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Sunday, Dec 1
The Hamburg Pavilion hosts Pictures with Santa every Saturday from 10 am until 3 pm and Sunday from noon until 5 pm. Santa is set up between Torrid and Wildcat Wearhouse. They also host Storytime with Mrs. Claus every Sunday from noon until 5 pm.

Hamburg Journal CoverGet your picture taken with Santa Claus at Joseph-Beth Booksellers beginning Sunday, December 1. Book online to reserve your spot.

Have brunch with Santa Claus at the Kentucky Castle on Sunday, December 1 at noon.

Stroll through the Kentucky Horse Park and experience their traditional Southern Lights now thru December 31.

BIA’s annual Operation Military Cheer is happening until December 12. Unwrapped donations (toys, clothing, shoes, coats) can be dropped off at the BIA office. Items will be distributed to families and children of deployed and non-deployed military personnel in need.

 

Tuesday, Dec 3
A Christmas Carol returns to the EKU Center for the Arts on Tuesday, December 3 at 7:30 pm.

 

Thursday, Dec 5
The annual Holiday Sip & Shop event at Cork & Barrel is on Thursday, December 5 at 5:30 pm.

Have tea with the performers of The Nutcracker from the Lexington Ballet Company at The Kentucky Castle on Thursday, December 5 at 2 pm.

 

Friday, Dec 6
The Christmas Bake Sale at Holy Mother Queen of All Greek Orthodox Church is Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7 from 8 am until 5 pm.

Experience Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at Waveland Historic Site on Friday, December 6 at 7 pm. (Dec 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21)

 

Saturday, Dec 7
The Lexington Christmas Parade is Saturday, December 7 beginning at 11 am.

Holiday Guide: group of people dressed in christmas outfits running a race
Photo by Megan McCardwell/ HJ

The Reindeer Ramble is at Keeneland on Saturday, December 7 at 9 am.

Lexington Women’s Health Mixmas Market is Saturday, December 7 at 9 am at Crossroads Church featuring local vendors and pictures with Santa.

Wear your PJs and get into the Christmas spirit with PJ Polar Express Story Circle at Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate on Saturday, December 7 at 10 am. Admission includes snack, gift, and unique photo opportunity.

Santa is on hand at Southern Barker for pet pictures on Saturday, December 7 from noon until 4 pm, and again on Saturday, December 21. Be sure to bring a camera!

In support of Marine Corp Toys for Tots campaign, Santa is flying into the Aviation Museum of Kentucky on Saturday, December 7 at 1 pm. Bring a toy donation for admission and get your picture taken with the man in red.

Visit Santa at Home Depot on Richmond Road on Saturday, December 7 from 9 am until 2 pm.

 

Sunday, Dec 8
Enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride at Hamburg Pavilion on Sunday, December 8 from 1 pm until 3:30 pm. Pick up and drop off is at the gazebo between Ted’s Montana Grill and Victoria’s Secret.

 

Wednesday, Dec 11
Join Fayette Mall for their traditional Big Blue Santa on Wednesday, December 11 from 6 pm until 9 pm. Have your picture made with Santa in his Kentucky Blue suit along with the Kentucky Wildcat mascots.

 

Thursday, Dec 12
Ashland’s Candlelight Tour of Christmas Lights is on Thursday, December 12 beginning at 5:30 pm. Explore the estate at your leisure by ‘candlelight’ as each room will be decorated in a red, white, and silver theme with inaugural gowns on display.

The Festival of Trees at Richmond Place is a holiday party for everyone on Thursday, December 12 from 2 to 4 pm. The party features a winter wonderland inside the Richmond Place community (3051 Rio Dosa Drive). RSVP to 859.268.3405

 

Friday, Dec 13
Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming to town, and they are excited to take photos with the kids and hand out tons of candy canes at Morning Pointe of Lexington-East on Friday, December 13 at 6 pm. Enjoy a live Nativity Scene, petting zoo, hot chocolate bar, desserts, and Christmas cookies.

 

holiday guide Neighborhood: a man dressed as elf and santa claus with kidsSaturday, Dec 14
Join Forcht Bank in Hamburg for their annual Pancakes with Santa on Saturday, December 14 from 9 am until 11 am. Enjoy breakfast, reindeer games, ornament making, balloons, My Favorite Things basket raffle, and Santa!

The Kentucky Ballet Theater performs The Nutcracker beginning on Saturday, December 14 at the Lexington Opera House. Other show dates are December 15, 21, and 22.

Join Man O’War Harley-Davidson for pictures with Santa on Saturday, December 14 from 11 am to 3 pm.

 

Sunday, Dec 15
Enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride at Hamburg Pavilion on Sunday, December 15 from 1 pm until 3:30 pm. Pick up and drop off is at the gazebo between Ted’s Montana Grill and Victoria’s Secret.

 

Friday, Dec 20
Nutcracker in One Act presented by Bluegrass Youth Ballet is at the Singletary Center for the Arts on Friday, December 20 at 7 pm.

 

Sunday, Dec 22
Horse drawn carriage rides at Hamburg Pavilion are on Sunday, December 22 from 1 pm until 3:30 pm. Pick up and drop off is at the gazebo between Ted’s Montana Grill and Victoria’s Secret.

 

Holiday: santa clausMonday, Dec 23
Celebrate Christmas with “The Night Before Christmas Eve” Dinner in the Grand Ballroom with Santa at the Kentucky Castle on Monday, December 23 at 6 pm. Enjoy a chef’s table dinner, social seating, entertaining storytime with Santa, and photo opportunities.

 

Tuesday, Dec 24
Join Santa & Mrs. Claus on Christmas Eve for a special performance and telling of “The Night Before Christmas” at Santa’s Workshop in the Dillard’s Court at Fayette Mall at 8 am and noon.

 

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This article also appears on page 8 and 9 of the December 2019 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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