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December 2017 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.
3: Holiday Open House. At the Hillforest Museum, 213 Fifth St. (812) 926-0087.
5, 7, 9: 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
2: 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.

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.
2: Winter Wonderfest Day. Breakfast with Santa, Family Toyland Workshops and more! 8 a.m. - Noon at Gen. Butler State Resort Park, 1608 Hwy. 227. 1-866-462-8853.
2-3: 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.
2: “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.
4: “Stayin’ Alive!” Sign up for 2018 health insurance, and enjoy pictures with Santa, face painting, giveaways and free health screenings. 2-7 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library, 136 Court St. (502) 536-0196.
16: 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/resort
parks/general-butler
.

Charlestown, IN
1-23: 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.
1-31: Charlestown Christmas Light Display. Showcased nightly from 6-11 p.m. on Charlestown City Square. (812) 265-3422, ext. 328.

Clarksville, IN
1-31: “A Christmas Carol: The Musical.”
At Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr. For ticket and times call (812) 288-8281.
2, 9, 16, 18, 22, 23: “A Fairy Tale Christmas: The Musical.” At Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr. For ticket and times call (812) 288-8281.

Commiskey, IN
2-3, 9-10: Christmas Luncheon and Home Tour.
Free refreshments. 11 a.m. at Stream Cliff Herb Farm, 8225 S. 90 West. (812) 346-5859.
15-16: Candlelight Dinners. 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Stream Cliff Herb Farm, 8225 S. 90 West. (812) 346-5859.

Crestwood, KY
1-3: Yuletide at Yew Dell.
4-7:30 p.m. at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd. (502) 241-4788.
9: A Winter Extravaganza VI. Annual local musical entertainment from the Oldham County A Cappella Fellas, Bluegrass Harmony, and Dragon Beat (South Oldham High School). 7 p.m. at the Crestwood United Methodist Church, 7214 Kavanaugh Rd. Tickets $10 in advance or at the door. (502) 619-1331.

Florence, IN
9: Michael Bolton in concert.
7 p.m. at Belterra Casino Resort CenterStage Showroom. Must be 18. (Sold out). 1-888-235-8377.

Friendship, IN
1: 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
2: 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
3: “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: “Stayin’ Alive!”
Sign up for 2018 health insurance, and enjoy pictures with Santa, face painting, giveaways and free health screenings. 2-7 p.m. at the Oldham County Public Library, 308 Yager Ave. (502) 536-0196.
1-Jan. 6: “Winter in Kentucky.” Presented by the Arts Association of Oldham County. At Gallery 104, 104 E. Main St. (502) 222-3822.
2: "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.
2: 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.
2: Colonial Williamsburg Centerpiece Workshop for Adults. 1 p.m. at the Rob Morris Educational Building, 207 W. Jefferson St. Tickets $20. Reservations required. (502) 222-0826.
3, 17: “The Artifacts Speak.” Presentation about an artifact from the Historical Society’s collection. 1-3 p.m. at the Peyton Samuel Head Family Museum, 106 N. Second Ave. (502) 222-0826.
3: Christmas at Immaculate Conception: Carols of the Nativity by The Louisville Chorus. 3 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 502 N. Fifth St. Tickets $22. (502) 968-6300.
7: Antique Iron Christmas Party. 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 $30 per wreath. 1 p.m. at the Rob Morris Educational Building, 207 W. Jefferson St. (502) 222-0826.
10: Feature Film Sunday. Film will be shown that relates to Oldham County. 1 p.m. at the Peyton Samuel Head Family Museum, 106 N. Second Ave. Free. (502) 222-0826.
15: Farmers Bank of Milton Open House. Refreshments, door prizes. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Farmers Bank of Milton, 2207 S. Hwy. 53. (502) 225-6746.

Lawrenceburg, IN
1-Jan. 14: Winter Wonderland Ice Skating Rink.
At the Pavilion at Todd Creech Park (Tate Street). $6 for adults, $4 for children 14 and under. (812) 537-4507.
2: “Celebrate The Season,” by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. Presented by the Dearborn Highland Arts Council. 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Lawrenceburg Public Library, 150 Mary St. (812) 539-4251.
9: “Jumping Over the Moon.” Featuring the Madcap Puppet Theatre. Presented by the Dearborn Highland Arts Council. 11 a.m. at the North Dearborn Branch Library, 25969 Dole Rd. (812) 539-4251.

Louisville, KY
1: First Friday Trolley Hop.
5-11 p.m. Downtown Art Zone at Main and Market streets. (502) 583-1671 or www.firstfridaytrolleyhop.com.
1-3, 7-10, 13-17: “St. Nickaklaus and the Hanukkah Christmas.” At Bunbury Theatre Company, 604 S. Third St. Tickets $22, seniors $19, students $10. (502) 585-5306.
1-10: “Skeleton Crew.” A play by Dominique Morisseau. At Actor’s Theatre, 316 W. Main St. Visit www.actorstheatre.com for showtimes. (502) 371-0956.
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-Jan. 5: “Celebrate the Holidays.” Art Exhibit. Hours are 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday. At the Kentucky Watercolor Society Gallery, Brownsboro Center Arcade, 4836 Brownsboro Rd. (502) 326-9256.
2, 9, 16, 23: “Oh! Deadly Night!” 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.
2-3, 9-10: Indoor Holiday Bazaar. Vendors, food and more. At Art Sanctuary, 1433 S. Shelby St. (502) 552-0061.
2: 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.
8-10: 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.
10: Christmas at St. Brigid. Featuring the Louisville Chorus. 3 p.m. at St. Brigid Catholic Church, 1520 Hepburn Ave. Tickets $22. (502) 968-6300.
21: “Give-A-Jam to End Homelessness.” Featuring a cash bar, silent auction, an array of soups and stews from local restaurants and performances from Louisville’s finest artists and musicians. 6 p.m. at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne St. Admission is $25 and will include 10 food and drink tickets. (502) 262-8580.

Madison, IN
1: “A Goofy Dinner.”
Meet Bill Farmer, the voice of Disney’s Goofy. 6 p.m. at Madison High School Cafeteria, 743 Clifty Dr. Tickets $40. (812) 274-8002.
1-2: “Scrooge Macbeth.” Presented by Madison Community Players. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday. At the Jefferson County Democratic Headquarters, 406 E. Main St. Tickets $10. (812) 493-3357.
1-2: Great Cookie Caper. Homemade cookies, goodies by the pound. 4-8 p.m. Friday; 2-8 p.m. Saturday at the Lanier-Madison Visitor Center, 601 W. First St. (812) 265-2956.
1-2: Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes. Tour public sites and five private homes. 5-9 p.m. Friday; 3-9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets $20 adults; $5 children. (812) 265-2956 or 1-800-559-2956 or visit www.nightsbeforechristmas.com.
1-24: Annual Festival of Trees & Host Angels. Lanthier Winery, 123 Mill St. Free. (812) 273-4609.
1-15: The Art of Learning exhibit. New quarterly exhibit of nine pieces of artwork by area artists. At Ivy Tech, 590 Ivy Tech Dr. (812) 374-5343.
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. Opening reception is 6-8 p.m. on Nov. 13. Public welcome. (812) 265-2923.
2: Madison Railroad Santa Express. Train rides and Santa’s Workshop, including free children’s activities. 9:15 am - 4 p.m. at North Madison Fire Station No. 5, 1800 Allen St. Tickets $3. (812) 273-6510.
2: A Very Merry Madison Christmas Parade. 11 a.m. - noon. Begins at Jefferson Street and ends at Mill Street in downtown Madison. (812) 265-2956.
2: Christmas Craft Show. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Brown Gym. Sponsored by the Madison Parks Department. (812) 265-4758.
2: 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.
2: Pancake Breakfast with Santa. 8-10 a.m. at the Old Market on Main, 801 W. Main St. $5 per person. (812) 701-5046.
5: The Louisville Brass. Concert presented by the Madison Performing Arts Foundation. 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. (812) 866-5875.
8: Music featuring Paul Smith and Christmas Dinner. 6 p.m. at Brown Gym on Broadway. Presented by Madison Senior Citizens. $5 per person. (812) 265-4758.
8: Ernie Haase and Signature Sound in concert. 7 p.m. at North Madison Christian Church, 1400 E. S.R. 62. Tickets $25 and on sale exclusively at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. (812) 265-5577.
9: Sugarplum Celebration. Noon - 2 p.m. at Lanthier Winery, 123 Mill St. Free. (812) 273-2409.
10: Christmas Cheer from the Old World: Traditional music from Spain and France. Holiday concert featuring Tomas Lozano and Erica Rubis. 2 p.m. at Lanier Mansion, 601 W. First St. $5 admission. (812) 273-4531.
15: Evelyn Woolf 65th Birthday Celebration. Music featuring Mr. Mac McDaniel and Mr. Travis Albertson, raffles, door prizes, auction, open bar and more. 7-11 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 1340 Michigan Rd. Free event. (812) 571-2125.
16: Gospel Music featuring “The Days.” 6-8 p.m. at North Madison Baptist Church, 1906 Orchard St. Free admission. (812) 273-3012.
15: Music featuring Paul Boggs. 6 p.m. at Brown Gym on Broadway. Presented by Madison Senior Citizens. $5 per person. (812) 265-4758.
15: Farmers Bank of Milton Open House. Refreshments, door prizes and Santa. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Farmers Bank of Milton, 133 Clifty Dr. (812) 274-0330.
19: 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.
December Events at Village Lights Bookstore: Dec. 2: Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day. 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Dec. 2: Pete the Cat at Village Lights. Will begin after the Christmas Parade. Dec. 16: Live Music with John Sheckler. 1-3 p.m. Dec. 23: Live Music in the Twain Room with Tom Schneider. Noon - 3 p.m. Dec. 24: “The Night Before Christmas,” by Clement Moore. 9-9:30 p.m. At Village Lights Bookstore, 110 E. Main St. (812) 265-1800.

Milton, KY
2: Holiday Tea.
Hosted by Richwood on the River. Noon and 2:30 p.m. at Richwood on the River, 1233 Hwy 36. Tickets $29.95. (502) 663-2748.
15: Farmers Bank of Milton Open House. Refreshments, door prizes and Santa. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Farmers Bank of Milton, 41 Ferry St. (502) 268-5256.

New Castle, KY
1: 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) 845-4704.

North Vernon, IN
2: 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.

Owenton, KY
3: Mayberry Christmas Parade.
Parade begins at 3 p.m. at Southern States, 335 N. Main St. Shops and restaurants open downtown. (502) 563-5050.

Pewee Valley, KY
3: Yule Log Celebration.
Featuring the AcaBelles group of the Oldham County Singers caroling and performance by the Louisville Youth Choir. 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.

Rising Sun, IN
1: Santa by Seaplane.
Also photos with Santa and cookie decorating. 5-7 p.m. at Rising Sun Riverfront Park and Pendleton Art Center, 201 Main St. (812) 438-2750.
2: The Nutcracker. Performed by the Cincinnati Kinderballet. 3 p.m. at the Rising Sun Senior Center, 510 S. Mulberry Ave. (812) 438-4933.
2, 9, 16: Santa at the Visitors Center. Visit with Santa, refreshments, and more. 4-6 p.m. at the Visitors Center, 100 S. Walnut St. (812) 438-4933.

Scottsburg, IN
16, 23: Winter Market.
Hosted by Scott County Farmers Market. Fresh-baked goods, gift items and collectibles. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Scottsburg Heritage Station Train Depot. (502) 599-9863.

Versailles, IN
2: 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: Christmas Festival of Lights.
Live Nativity, shopping, refreshments, caroling, Santa Claus and more. 6-9 p.m. at Paul Ogle Park, 100 Ferry St. (812) 427-3237.
9: 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:
2: Candlelight Christmas at St. Mary’s.
Featuring the Louisville Chorus. 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 415 E. Eighth St., New Albany, Ind. Tickets $22. (502) 968-6300.
2: Louisville Orchestra presents “Handel’s Messiah.” 7:30 p.m. at Floyd Central High School, 6575 Old Vincennes Rd., Floyds Knobs, Ind. Tickets $35. (502) 584-7777.
7: Presentation by author Chuck Parrish. Presented by The Southern Indiana Genealogical Society. 7 p.m. in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany, Ind. (812) 923-3492.
8: “Jamey Aebersold: An Improvised Life.” Presented by The Carnegie Center for Art and History. Free Jazz Jam Session with performances by Jamey and Friends. 6 p.m. at The Carnegie Center for Art and History, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany, Ind. (812) 944-7336.

 

 

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