Spectacular.
Where: Revelry Boutique Gallery, 742 E. Bazaar St.
When: Nov. 28 to Jan. 4
More information: 502-414-1278, revelrygallery.com.
Samuel Turner is pictured at 15 canicule old with Santa Claus at a Christmas brunch at Valhalla Golf Club on Dec. 1.
What: Visit with Santa and his aggregation of elves in Center Court. Visits will be contactless, with families sitting six anxiety abroad to ensure able amusing distancing. Guests charge agenda their arrangement with Santa. Select a date and time and acquirement your photo package. Walk-ups will be accustomed during the aboriginal and aftermost hour of the day, time permitting.
Where: 4801 Outer Loop
When: Nov. 27 through Dec. 24. Hours: Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sundays, apex to 6 p.m.; Christmas Eve, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Nov. 30 and Dec. 7).
More information: All visitors charge abrasion masks before, during, and afterwards photos. To agenda a time slot: shopjefferson-mall.com.
What: Due to COVID-19, visits with Santa this anniversary division will be contactless. Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s transforms its food into blithe Christmas villages. Families who arrangement Santa accept a chargeless 4×6 studio-quality photo, as able-bodied as a chargeless customized agenda video that can be aggregate on amusing media. Families can mail their belletrist to Santa and accompany home a chargeless anniversary ability action kit.
Where: Cabela’s, 5100 Norton Healthcare Boulevard and Bass Bass Pro Shop, 951 E. Lewis and Clark Parkway, Clarksville, Indiana
When: Through Dec. 24
More information: Anxiety to see Santa charge be fabricated in advance. Affectation and amusing breach are required. Anxiety can be fabricated at: basspro.com/santa and cabelas.com/santa.
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What: The arrangement with Santa and his elves will be contactless, with families sitting six anxiety abroad to ensure able amusing distancing. Anxiety are appropriate and can be fabricated online. Select a date and time and acquirement your photo package. Walk-ups will be accustomed during the aboriginal and aftermost hour of the day, time permitting.
Where: Center Court, Highway 65 and Lewis & Clark Parkway, Clarksville, Indiana
When: Nov. 27 through Dec. 24. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, apex to 6 p.m.; Christmas Eve, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bankrupt Nov. 30 and Dec. 7.
More information: All visitors charge abrasion masks before, during, and afterwards photos. greentreemall.com.
What: This year, Macy’s Santaland will be an online anniversary experience. Get accessible to set off on a personalized, alternate adventitious to the North Pole to arrangement the one and alone Santa and booty a selfie. A appropriate greeting from Santaland elves at the North Pole-bound alternation base bliss off the interaction. From there, the elves will advance the way through Santa’s Village and Workshop, endlessly to see the architect and comedy alternate games. At the afterpiece of the journey, kids will accommodated Santa through a amusing alternate video.
Where: basic experience
When: Nov. 27 through Dec. 24
What: Oxmoor Center’s basic visits with Santa. A accepted JingleRing arrangement includes up to three children. There is an added fee per adolescent over three with a absolute of five children total. Added options accommodate Storytime with Santa, Storytime with Mrs. Claus or a alone pre-recorded video bulletin from Santa. Receive a shareable video of your arrangement with Santa, also includes a accumulation photo from your session.
More information: JingleRing offers a array of appraisement options starting at $19.95 for a alone pre-recorded video message; $24.95 for a alive basic arrangement with Santa. jinglering.com.
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What: Take a cruise with Captain Santa on the Belle of Louisville. The cruise includes socially distanced photos with Santa, cookies, hot amber and activities.
Where: Mary M. Miller, Fourth and River Road
When: Dec. 5 and 12, 1-3 p.m.
More information: $35.99, $34.99 seniors, $14.99 children, chargeless for ages 4 and younger. belleoflouisville.org.
Santa Claus (Murray McCandless) assault on a hot alcohol during his breach at the Galt Abode Hotel’s event, “Breakfast with Santa.” 22 December 2018
What: Have Breakfast with Santa that includes accolade eggs, balmy biscuit rolls, mini Belgian waffles and abundant added while a socially distanced Santa roams the restaurant, interacting with the children. Accouchement will additionally adore anniversary music and blithe décor, added Galt Abode appearance books, baby anniversary ability and more.
Where: Walker’s Exchange, Galt Abode Hotel, 140 N. Fourth St.
When: Dec. 5-20. Hours: 9-11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
More information: $35 for adults, $12 for ages 6-12; chargeless for ages 5 and younger. Tickets: walkerslouisville.com.
What: Features one of a affectionate gifts, antiques, best Christmas décor, primitives, artwork, hand-painted signs, custom furniture, repurposed items, handmade adornment and more.
Where: Harrison County Fairgrounds, 341 S. Capitol Ave., Corydon, Indiana
When: Nov. 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More information: $5, chargeless for ages 11 and younger. CorydonExtravaganza.com.
KMAC Museum’s allowance boutique will accept appropriate appraisement in the abundance and by basic arcade on Building Abundance Sunday, November 29, 2020
What: Holiday arcade at the KMAC’s Boutique for members. KMAC associates accept a appropriate 15% abatement on purchases and added giveaways.
Where: KMAC, 715 W. Main St.
When: Dec. 3-10. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More information: Chargeless with acceptance to the museum. 502-589-0102; kmacmuseum.org.