December 2019 | Lexington Area Events

Candlelight Tours | Ward Hall

Georgetown

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train’s North Pole Express | Bardstown | December 1

Santa and Mrs. Claus invite you and your little ones to ride with them aboard the North Pole Express. Guests are treated to a three-course meal and hot cocoa. Santa and Mrs. Claus join us on the train for activities and a sing-a-long. Kids of all ages welcome! Excursions are 2 hours long. Reservations required. 11:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. $60 adults; $45 children ages 2-12; children under 2 ride free but must sit in parent’s lap (no meal provided); Tax and gratuity not included. 602 N. Third St. 866-801-3463 or 502-348-7300. www.kydinnertrain.com


Kiwanis Club’s Annual Christmas Parade | Bardstown | December 5

The Bardstown Kiwanis Club’s Annual Christmas Parade, presented by WBRT Radio, will again delight the children and adults with floats, bands, and lots of holiday spirit. Located downtown. 6:00 p.m. Free.

“An Old Kentucky Christmas Carol” | Bardstown | December 6-7 & 13-14

My Old Kentucky Home’s talented musical cast will perform Charles Dickens’ novel, “A Christmas Carol,” the story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas. You’ll be transformed into the story as the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future lead you from scene to scene while singing songs of Christmas. Your tour will end with light refreshments and a Santa meet and greet for children. 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $16 adults; $12 children 12 and under. 501 E. Stephen Foster Ave. 502-348-3502 or 800-323-7803. www.visitmyoldkyhome.com

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34th Annual Twilight Christmas Parade | Berea | December 7

Berea decks the halls and opens its doors wide for this enchanting prelude to the holiday season. Open houses all weekend long. Fantastic shopping in the Artisan Village and College Square. Catch the Christmas Spirit!! For more information visit bereachamber.com

(859)986-9760

Ashland Illumination | Lexington | December 7

Join the festivities and carolers at 5:00 pm, then we’ll do the annual Illumination of our Christmas lights at 5:30 pm. The caroling and Illumination are free! For more information visit the event page.

Candlelight Tour at Ashland | Lexington | December 7 & 14

Enjoy Ashland all dressed up for Christmas in a new decor and color scheme! Explore the house at your leisure by ‘candlelight.’ Docents will be in each room to answer questions. For more information visit the event page.

This is a great family outing opportunity! Stay as long or as short of a time as you like.

The crowds are busiest when we first open the doors at 5:30 after the Illumination, so if you’re looking for a less crowded experience, we suggest coming at 6:00 or 6:15. Last guests are admitted at 7:00.

Tickets: $18 adults/$10 students (age 5 and under are free!)

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train’s North Pole Express | Bardstown | December 7, 8

Santa and Mrs. Claus invite you and your little ones to ride with them aboard the North Pole Express. Guests are treated to a three-course meal and hot cocoa. Santa and Mrs. Claus join us on the train for activities and a sing-a-long. Kids of all ages welcome! Excursions are 2 hours long. Reservations required. 11:00 a.m. $60 adults; $45 children ages 2-12; children under 2 ride free but must sit in parent’s lap (no
meal provided); Tax and gratuity not included. 602 N. Third St. 866-801-3463 or 502-348-7300. www.kydinnertrain.com

Christmas Parade | Versailles | December 7

5pm. Horse & Carriage rides. Kiwanis pancake breakfast. Secret Santa. Woodford County Festival of Trees.

Christmas Tour of Homes | Bardstown | December 14

Tour of privately-owned homes, both old and new, decorated for the holidays in Bardstown and the surrounding area. Refreshments served at selected homes. 2 – 8 p.m. Tickets available at the Welcome Center. Tickets are $17. Sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club, an affiliate of the National Federation of Music Clubs. For more information, call or 502-348-4877 or 800-638-4877. Virginia Drake gave us this year’s info. 502-348-5957. Kathleen Llewellyn’s cell 502-331-9884.

Mrs. Julia Beckham’s Christmas Tea at Wickland | Bardstown | December 14-15

Julia Wickliffe Beckham, the only woman in the world to be the mother, sister and daughter of a governor, hosts a Victorian Tea at Wickland, Home of Three Governors. She shares her memories of her life at Wickland at the turn of the century. Saturday luncheon at noon; Sunday tea begins at 4 p.m. Reservations required and non-refundable pre-payment is expected. Cost $25. Contact Clara Fulkerson, phone or text 502-275-6731. 550 Bloomfield Rd. US 62 E. www.historicwickland.com

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train’s Murder Mystery, December 14 – We invite you to join us on board for a memorable journey that’s sure to keep you guessing. While riding through Kentucky’s scenic countryside, guests will enjoy a four course meal and a live murder mystery show! The events lasts approximately two and a half hours and will thrill the young and young at heart. Tickets are $109.95 for adults and $69.95 for children (5-12). The excursion begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Train Depot. Reservations recommended. 602 N Third St., 502-348-7300 or 866-8013463. www.kydinnertrain.com

Brunch with Santa | Blue Grass Stockyards | December 14 – 15

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train’s North Pole Express, December 14– Santa and Mrs. Claus invite you and your little ones to ride with them aboard the North Pole Express. Guests are treated to a three-course meal and hot cocoa. Santa and Mrs. Claus join us on the train for activities and a sing-a-long. Kids of all ages welcome! Excursions are 2 hours long. Reservations required. 11:00 a.m. $60 adults; $45 children ages 2-12; children under 2 ride free but must sit in parent’s lap (no meal provided); Tax and gratuity not included. 602 N. Third St. 866-801-3463 or 502-348-7300. www.kydinnertrain.com

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train’s North Pole Express, December 15 – Santa and Mrs. Claus invite you and your little ones to ride with them aboard the North Pole Express. Guests are treated to a three-course meal and hot cocoa. Santa and Mrs. Claus join us on the train for activities and a sing-a-long. Kids of all ages welcome! Excursions are 2 hours long. Reservations required. 11:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. $60 adults; $45 children ages 2-12; children under 2 ride free but must sit in parent’s lap (no meal provided); Tax and gratuity not included. 602 N. Third St. 866-801-3463 or 502-348-7300. www.kydinnertrain.com

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Flight Simulator Sunday at Aviation Museum of KY | Lexington | December 15

Try your hand at flight on one of the flight simulators at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky. Offered the third Sunday of the month from 1:30 – 4:30. Included with the cost of admission.

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train’s North Pole Express, December 21 – Santa and Mrs. Claus invite you and your little ones to ride with them aboard the North Pole Express. Guests are treated to a three-course meal and hot cocoa. Santa and Mrs. Claus join us on the train for activities and a sing-a-long. Kids of all ages welcome! Excursions are 2 hours long. Reservations required. 11:00 a.m. $60 adults; $45 children ages 2-12; children under 2 ride free but must sit in parent’s lap (no meal provided); Tax and gratuity not included. 602 N. Third St. 866-801-3463 or 502-348-7300. www.kydinnertrain.com

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train’s Murder Mystery, December 28 – We invite you to join us on board for a memorable journey that’s sure to keep you guessing. While riding through Kentucky’s scenic countryside, guests will enjoy a four course meal and a live murder mystery show! The events lasts approximately two and a half hours and will thrill the young and young at heart. Tickets are $109.95 for adults and $69.95 for children (5-12). The excursion begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Train Depot. Reservations recommended. 602 N Third St., 502-348-7300 or 866-8013463. www.kydinnertrain.com

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train’s North Pole Express, December 22 – Santa and Mrs. Claus invite you and your little ones to ride with them aboard the North Pole Express. Guests are treated to a three-course meal and hot cocoa. Santa and Mrs. Claus join us on the train for activities and a sing-a-long. Kids of all ages welcome! Excursions are 2 hours long. Reservations required. 11:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. $60 adults; $45 children ages 2-12; children under 2 ride free but must sit in parent’s lap (no meal provided); Tax and gratuity not included. 602 N. Third St. 866-801-3463 or 502-348-7300. www.kydinnertrain.com

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train’s New Year’s Eve Excursion, December 31 – Ring in the New Year on our 2 1/2-hour excursion just for you and that special someone. New Year’s Eve is our standard four course dinner plus a couple receives a bottle of champagne and two souvenir champagne flutes. Tickets are $109.95 for adults and $69.95 for children (5-12). 4:30 p.m. Reservations required. 602 N. Third St., 502-348-7300 or 866-801-3463. www.kydinnertrain.com