Upcoming Events


November 16-December 31, 2018 - Southern Lights

The annual Southern Lights Holiday Festival takes place at the Kentucky Horse Park. 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!


November 24, 2018 - Small Business Saturday

Shop small and celebrate your community with the small businesses that make it special – this is the mission of Small Business Saturday, a promotion launched by American Express in 2010 to encourage people across the country to support small, local businesses. With dozens and dozens of independently-owned shops and boutiques, galleries and restaurants – many located in its picturesque Victorian-era downtown, Georgetown makes it easy to support this annual shopping tradition with promotions and discounts at participating small businesses.


December 1, 2018 - Home for the Holidays

Come “Home for the Holidays,” on Dec. 1 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. Enter your group/organization into the Home for the Holidays Parade by completing the free application HERE. Home for the Holidays is sponsored by Georgetown Community Hospital.


December 7-8, 2018 - Polar Express in Sadieville Train Car

Listen to a dramatic reading of The Polar Express on the Sadieville Train Car. The Scott County Public Library invites all who truly believe to travel to the North Pole on the pages of this classic Christmas book on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8. Enjoy this beautiful story and have your ticket punched by the train conductor; afterward, meet Santa and have cookies and cocoa. Tickets go on sale at the Scott County Public Library on Nov. 26.


December 7-9 & 14-19, 2018 - Ward Hall Candlelight Tours

Step inside Ward Hall, one of the nation’s finest Greek Revival-style mansions, trimmed for the holidays and illuminated with dozens of candles. Learn the history of this 12,000-square-foot villa, built for $50,000 (which was paid in gold) and completed in 1857. Here, one of Kentucky’s sauciest Southern belles, Sallie Ward, once held court, hosting lavish balls, amassing a fortune by marrying four millionaires and generally scandalizing polite society. Ward Hall Candlelight Tours take place Dec. 7-9 and 14-19.


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