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December 2019 Calendar of Events

Aurora, IN
1-29: “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.
1-22: Miracle on Main Street in Aurora. Holiday festivities in one of the largest Dickens Village in the area. (812) 926-1100.
3, 5, 7: Return to Downton Abbey Holiday Tea Time. 1 p.m. At the Hillforest Museum, 213 Fifth St. Tickets and reservations required. RSVP at (812) 926-0087.
8: Holiday Open House. At the Hillforest Museum, 213 Fifth St. (812) 926-0087.
31: New Year’s Dancing on Main Street. Aurora Main Street Program presents this event from 7:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. at the Aurora Lion’s Club, 228 Second St. Tickets $20. Reservations required at (812) 926-1100.

Austin, IN
7: Austin Christmas Town Lighting & Parade.
In downtown Austin. Call Scott County Tourism at (812) 752-9211.


Batesville, IN
6: Christmas in the City.
In downtown Batesville. (812) 689-7431.


Bedford, KY
7: Light up Bedford.
Celebration includes shopping, free refreshments, a visit with Santa and the lighting of Courthouse Square. Events and vendors, scavenger hunt and chili supper from 2-8 p.m. in the Morgan Community Center with lighting at 5:45 p.m. at the courthouse. (502) 255-3684.
13: Trimble County Public Library Christmas Party. Family activities at Santa’s Dance Party at 5:30 p.m. Dress up for photos with Santa. Caricature artist available. Cookies to decorate. DJ Shanon Edds to play music. Free. At 35 Equity Dr. (502) 255-7362.
17: Trimble County Cooperative Extension Service Open House. 3-7 p.m. at the office, 13 High Country Lane. Open to the community. Refreshments, Kentucky Proud recipe samples, Cook Wild recipe samples, giveaways and door prizes. (502) 255-7188.


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.
7: “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.
9: Lunch & Learn Christmas Party. Event for seniors at Gen. Butler State Resort Park from noon - 1 p.m. Lunch is $8 per person plus tax. (502) 732-4384.
13: Friday Live Tunes. Gen. Butler State Resort Park’s Port William Lounge. 502-732-4384.
14: Farmers Bank of Milton Open House. Refreshments, door prizes and Santa. 8 a.m. - noon open house and Santa visits at the Farmers Bank of Milton, 1935 Hwy. 227. (502) 732-7644.
19: “Jean Ritchie Damsel with a Dulcimer.” This Kentucky Chautauqua performance is presented by re-enactor Rachel Lee Rodgers at 7 p.m. at Gen. Butler State Resort Park. Open to resort guests and the community. Free. (502) 732-4384.


Clarksville, IN
1-31: “Elf the Musical.”
At Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr. For ticket and times call (812) 288-8281.
7, 14, 21, 23: “Christmas in Candyland.” A children’s musical theater event at Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr. for children ages 3-12. For ticket and times call (812) 288-8281.


Commiskey, IN
6-7: Candlelight Dinners
. 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Stream Cliff Herb Farm, 8225 S. 90 West. (812) 346-5859.
14-15: 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.


Crestwood, KY
5-7: “Nicholas Nickleby.”
A play 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, $10 for seniors, $7 students. (502) 241-6018.
6-8: Yuletide at Yew Dell. Light display, Santa visits, garden gift shop pen, children’s activities, winter Snow Village with train display, holiday music and refreshments. 4-7:30 p.m. at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd. (502) 241-4788.
18-21: “A Christmas Carol, the Musical.” A play 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, $10 for seniors, $7 students. (502) 241-6018.


Florence, IN
7: Aaron Lewis & the Stateliners in concert.
7 p.m. at Belterra Casino Resort CenterStage Showroom. Tickets starting at $55. Must be 18. 1-888-235-8377.
14: Sara Evans Blue Christmas Tour. 7 p.m. at Belterra Casino Resort CenterStage Showroom. Tickets starting at $50. Must be 18. 1-888-235-8377.


Friendship, IN
6: 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
7: 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. Free. (502) 213-2652.


La Grange, KY
7: Breakfast with Santa.
7-10 a.m. at Hometown Pizza. Proceeds benefit the PTA and presented by the La Grange Elementary School fifth grade class. Cost is $5 adults, $4 children. (502) 222-4444.
7: Breakfast with Santa. 9-11 a.m. at the John W. Black Community Center. Cost is a new toy donation. Toys will be donated to Toys for Tots. 502-225-0655 ext. 5402.
7: 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.
7: "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. 2: “Winter in Kentucky.” Art show presented by the Arts Association of Oldham County. At Gallery 104, 104 E. Main St. Opening reception is 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 7. (502) 222-3822.
14-15: 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 $25 per wreath for members; $30 for nonmembers. 1-3 p.m. at the Rob Morris Educational Building, 207 W. Jefferson St. (502) 222-0826.
14: Farmers Bank of Milton Open House. Refreshments, door prizes and Santa. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. open house at the Farmers Bank of Milton, 2207 Hwy. 53. (502) 732-7644.
17: Community Holiday Potluck Party. Fourth annual event from 5-7 p.m. at CityPlace Pavilion 2, 112 S. First Ave. Featuring holiday entertainment and photos with Santa, kids crafts and activities. Free to members and open to the public. Presented by the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce. (502) 225-0870.
21: 12Ks of Christmas Run & Walk. To benefit Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center. A 7.5-mile run and walk 9-11 a.m. beginning at the La Grange Baptist Church, 1139 Commerce Pkwy. Also offering a 6K Run 7 Walk. (502) 222-7700.


Lawrenceburg, IN
1-21: Arts Alive!
Art Fair & Gift Bazaar. The 15th annual event is presented by the Deadborn Highlands Arts Council from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. in the Arts Council gallery, 331 Walnut St. (812) 539-4251.
Through Jan. 5, 2020: Winter Wonderland. Featuring Ice Skating Rink with fire pit and concessions. For pricing and details, visit www.thinklawrenceburg.com
5-8: Holiday Market. At the Winter Wonderland Domes at Lawrenceburg Civic Park. Visit www.thinklawrenceburg.com for a list of vendors. Live trees available for sale. (812) 537-4507.

Louisville, KY
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 - Jan. 1: 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.louisvilleky.gov/events/holiday-city
1, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21: “Sherlock Holmes and Twas the Murder Before Christmas.” 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 includes meal, show, tax and gratuity. Reserve at (502) 426-7100 or visit the website www.whodunnitky.com
6: First Friday Trolley Hop. 5-11 p.m. Downtown Art Zone at Main and Market streets. (502) 583-1671 or www.firstfridaytrolleyhop.com
6: Christmastide 1816. The Croghan and Clark families welcome their friends and guests for a one day only celebration of Christmastide 1816. Noon - 7 p.m. at Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane. Adults $6, Children $3. (502) 897-9845
6-7: Christmastide Book Sale. 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday; noon – 7 p.m. Saturday at Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane. Adults $6, Children $3. (502) 897-9845 ext. 108.
6-7: Winter Fair. 29th annual fine arts festival featuring more than 80 juried artists and craftspeople, raffle, café, free parking. 2-7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday at the Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, 4936 Brownsboro Rd.
6-22: “Holiday Memories.” A play by Truman Capote at Bunbury Theatre Company, 604 S. Third St. 7:30 p.m. curtain on Dec. 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 and 2 p.m. on Dec. 8, 15 and 22. Tickets $22, seniors $19, students $10. (502) 585-5306.
7: 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
7-8: The Flea Off Market Holiday Bazaar. The seventh annual bazaar is held at the Kentucky International Convention Center. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday. Booth space available. (502) 552-0061 or visit www.thefleaoffmarket.org
11: Afternoon Lecture Series. Featuring the Louisville Dulcimer Society Holiday Concert. 1:15 p.m. at Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane. Adults $6 or $4 for members. (502) 897-9845.
13-15: 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.
15: Chamber Music Concert Series. Featuring Emilie Strong Smith in concert. 5:30 p.m. at Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane. Tickets $20. (502) 897-9845.


Madison, IN
1-31: “The Art of Healing.”
Exhibit and sale of original art by area artists. At King’s Daughters’ Hospital, 1373 E. State Rd. 62. (812) 273-2923.
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.
1-24: Annual Festival of Trees & Host Angels. Lanthier Winery, 123 Mill St. Free. (812) 273-4609.
3: The Hoppers in concert. Gospel concert presented by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. 7 p.m. at North Madison Christian Church, 1400 E. State Rd. 62. Tickets $25 and on sale exclusively at the funeral centre. (812) 265-5577.
3: The Louisville Brass in concert. Presented by the Madison Performing Arts Foundation. 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. Free but donations are welcome. (812) 265-3225.
6-7: 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) 274-1080.
6-7: Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes. Tour public sites and six private homes. 5-9 p.m. Friday; 3-9 p.m. Saturday. Ticket $20. $5 children ages 5-12. (812) 265-2956 or 1-800-559-2956 or visit www.nightsbeforechristmas.com
6-7: Great Cookie Caper. Homemade cookies, goodies by the pound. 4-7 p.m. Fridays, 1-7 p.m. Saturdays at the Lanier-Madison Visitor Center, 601 W. First St. (812) 265-2956.
7: Christmas Craft Show. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Brown Gym. Sponsored by the Madison Parks Department and Seniors Center. Featuring a performance by the Madison Community Band at 1 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus also to appear. (812) 265-4758.
7: 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.
7: Pancake Breakfast with Santa. 8-10 a.m. at Clifty Inn. Photos with Santa. Tickets $14.00 adults; $7.50 for children 4 and up. Kids 3-under free. (812) 265-4135.
7: Tributes to Country Legends show. Featuring tributes to Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, George Jones and Tammy Wynette. Presented by Rising Star Productions. 7-9 p.m. at Clifty Inn at Clifty Falls State Park. Tickets $20. For information, call the park at (812) 265-4135. No gate fee.
7: Bluegrass Music. Free, public admission. 5 p.m. at the Jefferson County Goodwill Conservation Club, 1041 N. Walnut St. 812-265-2707.
7: Lide White Boys & Girls Club Fundraiser. Featuring singers Joe Hanna and Chris Tolbert. 6-10 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, 1551 MSH N. Gate Rd. Tickets $10. (812) 265-5811.
8: A Merry Christmas Tea. Hat and High Tea Series Events featuring four courses of sweets, live music, vintage china and house tour, 1-3 p.m. at the Shrewsbury-Windle House. Tickets $35. Reserve at (812) 265-2967.
9: Santa at Lanier Mansion. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (812) 265-3526.
13: “A Christmas Carol.” Presented 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) 274-4371.
13: Music featuring Paul Boggs. 6 p.m. at the VFW. Presented by Madison Senior Citizens. $5 per person. (812) 265-4758.
13-14: Wonderland in the Park. Family events including ice skating, carousel, snow globe, Santa visits and treats. 4-8 p.m. at Madison Bicentennial Park. (812) 265-2956.
13-15: “It’s a Wonderful Life.” A live radio play presented by the Madison Community Players. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Jefferson County History Center, 615 W. First St. Tickets $10 adults; $5 students. (812) 493-3357.
14: Big Oaks Conservation Society Christmas Party. Members and guests are invited to Old Timbers Lodge to celebrate the season. Gate 8 will be open from 5-5:45 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Catered by Rolling Pin. Tickets $20 adults, $10 children ages 8-16. Under 8 are free. Reserve by Dec. 9 at P.O. Box 936, Madison, IN 47250. Seating is limited.
13: Farmers Bank of Milton Open House. Refreshments, door prizes and Santa. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. open house with Santa visits from 8 a.m. – noon at the Farmers Bank of Milton, 133 Clifty Dr. (812) 274-0330.
15: Cookies Galore & Santa Too. Homemade cookies and candies sale. Featuring visits with Santa from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Shawe High School Student Lounge, 201 State St. Proceeds benefit the Prince of Peace Ladies Organization ministry. 812-265-3807.
17: The Madison Community Band. Concert presented by the Madison Performing Arts Foundation. 7:30 p.m. at Clifty Inn’s Overlook Room. Free but donations are welcome. (812) 866-5875.
20: Senior Citizens Pitch-In Dinner. Family and friends Christmas pitch in and presents at the Madison Moose Lodge, 134 Michigan Rd. Presented by Madison Senior Citizens. $5 per person. (812) 265-4758.
21: The Tillers in concert. The kickoff event to the Kindred Music Series presented by the Ohio River Valley Folk Society. 8 p.m. at Red Bicycle Hall, 125 E. Main St. Tickets $12 at the door or $60 early bird special for a season pass. Monthly concerts are planned through May. For information email kfsmadison@gmail.com
31: New Year’s Eve at the Elks. Rock in the new year with the Jimmy Davis Band at the Madison Elks Club, 1251 W. Main St. Open to the public. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Music at 9:30 p.m. Refreshments and champagne toast. Tickets $40 per person. Reserve in advance at (812) 265-2466.
31: New Year’s Eve Party. Featuring music by “The Faze” plus snacks, champagne, party favors. 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. at American Legion Post No. 9, 707 Jefferson St. $15 per person, $25 per couple. (812) 265-4417.
December events at Village Lights Bookstore: Every Saturday: Saturday Night Stitchers, 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 2: Cider Monday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Free hot cider; Dec. 7: Live Music with John Sheckler. 1-3 p.m.; Dec. 10: Freethinkers Book Club, 6-8 p.m.; Dec. 21: Live music with Tom Schneider, noon - 3 p.m.; Dec. 21: Book signing with author Charles Suddeth (“Stone Man and the Trail of Tears” and “Spearfinger”); Dec. 24: On air radio reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and visit by Santa. At Village Lights Bookstore, 110 E. Main St. (812) 265-1800.


Milton, KY
13: Farmers Bank of Milton Open House
. Refreshments, door prizes and Santa. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. open house with Santa visits from 2-5 p.m. at the Farmers Bank of Milton, 41 Ferry St. (502) 268-5256.


New Castle, KY
6: Christmas Luncheon and Bazaar. Lunch, arts, crafts, baked goods and more.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at New Castle United Methodist Church, 134 S. Main St. (502) 845-2781.


Owenton, KY
7: Owen County Christmas Parade.
Parade begins at 2-5 p.m. around the Owen County Courthouse. (502) 563-5050.
Pewee Valley, KY
6-7; 12-14: “A Christmas Survival Guide.” A musical revue 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 $15, seniors and students $12. (502) 241-9906.
8: 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.
21-22: Holiday Family Show. Featuring show and visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus. 2 p.m. at the Little Colonel Playhouse, 302 Mt. Mercy Dr. Tickets $8. Reserve online at www.littlecolonel.net or (502) 241-9906.


Rising Sun, IN
1-30: Christmas Train Show.
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays (except Dec. 24-25) at Heritage Hall, 214 Main St. (812) 438-4915.
6: Santa arrives by seaplane. 5 p.m. at Rising Sun Riverfront Park, Tree lighting, visits with Santa, photos at Pendleton Art Center. (812) 498-2750.
14: Santa visits at the Visitors Center. 4-6 p.m. at the Visitors Center, 217 N. High St. Free hot chocolate and sugar cookies. Food truck on site. (812) 438-4933.


Scottsburg, IN
6-7: Scottsburg United Methodist Church Community Christmas Bazaar.
4-8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday at Scottsburg United Methodist Church, 615 S. Honeyrun Pkwy. (812) 752-3545.


Seymour, IN
1-31: Southern Indiana Center for the Arts Members’ Holiday Show
. Art will be on display at 2001 N. Ewing St. (812) 522-2278.


Versailles, IN
7: 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
6: Festival of Lights.
Trolley Rides, Ice-Skating, Photos with Santa from 6-9 p.m. at Paul Ogle Riverfront Park. (812) 427-3237.
6-7: Christkindlmarkt. 6-9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday at Vevay Swiss Inn, 100 E. Main St. (812) 427-3237.
7: Holiday Craft Fair. 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Tech Building, 708 w. Seminary St. Free admission. More than 30 craft booths, pie contest and homemakers’ food booth. Presented by the Hoosier Homemakers. 513-505-2762.
7: Make It Take It Holiday Craft Walk. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in downtown Vevay. Also free Christmas movie at the Hoosier Theater. (812) 427-3237.
7: “Ballet: The Nutcracker.” 3-4:30 p.m. at the Hoosier Theatre, 209 Ferry St. Presented by the Cincinnati Kinderballet. Tickets $5. (812) 427-2319.
14: A Country Christmas. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Musee de Venoge, 111 State Route 129. Also at Thiebaud Farmstead, 5147 E. State Rd. 56. Amusements and treats. Free, but donations appreciated. (812) 427-3560.
14: “The Polar Express” movie. To be shown at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Hoosier Theater, 209 Ferry St. (812) 427-3237.


Other Areas:
1-Jan. 10: Artseed Holiday Exhibit. Featuring jewelry, pottery, glass, wood, clothing and more by local artists. At Artseed Art, 1931 E. Spring St., New Albany, Ind. Hours 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday - Friday. (502) 649-3320.
5: “Colonization Societies in Indiana and Floyd County.” Presentation by Jeannie Regan-Dinius, Special Initiatives Director at Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology for the meeting 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. Refreshments at 6:15 p.m. (812) 923-3492.
7: Cookie Walk and Christmas Parade. Spend the afternoon gathering cookies around the Courthouse Square in Salem, Ind., at participating businesses then see Santa in the early evening in the Christmas Parade. (812) 883-4303.

 

 

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