Thursday, Dec. 1

The Living Arts & Science Center will host Marvelous Mobiles: Kinetic Art Night Thursday, Dec. 1 from 6 until 8 p.m. Discover kinetic artwork in their art gallery and create a marvelous mobile with master metalsmith and sculptor Lloyd Hughes. Using aluminum, wood, and other materials, guests will create and learn about balance, shape, movement, and composition. Materials will be provided, but if there is something you would like to use in your mobile, bring it along.

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be in concert Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Rupp Arena. TSO has announced the dates of its 2016 Winter Tour, once again featuring one of The group will perform “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve.”

Friday, Dec. 2

The 10th Annual Holly Day Market will be open Dec. 2-4 at the Kentucky Horse Park. The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and noon until 6 p.m. on Sunday. Hosted by the Junior League of Lexington, this event combines boutique-style holiday shopping with holiday events and activities designed to get customers into the holiday spirit. There is an admission fee which will go to the Junior League of Lexington. For more information on the Holly Day Market, call the Junior League of Lexington at 859-252-5727 or visit

Lexington Art League will sponsor a Black Friday Art Sale on Dec. 2 from 7 until 10 p.m. and Dec. 3 from 2 until 7 p.m. at 209 Castlewood Drive. Art is $50 or less. Skip the chaos of the mall and the mass production of manufacturing and plan to make the Black Friday Art Sale a one-stop shop for all holiday gifts. Local artists will set up pop-up shops inside LAL’s Loudoun House. The event will be complete with food and drink vendors, music, and other exciting activities.

Saturday, Dec. 3

The Junior League of Lexington 10th Anniversary Party of the Holly Day Market will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 from 7 until 10 p.m. at the 21 C in downtown Lexington. For more information or to buy tickets, email or call 502.762.4107. Tickets include appetizers, two drink tickets per person, champagne toast, silent auction, spirits toss, and more.

The Women of Faith Circle of Liberty Road Faith Fellowship is hosting a holiday crafts class on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 2 to 5 p.m. in Kearns Hall of the church, 2734 Liberty Road. Craft kits are available and instructors will be on hand to help you make holiday decorations for your home or for gifts. Call the church at 859.277.0420 for information and to inquire about the kits

Members of the Central Kentucky Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. will host its annual Breakfast with Santa event at Applebee’s, 1856 Alysheba Way in Lexington from 8 until 10 a.m. Help support the foundation’s mission of investing in programs and services that create a strong foundation for children. Attendees will enjoy breakfast and silent basket auction. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be the special invited guests.

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church at 2025 Bellefonte Drive  will host “Holiday Memories: New Song in the Bluegrass Holiday Concert” Saturday, Dec. 3 at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. This is a benefit concert for the Pride Community Services Organization. The suggested donation is $12. Children 6 and over welcome.

Vineyard Community Church will host Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 3. Everyone is invited to come eat breakfast with Santa in the Eastland campus at 1881 Eastland Parkway. Santa will be there between 9 to 10:30 p.m. A free continental breakfast will be served. There will be crafts for the kids and free photos for everyone.

The Girls on the Run Central Kentucky 5K will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, starting at 9:30 a.m., at Keeneland. This 5k is presented by Buchart Orthodontics and serves at a fundraiser for its scholarship fund.

The University of Kentucky’s men basketball team will take on UCLA at Rupp Arena. Tip off is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 4

A Very Wine and Pop-Tarts Christmas with Granola Culture will be held Sunday, Dec. 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Granola Culture, 804 North Limestone. Part of Granola Culture’s Holiday Charity Day event, A Very Wine & Pop-Tarts will be premiering new Lexington-made short films from local filmmakers Wine & Pop-Tarts as a benefit for the Lexington Firefighters Toy Program along with many other fun, holiday-themed charitable events, all for free and all for a good cause. New, unwrapped toys will be collected for the Lexington Firefighters Toy Program.

Casting Crowns with Matt Maher will be in concert Sunday, Dec. 4 at Rupp Arena at 7 p.m.  Josh Mix (guitar/mandolin) Juan DeVevo (guitar/vocals) Melodee DeVevo (violin/vocals) Megan Garrett (piano/vocals) Mark Hall (lead vocals) Chris Huffman (bass) and Brian Scoggin (drums) will perform their unique brand of spiritual music.

Tuesday, Dec. 6

Joe Bonamassa will perform Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. in the Singletary Center for the Arts. Hailed as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Bonamassa redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream.

Waveland State Historic site is serving tea Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 2 until 3:30 p.m. Tea is served at 2 in the mansion on fine china. All teas include a program, savory food, not to mention the tea served by period dressed interpreters. After the tea, take a tour of the Waveland Mansion. Reservations are required. Call 859.272.3611 or 859.619.8189 to schedule a tea at Waveland.

Wednesday, Dec. 7

Bourbon 101 with Tim Knittel will be held Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 6 until 7:30 p.m. in the Brontë Bistro at Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Guests will sample a corn whiskey (like moonshine but legal), a traditional bourbon, a premium bourbon, a rye whiskey and one of the new ‘finished style’ bourbons. Tim Knittel will guide you through the exact nosing, tasting and palate training techniques used by professional bourbon tasters. Light hors d’oeuvres provided.

The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team will take on Valparaiso at Rupp Arena. Tip off is scheduled for 8 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 8

“’Grief and the Holidays’ counseling sessions are being held at 7 p.m. each Thursday through Dec. 22  at Liberty Road Faith Fellowship, 2734 Liberty Road.  Call 859.277.0420 for information and registration.

Thursday, Dec. 8

‘Coping with Divorce’ is the subject and a seminar on the subject is being held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays through Dec. 22  at Liberty Road Faith Fellowship, 2734 Liberty Road.  Call 859.277.0420 for details and reservations.

Friday, Dec. 9

Handel’s Messiah will be presented Friday, Dec. 9 at the Singletary Center for the Arts, starting at 7:30 p.m. The Lexington Singers annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah” features the most musicians on one stage in central Kentucky for this baroque masterpiece. With a talented corps of guest soloists, including Lexington’s own Metropolitan Opera tenor Gregory Turay, baroque orchestra.

The Market 301 will be held Friday, Dec. 9 at the Manchester Music Hall, 899 Manchester Street, from 6 to 10 p.m. Market 301 is one of Lexington’s premier vendor markets with over 30 of Lexington’s best local artist, makers and boutiques.


Joli Salon and Day Spa will host a special Mommy and Me event Friday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. There will be AVEDA mini facials for mom; aspecial craft for mom; pictures with Santa; refreshments; gift set that your child handpicks and packages especially for mom. Call  859.252.0232 to reserve your spot with your kids.

The Jingle Bell Bash, hosted by Friends of Bluegrass Conservancy, will be held Friday, Dec. 9, starting at 7 p. m. at the Hunt-Morgan House, 201 North Mill Street. Celebrate 25,624 acres of Bluegrass land conservation with live music, food, drinks, and a silent auction. The 10th Annual Jingle Bell Bash hosted by Friends of Bluegrass Conservancy. For ticket information, contact Laura  at 859.255.4552 or email

Shimmy! Belly Dance Gala Show Fundraiser for the Nest will be held Friday, Dec. 9 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Parlay Social. Arabesque World Dance’s fourth annual Shimmy Fundraiser for the Nest will be held at Parlay Social. Shimmy! The Belly Dance gala show charity event will help to raise funds and awareness for the Nest-center for Women, Children and Families. Donations of children wear and toys will also be accepted for the Nest’s Reindeer Express project during this event. Admission is free. For more info, visit

Saturday, Dec. 10

The Thoroughbred Figure Skating Club will present Holiday Classics on Ice, Saturday, Dec. 10 from 5 until 7 p.m. Come see the Grinch, Charlie Brown, and many more come to live on the Ice in Lexington.

The Lexington Philharmonic: A Cathedral Christmas will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 from 8 until 10 p.m. at Cathedral of Christ the King. The cathedral will resound with joyful sounds of chamber choirs, soloists, and orchestra in A Cathedral Christmas.

The 11th Annual Reindeer Ramble will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 at Keeneland. The Reindeer Ramble is a wonderful way to participate in a 5K run/walk while supporting scholarships for kids attending the YMCA summer camps. Participants are encouraged to don their favorite holiday sweater, Santa suit or “holiday festive” attire and get into the spirit of this holiday fun run.

Chris Young will be in concert Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Rupp Arena. Already a Grammy-nominated recording artist, he’s also a dynamic live performer consistently in demand, an international ambassador for his genre, a talented songwriter with six number ones songs to his name.

Crowns and Christmas will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 at The Lyric Theater and Cultural Arts Center from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Headlining this evening of traditional holiday musical favorites will be Miss Kentucky Laura Jones and Miss Kentucky Outstanding Teen Chapel Tinius.

Sunday, Dec. 11

The Lexington Children’s Theatre will present Alice in Wonderland Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. Alice takes an unanticipated adventure to Wonderland where she meets a caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts, and other curious creatures. Join Lexington Children’s Theatre for this whimsical original adaptation of the curious tale and discover that we’re all mad here. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

Celebrate and Worship with Music at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, Dec. 11, at Liberty Road Faith Fellowship, 2734 Liberty Road.  Amy Spoonamore Berryman will be the guest soloist.

Friday, Dec. 16

The workshop “Shedding The Mask on Disabilities” will be held Friday, Dec. 16 at the LyricTheatre and Cultural Arts Center, starting at 6 p.m. Join the organizers for a special evening with Chef Ranada West-Riley. 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Arc of Central Kentucky to support individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. This fund-raiser will include food, music, cash bar, silent auction, and exciting masquerade dance. For more information or tickets, go to or call 859.280.2218

A Carol Sing will be hosted at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, at Liberty Road Faith Fellowship, 2734 Liberty Road. Come join the congregation for celebration of the songs of the season.  For more information call (859) 277-0420.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical will be presented Friday, Dec. 16 at the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts, starting at 7 p.m. The stop-motion classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season.

The Nutcracker in One Act will be held Friday, Dec. 16 at the Singletary Center for the Arts from 7 until 8 p.m.  The Bluegrass Youth Ballet of Lexington will present its annual holiday performance of The Nutcracker in One Act. This shortened performance of The Nutcracker (presented in a single, family-friendly act) was created with younger audiences in mind, condensing the enchantment to one hour to capture the attention of kids. Tickets may be purchased by contacting the Singletary Center ticket office at 859.257.4929 or online at

Visit Santa Claus at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort on Friday, Dec. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 17

A Time to Remember- Candlelight Service for Families will be held Saturday, Dec. 17, starting at 6 p.m. at Lexington Tabernacle, 305 Codell Drive. The service is open to any family member that has lost a child, sibling or grandchild regardless of their age or circumstances. Please RSVP to and bring a picture of your loved one to the service. Candles will be provided. A reception with light refreshments will follow the service.

The Enchanted Holiday Masquerade Ball will be held Saturday, Dec. 17 from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Lexington Center. This event will feature Maestro J “The Blazin’ Violinist and band, DJ DCeezy, and a plenty of glamour. For ticket information, go to

Thursday, Dec. 22

Mannheim Steamroller will perform Thursday, Dec. 22 at the Lexington Opera House.  There will be two shows at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas.

Saturday, Dec. 24

Liberty Road Faith Fellowship will host a family Christmas Eve service at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 24, at the church, 2734 Liberty Road. Come celebrate the birth of the savior in word and song.

Thursday, Dec. 29

Provision Living at Beaumont Centre will sponsor an Alzheimer’s support group meeting Dec. 29 from noon until 1 p.m. at the Lexington Public Library branch at 3080 Fieldstone Way in Lexington.

This is an opportunity to talk, share and learn with Carla Guthrie, a certified professional counselor.

The support group is designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers along with a chance to exchange practical information on caregiving challenges and possible solutions; talk through issues and ways of coping; share feelings, needs and concerns; learn about community resources.  Guests are asked to RSVP by Dec. 28 to reserve a boxed lunch or just show up if you do not want a lunch.

Saturday, Dec. 31

The Lexington Philharmonic will present Casino Royale: the Music of James Bond on Saturday, Dec. 31 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Lexington Opera House. Vocalist Hilary Kole sings through the Bond film catalog, from Casino Royale to Goldfinger to Diamonds are Forever, and more in Casino Royale: the Music of James Bond.

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