Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The 2009 Kentucky Christmas season promises to have activities and festivals for everyone

Southern Lights is a great tradition in Lexington. The family strolls through the Lexington Horse Park to enjoy three miles of color, lights and themed displays. This also includes railroad displays, Santa Claus, musical shows, an exotic petting zoo and pony rides. The dates are November 20 to December 31, from 5:30 to 10:00 pm. Fees range from $15.00 to $125.00, depending on the vehicle size.

Kentucky Christmas Chorus (Free)

Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky

Hundreds of Christmas carolers and spectators join together for an evening of caroling as Rupp Arena hosts the Kentucky Christmas Chorus on December 15, 2009 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Area choirs including the Lexington Philharmonic lead the sing-along at this free Christmas event.

Carriage Rides (Free)

Triangle Park, Lexington, Kentucky

Free carriage rides from Triangle Park through downtown Lexington allow participants a beautiful view of the city decorated in its holiday finery. Free rides are offered November 27, December 4, 11 and 18, 2009 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Back to Bethlehem: A Christmas Experience for Families (Free)

Immanuel Baptist Church, Lexington, Kentucky

Immanuel Baptist Church invites young families to step back in time to experience the town of Bethlehem on the night of Christ's birth. This interactive experience features shepherds watching their flocks and vendors tending their goods in the marketplace along the streets of the town. The Immanuel Baptist Church offers this free Christmas event on December 5, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Celebrate Christmas 2009 at a Kentucky State Park with a variety of historic tours and activities that are fun for the whole family. Additional event details can be found by visiting the park's web site or by contacting the park directly.

General Butler State Resort Park

1608 Highway 227

Carrollton, Kentucky 41008-0325

"Christmas at Two Rivers" Experience the magic of a 19th century Christmas on a tour hosted by guides dressed in period costume. Tours are offered daily November 20 through December 15.

"English Tea" Enjoy an old time English Christmas tea at the Historic Butler Turpin House on December 5.

My Old Kentucky Home State Historic Park

501 East Stephen Foster Avenue

Bardstown, KentuckyY 40004-0323


"My Old Kentucky Home Candlelight Tours" Enjoy Christmas music as costumed guides show you the splendor of this 19th century mansion as it is cast in the glow of candlelight. Evening tours are offered November 27 and 28 and December 4, 5, 11, and 12.

Waveland State Historic Site

225 Waveland Museum Lane

Lexington, Kentucky 40514-1601


"Antebellum Christmas" Tour this 19th century Greek Antebellum Mansion between November 30 and January 6 to see it decked out for Christmas.

"Waveland's Historical Christmas Candlelight Tour" View the mansion by the glow of candlelight on the evenings of December 12 and 13.

White Hall State Historic Site

500 White Hall Shrine Road

Richmond, Kentucky 40475-9159


"A Victorian Christmas" Learn of Victorian Christmas traditions as you view the mansion decked out for the holiday. Self-guided tours are available December 4 and 5.

Blue Licks State Resort Park

Highway 68 Mt Olivet, Kentucky 41064-0066

Telephone: 859-289-5507

Toll Free: 800-443-7008

"Santa & Mrs. Claus to Visit Blue Licks" Stop by the Blue Licks State Resort Park on December 5 to visit with

Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park

4441 KY Highway 1833

Buckhorn, Kentucky 41721-8434

Telephone: 606-398-7510

Toll Free: 800-325-0058

"Breakfast with Santa" Bring the little ones to have breakfast with Santa this Christmas at the Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park on December 5.

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

7351 Highway 90

Corbin, Kentucky 40701-8857

Telephone: (606) 528-4121

Toll-free: (800) 325-0063

"Holiday Hayride" Take a Christmas hayride through the park to visit Santa on the evenings of December 5, 12, and 19.

General Butler State Resort Park

1608 Highway 227

Carrollton, Kentucky 41008-0325

Telephone: 502-732-4384

Toll Free: 1-866-462-8853

"Festival of Trees & Winter Wonderfest Day" Join Santa for breakfast on December 5 as he starts off the morning activities at the General Butler State Resort Park. In the evening, enjoy live Christmas music.

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

75 Theatre Court

Prestonsburg, Kentucky 41653-9799

Telephone: 606-889-1790

Toll Free: 800-325-0142

"Breakfast with Santa and Frosty" Santa is bringing presents for the children who have breakfast with him and Frosty on December 18 at the Music Highway Grill inside the May Lodge.

John James Audubon State Park

3100 US Highway 41 North

Henderson, Kentucky 42419-0576

Telephone: 270-826-2247

"Santa's at the Park" Visit Santa at the John James Audubon State Park on the morning of December 12.

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

113 Administration Drive

Gilbertsville, Kentucky 42044-0069

Telephone: 270-362-4271

Toll Free: 800-325-0146

Pennyrile State Resort Park

20781 Pennyrile Lodge Road

Dawson Springs, Kentucky 42408-9212

Telephone: 270-797-3421

Toll Free: 800-325-1711

"Santa Visits the Park" Santa visits Pennyrile State Resort Park on the evening of December 12.

Rough River Dam State Resort Park

450 Lodge Road

Falls of Rough, Kentucky 40119-6100

Telephone: 270-257-2311

Toll Free: 800-325-1713

"Rough River's Winter Wonderland" Visit the Rough River Dam State Resort Park on December 1 to view the Christmas light displays, watch the tree lighting ceremony , and to visit with Santa.

Kenlake State Resort Park

542 Kenlake Road

Hardin, Kentucky 42048-9737

Telephone: 270-474-2211

Toll Free: 800-325-0143

"Kenlake's Holiday in the Park / Open House" Enjoy a fun-filled holiday at the Kenlake State Resort Park on December 13.

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park

965 Lodge Road

Greenup, Kentucky 41144-9517

Telephone: 606-473-7324

Toll Free: 800-325-0083

"Christmas Open House" Enjoy Christmas caroling, Christmas trees and decorations, and Christmas treats at the Greenbo Lake State Resort Park on December 5 and 6.
Appalachian Christmas 2009, Kentucky Christmas 2009, GarysWorld 'Appalachia

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