Shop, Dine, Kick Back or Kick It Up: Celebrate the holiday season at The Summit at Fritz Farm

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Sponsored - It is the first ever holiday season at The Summit at Fritz Farm so what should you expect? An over-the-top festive winter wonderland featuring entertainment for all ages! Jon Carloftis and his talented team of elves have completely transformed the development incorporating antique sleds, chic farm animal statues, holiday lights, life-sized presents, a Kentucky holiday tree and more.

Whether it’s a power shopping trip, a visit to Santa’s workshop, or an intriguing dining experience you’re after, it’s all steeped in rich Southern tradition. The Summit at Fritz Farm is a community gathering spot where you’ll be comfortable in boots or heels and makes for the perfect location to celebrate the season with a small intimate meeting or a large party.

Before filling up on chef-driven dishes, knock out your gift list at some of the best-in-class retailers like Anthropologie, Lululemon, Pottery Barn and Vineyard Vines. With over 50 street-level shops to choose from, you’ll find something to surprise and delight even the hardest family member to shop for.

Whether you’re meeting for dinner or brunch, The Summit at Fritz Farm offers 22 dining options that cater to every craving. Delicious food is at the heart of The Barn at Fritz Farm, Kentucky’s first and finest artisan food hall. That means enjoying the best of Lexington's culinary scene featuring all locally independent restaurants. Make your holiday outing even more special at this new foodie destination featuring pasture raised fried chicken, local seafood, Greek street food and on-the-go wraps, Japanese Ramen, and craft ice cream. For your night cap, grab a cocktail from Whiskey Bear and catch some live tunes.

The best part of the holiday season is making lifetime memories with friends and family. The Summit at Fritz Farm is your go-to hotspot for fun offering everything from calligraphy classes to live holiday music and inspired fare. Be sure to pencil these extraordinary opportunities into your calendar and create new traditions with your closest friends, family and neighbors, including a booking visit with the big man himself. Santa will be at the North Pole in Louis’ Flower Power Shop every weekend from 1 to 7 p.m. throughout the month of December. You can even reserve a meeting time to skip the line and make sure you made it on the nice list!

Events for the inaugural holiday season at The Summit at Fritz Farm are below. For a complete list of happenings, visit www.thesummitatfritzfarm.com/play.

Inaugural Lose/Love the In Laws Bar Crawl:

On Dec. 15, bring the in- laws or don’t but either way, enjoy amazing restaurant deals with free food samples and take home an awesome, one-of-a-kind Bar Crawl t-shirt designed by Kentucky for Kentucky! Start the night at Edley’s Bar-B-Que for check-in at 7 p.m. and grab a merry little map to guide your evening down a jolly path of free samples and selfie stations. End the night at Whiskey Bear for a night cap & Barn Buffet! If you are 21 or older and interested in participating, get your tickets before they sell out.

Live Winter Music Series:

If your holidays are more about unwinding with some live music, check out these great treats!

• December 15 and 22: Eliza Sayers will perform live holiday music at The Barn from 6 to 8 p.m.

• December 16: Eli Uttal-Veroff Jazz Duo will perform live holiday music at Louis’ Flower Power Lounge from 5 to 7 p.m.

• December 23: Ross Whitaker Jazz Trio will perform live holiday music at Louis’ Flower Power Lounge from 5 to 7 p.m.

• The Whiskey Bear Live series will also bring more music to The Barn on December 16, 23 and 30 featuring some of Lexington’s favorite artists like Thirsty Boots, Kelly Richey, and The Sway.

Happy Hour Power:

If happy hour and munchies is your jam, don’t miss Ted’s Happy Hour featuring Fritz Farm’s very own Summit Burger! The Summit Burger is a 3 oz. burger complete with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, mustard, remoulade, sesame bun, ten fresh cut fries and one salt & pepper onion ring. Grimaldi’s also features Tuesday Tastings with excellent deals on wine every week! Additionally, Wednesday night is Trivia night at The Barn. Enjoy great food and prizes while testing your knowledge!

Lexington Humane Society Fundraiser presented by Whole Foods Market:

This Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market will pop-up at Louis’ Flower Power Shop and offer FREE gift wrapping in exchange for donations. 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Lexington Humane Society to help cope with a recent outbreak of Strep Zoo at the shelter. Louis’ Flower Power will also offer 20 percent off your total purchase for those who donate. Enjoy festive food, hot cider, live holiday music, and visit with Santa for a great cause.

Letters to Santa at Sugarboo

From now until Christmas, Sugarboo encourages all guests to drop by the shop for holiday goodies and write a letter to Santa.

Individual retailers and restaurants will also be hosting various holiday-themed events throughout the holiday season. For more information, contact each directly.