Selected Community Events
Breakfast with Santa
Swahili 1203 Versailles Rd
Free breakfast for kids birth-12
Marlows Christmas for the Needy Families
Virgie Ky ( the old Virgie High School Gym)
All families from anywhere are encouraged to come. Toys, Food, Clothing & Household Items are donated from people and given out to those families that need them.
Marlow Tackett 616-2391
Country Christmas Open House
5619 KY Hwy 476, Bulan, Kentucky
The Rusty Rooster: Old, Odd and Otherwise will be hosting a Country Christmas Open House. Stop by for special discounts, door prizes, gifts and refreshments.
Harold and Michelle Hughes 606-436-8789
Central Baptist Church (across from Fayette Mall)
Our popular annual Christmas concert will include a sing-along and will be followed by a reception with delicious treats and a raffle. In addition to fresh arrangements of familiar carols, the Chorale will sing a selection from Messiah. Share the Chorale's traditions and join us for this holiday celebration.
Left Beaver Fire Rescue Annual Santa Run
Santa Will be delivering toys to the community starting at Drift Ball Park and ending at Bud Reynolds Old Store.
Santa will be making several stops starting at Drfit Ball Park from 12-12:15. Minnie Ball Park from 12;20-12:35. Minnie Town Houses 12:40-12:55. McDowell ARH 1:00-1:45. McDowell Fire Station # 2 1:50-2:05. Pilgrims Rest Church 2:15-2:30. Little Nancy Church 2:35-2:50. South Floyd Hill 2:55-3:10. Bud Reynolds Old Store 3:20-3:30. All stops include children seeing Santa and getting a gift bag including a toy and fruit.
Kevin Thacker or Shannon Hall. Phone: 377-6643.
Free to the public Christmas Dinner
West Van Lear Church of Christ, Richmond St. West Van Lear KY
Come and Celebrate the birth of The Lord with us on Christmas Day. Arrangements can be made for deliveries.
Pastor David Blevins 606-371-2063
The Birth Of Christ
The Church of God of The Free People located on Harlan Gas Rd. In Fairview in Harlan Ky
Christmas Play The Birth of Christ
Bridget Napier 606-573-1053
Eddie James Christmas Service
Praise Assembly of God in Prestonsburg, Kentucky
Eddie James, born in Phoenix, AZ, accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at the age of 8. He entered into music ministry at the tender age of 9 and it is for this reason that Eddie recognizes the gifts of God inside of young people. God has placed a burden inside of Eddie James, to minister to those who are hurting and lost, with an extraordinary emphasis on youth and young adults. As a result of his efforts, God has established Eddie James as a leader of music and ministry in the nation and around the world.
J.M. Sloce 606-471-2273 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rockholds Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a Christmas Auction on December 7 starting at 6PM. There will be door prizes, and lot of great gift ideas to bid on. Come out and have fun bidding on items for a great cause.
Brian Maiden, phone (606)515-8890. Email email@example.com
City of Wheelwright Fire Dept. Annual Christmas Parade
The parade will run along Main St. in Wheelwright and will end at the Senior Citizens Building.
Joshua Akers 606-616-1514
Wheelwright Fire Dept.’s Annual Santa Claus and Candy Run
Southern Floyd County
The times are as follows:
P Joe's Turnaround, Weeksbury 1:00p.m.
Johnson Ln. Caleb Fork, Weeksbury 1:30p.m.
Melvin Post Office 2:00p.m.
Hall's Market, Bypro 2:30p.m.
Osborne Elementary 3:00p.m.
Little Rock Church Jackscreek 3:30p.m.
Wheelwright Fire Station 4:15p.m.
All times are approximate according to the size of the crowd at each location.
Joshua Akers, 606-616-1514
Salyersville Hometown Christmas Celebration
We will be having performances, contests, a parade, and Santa
Melissa Patrick 606-794-6561, Michelle Connelley 367-7700, or firstname.lastname@example.org
East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium Christmas Event
The East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium
The East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium will usher in the holidays with two shows (Laser Holidays and Star of Bethlehem) for the price of one on Friday, December 6 at 7 p.m. Laser Holidays features Sleigh Ride, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and more. Star of Bethlehem will take you back to that special night more than 2,000 years ago with the help of our state-of-the-art GOTO Chronos Star Projector and Spitz SciDome Full Dome Projector. Admission is $5.
For more information, call (606) 889-8260.
Santa Claus Photo Session (a benefit for Hope for Animals Rescue Team)
Have your 2 legged and 4 legged kids photo taken with Santa! $10 sitting fee includes image emailed to you for unlimited personal printing- printing options available. Reservations recommended but drop-ins are November 16, 2013, 12:00pm-6:00pm & November 24, 2013, 2:00pm-6:00pmwelcome!
Chelsea Hunt, (606)682-2845, email@example.com
Call Julie at (606)765-0179.
Harlan County Celebrates Christmas Light Display
Putney Shrine Fairgrounds located in Harlan County, KY
Harlan County Christian School is excited to announce that it will again present and maintain a Christmas light display at the Putney Shriners Fairgrounds in Harlan County. Many people travel out of town during the holidays to view these kinds of displays and we are happy that one will be available locally for Harlan and surrounding counties. What an awesome way to celebrate the Christmas season! Admission is free. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Harlan County Christian School.
Diana Hall, Harlan County Christian School 606-574-1900 (office) or 606-573-4733 (home)
The Jessamine County Christmas Store
Dec 19, 2012 - Dec 21, 2012 5:30 P.M.-9:30 P.M.
Nicholasville United Methodist Church
The Jessamine County Christmas Store will be helping 200 middle and high school young people this year. The Christmas Store will be a place where families can come and shop (free of charge) for gifts with dignity and love. The Christmas Store will be held at The Nicholasville United Methodist Church (located at 303 West Maple Street) on Wednesday, December 19th, Thursday, December 20th and Friday, December 21st from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. We are looking for volunteers to join with us and are accepting donations. You can sign up to volunteer online at www.jcchristmasstore.wordpress.com and you can follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jcchristmasstore. Donations are being accepted in Jessamine County at Community Action, Central Bank (both locations), Wilmore Laundromat, Re/Max Elite, State Farm, East Middle School, and The Providence School. Our drop off location in Fayette County is at Re/Max Creative on Pasadena Drive. All donations are tax-deductible. Suggested items are lotions, soaps, socks, nerf guns, sports equipment, board games, stuffed animals, books, cds, dvds, make-up, jewelry, hoodies, etc. You can be apart of this wonderful event this year and it takes everyone’s heart, hands, and donations to make it happen.
Trudy Poveda - 859-319-4567
Santa in Blackey
Dec 14, 2012 6:30 P.M.
Blackey Senior Citizens Building
Letcher Fire and Rescue will be having santa in Blackey. Santa will be giving presents and treats to all local community children.
Gary Rogers,Chief of Letcher Fire and Rescue, 606-633-8058.
Christmas Variety Show
Dec 16, 2012 3:00 P.M.
Jenkins Masonic Hall, Jenkins, Kentucky
Singing and Acting with a Christmas Theme - Proceeds to Benefit Little Shepherd Amphitheater
Cocoa with the Clauses
Dec 2, 2012 1:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M.
Victorian Square in downtown Lexington.
Hospice of the Bluegrass presents the third annual Cocoa with the Clauses Sunday, December 2, from 1-3 p.m. The cost is $10 per child and their favorite adult is free. All proceeds benefit pediatric hospice patients. Children can have their photo taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and enjoy face painting, crafts and a cocoa bar provided by Desha's restaurant. For more information, see: http://www.hospicebg.org/cocoawithclauses.html
Drive Through Bethlehem
Dec 8, 2012 6:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.
South Elkhorn Christian Church 4343 Harrodsburg Rd, Lexington, KY
South Elkhorn Christian Church is please to present our annual FREE gift to the community. This is a drive through Bethlehem featuring live actors and animals. Start or continue a fun family tradition by joining us.
Church Secretary, 859-223-1433 firstname.lastname@example.org
Santa Paws Keepsake Photos and Gifts
Dec 1, 2012 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., 12:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.
Dec 2, 2012 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., 12:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.
Dec 8, 2012 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., 12:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.
Dec 9, 2012 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., 12:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.
Scott County Humane Society Center, 751 Slone Drive, Georgetown, KY 40324
'Tis the season for the Scott County Humane Society annual Santa Paws! Enjoy our custom designed Santa Paws lodge with Mr. and Mr.s Kriss Mouse, and have a keepsake photo taken of you, your family and/or your pet with Santa. Fun for adults, children AND pets! And you will be sure to find treasures at our holiday gift shop next door. All proceeds benefit Scott County Humane Society.
Merry Mutts and Mews Bake Sale and Gifts
Dec 8, 2012 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Scott County Humane Society Center, 751 Slone Drive, Georgetown, KY 40324
Let our holiday bakers make the season merrier with homemade cookies, cakes, chocolates, pies, sweets, treats and more. Browse our holiday items and vendors and find that perfect gift. And get a photo taken of your pet with Santa Paws next door! All proceeds benefit Scott County Humane Society. For more information, visit www.sc4paws.org or call 502-863-3279. Find us on Facebook at Scott County Humane Society - "For Pets' Sake"
Christmas At Andover
Dec 7, 2012 - Dec 9, 2012 6:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.
Baptist Chruch At Andover
live nativity with animals
old world candy village
live music & hot drinks
1st century marketplace
train & hay rides
family friendly tours of Bethlehem
photo opportunities and much more!!!
SCHS Christmas Bazaar
Dec 1, 2012 1:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.
Sheldon Clark High School Inez, KY
Christmas Bazaar. Booth rentals go Cardinals for a Cure Relay for Life. Great gift items from lots of area vendors! Stop and shop and fight cancer at once.
Terena Bowen or Stephanie Rodriguez 606-298-3591
18th Century Christmas at the Fort
Dec 7, 2012 - Dec 8, 2012 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.
Fort Boonesborough State Park
Visit Fort Boonesborough State Park to see and hear the differences in the holiday celebrations of the season during the early settlement of Kentucky. The fort will be lighted by candlelight, with decorations in keeping with the traditions of time. There will be living history interpretations of the traditions of various ethnic groups and nationalities during the season. Candle lanterns, bonfires, the Christmas Guns (celebratory rifle salute), food and refreshments, music and dance, will all add to the atmosphere. Refreshments are included. Open 6-8 p.m. This is a special program sponsored by the Fort Boonesborough Foundation. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12, and under 6 are free. Call 1-859-527-3131.
Bill Farmer, 859-527-3131 ext. 216
Christian Life Fellowship Church ( Christmas Giveaway & Pictures with Santa)
Dec 15, 2012 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.
Pike Central High School
Hot Dogs, Cookies, Crafts & Gift bags for the kids
Pictures with Santa (BRING OWN CAMERA )
Jim & Susie Scott 606-437-0643 or 606-434-5179.
Hartland Holiday Bazaar
Nov 9, 2012 - Nov 10, 2012 2:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M., 9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
Hartland Club House, 4910 Hartland Parkway, Lexington, KY 40515
Annual Bazaar and Sale featuring locally created hand crafted items. A great place to begin (and finish) your holiday shopping for unique and may one-of-a-kind items.
Botanica Open House and Holiday Craft Fair
Nov 24, 2012 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Botanica, 6327 Old Richmond Road, Lexington, KY
A great place to get home and holiday decor including garland, wreaths, and hand-crafted gift items.
"Walk Through Bethlehem"
Nov 24, 2012 6:00 P.M.-8:30 P.M.
Nov 25, 2012 6:00 P.M.-8:30 P.M.
Dec 1, 2012 6:00 P.M.-8:30 P.M.
Dec 2, 2012 6:00 P.M.-8:30 P.M.
Oakland Oakland Christian Church 149 Oakland Church Rd., Falmouth, KY 41040
This holiday season you are invited to take a trip with us and experience the true Spirit of Christmas. The Oakland Christian Church in Pendleton County, Kentucky, will present a "Walk Through Bethlehem", November 24, 25, and December 1, 2 at 6-8:30 p.m. nightly. There is special music first, then a guide escorts you through the "city." You will be a part of the hustle and bustle and the emotion of that time period. There is no cost involved. Dress warmly. This is our gift to the community.
Barbara R. Browning, 859-797-3719, email@example.com
Annual Holiday Trunk Show
Nov 13, 2012 4:30 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
Gallery on Main, 128 W. Main St., Richmond, KY
This is the 6th year for this highly attendend holiday event featuring local, regional and international artists' works in glass beads, textile art, baskets, wire wrapped jewelry, photography, woodwork, stained glass, bead art and more. Stop by for refreshments and the opportunity to purchase unique, extraordinary and affordable gifts.
Dec 9, 2012 5:00 P.M.
Central Baptist Church, across from Fayette Mall
Our popular annual Christmas concert will include a sing-along and will be followed by a reception with delicious treats and the Silent Auction. In addition to fresh arrangements of familiar carols, the Chorale will sing selections from Handel’s Messiah. Join us for this holiday celebration
Dr. Gary Anderson, Music Director
YMCA Christmas Ball
Dec 8, 2012 6:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.
Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street, Frankfort, KY 40601
The 7th Annual YMCA Christmas Ball is a free holiday dance for individuals with intellectual disabilities in the Central Kentucky area! The event includes live music, large dance floor, light refreshments, games, prizes, crafts, complimentary event photo, Santa Claus and more!
Santa Claus is Comin' To Town
Dec 1, 2012 7:30 P.M.
Transylvania (Haggin Auditorium)
The award winning Kentuckians Chorus will entertain audiences with their annual Christmas program. Scott County, Montgomery County and West Jessamine County High School Choirs will also perform.
Ewing Christmas Fest
Nov 17, 2012 9:00 A.M.-6:30 P.M.
A fun filled day in Ewing, Kentucky! Arts & Crafts vendors, 3k Fun Run/Walk, Cornhole Tournament, Fish Fry, Carter County Cloggers, Special Music, Amish buggy rides, Quilt show and so much more! Come for the day or just visit a while! Santa will be in town too - FREE photos with Santa for children 99 and under! Make plans now to attend.
Karla Darnall, 859-806-6952, firstname.lastname@example.org
A very special evening of gospel music with THE ISAACS!!!
Penny Road Community Church, 1304 Penny Highway,Pikeville, Ky. Turn right at the traffic light onto Rt. 1469, about 1.3 miles past Shelby Valley High School, proceed 1.2 miles then turn left across the railroad tracks , the church is just a few yards ahead on the left.
This is a FREE concert. Doors will be open to the public at 5:30pm.
A very special night of gospel singing with the award winning, nationally and internationally known group, THE ISAACS. They have appeared on many of the Gaither Homecoming series and have also been on the Grand Ole Opry.
606-432-0518 or visit www.pennyroadchurch.com
"A Brooklyn Tabernacle Christmas"
Dec 17, 2011 - Dec 18, 2011 6pm
233 South Main Street, Versailles, Kentucky
"The First Baptist Church Family will host its annual Christmas Celebration on both Saturday, December 17th, and Sunday, December 18th beginning at 6:00 p.m. This year, The First Baptist Church Choir proudly presents "A Brooklyn Tabernalce Christmas," under the direction of our Minister of Music, Bro. Damon Greene. All are invited to come and celebrate with us this Christmas season, and Rev. Floyd Greene and the First Baptist Family hope to see you there!"
Amelia Bailey, First Baptist Church
East Kentucky Science Center's Christmas Show
Dec 13, 2011 - Dec 17, 2011 2pm
East Kentucky Science Center
The East Kentucky Science Center's Christmas show, "The Star of Bethlehem" will open Saturday, December 3rd at 2pm. After months of conversions, the show is now ready! "The Star of Bethlehem" is a planetarium show that focuses on finding what celestial event could have started the wise men on their journey in search of a king.
This is a planetarium show that was produced by the EKSC staff and cannot be seen anywhere except right here in our planetarium. This is a wonderful way to get you and yours into the Christmas spirit. Although many people have seen "The Star of Bethlehem" show in the past, this year it will be better than ever. With the recent installation of our new and improved high definition fulldome video system, the show will be better than ever with new scenes and improved graphics.
The Star of Bethlehem will be playing at 2:00p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 13th) through Saturday (Dec. 17th).
Also don't forget about our Christmas laser show "Laser Holidays", it will also be showing daily at 3:15pm Tuesday-Saturday.
Christmas Eve Service
Dec 24, 2011 5:30pm
TurningPoint Church, 133 Trade Street, Ste 2, Lexington, KY 40511
Christmas Eve Service - early enough to plan your other Christmas Traditions around!
859.213.0828 - Josh
"You Are More"
Dec 23, 2011 7:30pm
New Life Worship Center in Salyersville
Pastor William P. Perkins 606-349-7729
Dec 18, 2011 TBA
sandhill baptist church
crystal roberts 633-7708
The 12 Dates of Christmas
Dec 9, 2011 7:30pm
Downtown Arts Center
This year Enjoy Christmas with a TWIST at the Downtown Arts Center!!!
Project SEE Theatre presents...
The 12 Dates of Christmas
December 9, 15, 17 @ 7:30 & December 11 @ 2:00
Starring Ellie Clark & Doo-Wop Girls Sylvia Howard, Missy Johnston & Kim Berryman
Enjoy Champagne, Chardonnay & Raffle Prizes!!!
"Sex in the City" for real people with no Mr. Big in sight! - Ginna Hoben, Playwright
"witty, funny...light-hearted and touching" - Charles Culbertson, The Daily Newsleader
"The play is hilarious. I don't believe I've ever laughed as much..." - Mid Atlantic Traveler
“…an NYC Bridget Jones for our time” - Jason Odell Williams, playwright
Red Barn Radio Presents An Appalachian Christmas
Dec 11, 2011 7pm
Arts Place at 161 N. Mill St Lexington
Red Barn Radio Appalachian Christmas III, 12/11/11
Please join us in welcoming Pam Holcomb, Professional Appalachian Storyteller; Jennifer Rose, folksinger; Christopher Weiss, guitarist; and Central Christian Church's youth choir - called TeenSing - led by Dr. Sherri Phelps for a traditional Christmas program.
ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St., Lexington, KY 40507