Looking for holiday events in Downtown Louisville this season? We have a comprehensive list of all the holiday events happening in 2018 in Downtown Louisville!
Venue: Downtown Louisville
Date(s): November 23, 2018 - January 1, 2019
Start Date: Nov 23rd, 2018 - 12:00 AM
End Date: Jan 1st, 2019 - 12:00 AM
Ages: All Ages
DEC 15-16, 2018 — THE 6TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR! @KY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTERFleur De Flea Vintage Urban Markets
VINTAGE & HANDMADE HOLIDAY MARKET 201,8 SATURDAY – DECEMBER 8TH 10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM –AND– SUNDAY – DECEMBER 9TH 11:00 AM TO 5:00 PM KY International Convention Center 221 South 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202
One last chance to get dressed up and have some fun as your favorite characters or perhaps even meet a few in real life. Louisville Supercon is Nov 30 – Dec 2, 2018 at the Kentucky International Convention Center Kids 9 & under are free with a paying adult. Exhibition Hall Hours: Friday: 12:00pm – 8:00pm Saturday: 10:00am – 8:00pm Sunday: 10:00am – 6:30p
The Louisville Tourism Annual Luncheon and Recognition of Service Excellence Awards will be held Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Kentucky International Convention Center, with a reception beginning at 11 am and the awards luncheon at noon.Join us for special shopping events on Main Street all month with Main Street Association.
A Very Bourbon Holiday
Book a tasting tour with any one or all 6 of the best Bourbon distilleries in the Bourbon District of Downtown Louisville. Start at Angel’s Envy, one of the city’s most heavenly distilleries that has claimed its spot on Whiskey Row (a.k.a. Main Street). Next, head a little further down Whiskey Row to Old Forester and Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, or around the corner to Rabbit Hole, all are exceptional bourbon brands and Kentucky’s finest Louisville distillers. We also highly recommend a tour of all the distilleries and cooperage in our state through Mint Julep Tours.
Holiday Museum Hop on Museum Row
The Main Ticket admits you to all of these great attractions for one year from the date of purchase. It can be used for one admission, one time only, at each of the six attractions. Visit all six and save almost 50% off regular admission prices. Start with the award-winning Muhammad Ali Center, then head to the creative KMAC Museum. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Atlantic No. 5 (open Monday through Friday only), then finish the day with the historical Frazier History Museum or, if the kiddos are with you, the Kentucky Science Center and the Louisville Slugger Museum. All that education can really tire your brain, so grab a craft cocktail at Proof on Main’s Proof Bar, where, if you’re still hungry for even more fine art, you can peruse the stunning, ever-changing exhibitions at the adjoining 21C Museum Hotel.
A Christmas Carol
Presented by Actor’s Theatre November 20-December 23
NuLu Jingle Fest
November 10, 10am-7pm Our favorite, not-to-miss stores include: Scout, Revelry Boutique Gallery, Red Tree Furniture, Six Sisters Boutique and Mahonia. Have a laid-back lunch at the farm-to-table restaurant Harvest or grab a quick bite at one of our most loved restaurants, Royals Hot Chicken or Feast BBQ. And, if it’s a girls’ shopping day, pamper yourselves with an eyebrow wax from Dollface, a stylish spot that specializes in the artistry of brows and lashes.
Louisville Orchestra presents Messiah
The fourth consecutive season of Handel’s Messiah led by Kent Hatteberg and performed by CHORUS. Thursday, November 29 @ 7:30 PM Cathedral of the Assumption 433 S Fifth St, Louisville, KY 40202
Louisville Free Public Library events
Make holiday cards for soldiers and other crafts.
Home for the Holidays Family Concert
Kentucky Center November 24, 10am
Holiday Open House at Work the Metal
December 6, 5-8pm
Louisville Ballet presents The Brown-Forman Nutcracker
Experience the magic of this beautiful Louisville holiday tradition! Our uniquely Louisville telling of the classic story of Marie and her journey with her Nutcracker prince is a festive fairy tale for both the young and young at heart. Filled with magic, artistry and awe-inspiring sets and costumes, it will transport you to a wonderland where dreams come true!
Brunch with Santa
December 8 & 15 on Belle of Louisville
Build a Gingerbread House at Cooking @ Millies
December 15, 11am-1pm
Cookie Decorating Class at Cooking @ Millies
December 16, 2-4pm
THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER
December 15 & 22, 2018
Louisville Memorial Auditorium Performances at 2 & 5 pm
The Herdmans are the worst kids in the whole history of the world; they lie, steal and cheat. Now they have bullied their way into the church’s annual Christmas pageant! Slated to be the “worst pageant ever,” the whole town has gathered in anticipation, waiting to see the Herdmans ruin Christmas. Will the pageant be a disaster as everyone is expecting, or will the spirit of the season change the hearts and minds of the Herdman family?
Sugar Plum Party with the Louisville Ballet
Join the children’s casts from The Brown-Forman Nutcracker for a magical afternoon of holiday fun and festivities at a pre-show Sugar Plum Party! Tickets are $25 per person and include food, drinks, photos with cast-members, special art projects, and live entertainment. December 8, 15, 22 The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7 PM, Louisville Memorial Auditorium 970 South Fourth Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40203
Home for the Holidays
Louisville Orchestra presents Home for the Holidays Pops Concert. The tradition continues with Bob Bernhardt leading the Louisville Orchestra in Yuletide favorites! LaKisha Jones, vocalist, Bob Bernhardt, conductor Saturday, November 24, 2018 @ 8:00 PM, Whitney Hall Swan Lake This full-scale production, set to the music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky and based on Russian folklore and German legend, follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell. Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Choreography after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. Wednesday, November 28, 2018 @ 7:00 PM, Brown Theatre
Scrooge’s Christmas Journey
Actor’s Theatre November 17, 10:30am
Festival of Trees and Lights
Louisville Slugger Field hosted by the Children’s Hospital Foundation, hundreds of volunteers design and decorate Christmas trees, wreaths and hand crafted holiday items – all of which are for sale to raise funds for Norton Children’s Hospital. Festival Family Night is 11/9.
Holidays at the Galt
THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR’S EVE The Galt House Hotel spreads holiday cheer in our beautifully decorated hotel while inviting guests and members of the community to enjoy festive activities from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. The Galt House Hotel will host tasty holiday buffets, breakfasts and brunches, show family-friendly holiday movies, welcome the jolly old elf himself, and ring in the New Year in style. Because we love giving back to the community, we have also partnered with the United States Marine Corps’s Toys for Tots Program as the premier toy drop-off location in Louisville, KY.
THANKSGIVING at the Galt
Thanksgiving Buffet in RIVUE Restaurant and Lounge, November 22, 2018, 10AM-3PM, Celebrate the harvest with your family and friends, with farm-to-table dining and stunning views at RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge, located on the 25th Floor of the Galt House® Hotel. View the Menu. Adults: $59 • Child 6-12: $25 • 5 and under free • Reservations: RIVUE.com or (502) 568-4239 Thanksgiving Dinner in the Archibald Cochran Ballroom, November 22, 2018, 10AM-4PM, the Galt House Hotel invites you to a delicious buffet in the Archibald Cochran Ballroom. Pluse, get a sneak peek of the Galt House Hotel’s Elfapalooza and get into the holiday spirit with a ride on the Peppermint Express, our kiddie train. View the Menu. Adults: $40 • Child 6-12: $15 • 5 and under free • Reservations: (502) 568-4241
CHRISTMAS at the Galt
Elf-apalooza at the Galt House, December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22, 6PM to end of movie, Daisy Room, Every year. Santa opens a Workshop in the Galt House Hotel, and part of the hotel is transformed into a winter wonderland to make Santa’s elves feel more at home. You and your family can help Santa give toys to kids all over the world by donating a new, unwrapped toy to Toys for Tots. You can also meet Santa’s elves and see a holiday movie at 6PM. Snack on chicken fingers, popcorn, cookies, and hot chocolate. Adults can also enjoy some “adult” beverages. Plus, take a ride on the Peppermint Express, our kiddie train. Free, with a suggested toy donation to Toys for Tots.
Breakfast with Santa,
December 8, 15 & 22, 9AM-1PM, Lily Room, Santa will visit his Louisville Workshop at the Galt House Hotel every Saturday morning to enjoy a breakfast buffet with his elves. You and your family are invited, too. Along with a yummy buffet, kids can attend Elf School to make holiday crafts, ride the Peppermint Express, our kiddie train, through a winter wonderland, watch circus-style performances by the elves, and get a photo with Santa himself, at no extra charge, as our gift to you. Add a night’s stay in one of our Deluxe rooms, starting at $109, or a Suite, starting at $129 (Rooms will be booked separately. After purchasing your tickets, you will receive a link to a special rate through Eventbrite. Based on availability). Adult: $30 • Child: $15 • Tickets are non-refundable • Get tickets for December 8, December 15, or December 22 UPDATE: THE GALT HOUSE HOTEL HAS NO ROOMS AVAILABLE ON THE EVENING OF DECEMBER 8TH.
Christmas Eve Plated Dinner in RIVUE Restuarant & Lounge,
December 24, 2018, 5PM-9PM, Celebrate the holidays with a seasonal farm-to-table plated dinner in three courses. Savor winter offerings and garnishes like roasted Christmas goose, spiced ham shank, butternut squash risotto, chicken liver mousse with chopped winter truffle, lobster bisque, and a Yule Log, a traditional Swiss Christmas dessert. View the Menu. Adult: $65 • Child 6-12: $25 • 5 and under free • Reservations: RIVUE.com or (502) 568-4239
Christmas Day Buffet in RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge,
December 25, 2018, 11AM-3PM, Have a Merry Christmas with a a special holiday buffet at RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge with a carving station with premium condiments, a pasta station, seasonal favorites like marinated mushrooms, grilled vegetables, charred corn salad, sautéed green beans, sweet potato casserole, and traditional stuffing. View the Menu. Adults: $59 • Child 6-12: $25 • 5 and under free • Reservations: RIVUE.com or (502) 568-4239
NEW YEAR’S at the Galt
Dancing Through the Decades New Year’s Eve Party, December 31, 7PM-2AM, Grand Ballroom, Ring in the new year by Dancing Through the Decades, starting with cocktails and the groovy 70’s at 7PM. Have dinner and dessert buffets in the electrified 80’s at 8PM with a live band, and then dance the night away to a DJ or karaoke your favorite 80’s hair band anthem in our very own Studio 54. Stay for the champagne toast at midnight, and take the elevator home to one of our Deluxe guest rooms, starting at $139, or one of our suites, starting at $159 (Rooms are booked separately. After you purchase your tickets, you will receive a link to a special room rate through Eventbrite. Based on availability). $135 per person (21+) • Tickets are non-refundable • Get Tickets!
New Year’s Eve Plated Dinner in RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge,
December 31, 6PM-2AM, Spend the last evening of 2018 right — with stunning views of the river and city of Louisville while enjoying a fantastic plated dinner in four courses. Enjoy live music and a champagne toast at midnight. Take home a special New Year’s Eve keepsake as our gift to you. Or take the elevator home to one of our Deluxe guest rooms, starting at $139, or one of our Suites, starting at $159*. First Seating 6PM • Second Seating 8PM • Music 6PM–2AM • $175 per couple • Reservations RIVUE.com or (502) 568-4239
New Year’s Day Buffet in the Archibald Cochran Ballroom,
January 1, 2018, 11AM-2PM, Start 2019 (and recover from New Year’s Eve) with a tasty buffet in the Archibald Cochran Ballroom, featuring breakfast favorites, such as made to order omelets, French toast, and mini Belgian Waffles, along with comfort foods like smoked and roasted turkey, pintos and cornbread, and whipped potatoes. Enjoy full Bloody Mary and Mimosa bars (not included in price). View Menu. Adult: $35 • Child 6-12: $15 • 5 and under free • Reservations: (502) 568-4241
New Year’s Eve 2019 at Howl at the Moon Louisville!
Mon, Dec 31, 9:00pm Howl at the Moon Louisville, Louisville, KY Starts at $50.00
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