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Holiday fun to be had in Georgetown, KY!

 

Photos With The Grinch
November 24 1pm
Get your photo taken with the Grinch 1pm at Cracker Barrel on Thanksgiving Day! | Cracker Barrel  1454 Cherry Blossom Way 

 

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

 

ChristmasTime 2022
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

 

Small Business Saturday
November 26th
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

 

Storytelling & Letters to Santa at the Museum

Dropoff November 26 & 30 and December 1-3 | Pickup December 17th 
Have the kiddos been naughty or nice this year? Letters to Santa can be dropped off at the Georgetown & Scott County Museum November 26 & 30 as well as December 1-3. Each letter will jump on the Santa Express and delivered to the North Pole and a personalized letter will be return and ready for pick-up on December 17th from 10am-4pm. Georgetown & Scott County Museum | Website

 

Christmas Band Concert at Georgetown College
November 29
Join the Tiger Winds Band and former band members in the community for a Christmas concert sure to get you in the CHristmas Spirit. Concert starts at 7:00 PM in John L Hill Chapel. Parking is avilable on Jackson Street. Georgetown College | Website

 

Hanging of the Green
December 1st
Georgetown College invites our community to attend Hanging of the Green on Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m. Hanging of the Green is a special chapel service to mark the beginning of the Advent and Christmas seasons. Our chapel service will include scripture readings, guest speakers, Advent candle lightings and traditional Christmas carols. Immediately following the chapel service, we will head to Giddings Lawn to sing together and illuminate the Christmas lights for the season. We hope you will join us to celebrate this longstanding GC tradition. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served.  Georgetown College - John L. Hill Chapel. Parking on Jackson Street.

 

Pictures with The Grinch
December 1-2
Mean Ol' Mr. Grinch is back for our Candlelight Tradition! He will be available for meet an greets, pictures and insults! December 1-2 6:30pm-8:30pm |  Hoggy's Ice Cream

 

Home for the Holidays Parade & Tree Lighting
December 3rd
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. REGISTERDowntown Georgetown

 

Christmas at Georgetown College
December 3rd
The public is invited to enjoy games and hot chocolate before the city’s Christmas parade on the campus of Georgetown College from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. Guests—young and old—can enjoy a variety of games and craft activities hosted by Georgetown students along Memorial Drive at the entrance to the College. WEBSITE | Georgetown College

 

Pictures With Santa (Desserts by Rebecca)
December 3rd
Join us on December 3rd as we welcome Santa Claus to the Bakery! We have partnered with Ann Huber Crisp from Lifstl Realty to bring you this opportunity! We’ll have a cookies and hot cocoa for you to enjoy before the parade down Main Street that evening at 6pm. | Desserts by Rebecca

 

Chorale Christmas Concert at Georgetown College
December 4
"Traditions, Old and New" will feature the Georgetown Choral singing classic holiday favorites and some interesting new songs to set the modd for the Christmas season. Concert begins at 4:00 PM at John L. Hill Chapel. Parking available on Jackson St. Georgetown College | Website 

 

Santa Claus at O'Charley's
December 8
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at O'charley's next Friday December 9th from 6-8 for free meet and greet, pictures, and hot chocolate. O'Charley's

 

Ward Hall Candlelight Tours

December 8-11 & 15-18, open 4:00pm-8:00pm
The grand and gracious Greek-Revival-style mansion, Ward Hall, will be resplendent with the glow of dozens of candles during its annual Christmas Candlelight Tours. Explore this 12,000-square-foot villa that was paid for in $50,000 in gold when it was built in the 1850s and hear the stories of Sallie Ward, the “Belle of Louisville,” who loved nothing more than scandalizing polite society. Ward Hall | Website

 

Polar Express on the Sadieville Train Car
December 9-10

Tickets go on sale October 19. Board the Sadieville Train Car on December 9 or 10 for an utterly charming Polar Express reading event hosted by Scott County Public Library. Tickets are free. See website for showtimes.

 

City of Bethlehem Live Nativity
December 9-10

Discover how God made A Way in the Manger at the FREE City of Bethlehem Live Nativity presented by Georgetown First United Methodist Church. You will be guided through a Live Nativity with 11 realistic scenes and hear the greatest Christmas story ever told – complete with actors and live animals including a camel, donkeys, and sheep! Once you have experienced the Nativity story, come warm up inside with hot apple cider, cocoa, and cookies as you enjoy live music. Georgetown First United Methodist Church 

 

Alltech Celebration of Song
December 11 4:00-5:00pm

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season as we present our traditional Alltech Celebration of Song featuring the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre and winners of the Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. Parking is free. Donations will be accepted for Eastern Kentucky flood relief through the Pearse Lyons ACE Foundation. Close out the evening with a drive through the sparkling Southern Lights display at the kentucky Horse Park campground, a holiday tradition in the Bluegrass. | Alltech Arena, Kentucky Horse Park

 

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre - The Mistletoes: A Caroling Calamity
December 13 7pm-9pm

Enjoy dinner with an interactive show December 13 at Broussard's Delta Kitchen. Prepare to solve the murder mustery of "The Mistletoes" for some unique holiday fun!  TICKETSBroussard's Delta Kitchen

 

Photos With The Grinch
December 19 5pm
Get your photo taken with the Grinch 1pm at Texas Roadhouse on Thanksgiving Day! | Cracker Barrel  1454 Cherry Blossom Way 

activities

 

Holiday fun to be had in Georgetown, KY!

 

Photos With The Grinch
November 24 1pm
Get your photo taken with the Grinch 1pm at Cracker Barrel on Thanksgiving Day! | Cracker Barrel  1454 Cherry Blossom Way 

 

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

 

ChristmasTime 2022
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

 

Small Business Saturday
November 26th
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

 

Storytelling & Letters to Santa at the Museum

Dropoff November 26 & 30 and December 1-3 | Pickup December 17th 
Have the kiddos been naughty or nice this year? Letters to Santa can be dropped off at the Georgetown & Scott County Museum November 26 & 30 as well as December 1-3. Each letter will jump on the Santa Express and delivered to the North Pole and a personalized letter will be return and ready for pick-up on December 17th from 10am-4pm. Georgetown & Scott County Museum | Website

 

Christmas Band Concert at Georgetown College
November 29
Join the Tiger Winds Band and former band members in the community for a Christmas concert sure to get you in the CHristmas Spirit. Concert starts at 7:00 PM in John L Hill Chapel. Parking is avilable on Jackson Street. Georgetown College | Website

 

Hanging of the Green
December 1st
Georgetown College invites our community to attend Hanging of the Green on Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m. Hanging of the Green is a special chapel service to mark the beginning of the Advent and Christmas seasons. Our chapel service will include scripture readings, guest speakers, Advent candle lightings and traditional Christmas carols. Immediately following the chapel service, we will head to Giddings Lawn to sing together and illuminate the Christmas lights for the season. We hope you will join us to celebrate this longstanding GC tradition. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served.  Georgetown College - John L. Hill Chapel. Parking on Jackson Street.

 

Pictures with The Grinch
December 1-2
Mean Ol' Mr. Grinch is back for our Candlelight Tradition! He will be available for meet an greets, pictures and insults! December 1-2 6:30pm-8:30pm |  Hoggy's Ice Cream

 

Home for the Holidays Parade & Tree Lighting
December 3rd
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. REGISTERDowntown Georgetown

 

Christmas at Georgetown College
December 3rd
The public is invited to enjoy games and hot chocolate before the city’s Christmas parade on the campus of Georgetown College from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. Guests—young and old—can enjoy a variety of games and craft activities hosted by Georgetown students along Memorial Drive at the entrance to the College. WEBSITE | Georgetown College

 

Pictures With Santa (Desserts by Rebecca)
December 3rd
Join us on December 3rd as we welcome Santa Claus to the Bakery! We have partnered with Ann Huber Crisp from Lifstl Realty to bring you this opportunity! We’ll have a cookies and hot cocoa for you to enjoy before the parade down Main Street that evening at 6pm. | Desserts by Rebecca

 

Chorale Christmas Concert at Georgetown College
December 4
"Traditions, Old and New" will feature the Georgetown Choral singing classic holiday favorites and some interesting new songs to set the modd for the Christmas season. Concert begins at 4:00 PM at John L. Hill Chapel. Parking available on Jackson St. Georgetown College | Website 

 

Santa Claus at O'Charley's
December 8
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at O'charley's next Friday December 9th from 6-8 for free meet and greet, pictures, and hot chocolate. O'Charley's

 

Ward Hall Candlelight Tours

December 8-11 & 15-18, open 4:00pm-8:00pm
The grand and gracious Greek-Revival-style mansion, Ward Hall, will be resplendent with the glow of dozens of candles during its annual Christmas Candlelight Tours. Explore this 12,000-square-foot villa that was paid for in $50,000 in gold when it was built in the 1850s and hear the stories of Sallie Ward, the “Belle of Louisville,” who loved nothing more than scandalizing polite society. Ward Hall | Website

 

Polar Express on the Sadieville Train Car
December 9-10

Tickets go on sale October 19. Board the Sadieville Train Car on December 9 or 10 for an utterly charming Polar Express reading event hosted by Scott County Public Library. Tickets are free. See website for showtimes.

 

City of Bethlehem Live Nativity
December 9-10

Discover how God made A Way in the Manger at the FREE City of Bethlehem Live Nativity presented by Georgetown First United Methodist Church. You will be guided through a Live Nativity with 11 realistic scenes and hear the greatest Christmas story ever told – complete with actors and live animals including a camel, donkeys, and sheep! Once you have experienced the Nativity story, come warm up inside with hot apple cider, cocoa, and cookies as you enjoy live music. Georgetown First United Methodist Church 

 

Alltech Celebration of Song
December 11 4:00-5:00pm

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season as we present our traditional Alltech Celebration of Song featuring the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre and winners of the Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. Parking is free. Donations will be accepted for Eastern Kentucky flood relief through the Pearse Lyons ACE Foundation. Close out the evening with a drive through the sparkling Southern Lights display at the kentucky Horse Park campground, a holiday tradition in the Bluegrass. | Alltech Arena, Kentucky Horse Park

 

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre - The Mistletoes: A Caroling Calamity
December 13 7pm-9pm

Enjoy dinner with an interactive show December 13 at Broussard's Delta Kitchen. Prepare to solve the murder mustery of "The Mistletoes" for some unique holiday fun!  TICKETSBroussard's Delta Kitchen

 

Photos With The Grinch
December 19 5pm
Get your photo taken with the Grinch 1pm at Texas Roadhouse on Thanksgiving Day! | Cracker Barrel  1454 Cherry Blossom Way 

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