pg-06-hj_november_2016November means Thanksgiving which means Christmas is right about the corner. Here are come events designed to help you celebrate the season.

Tuesday, Nov. 4

My Favorite Things’ Christmas Wonderland Open House is Nov. 4-6. The event is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 4-5 and 1 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 6. There will be in-store discounts up to 20 percent off. Complete with indoor snowfall and singing reindeer. Santa will visit on Nov. 5. My Favorite Things is located at 2721 Old Rosebud Rd #110,

Saturday, Nov. 26

The annual Lexington Christmas Tree Lighting is on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Triangle Park. There will also be a Holiday Market and Holiday LIVE!

Sunday, Nov. 26

The Lexington Children’s Theatre puts on The Snow Queen at the Lexington Opera House on Nov. 26 with shows running through Dec. 4.

Saturday, Nov. 26 – 2 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 3 – 2 and 7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 4 – 2 p.m.

“When worlds collide – snowflakes and splinters of the glass mirror fly and Kai chooses the path of the Snow Queen. Now Gerda must strap on her red shoes and embark on an epic journey to rescue the boy she loves.”

Sunday, Nov. 27

The Lexington Chamber Chorale presents Christmas in the Great Hall at Second Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 at 5:00 pm.

“Feast your eyes and ears on ceremonial music of Medieval England, including vignettes of Madrigal Dinner dialogue, in the beautiful Gothic sanctuary of Second Presbyterian Church. Fresh arrangements of non-Medieval familiar carols, some with audience participation, will be part of the program.”

Friday, Dec. 2 

Illuminated Evening starts Friday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and runs through Dec. 23.

“In addition to regular Holiday festivities, Illuminated Evenings will feature caroling choirs, roaring fires, twinkling lights and special visits with Mrs. Claus. Each Saturday will feature different performers, programs and tours.”

Also, the shops at Shaker Hill will be opened for extended hours and with new Christmas merchandise.

The 10th Annual Holly Day Market will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park Friday, Dec. 2 through Sunday Dec. 4. The Junior League of Lexington, which sponsors the event, mixes boutique-style holiday shopping with events and activities designed to get customers into the holiday spirit. The admission fee goes to the Junior League of Lexington. For more information, call the Junior League at 859.252.5727 or visit The hours are Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon until 6p.m.

There will be a Breakfast with Santa Saturday, Dec. 3 from 8 until 10 a.m. at Applebee’s, 1856 Alysheba Way., sponsored by the Central Kentucky Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. to support the group’s mission of investing in programs and services that create a strong foundation for children. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be the special invited guests.

Sunday, Dec. 4

Worship band Casting Crowns is at Rupp Arena 7 p.m. on Dec. 4, 2016. Tickets are available on Ticketmaster.

“With 8.8 million albums sold to date—including one RIAA Double Platinum Album, four Platinum and six Gold records, and two Platinum and four Gold DVDs—Casting Crowns remains the top-selling act in Christian music since 2007.”

Tuesday, Dec. 6

The Lexington Christmas Parade will be on Main Street between Midland and Mill on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 9

Handel’s Messiah will be presented Friday, Dec. 9 at the Singletary Center for the Arts. The Lexington Singers annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah” features the most musicians on one stage in central Kentucky. It’s a holiday tradition you and your family will not want to miss. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Friends of Bluegrass Conservancy will host Jingle Bell Bash at the Hunt-Morgan House on Friday, Dec. 9, beginning at 7 p.m. Celebrate Bluegrass land conservation with live music, food, drinks, and a silent auction. For ticket information,  contact Laura at 859.255.4552 or email

Saturday, Dec. 10

The Lexington Philharmonic will host A Cathedral Christmas at Cathedral of Christ the King  on Dec. 10 at 8 p.m.

“The Cathedral of Christ the King will resound with joyful sounds of chamber choirs, soloists, and orchestra in A Cathedral Christmas! Emerging soloists Jarrett Ott, baritone and Sarah Shafer, soprano and organist Jon Johnson perform works by John Rutter, Gerald Finzi, Vaughan Williams, and Bach with the Lexington Chamber Chorale and the chamber choir ECCO.”

Holiday Classic On Ice will be presented Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Lexington Ice Center from 5 until 7 p.m. The Thoroughbred Figure Skating Club will present Holiday Classics on Ice, featuring the Grinch, Charlie Brown, and others.

Tuesday, Dec. 13

A Jazzy Holiday Concert takes place in the Singletary Center Recital Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 pm.

Friday, Dec. 16

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical will be at the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts on Friday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.

“The beloved stop-motion classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. From fleeing the Abominable Snow Monster to saving Christmas, join Rudolph and his friends Clarice, Hermey the Elf, and Yukon Cornelius as their adventures teach us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the little misfit in all of us.”

This article also appears on pages 6 and 7 of the November 2016 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal. For more Hamburg area news, subscribe to the Hamburg Journal weekly digital newsletter.