It feels like New Year’s Day was just a few weeks ago, but we are already coming around the bend to Christmas, and Lexington has some exciting Holiday activities you and your friends and family can take advantage of to get in the spirit! ‘Tis the season for fa-la-la-la-la-ing and cramming eleven cookies in the VCR!
Christmas Tree Lighting Festival
When: November 29th, 2019 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: Triangle Park
Check out the lighting of Lexington’s Official Christmas Tree in Triangle Park on November 29th! While you wait for the Mayor and Santa (oh my GOSH, I KNOW HIM!!) to light the tree, enjoy ice skating, music, and activities! This is a free and fun event that officially kicks off the Holiday season in Lexington.
Lexington’s Christmas Parade
When: December 7th, 2019 11:00 AM
Where: Main Street
Don’t miss out on Lexington’s Christmas Parade! Join thousands of Lexingtonians to see festive parade floats, marching bands, performers, and the man in the red suit, of course, traveling down Main Street!
Kentucky Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker
When: December 14th-22nd, 2019
Where: Lexington Opera House
See the classic Holiday story come to life at the Lexington Opera House. The Christmas Eve tale of the Nutcracker who defeats the Mouse King comes to life in the form of ballet, music, costumes, and a set that is sure to be a spectacle. Get your tickets here.
3rd Annual 12 Bars of Christmas Bar Crawl
When: Saturday, December 7th, 2019 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Where: Lexington area bars
MUST BE 21 TO PARTICIPATE
Throw on your best ugly Christmas sweater, holiday onesie, Santa suit, or elf costume and grab your friends for the 12 Bars of Christmas Bar Crawl! With the purchase of your ticket, you get a 16oz Bad Santa Stadium Cup for all your drinks, a Santa Hat for online orders only while supplies last, a wristband for entry and drink/food specials, no cover with your ticket purchase, drink specials at all participating bars, and the joy of seeing everyone dressed in outrageous costumes! Remember your ID and your phone so you can call a cab, Lyft, or Uber to drive you safely! Eat, DRINK, and be merry!! Follow this link for more info.
Southern Light Holiday Festival
When: Friday, November 29th, 2019 – Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 5:30 PM – 10 PM
Where: Kentucky Horse Park
Grab your friends and hop in the car to drive through Kentucky Horse Park’s 26th Annual Southern Lights holiday festival! See a dazzling display of Holiday and Bluegrass-state themed lights!
Barker’s Christmas Tree Farm
When: Opening Day – November 29th, 2019
Where: 1500 Deer Haven Ln, Lexington, KY 40509
A timeless holiday activity is choosing a fresh tree to take home and decorate. Go rockin’ around Barker’s Christmas Tree Farm and choose from a selection of White Pines, Canaan Firs, Douglas Firs, Norway Spruces, and Fraser Firs, starting at $35!
These are not the only events happening around town, so be sure to check out other sources to find the perfect event to get yourself in the Holiday spirit! My friends and I plan to check out Pinot’s Palette and Painting with a Twist for a fun Holiday themed sip and paint class. I’m also holing up in my apartment to binge all the Hallmark Christmas movies, bake gingerbread, and drink hot cocoa! Extra marshmallows, please! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so get out there and spread some cheer!
And to "wrap" this up... Merry Chrysler, y’all!