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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 festive family Christmas getaways. 

If you’re planning an unforgettable Kentucky Christmas, add a few of these fun winter events and great ideas to your travel agenda and make your visit to one of America’s most fun holiday destinations a memorable family vacation.

Looking for dinner and a show, a tour of holiday lights, toy trains and train rides for children and adults? Find these and more at the holiday events, attractions and activities listed below.


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 additional unique events then be sure to book your lodging for the winter holidays today!

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Country Pumpkins Fall Festival
Sep 23 - Oct 23, 2017
Dry Ridge, KY
Bring your family, school, or church group to visit Country Pumpkins this fall! Country Pumpkins is hosted by the Colson Family at their 250 acre working dairy farm....
Haunted Frontier
Oct 27, 2017
Harrodsburg, KY
A haunted house 243 years in the making.  Come and experience this haunt that starts in the old fort before entering the wooded area behind the fort, very near the oldest...
Haunted Frontier
Oct 28, 2017
Harrodsburg, KY
A haunted house 243 years in the making.  Come and experience this haunt that starts in the old fort before entering the wooded area behind the fort, very near the oldest...
Decca
Oct 28, 2017
Louisville, KY
Decca’s sixth annual costume party, BooLu in NuLu, will be Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Guests can dance and drink the night away with beats from DJ Sara Solt...
Seasonal Hiking Series - Autumn Colors
Oct 28, 2017
Mammoth Cave, KY
Join a naturalist at Nolin Lake State Park on October 28th for the next hike in our Seasonal Hiking Series. The focus of October’s hike wil...
AutumnFest at Bear Wallow Farm
Oct 28, 2017
Nancy, KY
Autumnfest at Bear Wallow Farm – September 16th-October 29th, Saturdays 10am-10pm. & Sundays 1pm-6pm - Piney Grove Rd., Nancy - Create memories and traditions with s...
Spooks, Scares, and S
Oct 28, 2017
Pineville, KY
Join us on the front lawn, starting at 8 PM, for an evening of scary stories and s'mores!  Stories and face painting are free, unlimited s'mores bar only $3 
Halloween Lights Drive Thru
Oct 6 - Oct 28, 2017
Richmond, KY
Enjoy the sights, sounds and scares of over one and one half miles of Halloween lights and displays from your car. Concessions and snacks available.  $5 donation goe...
Country Pumpkins Fall Festival
Oct 28, 2017
Dry Ridge, KY
Bring your family, school, or church group to visit Country Pumpkins this fall! Country Pumpkins is hosted by the Colson Family at their 250 acre working dairy farm....
Spooky Extravaganza
Oct 27 - Oct 28, 2017
Dawson Springs, KY
A full schedule of Halloween activities will be going on this frightfully fun weekend. Come get spooked on our Haunted Trail! Make some Halloween craf...
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