Upcoming Events

November 25 - December 31 - Southern Lights  Holiday Festival

November 25- December 31, open daily 5:30-10pm

Named one of Kentucky’s Top 10 Winter/Holiday Festivals and Events by Kentucky Travel and Tourism, Southern Lights is a favorite holiday tradition throughout the Bluegrass and beyond. The annual Southern Lights Holiday Festival takes place at the Kentucky Horse Park, Nov. 25-Dec. 31 (Closed Christmas Day) . With three full miles of lights, this family-friendly festival has an eye-popping, selfie-worthy array of holiday displays. Drive through the lights, then enjoy park activities: local crafts, model trains and mini train rides, visits with Santa, pony and camel rides, an exotic petting zoo and more. Browse the Kentucky Horse Park Gift Shop and see the Bluegrass Railroad Club Model Trains! Kentucky Horse Park, 4089 Iron Works Pkwy | Website


November 25 - December 31 - ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter

Wednesday through Sunday evenings beginning at 5:00 p.m. (ET) from November 25 through December 30. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

ChristmasTime at the Ark Encounter is becoming a Christmas tradition for families in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Enjoy the spectacular Christmas video sharing the hope of Christmas! And the state-of-the-art, 70-by-22-foot LED screen inside the Answers Center really makes the video colors and animation pop.
You’ll also enjoy a life-size ark and gardens illuminated in rainbow-colored lights, Ararat Ridge Zoo, festive food and drinks, traditional Christmas carols, a massive fair trade market and gift shop for Christmas shopping, and so much more. Ark Encounter | Website


November 26 - Small Business Saturday

There is something special about traveling to a small town during the holiday season where locally-owned eats and boutiques are in abundance. In and around Historic Downtown Georgetown, KY is a shopper’s delight, especially when approaching the holidays. All of our businesses light their storefronts up with cheerful decorations (2022 theme TBD) and offer some of the best deals around. This year’s Small Business Saturday, set for Nov. 26, is an opportunity to discover, celebrate and support Georgetown’s many small businesses. A promotion launched in 2010 by American Express to encourage people across the country to support small, local businesses, it is a day to recognize all contributions small businesses make to the local community, including economic development, jobs, charitable donations and more. Georgetown, KY


December 3rd  - Home for the Holidays

Come “Home for the Holidays,” on Dec. 3 when Georgetown/Scott County Tourism Commission presents its annual Christmas tree lighting and parade, activities and open houses. Picturesque with its Victorian streetscape and buildings – 200 are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places – downtown Georgetown will be decorated for the holidays and ready to welcome Santa during the parade at 6pm & tree lighting to immediately follow. REGISTER | Downtown Georgetown Georgetown, KY


December 8 - 11 & 15-18 - Ward Hall Candlelight Tours

Open 4:00pm-8:00pm

The landmark antebellum mansion, built for $50,000 in gold over 160 years ago, is recognized as one of the great architectural masterpieces of America and features 27-foot-high fluted Corinthian columns, magnificent plasterwork and a breathtaking double elliptical staircase. The historic home will give visitors a look, through decorations and customs, at how Christmas has been celebrated over the past 200 years. Guides in period dress will add to the feeling of being part of an old-fashioned Christmas. “Ward Hall is one of the most intact antebellum mansions in the nation, making Christmas here unique among the many historic candlelight tours of the season,” said Ron Bryant, Ward Hall Preservation Foundation Board Chair. “The holiday ambiance always gets visitors in the spirit of the season.” Ward Hall | Website




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