Christmas in the Bluegrass


There's just nothing like a Kentucky Christmas, and signs are popping up everywhere that the Christmas season is upon us. Just this week I felt my first true nip in the air. While I consider myself more of a warm weather kind of girl, a nice chill just seems right for December. Today we are outlining our top picks of things to do in the Bluegrass for Christmas. We've picked activities in several locales, so whether you live in Louisville, Lexington, or a small town, you may be able to find something on this list for everyone.

Family Fun

4th Street Live Ice Skating (Louisville)

Triangle Park Winter Ice Village and Skating (Lexington)

Christmas at the Galt House (Louisville)

Reindeer Ramble 5K (Lexington)

Southern Lights Holiday Festival (Lexington)

Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting (Somerset)


The Brown-Forman Nutcracker (Louisville)

Bowling Green Orchestra Holiday Pops (Bowling Green)

Radio City Rockettes at The Grand Ole Opry House (Nashville - This is obviously not in Kentucky, but it is a fun show and close enough for many Kentuckians to visit.)


Christmas Tea at Shaker Village (Harrodsburg)

The Whistle Stop Cafe Holiday Dining (Glendale)

Christmas Markets

Wine+Market Holiday Open House (Lexington)

Christmas Market at Michler's (Lexington)

This is certainly not a comprehensive list of holiday events in the Bluegrass, but it is some of our tried-and-true favorites! We'd love to hear your  picks for holiday happenings!


Laura & Sarah