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December 2018 Calendar of Events

Aurora, IN
1-30: “A Victorian Christmas” exhibit.
Visit Hillforest decorated for the holidays in Victorian fashion. 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday at the Hillforest Museum, 213 Fifth St. Admission charged. (812) 926-0087.
1: Holiday Open House. At the Hillforest Museum, 213 Fifth St. (812) 926-0087.
4, 6, 8: Victorian Christmas Tea Time. 1 p.m. At the Hillforest Museum, 213 Fifth St. Tickets $28 members; $30 non-members. RSVP. (812) 926-0087.

Bedford, KY
1: Light Up Bedford.
Celebration includes shopping, free refreshments, a visit with Santa and the lighting of Courthouse Square. Lighting at 5:45 p.m. (502) 255-3684.
1: Louisville Youth Orchestra Concert. 1 p.m. at the Trimble County Public Library, 35 Equity Dr. (502) 255-7362.
8: Santa vs. Grinch Showdown. Get your picture with both Santa and the Grinch. Each child will receive a gift from Santa. 1-3 p.m. at the Trimble County Public Library, 35 Equity Dr. (502) 255-7362.

Brownstown, IN
1-2, 7-8: “Fruitcakes.”
Presented by Jackson County Community Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at Royal Off the Square Theatre, 121 W. Walnut St. (812) 358-2118.
3: Brownstown’s Hometown Christmas. Santa, refreshments, live music and tree lighting. 5:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Jackson County Courthouse. (812) 358-2930.
11: Christmas in the Village. 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Jackson County History Center, 105 N. Sugar St. (812) 358-2118.

Carrollton, KY
1-31: Festival of Trees.
View a beautiful array of decorated trees and wreaths at Gen. Butler State Resort Park. 1-866-462-8853.
1: “A Christmas Carroll.” An old-fashioned Victorian celebration for all ages featuring horse drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa, and the Annual “Sugar Plums” Baking Contest. (502) 732-5713.
1-2: Christmas Tour of Homes. Tour 11 sites, including the Butler Turpin House, Masterson House and nine private homes. 2-7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Carroll County Tourism Office at 515 Highland Ave. (502) 732-7036.
15: Farmers Bank of Milton Open House. Refreshments, door prizes and Santa. 8 a.m. – noon at the Farmers Bank of Milton, 1935 Hwy. 227. (502) 732-7644.
31: New Year’s Eve Dinner Theatre & Dance. 6 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. at Gen. Butler State Resort Park, 1608 Hwy. 227. 1-866-462-8853 or visit the website: parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/general-butler.

Charlestown, IN
1-29: Christmas in Charlestown.
Carriage rides, train rides, hot chocolate, s’mores, ice skating rink, Santa Claus and more. At downtown Charlestown, Ind. Visit www.cityofcharlestown.com or call (812) 265-3422, ext. 328.
1-29: Charlestown Christmas Light Display. Showcased nightly from 6-11 p.m. on Charlestown City Square. (812) 265-3422, ext. 328.

Clarksville, IN
1-31: Irving Berlin’s “Holiday Inn.”
At Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr. For ticket and times call (812) 288-8281.
1, 8, 15, 17, 21-22: “A Velveteen Rabbit Christmas.” At Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr. For ticket and times call (812) 288-8281.

Commiskey, IN
1-2, 8-9: Christmas Luncheon and Home Tour.
Free refreshments. 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Stream Cliff Herb Farm, 8225 S. 90 West. (812) 346-5859.
14-15: Candlelight Dinners. 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Stream Cliff Herb Farm, 8225 S. 90 West. (812) 346-5859.

Crestwood, KY
1: “Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.”
Presented by the Oldham County Schools Arts Center’s Youth Theatre. 7 p.m. at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center, 7105 Floydsburg Rd. Tickets $13 for adults, $7 for children/students. (502) 241-6018.
1-2: Yuletide at Yew Dell. 4-7:30 p.m. at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd. (502) 241-4788.
6-8: Festival Nativities Display. More than 600 displays, including a living nativity, children’s activities and live concerts. 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. each night, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6401 Westwind Way. (502) 724-8000.
8: A Winter Extravaganza VII. Annual local musical entertainment from the Oldham County A Capella Fellas, Bluegrass Harmony, and Abby and Val Keller. 7 p.m. at the Crestwood United Methodist Church, 7214 Kavanaugh Rd. Tickets $10 in advance or at the door. (502) 290-4272.

Florence, IN
8: Lorrie Morgan in concert.
7 p.m. at Belterra Casino Resort CenterStage Showroom. Must be 18. 1-888-235-8377.

Friendship, IN
14: Friendship Christmas Walk.
Bake sale, crafts, vendors and more. Noon – 9 p.m. at Village of Friendship, 6000 State Road 62. (812) 667-7617.

Goshen, KY
1: Nature of Christmas.
Hay rides, kid’s crafts, gift and craft booths, Papa John’s Cinna-sticks, free chili, hot dogs and hot chocolate, and visits with Santa. Noon - 3 p.m. at the Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, 12501 Harmony Landing Rd. (502) 213-2652.

Hanover, IN
2: “Handel’s Messiah.”
Presented by Hanover College Concert Choir, Madison-Ohio Valley Community Chorus and Louisville Festival Orchestra. 2 p.m. at Fitzgibbon Recital Hall Center for Fine Arts on Hanover College Campus. Tickets $10. Visit: www.Hanover.edu/arts.

La Grange, KY
1: La Grange Railroad Museum Holiday Celebration.
Coinciding with the Light Up La Grange event. Featuring visits with Santa Claus inside the caboose, tours of the restored and freshly painted train cars. Refreshments in the dining car. 6-9 p.m. at the museum, 412 E. Main St. Sponsored by the Ohio Valley Historical Foundation. Everyone welcome. Family activities. (502) 930-9430.
1: Breakfast With The Grinch.
9-11 a.m. at the Rob Morris Educational Building, 207 W. Jefferson St. Tickets $5 per person. (502) 222-0826.
1: "Light Up La Grange." Presented by Discover Downtown La Grange. 3-9 p.m. featuring a special light show, ice skating rink, carriage rides, visits with Santa, live entertainment and specials at local shops and restaurants. (502) 269-0126 or visit www.lagrangemainstreet.org.
1-Jan. 5: “Winter in Kentucky.” Presented by the Arts Association of Oldham County. At Gallery 104, 104 E. Main St. (502) 222-3822.
7: Antique Iron Christmas Dinner. 6 p.m. at the Rob Morris Educational Building, 207 W. Jefferson St. (502) 222-0826.
9: Colonial Williamsburg Wreath Making Workshop. Make a simple 14-inch wreath from fresh cut cedar and pine and embellish them with fruit, pinecones, berries, eucalyptus sprigs and colorful ribbon. Reservations required. Fee $20 per wreath. 1 p.m. at the Rob Morris Educational Building, 207 W. Jefferson St. (502) 222-0826.
18: Community Holiday Potluck Party. Third annual event from 5-7 p.m. at CityPlace Pavilion 2, 112 S. First Ave. Free to members and open to the public. (502) 225-0870.

Lawrenceburg, IN
1-22: Dearborn Highlands Arts Council Art Fair & Gift Bazaar.
Open everyday except Sunday and Monday. At 331 Walnut St. (812) 539-4251.

Louisville, KY
1-16: “Greetings.”
At Bunbury Theatre Company, 604 S. Third St. Tickets $22, seniors $19, students $10. (502) 585-5306.
1-23: Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol.” Presented by Fifth Third Bank. At Actor’s Theatre, 316 W. Main St. Visit www.actorstheatre.com for showtimes. (502) 584-1205.
1-23: “The Santaland Diaries.” At Actor’s Theatre, 316 W. Main St. Visit www.actorstheatre.com for showtimes. (502) 584-1205.
1-23: Louisville Holiday in the City. A variety of holiday events at Holiday Square, corner of Fourth and Jefferson streets. Ice skating rink, world market, bourbon village, Santa’s House and Louisville’s official Christmas tree. Visit: www.louisvillesholidayinthecity.com.
1, 8, 15, 21-22: “A Christmas Carol Murder” Presented by Whodunnit Inc. of Kentucky. Seating at 6:30 p.m. with the show at 7 p.m. at Bristol Bar & Grille downtown, 614 W. Main St. Tickets $48 each and includes meal, show, tax and gratuity. Reserve at (502) 426-7100 or www.whodunnitky.com.
1: Bardstown Road Aglow. This 32nd annual event features open house and late shopping at stores along Bardstown Road. Dusk until 10 p.m. Live entertainment, free trolley rides. Visit: www.thehighlandsoflouisville.com.
7: First Friday Trolley Hop. 5-11 p.m. Downtown Art Zone at Main and Market streets. (502) 583-1671 or www.firstfridaytrolleyhop.com.
7-9: Christmas Gift & Décor Show. Presented by Stewart Promotions. More than 750 quality booths, free pictures with Santa and more. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday. At the Kentucky Expo Center South Wing. (502) 456-2244.
8: Christmastide 1816. Noon - 7 p.m. at Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane. Adults $6, Children $3. (502) 897-9845 ext. 108.
9: Joyeux Noel: Canticles of Christmas. Nativity Carols by the Louisville Chorus. 3 p.m. at St. Brigid Catholic Church, 1520 Hepburn Ave. (502) 968-6300.
14: “World War Women: The Unsung Heroines of World War II.” Dinner and play. 5:30 p.m. at Treyton Oak Towers, 211 W. Oak St. $60 per person. Proceeds to benefit Honor Flight of Kentucky. (502) 589-3211.
15-16: Flea Off Market Holiday Bazaar. More than 200 artists, craftspeople, collectors, start-ups and local businesses. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday at the Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 S. Fourth St. (502) 552-0061 or (502) 418-3567.

Madison, IN
1: Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes.
Tour public sites and five private homes. 3-9 p.m. Tickets $15 adults; $5 children. (812) 265-2956 or 1-800-559-2956 or visit www.nightsbeforechristmas.com.
1: Great Cookie Caper. Homemade cookies, goodies by the pound. 2-8 p.m. at the Lanier-Madison Visitor Center, 601 W. First St. (812) 265-2956.
1-Jan. 6: “The Art of Healing.” Exhibit and sale of original art by area artists. Meet the Artists’ Reception on Nov. 4 from 2-3:30 p.m., at King’s Daughters’ Hospital, 1373 E. State Rd. 62. (812) 273-2923.
1-Jan. 1: Holidays at Lanier Mansion. Find out what the holidays were like at Lanier Mansion in the 1800s. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. (812) 265-3526.
1-31: Square Deal Art Show. 12x12-inch unframed canvases by individual artists for sale. At Madison Art Club’s Art on Main gallery, 309 W. Main St.
1: A Very Merry Madison Christmas Parade. 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Begins at Jefferson Street and ends at Mill Street in downtown Madison. (812) 265-2956.
1: Christmas Craft Show. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Brown Gym. Sponsored by the Madison Parks Department. (812) 265-4758.
1: Madison Handmade Market. Juried show of 25 booths of handmade items and a few sweet treats. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Little Golden Fox, 602 W. Main St. Sponsored by the Jefferson County Women’s Giving Circle. (812) 493-4984.
1-24: Annual Festival of Trees & Host Angels. Lanthier Winery, 123 Mill St. Free. (812) 273-4609.
1: Madison Railroad Santa Express. Train rides and Santa’s Workshop, including free children’s activities. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at North Madison Fire Station No. 5, 1800 Allen St. Tickets $5. (812) 273-4248.
1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23: Corks & Cookies. All six of the Indiana Wine Trail wineries will be offering special pairings of wine and cookies. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 1-800-559-2956.
4: The Louisville Brass. Concert presented by the Madison Performing Arts Foundation. 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. (812) 265-3225.
7: Music featuring Gary Hewitt. 6 p.m. at Brown Gym on Broadway. Presented by Madison Senior Citizens. $5 per person. (812) 265-4758.
7: “A Christmas Carol” at Gallery 115. An abbreviated version of “A Christmas Carol” for children. 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Gallery 115, at 115 E. Main St. Free. (812) 727-0039.
7-9: “The Pajama Game.” Presented by Madison Theatre and German American Bank. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday. At North Madison Christian Church, 1400 E. State Rd. 62. Adults $10, Students $5. (812) 274-8000.
8: Pancake Breakfast with Santa. 8-10 a.m. at Clifty Inn & Falls Restaurant, 1650 Clifty Hollow Rd. $5 per person. (812) 265-4135.
8: Winter Holiday Bazaar. Craft items, homemade gifts and baked goods. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds, 3851 IN-256. (502) 762-3542.
8-9: Wonderland in the Park. Ice skating, train rides, Santa, Walk-in snow globe and treats. 4 p.m. at Bicentennial Park. (812) 265-8300.
9: Santa at Lanier Mansion. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (812) 265-3526.
14: Music featuring Family & Friends. 6 p.m. at Brown Gym on Broadway. Presented by Madison Senior Citizens. $5 per person. (812) 265-4758.
14: Farmers Bank of Milton Open House. Refreshments, door prizes and Santa. 8 a.m. - noon at the Farmers Bank of Milton, 133 Clifty Dr. (812) 274-0330.
18: The Madison Community Band. Concert presented by the Madison Performing Arts Foundation. 7:30 p.m. at Clifty Inn’s Overlook Room. (812) 866-5875.
21: Music featuring Paul Smith. 6 p.m. at Brown Gym on Broadway. Presented by Madison Senior Citizens. $5 per person. (812) 265-4758.
25: Christmas Dinner at Clifty. Reservations available at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. At Clifty Inn & Falls Restaurant, 1650 Clifty Hollow Rd. (812) 265-4135.
28: Music featuring Paul Boggs and a New Year’s Pitch-In. 6 p.m. at Brown Gym on Broadway. Presented by Madison Senior Citizens. $5 per person. (812) 265-4758.
31: New Year’s Eve at Clifty. 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. at Clifty Inn & Falls Restaurant, 1650 Clifty Hollow Rd. $140 per couple or $275 per couple for overnight package. (812) 265-4135.
31: New Year’s Eve Party. Featuring music by “No Name Band,” snacks, champagne, party favors and a “Wild, Wild West” themed costume contest. 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. at American Legion Post No. 9, 707 Jefferson St. $15 per person, $25 per couple. (812) 265-4417.

Marysville, IN
15: Lunch with Santa.
Food, games, ornament making, pictures with Santa and more. 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Franklin Farms Event Venue, 7520 Oscar Long Rd. $10 per child. (615) 944-8844.

Milton, KY
8, 15: Holiday Tea & Open House.
Hosted by Richwood on the River. Noon and 2 p.m. at Richwood on the River, 1233 Hwy 36. Free. (502) 663-2748.
14: Farmers Bank of Milton Open House. Refreshments, door prizes and Santa. 2-5 p.m. at the Farmers Bank of Milton, 41 Ferry St. (502) 268-5256.

New Castle, KY
7: Christmas Luncheon and Bazaar.
Lunch, arts, crafts, baked goods and more. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at New Castle United Methodist Church, 134 S. Main St. (502) 845-2781.

North Vernon, IN
1: Christmas in the City.
Parade, tree lighting, live music, Santa Claus, live nativity, food vendors and more. 5:30 - 9 p.m. at Stellar Plaza in downtown North Vernon. (812) 346-3789.
14-15: Sounds of Summer: A Beach Boys Tribute. 7:30 p.m. at the Park Civic Theatre, 25 North Madison Ave. (812) 346-0330.

Owenton, KY
2: Mayberry Christmas Parade.
Parade begins at 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Southern States, 335 N. Main St. Shops and restaurants open downtown. (502) 563-5050.

Pewee Valley, KY
1-2, 6-9: “A Tuna Christmas.”
Presented by Little Colonel Players. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at Little Colonel Playhouse, 302 Mt. Mercy Dr. Adults $18, Seniors and Students $15. (502) 241-9906.
2: Yule Log Celebration. Featuring caroling, bonfire, Chili dinner inside city hall and a visit from Santa. 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Town Square, 312 Mt. Mercy Dr. (502) 241-8343.

Prospect, KY
2: Holiday Melodies & Sweets To Go, Too!
Carols by the Louisville Chorus. 3 p.m. at Gingerwoods, 7611 Rose Island Rd. (502) 968-6300.

Scottsburg, IN
1: SUMC Community Christmas Bazaar.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Scottsburg United Methodist Church, 615 S. Honeyrun Pkwy. (812) 752-3545.

Seymour, IN
1-22: Southern Indiana Center for the Arts Members’ Holiday Show.
Art will be on display at 2001 North Ewing St. (812) 522-2278.
15: Jingle All the 5K. 9 a.m. in downtown Seymour. Adults are $20, 15 & under are $5. Register at www.signmeup.com.

Versailles, IN
8: Holiday Affair on the Square.
Parade, live nativity, tree lighting and more. 4-6 p.m. on the Courthouse Square. (812) 565-8018.

Vevay, IN
1: Holiday Craft Fair.
Crafts, handmade items, wood furniture and baked goods. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Tech Building, 708 W. Seminary St. (513) 505-2762.
1: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” 7 p.m. at the Hoosier Theatre, 209 Ferry St. $3 admission. (812) 427-2319.
7-8, 14-15: Christmas Festival of Lights. Trolley Rides, Ice-Skating, Photos with Santa, Christkindlmarkt and more. 6-9 p.m. at Opera House Park, 324 Ferry St. (812) 427-3237.
8: A Country Christmas. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Musee de Venoge, 111 State Route 129. Free, but donations appreciated. (812) 427-3560.

Other Areas:
1: Joyeux Noel: Canticles of Christmas.
Nativity Carols by the Louisville Chorus. 1 p.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church, 105 Main St., Shelbyville, Kentucky. (502) 968-6300.
5-9: “Christmas Madrigal Feast & Celebration.” Presented by TheatreWorks of SoIN. At 203 E. Main St., New Albany, Ind. (502) 396-4009.
6: “Places In Floyd.” Presentation by Bob Sterrett, Vice President of the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society. 6:30 p.m. in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany, Ind. (812) 923-3492.
7-8: St. Anthony’s Live Nativity. At 4773 Church Rd., Morris, Indiana. (812) 934-6218.

 

 

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