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December

House of Ruth’s Dining Out for Life – December 1, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Various Kentuckiana Restaurants. Dining Out for Life®, presented by Brown-Forman and benefitting House of Ruth, Returns December 1. During this annual event, some of the best Kentuckiana restaurants join together in support of House of Ruth by donating a percentage of gross sales to support its HIV/AIDS housing and support services. Diners can simply enjoy a meal at any of the participating restaurants to show their support or donate and dine out to fight AIDS. For a complete list of restaurant partners and more information, go to www.HouseofRuth.net. 


Holiday Designer Show House at Chestnut Hall – December 2-10, 11a-7p,12611 W HWY 42 Prospect KY 40059. The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation will open the doors of the historic house, once again, at TRF Sanctuary at Chestnut Hall this December with a Holiday Designer Show House to benefit the organization’s herd of nearly 450 retired racehorses. The historic farmhouse will be grandly decorated inside and out with exquisite décor by Cherry House Galleries, KP Design, Hound & Hare LLC, Jason Jennings Interior, Debhelin Designs, Living Spaces, Little Mount Lavender Company, Julia Carstanjen, Mandeline Hetzel Interiors, and All Lit Up. This event is being staffed by volunteers and friends of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. The historic farmhouse will be grandly decorated inside and out with exquisite décor by Cherry House Galleries, KP Design, Hound & Hare LLC, Jason Jennings Interior, Debhelin Designs, Living Spaces, Little Mount Lavender Company, Julia Carstanjen, Mandeline Hetzel Interiors, and All Lit Up. This event is being staffed by volunteers and friends of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. The event will run from Friday, December 2nd through December 10th and the house will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. This year’s event has been expanded to include the entire farmhouse and the barn. Tickets are $25 in advance or for $30 at the door. Kicking off the nine-day event, will be a Preview Night Party on Thursday, December 1, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, seasonal entertainment, an exclusive tour of the historic farm hour and an opportunity to meet some of our designers. Tickets for the Preview event are $75. 

Willy Wonka Kids – December 2nd at 10:00 am and 7:00 pm; December 3rd 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

Sacred Heart School for the Arts, Ursuline Arts Center, 3113 Lexington Rd. Louisville, KY 40206. The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka KIDS is a scrumdiddlyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. Adult: $10.00; Student $6.00. 

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus – Dec 2 – 11, 7:30 (Friday and Saturdays) & 2:00pm (Sundays), Highview Arts Center, 7406 Fegenbush Lane, Louisville KY 40228. Highview Arts Center is delighted to present Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus by Jamie Gorski. Based on true events, eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. Yes, Virginia follows two individuals on their journey to find if Santa Claus is indeed, real. Eight-year-old Virginia is left pondering whether or not Santa really exists after a series of unhappy events. $15 General Admission | $12 Student/ Senior. 

Infinity Mirror Dioramas – December 3rd, 1:00 pm. Make an enchanted diorama as you create an optical illusion using LEDs and mirrors. When the lights come on, your scenery appears to go on forever. $30 per person/$20 members. MakerPlace Workshops include general admission to Kentucky Science Center. Open to ages 8+. Please note that one adult is required to attend the workshop for every two children.


Polar Express Family Movie Night – December 3, 5:20-9:00 pm, Kentucky Science Center. All aboard for a magical holiday outing with your family at Kentucky Science Center! Grab your golden ticket and take a trip to the North Pole as you spend your evening watching the ever-popular holiday classic Polar Express in spectacular 3D. Activate your imagination and tickle your taste buds at our special liquid nitrogen ice cream bar. Don’t forget to stop by and take your picture with Frosty the Snowman for a treasured holiday keepsake that will last a lifetime. Member pricing: $20 adults/$25 children
Non-member pricing: $25 adults/$30 children.


Love Incarnate, Love Divine Christmas Concert – Dec 4 at 5pm, Dec 7 at 7:30pm, Dec 13 at 7:30pm, Christ Church United Methodist, 4614 Brownsboro Rd, Louisville, KY 40207. Annual Christmas Concert – A 33 year tradition!


Christmas Gift and Decor Show 2022 – Dec 9 11am-7pm, Dec 10 10am-7pm Dec 11 11am-5pm, KY Expo Center. The largest and finest free admission Gift and Decor Show in the nation featuring dealers from across the country selling gifts, decor, jewelry, clothes, crafts, candles, toys and more. Free admission. Free photos with Santa. 

The Nutcracker Ballet – Friday, December 9th at 10:00 am and 7:00 pm; Saturday December 10th at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm; Sunday December 11th at 2:00 pm,

Sacred Heart School for the Arts, Ursuline Arts Center, 3113 Lexington Rd. Louisville, KY 40206. This Ballet is performed by the SHSA Dance Ensemble with dancers from the entire Louisville community. This holiday tradition retells the story of E.T.A. Hoffman’s “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.” Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, and the Mouse King enter the realm of the Sugar Plum Fairy with all the treats one can enjoy! A twist on the traditional production, SHSA’s Nutcracker performances will feature spectacular Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Bollywood dance numbers, as well as stunning production, sets, and costumes. Your favorite holiday ballet just got even sweeter! Adult – $15.00; Senior $10.00; Student $8.00


Unexpected Gifts – December 10, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m, 3526 Ephraim McDowell Drive, Louisville. This is a Hosparus Health Grief Counseling Center family-centered workshop for ages 5 and up and the adult(s) to whom they are connected. The season of gift-giving invites us to consider what we have received from those close to us. Create ornaments and simple gifts to pay this forward. Lunch provided.

Kintsugi Agate Ornaments – December 10th, 1:00 pm, Kentucky Science Center. Explore the process known as kintsugi in a unique way. Taking broken agate slices, copper tape, and a soldering iron, piece together a wonderful art piece that will bring beauty to the once broken pieces. $30 per person/$20 members. MakerPlace Workshops include general admission to Kentucky Science Center. Open to ages 8+. Please note that one adult is required to attend the workshop for every two children.


Elf (The Movie) – December 16th & 18th, 2:00PM-3:40PM, Kentucky Science Center. Raised as an over-sized elf, a human travels from the North Pole to NYC to meet his biological father who doesn’t know he exists and is in desperate need of some Christmas spirit. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased on our “Movies” page.

 
 

Linocut Printmaking – December 17, 1:00 pm, Kentucky Science Center. Explore linoleum block printing as you use real tools to carve your design and create a reusable print block perfect for making your own cards, wrapping paper, and more. $30 per person/$20 members. MakerPlace Workshops include general admission to Kentucky Science Center. Open to ages 8+. Please note that one adult is required to attend the workshop for every two children.


Polar Express 3D – December 20th & 22nd, 2:00 pm -3:40pm, Kentucky Science Center. On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. $5 per person.


KY Flea Market New Years Spectacular 2022 – December 30, 2022-Jan 2, 2023, Dec 30 10am-6pm, Dec 31 10am-5pm, Jan 1 11am-5pm, Jan 2 10am-5pm, KY Expo Center. One of the areas finest Flea Markets featuring dealers from across the region selling antiques, collectibles, jewelry, clothes, surplus and more. Free admission.


January –

MakerPlace Workshop: Hydro Dipping – January 21, 12-1:30, Kentucky Science Center, Using a technique known as hydrodipping, create abstract artwork on the surface of water and transfer the artwork directly to any surface. MakerPlace Workshops include general admission to Kentucky Science Center. Open to ages 8+. Please note that one adult is required to attend the workshop for every two children.$30 per person/$20 members.

 

MakerPlace Workshop: String Art – January 7, 12-1:30, Kentucky Science Center. This art form is an amazing combination between woodworking and textile work. Participants pick out or create their own pattern to turn into an amazing keepsake that you can hang up in your room at home. MakerPlace Workshops include general admission to Kentucky Science Center. Open to ages 8+. Please note that one adult is required to attend the workshop for every two children.

$30 per person/$20 member, registration is required for this event. 
 

Harlem Globetrotters: 2023 World Tour – January 13, 7 PM, KFC Yum! Center, 1 Arena Plz, Louisville, KY 40202. The World-Famous Harlem Globetrotters return to the KFC Yum! Center Friday, January 13 with their 2023 World Tour presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs! Your favorite Globetrotter stars are bringing out their amazing basketball skill, outrageous athleticism and a non-stop LOL good time. Tickets for this event are $32. 

 
 

February 


March

Monster Jam Championship Series East – March 25 & 26, 7:00PM on 3/25 & 2:00PM on 3/26, Freedom Hall. This. Is. Monster Jam™! The most unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable motorsports experience for families and fans in the world today returns to Louisville for an adrenaline-charged weekend at Freedom Hall from March 25-26, 2023. 

 

Recurring Events:

Stroller Strides – Every Tuesday/Thursday (starting November 1st), 9:30am, King Louie’s Athletic Complex. Stroller Strides® is a functional, total-body conditioning workout designed for moms with kids in tow. Each 60-minute workout is comprised of strength training, cardio and core restoration, all while entertaining little ones with songs, activities and fun! Each Stroller Strides instructor is skilled to meet you where you are mentally and physically. You’ll leave class feeling connected, successful and energized! This class is all about self care in a supportive and encouraging environment.

 

 
Moms Next – September 21, October 19, November 16, December 14, Jan 18, Feb 15, March 15, April 19th, and May 17 at 5:30 PM, Westport Rd. Baptist Church. Calling all Moms of Elementary Students. Come meet other moms in the same season of parenting. Join us for dinner and fellowship! 

 
Tiny Art Tales – KMAC Museum, 10:30-11:15am, Join us on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month from 10:30-11:15 am for movement, music, and art making. At this moment, we are following CDC guidelines and asking all visitors two years of age and older to wear a face-covering during the program. This event happened every other Friday. 
 

PARISTOWN FLEA, Curated by Fleur de Flea and brought to you by  Paristown 

Starting May 15, 2021, and then every third Saturday through October, 9 AM – 6 PM. From 5 – 6 PM POWER HOUR (Dealers doing deals). 711 Brent St. Louisville, KY 40204. This is a six-month series of outdoor FREE flea markets that will take place on the third Saturday of each month throughout the cultural arts and entertainment district of Paristown. The outdoor markets are FREE  and pet-friendly, with plenty of FREE parking. Stop by the Korbel Mimosa  Bar or the Finlandia Bloody Mary Bar to grab a craft cocktail and browse more than 60 vendors selling vintage, vinyl, books, antiques, collectibles,  vintage clothes, and more. 

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Saturday Farm Animal Feeding – Blackacre State Nature Preserve And Historic Homestead. The volunteer animal feeders discuss feeding and caring for farm animals, will take place May 4th through Labor Day on Saturdays at 9:00am. Visitors are advised to wear appropriate shoes or bring spare shoes for the ride home, as we may get dirty, especially if it has been raining recently.  Feed will be provided, but Visitors are always welcome to bring their own treats to feed the animals. Apples, carrots, and bread are farm animal favorites. Meet in the barn for this fun opportunity!

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There are some drop-in opportunities at The Little Loomhouse. Isn’t it so great things are opening up for family fun? Get creative with weaving and learn some unique history. 
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Kentucky Science Center has small-group MakerPlace workshops planned for kids ages 8 and up. Macrame and pour painting fun! It’s just $10 for non-members and $8 for members. Limited space!


First Saturday Nature Hike at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Join Naturalists for this family-friendly 45-60 minute nature hike on the first Saturday of each month from 2 – 3 p.m. Each Saturday will feature a new hike to a different place for exploration, adventure, and a little bit of learning. No pets are allowed. The cost is $5 per person for members and non-members, regardless of age. Please register by 4 p.m. the day prior to the program by calling (502) 955-8512 or visiting Bernheim.org.


 

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