40+ activities, virtual events for 2020



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It’s the holiday season — which means it’s time to deck the halls and trim those trees. There are more than 40 events taking place across the city this holiday season, many virtually, that are sure to put you in a festive mood. (And who couldn’t use a little holiday cheer in a year like 2020?)

In light of the pandemic and rise in COVID-19 cases, be sure to follow any mask protocols or social distancing requirements for any of these holiday events in and around Louisville. 

So, happy holidays, everyone. May we all find a bit of the spirit of the season in these events:

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What: The 30-minutes drive through the winding cavern includes over 40 themed displays, nine mapping projections, approximately 850 lit characters and over 5 million points of light

Where: Mega Cavern, 1841 Taylor Ave.

When: Now through Jan. 3. Hours: 6-10 p.m. Monday-Friday; 5-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

More information: Admission: car, truck, SUV and minivan: $29.99.-$39.99; full-size van, $49.99-$59.99; call for additional pricing information for over-sized vehicles.

  • Christmas Express: 30-minute day time tour through the light show in an open top trailer. The loading procedures will help with social distancing. Purchase The Christmas Express Family pass that will allow you to purchase a bench up to 6 seats ($149) or a bench up to 4 seats. ($99). Hours: 9 and 10 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. through Nov. 30; 9 and 10 a.m., 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 1 through Jan. 3. louisvillemegacavern.com.

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27th Annual Southern Lights Holiday Festival

What: A three-mile drive through a dazzling holiday light display. After the tour, guests can enjoy a free petting zoo, train ride and meet-and-greet with Santa. Presented by Friends of Coal.

Where: Kentucky Horse Park, 4075 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington

When: Nov. 22 through Dec. 31. Daily 5:30-10 p.m.

More information: Purchase tickets online or at the gate. Tickets are $25 per carload. For more information and tickets: khpfoundation.org/southern-lights.

2nd Annual Fête De Noël: Winter Holiday Festival and Ice Skating

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Skaters enjoy the ice rink at Paristown Hall. December 19, 2019 (Photo: By Michael Clevenger/Courier Journal)

What: Louisville’s only authentic outdoor ice skating rink. Skate, shop, eat, and drink in the heart of Paristown and enjoy holiday movie nights, “learn to skate” and hockey clinics, and much more. All new Holiday Market on Brent Street and shopping in Stoneware & Co.’s new retail space.

Where: Christy’s Garden, 720 Brent St.

When: Nov. 25-Jan. 3

More information: The café will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.

  • Ice Rink Schedule: Monday-Thursday: 4-9 p.m.; Friday: 4-11 p.m.; Saturday: noon–11 p.m.; Sunday: noon–9 p.m. Special holiday hours: November 27, noon- 9 p.m.; Christmas Eve, noon–6 p.m.; Christmas day, noon–9 p.m.; New Year’s Eve, noon–9 p.m.; New Year’s Day, noon–6 p.m. $13 per person per 60-minute skate session and includes skate rental. Bring your own skates and get a 60-minute skate session for $9. Sponsored by Commonwealth Bank & Trust. Tickets can be purchased in Paristown at the Christy’s Garden Skate Shack. paristown.com/fetedenoel.
  • Holiday Market on Brent: Thursday: 4-9 p.m.; Friday 4-11 p.m.; Saturday: noon – 11 pm; Sunday: Noon – 9 p.m. (closed Monday – Wednesday). 

Christmas in the Park

What: Holiday light display. Make a reservation for a horse-drawn carriage ride through the light display.

Where: Noble Park, 2915 Park Ave., Paducah

When: Nov. 25-Dec. 31. Sunday-Thursday, 6-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6-10 p.m.

More information: Bring a canned good donation. Admission is free. 270-575-4400; paducah.travel/events/christmas-in-the-park-holiday-light-display/21905.

‘Rudolph’s Run’ Scavenger Hunt to Save Christmas

What:Danger Run will present a Christmas version of its classic Halloween scavenger-hunt-style game played 100% in the car. Participants will go on an adventure solving clues, exploring decorated homes and Christmas light displays around town. The object of the game is to complete Santa’s Christmas List, which has been destroyed. If you beat the game and save Christmas, you will be entered for prizes. The game ends at an outdoor holiday market and ice skating rink.

When: Nov. 27 through Jan. 2.

More information: General admission to play Rudolph’s Run and visit the holiday market at Fete de Noel are $20 per carload, or $20 per person to play the game and include an hour of ice skating at Fete de Noel. Admission to Rudolph’s Run must be purchased online. DangerRun.com.

Winter Woods Spectacular

The Louisville Parks Foundation’s Winter Woods Spectacular held in Iroquois Park runs Nov 27, 2020 – Jan 2, 2021 (Photo: Louisville Parks Foundation)

What: Drive through this half-mile Winter Wonderland that has millions of twinkling lights and accompanying sounds. Proceeds to benefit the Louisville Parks Foundation. 

Where: Iroquois Park, 5216 New Cut Road

When: Nov. 27-Dec. 31.Sunday-Thursday, 6-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6-11 p.m.

More information: $35 for car/SUV/minivan/truck; $50 for a passenger van/RV/limousine; $100 for a tour bus/limo bus. winterwoodsspectacular.org.

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Yuletide at Yew Dell

What: An enhanced light display with photo opportunities on the lighted path, shopping, take-home craft for kids and Santa at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens. Presented by Commonwealth Bank & Trust Company and T-Mobile.

Where: Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old La Grange Road

When: Nov. 27-29; Dec. 4-6, 4:30 and 6:15 p.m.

More information: Due to COVID-19, Yew Dell is scheduling timed tickets with a capacity of 100 for social distancing. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Children 5 and younger are free, but they require a ticket for entry. Tickets start at $10, $5 for ages 6-17, free for ages 5 and younger; members, $7, $3 for ages 6-17. 502-241-4788; yewdellgardens.org.

Christmas Village and Presley Tyler House Tour

What: Features a 60-piece 1930’s Thomas Kinkade Christmas Village and tour the  Presley Tyler House.

Where: Blackacre Conservancy, 3200 Tucker Station Road

When: Nov. 29 through Jan. 3. Sunday, 1-4 p.m.; also Dec. 5. 

More information: Face mask and social distancing are required. $5, $3 children. blackacreconservancy.org

Winter Illuminations Trail Walk

What: Winter Illuminations takes guests on a one-of-a-kind illuminated trail walk at The Parklands of Floyds Fork. Take a 1-mile walking tour through the illuminated forest that features more than 10 light installations complemented by festive music.

Where: 1411 Beckley Creek Parkway in the Parklands

When: Nov. 30 to Jan. 3

More information: The attraction is open-air and touch-free to ensure the safety of all guests. Advance reservations are required and tickets must be purchased online. Guest will be given a time slot to enter. $19.99, $12.99 for ages 3-12. For more information: winterilluminationsky.com.

Holiday at Hermitage Farm

What: The outdoor winter market will be in the backyard of Hermitage Farm’s Barn8 Restaurant & Bourbon Bar in the open-air and socially distanced heated tent features kid-friendly activities and boutique shopping. Makers Mark will be doing a holiday dipping event with Hermitage Farm Dec. 3 from 5-8 p.m. in the Hayloft of Barn8. Guests can preorder bottles or buy in person. Walk-ins are welcome but pre-order registration is strongly encouraged to ensure you have a bottle. Maker’s various holiday bottle bourbons will be sold at the winter market in addition to Barn8’s bourbon library.

Where: 10500 W. Highway 42, Goshen

When: Dec. 3 and 4, 5-9 p.m.; Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 8p.m.; Dec. 6. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

More information: Staff and vendors will be wearing masks and gloves while serving food and drinks. Masks are required inside of Barn8, and guests are encouraged to wear them outside as well and maintain proper social distancing rules. 502-398-9289; hermitagefarm.com.

14th Annual Holiday Victorian Tea

The 12 Days of Christmas Tea Collection is $12.85. (Photo: courtesy of Louisville Tea Company)

What: Due to COVID-19, instead of an in-person tea, The Conrad-Caldwell House is offering a takeaway tea to share at home. Sip on traditional teas and nibble on tea sandwiches and treats crafted by Terri Lynn’s Catering while listening to the music of the NouLou Chamber Ensemble. Proceeds to benefit Conrad-Caldwell House Museum.

Where: Online

When: Dec. 4

More information: Tickets include Louisville Tea Company teas, sweet and savory treats, a link to a holiday performance, a voucher to visit the museum during the holiday season and a coupon for use at the Louisville Tea Company.  $30, $15 children, $10 for the concert only. 502-636-5023; conrad-caldwell.org.

The Chamber of St. Matthews and the City of St. Matthews Holiday Light Decorating Competition

Christmas Lights (Photo: StefiRaich, Getty Images/iStockphoto)

What: The Chamber of St. Matthews and the City of St. Matthews are presenting a holiday light decorating competition for residents and businesses in the St. Matthews area. Decorate the exterior parts of the home and yard and businesses, organizations and churches, the exterior of their buildings and property. Contestants will need to submit photos or a 20-30 second video clip of their displays, which will be used by judges to determine winners.

When: Dec. 5-20

More information: The deadline to register is Nov. 27 and photos/video must be turned in by Dec. 4. Winners will be announced on Dec. 21. To register for the contest: stmatthewschamber.com/light-up/. For questions, call the Chamber: 502-899-2523 or email [email protected].

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Whitehall’s Christmas Tea for Two To-Go

What: Features a boxed set of treats including scones, pastries and savory tea sandwiches, as well as Bigelow tea bags. Proceeds to benefit Whitehall Historic Home.

When: Boxes can be picked up Dec. 5, 2-4 p.m.

More information: Each box serves two people and can be reserved for $70. Boxes must be purchased in advance and will be available for curbside pickup at Whitehall Historic Home, 3110 Lexington Road. Tea vendors are listed at: historicwhitehall.org/victorian-christmas-tea. To purchase a box call: 502-897-2944 or [email protected].


Light Up Louisville

Downtown Louisville lights at the 38th annual Light Up Louisville Nov. 23, 2018. (Photo: Max Sharp 2018)

What: Due to COVID-19, Light Up Louisville will be different this year. Santa, his elves and Frosty The Snowman will be coming to more than 20 neighborhoods around  Louisville to spread some Christmas cheer and to collect letters to be placed in Santa’s Mailbox. Christmas music will be playing, and a large mobile video screen will play highlights from previous Light Up Louisville events as Santa’s caravan drives through the selected neighborhoods. Presented by 106.9 Play FM, Neil Huffman Subaru, LG&E, AT&T and Light Up Louisville. Neighbors will also be invited to donate a new, unwrapped toy for the annual Toys for Tots drive.

When: Nov. 27, 28, Dec. 5, 12, and 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More information: louisvilleky.gov/government/city-events/light-Louisville.

  • Holiday lights will go up at Metro Hall and City Hall, and a brightly lit Christmas tree will be set up on the grounds of Metro Hall. The light display will include a rainbow of colors to celebrate Christmas, Kwanza and Hanukah, reflecting the diversity of the community. Holiday-themed gobos will also be displayed on Metro Hall. 

35th Annual Bardstown Road Aglow

A tree dressed with hand crafted ornaments attracted holiday shoppers into Edenside Gallery during the 32nd Annual Bardstown Road Aglow on Saturday night. 12/2/17 (Photo: Marty Pearl/Special to Courier-J)

What:  Many of the popular celebrations may be scaled back at Bardstown Road Agow due to COVID-19 precautions, but the holiday lights, many festivities and seasonal discounts will continue. Features the lighting of the holiday tree with Santa Claus, WAVE3’s Connie Leonard and Kent Taylor in front of Wendy’s at Bardstown Road and Grinstead Drive (at a safe, social distance) at 6 p.m. Special discounts on festive food and drinks and merchandise at participating restaurants and shops along Bardstown Road, Baxter and Barret Avenues, and Douglass Loop. Live holiday music, thanks to the Louisville Federation of Musicians, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at several locations along Bardstown Road.

Shops and restaurants will also compete in the Window Wonderland Contest (#Wonderland2020) with cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners as well as the Instagram Photo Contest (#Aglow2020) sponsored by Murphy’s Camera. Elijah Craig will be featured in festive holiday cocktails. 

Where: Along Bardstown Road, Baxter and Barret Avenues and Douglass Loop and now extends from Breckinridge Street to Winter Avenue. 

When: Dec. 5, noon-10 p.m. 

More information: Due to COVID-19 precautions, Highland Commerce Guild officials expanded the hours to help spread out any crowds and give eventgoers more space to enjoy the many holiday festivities in a safe manner. bardstownroadaglow.org.

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Light Up St. Matthews

What: Due to COVID-19 things will be different for Light Up St. Matthews in 2020. There will be no spectators in the park for the lighting of the tree. The lighting ceremony will be broadcast live on the Light Up St. Matthews Facebook page. The winner of the Flip the Switch Coloring Contest for area kids will join the mayor and Santa to turn on the lights. The coloring contest is sponsored by Park Community Credit Union. You can walk through the festive displays before or after dark at the park, which is located at the corner of Browns Lane and Kresge Way. 

Where:  Brown Park, off Kresge War behind Baptist Health

When:  Dec. 5, 6 p.m.

More information: 502-899-2523

Light Up La Grange

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Christmas lights illuminate the snowy lawn of the LaGrange court house during the Light Up LaGrange celebration. December 6, 2013. (Photo: Matt Herp/Special to the Courier-Journal)

What: Lighting ceremony with Santa (6 p.m.), storefront decorating contest, ice skating (City Place) and visit with Santa.

Where: Downtown La Grange

When: Dec. 5, 3-9 p.m.

More information:lagrangemainstreet.org.



The Nutcracker Ballet

What: The Nutcracker Ballet performance includes ballet, hip hop, Bollywood and tap styles from students and professionals of the Louisville and Southern Indiana Community. Presented by Sacred Heart School for the Arts.

Where: Livestream

When: Dec. 4-18

More information: Tickets are $20 (single view), $35 (family view-watch three times). For more information and to purchase tickets call: 502-897-1816.

The Brown-Forman ‘Nutcracker’

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The Nutcracker battles the Mouse King during a dress rehearsal of the Nutcracker in Whitney Hall at the Kentucky Performing Arts on Dec. 12, 2019.  (Photo: Scott Utterback/Courier Journal )

What:Louisville Ballet presents the classic story of Marie, her Nutcracker Prince and their journey to the world of the Sugar Plum Fair. Choreography by Val Caniparoli and music by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Filmed by WDRB Louisville live on stage during the 2019 season.

Where: Streaming

When: Dec. 7-15; season member preview Dec. 6.

More information: One digital ticket gives your household access to the film beginning Dec. 7 through Dec. 15. Approximately 24 hours before the viewing window opens, you will receive an email from [email protected] that contains your link to the film. Begin viewing at 12:01 a.m. on the date the viewing window opens. $55. louisvilleballet.org/the-brown-forman-nutcracker-online.

Great Russian Nutcracker

What: Moscow Ballet dances the Great Russian Nutcracker

Where: Virtual venue

When: Dec. 19, 8 p.m.

More information:louisvillepalace.com, ticketmaster.com.

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Bourbon Baroque

What: “Messiah 2020: In Soli – tüde.” A four-part online documentary on one of the most celebrated works of the Baroque canon. Bourbon Baroque presents the “solo” material from Händel’s oratorio “Messiah,” including a behind-the-scenes look of the production process, interviews with stakeholders and illuminating one-on-one conversations with the musicians on how they have navigated the COVID-19 experience. Featuring David Rugger, bass-baritone; Zackery Morris, tenor; Allison Gish, mezzo-soprano; Emily Yocum Black, soprano. 

When: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 3 p.m.

Where: Each episode will be released online.

More information: Free. bourbonbaroque.com.

Darlene Love: Love for the Holidays

Darlene Love, “Introducing Darlene Love” (Photo: Provided)

What: Grammy Award Winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer will perform some of her hits songs including “He’s a Rebel,” “(Today I Met) The Boy I’m Gonna Marry,” “Marshmallow World” and her signature song, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”

When: Dec. 5, 8 p.m.

Where: Livestream from Sony Hall in New York City or watch on-demand for 48 hours.

More information: A portion of each ticket supports Kentucky Performing Arts. Tickets are $35. For tickets and more information: kentuckyperformingarts.org/all-shows/darlene-love.

Jim Brickman: Comfort & Joy at Home Live! Virtually

What: Grammy-nominated songwriter and piano sensation will perform yuletide memories and holiday carols that include “The Gift,” “Sending You A Little Christmas,” “Angel Eyes,” “If You Believe” and more.

Where: Live virtual performance

When: Dec. 10, 7 p.m. 

More information: Tickets start at $40. A zoom interactive and after-party with Jim is available. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

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Dave Koz & Friends: The Greatest Hits of Christmas 2020

What: Saxophonist Dave Koz and musicians Jonathan Butler, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Peter White, David Benoit and vocalist Rebecca Jade will perform holiday favorites. A portion of each ticket supports Kentucky Performing Arts.

When: Dec. 12, 8 p.m.

Where: Streaming live via Looped

More information: Tickets are $35 and include a digital copy of two of Dave’s latest albums: A New Day & Gifts Of The Season. Meet and greet with Dave is an additional $50. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

Louisville Youth Orchestra

What: The Louisville Youth Orchestra is videoing a holiday concert at the Marriott East without an audience on Dec. 13. This event will be offered on DVD.

When: DVDs will go on sale Dec. 6. 

More information: DVDs are $25 and will be available for purchase on the LYO website: lyo.org.


‘Christmas My Way A Sinatra Holiday Bash’

What: Singers perform popular versions of Frank Sinatra mainstays including “Fly Me To The Moon,” “New York, New York,” “That’s Life,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” and “The Lady is a Tramp.” Also, Sinatra Christmas hits like “Mistletoe and Holly,” “The Christmas Song,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Silver Bells,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and Rat Pack-ish versions of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and “Twelve Days of Christmas.” Presented by Derby Dinner Playhouse.

Where: 525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville, Indiana

When: Through Dec. 31

More information: 812-288-8281, derbydinner.com.

Fifth Third Bank’s ‘A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play’

The cast of ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Actors Theatre of Louisville. (Photo: Courtesy of Bill Brymer)

What:Actors Theatre of Louisville presents Charles Dickens’s tale of redemption, connection and generosity. This listening experience is brought to life by Actors creative team in collaboration with award-winning radio professionals. Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank.

Where: Virtual showing

When: Nov. 24 through Dec. 31.

More information:ActorsTheatre.org; 502-584-1205

‘A Christmas Carol’

What: Bunbury Theatre in conjunction with TBD Pictures presents the tale of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge who sees the error of his ways after being visited by the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

Where: Video demand.

When: Nov. 28 through Jan. 3.

More information: $50. bunburytheatre.org.

‘A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail’

What: Derby Dinner Playhouse Children’s Musical Theatre presents the show with Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends and their adventure helping Eeyore find his tail. 

Where: 525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville, Indiana

When: Nov. 27, 28; December 5, 7, 12, 19, 21. Breakfast at 9 a.m.; lunch at noon. A dinner performance Dec. 7 and 21, 5:45 p.m. 

More information: All performances feature a kid-friendly menu. Recommended for ages 3-12. 812-288-8281, derbydinner.com.

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Conductor Cody’s Christmas Express

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Louisville magician Cody Clark performs a trick where he merges pieces of a ticket back together during his Conductor Cody magic routine. Autism effects motor skills and Clark has found that it has helped him greatly in mastering the coordination to pull off his illusions. Dec. 3, 2019 (Photo: Alton Strupp/Courier Journal)

What: Magician Cody Clark’s Virtual Holiday Magic Show. In the style of classic holiday movies such as “The Polar Express,” Cody takes audiences on a train trip to the North Pole where golden train tickets will be torn and restored, hot chocolate will magically appear and levitate and get a sneak peek of Santa’s naughty and nice list.

Where: A Zoom link to the show will be sent along with the ticket.

When: Dec. 12, noon.

More information: $20 per screen. Tickets: eventbrite.com/e/conductor-codys-christmas-express-tickets-128270405235.


Design Your Own Ornament

Flame Run offers patrons a chance to try their hands in the art of blown glass by creating a piece of their own alongside an artist. (Photo: Flame Run gallery)

What: Due to COVID-19, the blow-your-own experience at Flame Run Gallery has been altered to a design-your-own interactive activity. Design your own ornament, snowman, pumpkin, stemless wine glass, bourbon glass or ornament bowl. 

Where: Flame Run Gallery, 828 E. Market St.

When: Through Dec. 31, by appointment.

More information: 502-584-5353, 502-502-584-5332; flamerun.com.

Sweet & Savory

What: Holiday art show.

Where: Kentucky Fine Art Gallery. Leslie H. Spetz Custom Picture Framing, 2400 C Lime Kiln Lane

When: Through Dec. 31

More information: 502-426-8880; kentuckyfineartgallery.com.

Winter Wonderland Ornament Spectacular

If you are looking for handmade Christmas ornaments you can find them at Revelry Boutique & Gallery Winter Wonderland (Photo: Courtesy of Bri Bowers)

What: Artists create one of a kind ornaments for the Winter Wonderland Ornament Spectacular.

Where: Revelry Boutique Gallery, 742 E. Market St.

When: Nov. 28 to Jan. 4

More information: 502-414-1278, revelrygallery.com.


Santa Claus Is Coming to Jefferson Mall

Samuel Turner is pictured at 15 days old with Santa Claus at a Christmas brunch at Valhalla Golf Club on Dec. 1. (Photo: Courtesy of Blake Turner)

What: Visit with Santa and his team of elves in Center Court. Visits will be contactless, with families sitting six feet away to ensure proper social distancing. Guests must schedule their visit with Santa. Select a date and time and purchase your photo package. Walk-ups will be allowed during the first and last hour of the day, time permitting.

Where: 4801 Outer Loop

When: Nov. 27 through Dec. 24. Hours: Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 6 p.m.; Christmas Eve, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Nov. 30 and Dec. 7).

More information: All visitors must wear masks before, during, and after photos. To schedule a time slot: shopjefferson-mall.com.

Magic of Santa’s Wonderland: Free Photo’s With Santa

What: Due to COVID-19, visits with Santa this holiday season will be contactless. Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s transforms its stores into festive Christmas villages. Families who visit Santa receive a free 4×6 studio-quality photo, as well as a free customized digital video that can be shared on social media. Families can mail their letters to Santa and bring home a free holiday craft activity kit.

Where: Cabela’s, 5100 Norton Healthcare Boulevard and Bass Bass Pro Shop, 951 E. Lewis and Clark Parkway, Clarksville, Indiana

When: Through Dec. 24

More information: Reservations to see Santa must be made in advance. Mask and social distancing are required. Reservations can be made at: basspro.com/santa and cabelas.com/santa.

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Photos with Santa at Green Tree Mall

What: The visit with Santa and his elves will be contactless, with families sitting six feet away to ensure proper social distancing. Reservations are required and can be made online. Select a date and time and purchase your photo package. Walk-ups will be allowed during the first and last hour of the day, time permitting.

Where: Center Court, Highway 65 and Lewis & Clark Parkway, Clarksville, Indiana

When: Nov. 27 through Dec. 24. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.; Christmas Eve, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Nov. 30 and Dec. 7.

More information: All visitors must wear masks before, during, and after photos. greentreemall.com.

Macy’s Santaland at Home

What: This year, Macy’s Santaland will be an online holiday experience. Get ready to set off on a personalized, interactive journey through the North Pole to visit the one and only Santa and take a selfie. A special greeting from Santaland elves at the North Pole-bound train station kicks off the interaction. From there, the elves will lead the way through Santa’s Village and Workshop, stopping to see the sights and play interactive games. At the finale of the journey, kids will meet Santa through a whimsical interactive video.

Where: virtual experience

When: Nov. 27 through Dec. 24

More information:macys.com/Santaland.


What: Oxmoor Center’s virtual visits with Santa. A standard JingleRing visit includes up to three children. There is an additional fee per child over three with a limit of five children total. Other options include Storytime with Santa, Storytime with Mrs. Claus or a personalized pre-recorded video message from Santa. Receive a shareable video of your visit with Santa, also includes a group photo from your session.

Where: Online

More information: JingleRing offers a variety of pricing options starting at $19.95 for a personalized pre-recorded video message; $24.95 for a live virtual visit with Santa. jinglering.com.

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Cookies with Captain Santa

What: Take a cruise with Captain Santa on the Belle of Louisville. The cruise includes socially distanced photos with Santa, cookies, hot cocoa and activities. 

Where: Mary M. Miller, Fourth and River Road

When: Dec. 5 and 12, 1-3 p.m. 

More information: $35.99, $34.99 seniors, $14.99 children, free for ages 4 and younger. belleoflouisville.org.

Breakfast with Santa

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Santa Claus (Murray McCandless) blows on a hot drink during his break at the Galt House Hotel’s event, “Breakfast with Santa.” 22 December 2018 (Photo: David R. Lutman/Special to the Courier Journal)

What: Have Breakfast with Santa that includes scrambled eggs, warm cinnamon rolls, mini Belgian waffles and much more while a socially distanced Santa roams the restaurant, interacting with the children. Children will also enjoy holiday music and festive décor, plus Galt House coloring books, small holiday gifts and more.

Where: Walker’s Exchange, Galt House Hotel, 140 N. Fourth St.

When: Dec. 5-20. Hours: 9-11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 

More information: $35 for adults, $12 for ages 6-12; free for ages 5 and younger. Tickets: walkerslouisville.com.


Corydon Extravaganza Christmas Market

What: Features one of a kind gifts, antiques, vintage Christmas décor, primitives, artwork, hand-painted signs, custom furniture, repurposed items, handmade jewelry and more.

Where: Harrison County Fairgrounds, 341 S. Capitol Ave., Corydon, Indiana

When: Nov. 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

More information: $5, free for ages 11 and younger. CorydonExtravaganza.com.

Martinis & Mistletoe

KMAC Museum’s gift shop will have special pricing in the store and by virtual shopping on Museum Store Sunday, November 29, 2020 (Photo: KMAC)

What: Holiday shopping at the KMAC’s Shop for members. KMAC members receive a special 15% discount on purchases and other giveaways.

Where: KMAC, 715 W. Main St.

When: Dec. 3-10. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More information: Free with admission to the museum. 502-589-0102; kmacmuseum.org.

Reach News Clerk Gege Reed at [email protected].

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