Friday Nov 1
Forcht Bank
needs your help to “Stick a Forcht in Hunger” this holiday season. You can drop off non-perishable food items to any Forcht Bank location through December 19 to be donated to local food pantries.

Holiday: santa clausMy Favorite Things in Hamburg hosts a Christmas Open House first weekend in November.

Peppermints & Pearls is at Lexington Christian Academy Friday, Nov 1, and Saturday, Nov 2. Proceeds benefit the “Lexington Christian Academy Celebrate Teachers Christmas Fund.”

Sunday Nov 3
The Lexington Hot Cider Hustle 5K is on Sunday, November 3 at the Kentucky Horse Park at 9 am.


Friday Nov 8
The Mt. Sterling Merchants Christmas Open House is Friday, November 8 at 10 am with special sales, refreshments, and door prizes at participating locations (thru Nov 9).


Saturday Nov 9
The Midway Old Fashioned Christmas Holiday Kick-off begins Saturday, November 9 from 10 am until 5 pm. (thru December 14)


Thursday Nov 14
Thursday Nov 14 is HJ’s annual Hamburg Holiday Huddle Happy Hour. Drop by My Favorite Things (2721 Old Rosebud) from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm for cookies and hot cider (and very special giveaways from our favorite friends in the neighborhood).


Fri Nov 15
The 15th Annual Christmas Breakfast and Red Kettle Campaign Kickoff is Friday, November 15 at the Hilton Kentucky Grand Ballroom from 8 am until 9:30 am.

The Lexington Junior League Holly Day Market at the Lexington Convention Center beginning on Friday, November 15 at 10 am. (thru Nov 17)


Saturday Nov 16
The Lexington Veterans Day Parade is 1 pm on Saturday November 16.

Kick off the holidays with Berea Makers Market at the Russel Acton Folk Center near Old Town Berea on Saturday November 16th at 11 am.


Sunday Nov 17
The Kentucky Holly Jolly Christmas Expo is Sunday, November 17 from noon to 4 pm at DoubleTree Suites on Richmond Road.


Saturday Nov 23
The Spindletop Hall Open House and Craft Fair is on Saturday, November 23 at 10 am.

This winter the Lexington Art League introduces a brand new one day holiday market exclusively for Kentucky artists on Saturday, November 23 from noon until 7 pm at Loudon House.

Head to the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, November 23 for Southern Lights Stroll 5K at 6:15 pm.

Man O’War Harley-Davidson is hosting guests on Saturday, November 23 for a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner at 11 am. After you eat as much as your stomach can handle, join in their poker run for a chance to win a gift card.

Holiday: pumpkin pie with a fork going through it


Sunday Nov 24
Work up an appetite for Thanksgiving dinner with the 4th Annual Gobbler Half Marathon on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 8:30 am at Mereworth Farm in West Lexington.


Wednesday Nov 27
Lexington Rescue Mission’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner is Wednesday, November 27 at 4 pm.


Thursday Nov 28

The Thoroughbred Classic 5K is Thursday, November 28 at 9 am at Keeneland.


christmas tree with colorful lights and a young boy looking at itHappy Black Friday, Nov 29
Hamburg is Happening for the Holidays and the HJ crew will be live with videos and albums. Follow along at Hamburg Journal facebook, twitter, and instagram.

The 26th Annual Southern Lights holiday festival will return to the Kentucky Horse Park on Friday November 29 through December 31 at 5:30 pm. Saturday Nov 30

The Gobble Grease Toss is at the Redwood Cooperative School, from 10 am til 2 pm. Lexington residents can bring cooking oil in a disposable container with a lid.

Santa and the Mayor will light the tree in Triangle Park on November 29. Festivities are from 3pm-7pm.


Saturday Nov 30
On Saturday, November 30, Singletary Center for the Arts presents Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at 7 pm.


Friday, Dec 13

Morning Pointe hosts their Nativity Scene on Friday, December 13 from 6 pm until 8 pm. Santa & Mrs. Claus are in attendance for photos along with a petting zoo, hot chocolate bar, and Christmas cookies.



This article also appears on page 8 of the November 2019 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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