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Kentucky Christmas and Holiday Events

Escape to one of America’s favorite fun holiday destinations

What makes Kentucky one of the most fun holiday destinations in America? A big part of it is the huge number of seasonal events and attractions going on every week here in Kentucky. Christmas and holiday festivals, concerts, parties and other events bring joy to all and make for a more memorable holiday season and a fun destination for family Christmas festivities. 

If you’re planning an unforgettable Kentucky Christmas, add a few of these great holiday events and ideas to your travel agenda and make memories during your visit to one of America’s most fun holiday destinations.  Search for all holiday events at the bottom of the page.


November 4 - January 6, 2017
Patti's Settlement Festival of Lights

November - December 16
Christmas in the Valley at Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

November 18- December 31
Lights Under Louisville

November 12 - January 15, 2017
24th Annual Holiday Toy Trains @ Beringer-Crawford Museum

November 17 - December 24
Christmas at the Galt House Hotel

November 18 - December 31
Southern Lights 2016

November 25 - December 31
Newport Aquarium, Scuba Santa’s Winter Waterland 

November 15 -18
My Old Kentucky Home Christmas Candlelight Tours

December 1-4 and 8-11
Dreaming of a White Christmas Play, The Shelby County Community Theatre 

December 3-4
50th Pioneer Christmas in Washington, Mason County

Fridays and Saturdays December 2 & 3, December 9 & 10, December 16 & 17
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill Illuminated Evenings  & Jingle Bell Shuttle Rides

December 16 - 30
Christmas Town at the Creation Museum 

December 3-4
Maysville Annual Frontier Christmas

December 10-11, and 17-18
Santa's Safari, Louisville Zoo

Venture out of your ordinary routine to experience these and other unique Kentucky attractions and you’re sure to get a rewarding dose of holiday spirit. Check out other unique holiday events at www.kentuckytourism.com.

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Dec 09, 2016
New Haven, KY
All aboard for an evening of fun and holiday cheer as we journey to the North Pole to pick up Santa.  Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate.  Children are encouraged to w...
Dec 10, 2016
New Haven, KY
All aboard for an evening of fun and holiday cheer as we journey to the North Pole to pick up Santa.  Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate.  Children are encouraged to w...
Dec 10, 2016
New Haven, KY
Visit with Santa and his helpers as they pass through the train handing out Christmas goodies of cookies and hot chocolate. Wear your pajamas for pictures with Santa. Don't...
Magical Christmas in Burnside
Dec 10, 2016
Burnside, KY
The lights from Christmas Island have been restored and placed in various locations through historic downtown Burnside from the weekend of Thanksgiving through New Year's Day....
The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show
Dec 10, 2016
Louisville, KY
America's largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show in downtown Louisville, KY.  Solve a hilarious murder case while you feast on a fantastic four-course plat...
Festival of Nativities
Dec 8 - Dec 10, 2016
Crestwood, KY
CRESTWOOD, KY -- The seventh annual Festival of Nativities will be held the evenings of December 8th, 9th, and 10th at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Crest...
Dec 11, 2016
New Haven, KY
All aboard for an evening of fun and holiday cheer as we journey to the North Pole to pick up Santa.  Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate.  Children are encouraged to w...
Dec 11, 2016
New Haven, KY
Visit with Santa and his helpers as they pass through the train handing out Christmas goodies of cookies and hot chocolate. Wear your pajamas for pictures with Santa. Don't...
Dec 9 - Dec 11, 2016
Louisville, KY
One of the nations finest Christmas gift shows in the nation with over 750 booths.  Dealers from across the country featuring gifts, crafts, decor,  jewelry, clothes...
Christmas at St Brigid
Dec 11, 2016
Louisville, KY
Carols of the Nativity   With Julianna Horton, Organ
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