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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Waverly Hills Laser Light Show

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When I think of Christmas traditions, Waverly Hills Sanatorium has never come to mind. Mostly known for being one of the most haunted places on earth, I never thought I would be intentionally heading up that winding road in my minivan with my husband and three children in tow. We all still sleep with a night light and creepy is totally not our thing. That being said, I have always been a little bit curious about Waverly Hills. Besides, who doesn’t like a Christmas light show?



 photo 20161202_175921_zpsnx0jcooq.jpgSo we all piled up and headed to the Sanatorium for the Waverly Hills Laser Light Show. As soon as we got through the gates, there were Christmas lights and themes galore all the way up to main attraction! Santa and his reindeer, a nativity set, dinosaurs, nutcrackers, all sorts of inflatables, and more lined the windy drive up to Waverly Hills.

We attended the first showing at 6, and we were the first ones in and got the prime spot right in the middle. Looking straight up at the looming building and all its history was actually pretty awesome and only slightly moved the needle on my creepy meter. We were instructed to turn our radio to a specific station then we waited for the light show.

My kids flat out thought it was amazing!! The lights are perfectly synchronized to all the Christmas favorites from Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree to Silent Night to a seasonal Turn Down For What. Lights danced in front of us in so many forms and kept us all entranced for the entire show. We were all singing along and some wonderfully beautiful memories were made. I mean, who can forget a laser light show at Waverly Hills? Besides the flawlessly executed lights on the building’s façade, the historical setting makes for a pretty fantastic experience.

 photo b5ee893b-f111-4bae-a6ce-fcfe443e2575_zpsrbw3jrtd.jpgIt’s definitely worth the $25 admission for a carload of up to 7 people. Waverly Hills has teamed up with Dare to Care, and if you bring some non-perishable foods, you get $5 off your admission along with some holiday warm fuzzies for helping a good cause. Every Friday and Saturday through Christmas Eve, the shows start at 6 p.m. and are every half hour until 10 (gates open at 5:30). I would recommend going around 7 for the second hour. We were at the first show and there were a couple technical difficulties with the sound, so when we go next year (and we WILL go next year), we’ll wait until a later showing

 photo 20161202_181551_zpspvljbrmc.jpgThe show is appropriate for all ages; just make sure everyone takes a potty break beforehand as there are no facilities. We were able to completely shut the engine down on the van without getting cold, but a festive idea would be to take a thermos of hot chocolate and some fuzzy blankets if the weather is a little too frightful. So go enjoy the show and have some Louisville Family Fun!

By Guest Contributor: Dana

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Gift Ideas FROM Teachers

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We talked to local teachers to find out what toys and games they'd love their students to receive this holiday season.


Preschool ideas:

Playdough, Mr. Potato Head, stringing beads, Lite-Brite and scissors all help develop fine motor skills.

Building toys like Lego and Lincoln Logs are helpful for creativity as well as fine motor skills.

Snail's Pace Race teaches color, counting and taking turns without competitiveness.

Spelling Bee Bingo reinforces letters.

CandyLand and Chutes and Ladders teach basic counting skills.

Sum Swamp teaches basic math skills.

Dice games help with recognizing patterns and counting.

*Teacher Tip! - When playing board game, have your kids follow ALL of the rules ALL of the time, and make sure to let your child lose about half the time.

*Teacher Tip! A small white board is an easy, inexpensive gift that most children love. In addition to letting your child play with it independently, keeping it close by when doing reading homework in later years can be really helpful.


Elementary ideas

Grades K-1

Hullabaloo gets little ones moving.

Uncle Wiggily for number fluency.

WOO! introduces simple addition and spelling concepts.

Coggy encourages visual-spatial skills, critical thinking and logic.


Grades 2-3

SET family card game is great for higher level thinking.

Tenzi and Slapzi encourage dexterity, quick thinking, and interaction.

Perplexus improves hand-eye coordination and spatial relations and develops motor and dexterity skills.

Rory's Story Cubes is a creative story generator, providing hours of imaginative play.


Grades 4-5

Rummikub encourages family interaction and logic.

Qwirkle encourages visual thinking and planning, strategy. A LouFamFun fave!

Blokus develops logic and spacial perception while kids learn to be tactical.

Ivan’s Hinge patterned challenge cards invite curiosity, logic, determination and refines visual spatial skills.

*Teacher Tip! Bring the classic board games back into the home. With the electronics explosion we are experiencing in our world, conversation between parents and children has been reduced tremendously. There seems to be a decline in language and vocabulary skills in the past 5-6 years that could be attributed to too much screen time. Playing a board game encourages lots of healthy dialogue! Not to mention the added benefit of learning to take turns, win and lose gracefully and think strategically.

*Reading Intervention Teacher Tip!!! Books are the best gift of all. While electronic books are awesome and easy to access, I have noticed in the past few years that some of my beginning readers struggle with turning pages, reading the left page before the right page and understanding directionality of print. Having an adult read a real book with or to a child naturally establishes these early concepts of print. It also encourages lots of rich conversation – so healthy!

Note: Amazon affiliate links were provided for visual aid. These games and toys are available at many retailers, including local independent toy stores, so be sure to check your favorite store.

By Guest Contributor: Dana


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Week in Preview December 5th-8th

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No time to sit still, get moving and have some fun!

Here are my picks for the week!

Live it:Splurge a little this week and go see Linkin' Bridge and Tom Mabe on Thursday. Join them as they give back with a night of entertainment and inspiration to benefit Blessings in a Backpack and 100 Black Men of Louisville at The Kentucky Center on Thursday, December 8th starting at 7pm. For more information check it out here!

Eat it:Have dinner Tuesday at Senor Iguanas and get a free kid's meal with the purchase of an adult meal! Check out their website for more information!

Move it: Get moving at KaZoing Party and Play on Wednesday, December 7th for their Holiday Party from 5-8pm! Free Santa visit, jumping elves, face painting, and more! Admission is 1 new unopened gift per child or $8 to be donated to Foster Care Children in the community. Find out all the news here!

Learn it: Join others at the Santa’s Workshop at the Main Library in Oldham County on Tuesday from 6-8pm! This year, they are celebrating the holidays and local ingenuity. Children can make a variety of crafts and science projects in the elf themed maker room. Families can enjoy holiday music and refreshments while interacting with local artisans. Learn about the different processes of creating from experts in weaving, glass bead making, molding, and more. Don’t miss out on this free event for all ages! Find more information here!

By Guest Contributor:

Kelly

Friday, December 2, 2016

Picks for things to do this weekend around Louisville: December 2,3,4


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Check out our HOLIDAY EVENTS LIST!
Adventure throughout Kentuckiana this weekend:






Friday:  
Waverly Hills celebrates the Holidays with a Laser Light Show! Drive up the newly decorated winding road to Waverly Hills, see the beautiful historic building, and enjoy a laser show unlike anything else in town. And you never have to leave the warmth of your car! Bring non-perishable food items for a Dare to Care and receive $5 off your admission! Gates open from 5:30 to 10:00 pm For a standard car (Max 7 people): $25.00 per vehicle.

Saturday:  
 photo 11 x 17 2016 Christmas poster-FINAL_zpsnbevg5cj.jpgWe've said it before, we really enjoy events at the Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve and their annual Nature of Christmas event is Saturday from noon - 3pm.  They have crafts, shopping, treats and hot chocolate, food, hay rides and of course, visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus (1:30-3pm). The Bell Choir plays at 12:30pm and it's very nice!  It's free (donations encouraged).


Sunday: 
Skate with Santa at the Jeffersonville Ice Rink. The rink is real ice and located at Market & Spring St. in Jeffersonville. Santa is there on Sunday from 1-4pm. It is $8 per person and there's a $2 discount if you bring your own skates. Hopefully the rain holds off during this time!

Stephanie

P.S. - Tune in! Stephanie and Dan talk about community service

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Free Things To Do in and around Louisville, KY, December 2016



There's so much going on in December and we know......it involves a lot of spending.  So, let's take a moment to focus on some FREE family fun!

1. Carriage Rides with Santa
Every Saturday and Sunday through December 18, 2016, 12:00 -4:00PM
Head to the Paddock Shops and enjoy a free ride with carriage ride with Santa around the shopping area.

2. Speed Art Museum Free Admission
Every Sunday, 12:00- 5:00PM
Thanks to a generous contribution from Brown-Forman, anyone can visit the Speed for free on Sundays through March 2021.

3. Nutcracker Family Storytime at Louisville Free Public Library Branches
Thursday, December 01, 2016, 6:30 PM, Iroquois
Tuesday, December 06, 2016, 6:30 PM, St. Matthews
Thursday, December 08, 2016, 6:30 PM, Main Library

Children of all ages and their families are invited to one of six special Nutcracker Family Storytimes with Louisville Ballet. The events feature a Louisville Ballet dancer reading the classic holiday story The Nutcracker, followed by Nutcracker-inspired crafts and activities. PLUS, one lucky family at each storytime will receive 4 tickets to see Louisville Ballet’s production of The Brown-Forman Nutcracker.

4. The Polar Express Storytime- Friday December 2, 2016 7:00 PM
All aboard! Come in your PJs and join in the magical evening at Barnes and Noble at the Paddock Shops or the Shoppes at Plainview as they host their annual Polar Express Storytime. Coloring and activities to follow, including writing a Dear Santa letter. Also check out their holiday themed story times on Saturdays throughout the month of December.

5. Highview Holiday Fest- Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:00-8:00PM
Join the holiday fun at the Highview Holiday Fest at the Highview Park and SE Government Center on Outer Loop. Free, fun, family friendly event.

6. Light Up the Village at Westport Village- Friday, December 2, 2016, 5:00PM
Westport Village will host its Light Up The Village holiday celebration with festivities that will include decorations, lights, holiday cheer and special promotions and give aways at select shops.


7. 13th Annual Nature of Christmas in Goshen- Saturday, December 3 from 12 – 3 p.m. (Rain Date December 10)

Get into the holiday spirit with your friends, family and neighbors at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve! Come for the free chili, hot dogs and hot chocolate. Enjoy live music, artisans and gift booths, crafts and the always popular hay ride. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be here for photos and to hand out treat bags to the first 200 children.

8. Light Up St. Matthews- Saturday, December 3, 2016, 4:00-6:00PM

Go to Brown Park for Light Up St. Matthews, a neighborhood tradition for decades! Enjoy light displays cookies and hot chocolate, a live DJ, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, activities for the kids, and fun for the entire family. At 6 p.m. the event concludes with Santa turning on the lights throughout the park.

9. Building Workshops- Saturday, December 3, 2016

Little builders can enjoy a free workshop at Home Depot to build a Gingerbread Man Candy Dish or the Lowes Build and Grow Workshop to build Christmas Ornaments. Register online to attend either event.

10. Family Fun Night: Holiday Open House- Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:00-8:00pm

Go to the Oldham County Library for a festive evening including crafts, music and refreshments.

11. Festival of Nativities- December 8-10, 2016

See over 500 nativity scenes from around the world at The Crestwood Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Attractions include: Children's room, Treat Room, Family Photo Booth, Nativity Art Tours, Live Artists, Living Nativity, Musical Concerts, Nativity Story Readings in English and Español.

12. Christmas Gift and Décor Show- December 9-11, 2016

Head to the Kentucky Expo Center and enjoy free admission to the show with over 750 vendors and free pictures with Santa!

By Guest Contributor: Tami

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Review of ClickList at Kroger in Prospect, KY

I've been hearing friends and family rave about curbside grocery pickup for months. When the Kroger near my home recently began offering ClickList, I knew I had to give it a try.

 photo 18a4bfe7-7eec-4e68-99a0-43b6b491aa47_zpspsshytxo.jpgCurbside grocery orders are placed online. The process was easier than I expected. I already had an online account with Kroger, which I use for uploading digital coupons to my Plus card. I went to the Kroger.com as usual and selected ClickList to begin my order. I was pleasantly surprised by the ease of the online ordering process. The first screen I came to showed items I had recently purchased (as tracked by my Kroger Plus card). Each item included a photo with the description, which was helpful. The only thing to be careful of is size, since a 10 oz package looks the same a 30 oz package in a photo. I quickly scrolled through the list and clicked to add some often used grocery staples to my cart.

The next section showed my sale items. These are items that I've previously purchased that are currently on sale. I added extras of some of these items to my cart, if the deal was especially good, just as I would have if I had been walking through the store. I appreciated not missing out on these types of deals! If you're not careful, there are a few deals you might miss out on. For example, Kroger was running a 'mix and match 10 items' deal. If you buy 10 items with a special tag, you get each of those items at a reduced price. There are no special tags when ordering on ClickList. However, if you click the tab for Savings and then select Weekly Ad, you can learn about these sales and still take advantage of them. Also, it is important to note the prices you pay are the ones the item is being sold for on the day of pickup-- not the day of order. I would avoid ordering on a change over date if you're trying to take advantage of special sales.

For the rest of my grocery list, I used the search bar to find the item I needed. The search feature worked pretty well. For example, I typed in "baby spinach" and it brought up the leafy greens I was looking for in the various brands offered. However, it also showed me jars of spinach baby food. I didn't find that to be a problem, but one could avoid seeing the extra items, by narrowing down the search to "produce" by checking a box on the side. The first time I ordered on ClickList, I found all of the items I needed without any problems. The second time I ordered, I noticed a few items missing. One type of salad I like wasn't an available option, nor was the brand of frozen vegetable egg rolls I prefer. I also learned that, while "cosmetics" is a featured category, makeup items really aren't available through ClickList at this time. If I needed mascara, I'd have to go in the store or order it from Amazon. Overall, the product availability was quite extensive, so I don't find that to be a major deterrent.

For all items, the price (with Plus card) was clearly displayed. I appreciated the fact that I could see a running total as I added items to my cart. I could see that being very helpful for staying on budget. It was easy to scroll back through and remove products I changed my mind about. On the review screen at the end, I noticed the words "allow substitution" under each item with a check box beside it. The boxes were automatically checked, but I could uncheck them if desired. I decided to leave them all checked to see if any substitutions would be made. I had previously read that Kroger ClickList associates had been trained to make appropriate substitutions, so I was curious to see what would happen.

 photo FullSizeRender 25_zpsdyizjwbk.jpgAt the end of the online ordering process, I was able to select a pick up date and time. It's important to note that you cannot order and pick up groceries within the same day. Your pick up date will likely be the next day, but it could possibly be later. The first time, I ordered early on a Sunday and was able to pick up my groceries the next morning. The second time I ordered, I got a late start on Sunday evening. When I started my order, the available pick up time was 2 - 3 pm on Monday, but by the time I was finished and ready to select a time, it was up to 7 - 8 pm. Lesson learned. My advice is to get an early start on filling your cart. After a pick up time is selected, you can edit your cart up until midnight. 

 photo FullSizeRender 24_zps2fnkly1f.jpgThe online instructions say to go to the store at your pick up time and follow the signs to the ClickList area. I did not notice any signs outside of the Prospect Kroger when I arrived for pick up. After driving around the lot for a while, I realized that pick up was behind the store. There were several spaces clearly marked for ClickList. The sign in front of each space has a phone number on it to call when you arrive. Don't forget to bring your cell phone! Upon calling, the associate came out within 2 - 3 minutes.

When the ClickList associate came out, he was very friendly. I did not have to get out of the car for anything. The first thing he did was go over list of substitutions that were made on my order. There were multiple items that were required substitution, but I was pleased with all of their choices. The best part of substitutions is, you receive the lowest price. For example, the brand of bacon I ordered was on sale for $1.99 per package. It was unavailable, so they substituted a similar bacon that retailed for 3 times that price and I only paid $1.99. That was quite a nice surprise! Had I not been pleased with the substitutions, I could've rejected them. I noticed that the substituted items had been bagged in regular Kroger bags rather than the white, ClickList bags so that the associate could easily find them and remove them from my order if needed.

Paying for my groceries was easy. I used my credit card and signed the associate's tablet while still in my car. All of my online coupons were automatically applied. I did not try to use paper coupons, but I've heard that they can be used, though they slow down the check out process. While the associate was at my car, I inquired about the storage of ClickList orders after they were picked. He explained to me that they have large refrigeration and freezer rooms where they store the cold items until pick up. So for those who live far from the store, ClickList may be a better option than going inside the store, since your cold groceries remain refrigerated or frozen until they are taken out to you car.

Upon arrival at home, I found that all of my groceries were as expected with no missing items. When ordering the produce, you are able to make a note about what you like (for example, "green bananas") so that helped to insure that those items would be to my liking. The only trick is some of those items are by weight and some by quantity, which I didn't notice, so I only ended up with 2 bananas.

Overall, my impression of ClickList was extremely positive. I really liked the online process, and could see value in looking up items online to price check first even if I planned to go into the store to make my purchase. The fee for using ClickList in the Louisville area is $4.95 per order, however the fee is waived the first 3 times. I think it's a fair price, considering it saved me at least an hour of time and I saved money on substitutions I would've had to pay for if I substituted on my own. At first, I thought this service was only for the elderly, disabled or parents with young children. However, I can see it as beneficial for anyone. In addition to saving time, I didn't make impulse buys and made a more thorough list than usual. I wouldn't use it for a quick trip to get just a few items, but I'll definitely use ClickList again for my major weekly shopping trip!

By Guest Contributor: Brandy




Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch or Dinner with Santa in and around Louisville, 2016

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Start a new holiday tradition and enjoy a meal with Santa! This is one of my children's favorite things to do around Christmas. Just be sure to call ahead, as most require reservations in advance. 


Saturday, December 3


The Galt House - Breakfast with Santa. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $40/child. $20/adult. No charge for 2 and under. *Includes admission to Christmas at the Galt House.

Spirit of Jefferson - Brunch cruise with Santa & Mrs. Claus. 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.  $32/child. $42/adult.
$41/seniors.

Jefferson Mall Chic-fil-A- Breakfast with Santa in the food court. 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Donuts With Santa - Donuts, crafts, raffle, face painting and photos with Santa at Harmony Elementary School in Goshen, KY. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Breakfast With Santa and Advent Workshop - Breakfast with Santa for all ages from 9 - 10 a.m. Advent workshop for children age 3 yrs - 5th grade from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Middletown United Methodist Church. RSVP 502-245-8839.

Pancakes with Santa - Pancakes, crafts, face painting, raffles and meet and greet with Santa, Elsa, Anna and Olaf. Sullivan University. $5 admission.

Breakfast with Santa - All-you-can-eat breakfast, fire truck, bounce house, games, Christmas movies and Santa! McMahan Fire Dept. $5 for children. $7 for adults. No charge for children 2 and under. Benefits Crusade for Children. 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Pancakes with Santa - Santa, pancakes and craft stations. $3 for kids 12 and under. $5 for adults. No charge for children 2 and under. Southern High School. 9 - 11 a.m.


Sunday, December 4

Martini Italian Bistro - Breakfast buffet and Santa visit at your table. 9 and 9:30 a.m. $6.95/child 12 & under. $16.95/adult.

U of L Golf Club - Breakfast with Santa. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. $7.50 for children 4 - 10 yrs old. $14.99 for adults. Call 852-8958 for reservations.


Friday, December 9

Dinner with Santa - Mexican food and free pictures with Santa at Gusavto's Mexican Grill Crestwood. 6 - 9 p.m.


Saturday, December 10

The Galt House - Breakfast with Santa. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $40/child. $20/adult. Free for 2 and under. *Includes admission to Christmas at the Galt House.

Spirit of Jefferson - Brunch cruise with Santa & Mrs. Claus. 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.  $32/child. $42/adult.
$41/seniors.

St. Paul United Methodist Church - Breakfast with Santa. Pancakes, crafts games and photo ops.

Santa Breakfast - Pancakes, crafts and photos with Santa. Klothe-A-Kid and Dream Express will giveaway clothing and storybooks. This event is free. North Bullitt Christian Church. 9 - 11 a.m.

Breakfast with Santa - Breakfast, crafts, games, Santa, cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus and more. Westport Rd. Church of Christ. 9 - 11 a.m.

LaGrange Mason 2nd Annual Breakfast with Santa - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Bring a new unwrapped toy for the Not Forgotten Box and receive a free pancake breakfast.

Dinner with Santa - Mexican food and free pictures with Santa at Gusavto's Mexican Grill Prospect. 6 - 9 p.m.


Sunday, December 11

Martini Italian Bistro - Breakfast buffet and Santa visit at your table. 9 and 9:30 a.m. $6.95/child 12 & under. $16.95/adult.

Santa Lunch - Crestwood Christian Church. 12:15 - 2 p.m.

Santa at Captain's Quarters - 11 a.m. -2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m. Free photos and ornament making. Kids 12 and under eat free with adult entree purchase.

St. Aloysius Breakfast with Santa - The St. Aloysius Women's Club is sponsoring breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Admission is $5 per person and includes a pancake breakfast, crafts and a visit with Santa!


Saturday, December 17

The Galt House - Breakfast with Santa. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $40/child. $20/adult. Free for 2 and under. *Includes admission to Christmas at the Galt House.

JDRF Breakfast with Santa - Breakfast with Santa at the Cheesecake Factory, Mall St. Matthews. 8 - 10 a.m. Tickets are $10. No charge for age 1 yr and under.

Oldham County Schools Arts Center - Pancake breakfast and photo with Santa. 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Know of a Santa meal we missed? Email the information to brandy@louisvillefamilyfun.net.


By Guest Contributor: Brandy



Sunday, November 27, 2016

Week in Preview November 28th - December 1st

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Make this week fantastic!

Here are my picks for the week!

Live it: Enjoy some Christmas Lights at the World's ONLY Drive-Thru Underground Light Show!
Pick a day this week to head over to the Louisville Mega Cavern to get yourself into the Holiday Spirit! Find all the details here along with a coupon!

Eat it: Visit W.W. Cousin's on Monday or Tuesday after 4:00pm to enjoy kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal. Check out their Facebook page for more information!

Move it: Go ice skating this week downtown at the plaza at 4th and Jefferson Streets! The skating rink is open Monday-Thursday from 11:00am-10:00pm. For more information and all the hours open click here!

Learn it: Mayor's Music & Art Series will be held in the WFPK studio, 619 S. Fourth St. on Thursday, December 1st. Their monthly shows spotlight local musicians and artists in the intimate setting of the Mayor’s Gallery Listening Room at historic Louisville Metro Hall. Performances are the first Thursday of the month. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. with music starting at 12:10 p.m. and lasting about 45 minutes. All shows are free and open to the public, first come/first served.

By Guest Contributor:

Kelly

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Picks for things to do this weekend: Thanksgiving

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We are enjoying family time, just like you. We have linked up some items below so you can find your fun.  As always, our trusty calendar is also ready for you to review and find events.

If you are reading on a mobile device, we recommend you download our app because that's the easiest way to see the calendar when you are out and about. 
  
Check out our HOLIDAY EVENTS LIST!

Please refer to our Winter Fun Page for lots of ideas!

~Stephanie

Psssssst: Tune into the latest episode of Fortyish - Dan & I chat with our adopt-a-mom-of-a-friend-when-yours-is-on-a-cruise Velma! 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Top Five Favorites from Christmas at the Galt House in Louisville, KY

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Christmas at the Galt House is back again and I attended for a media event to see what's new.  As always, it's very colorful and gets you in the mood for the holidays. Here are my favorite parts of our day.

1. Santa Claus - Santa is waiting for you to have your picture taken in one of the first rooms you encounter. You can buy a professional picture or just take one with your own camera.
 
2. The 12 Days of Christmas KaLightoscope! Starting with a partridge in a pear tree, past turtle doves and French hens, through golden rings, over a bridge of swans a swimming, with the last stop being 12 drummers drumming. Our favorite was 8 Maids a Milking!

3. The Naughty or Nice Mat- Step just right and either the naughty or nice lights will brighten up, letting Santa know which list to put you on. Santa’s elf will help, but make sure you are on the lookout or you may pass it up.

4. The interactive camera in the KaLightoscope near the 4 Calling Birds. Put your face in front of the camera and it will be projected onto 3 different luminaries.

5. Carolers – they are sure to put you into the Holiday Spirit and sound wonderful singing favorite Christmas Songs.

LouFamFun's Christmas Galt House album on Photobucket

Learn more about Christmas at the Galt House on their website.

By Guest Contributor: Kelly