Holiday Happenings


NOV 2 -Nov 3

Lexington Christian Academy invites you to get your holiday shopping started with more than 80 vendors from throughout the region all under one roof for Peppermints and Pearls: A Holiday Shopping Boutique at LCA’s Rose Campus.



My Favorite Things in Hamburg invites you to their annual Christmas Open House Friday November 3 thru Sunday November 3. Kick off your holiday season with a visit to this year’s Nutcracker-themed showroom, and enjoy special appearances by the Lexington Ballet.



Corman’s Christmas Marketplace is Saturday Nov 4 at 10 am to 6 pm in the Distillery Square Event Center on Manchester Street.


Midway Old Fashioned Christmas will be November 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Midway shops and area street craft vendors will be open to fill holiday shopping lists. Chili cook-off 3-5pm. Contestants will be set-up along the street so shoppers can sample while they shop and then vote for their favorites.


Journey Church is hosting their annual Craft & Vendor Fair November 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafters and vendors from around Kentucky will be set up! Come get your Christmas shopping done early.


NOV 11

Saints Peter and Paul School’s Merry Market is Saturday November 11 5 pm to 9 p.m.


NOV 16

Kentucky Horse Park invites you to set the Holiday Season in motion as you join them for the 16th annual Southern Lights Stroll on November 16th at 6:30pm (competitive 5K), 6:35pm (stroll/walk).


NOV 17 – 18

Shop your favorite local vendors and mingle with friends at Christ the King’s Holiday Sip and Shop.


The Rockcastle River Trading Co. Christmas Open House starts November 17. Once again they have a great lineup of informal talks, tours and great ideas on how to decoration for the Holidays.


Come out for the 2nd Annual Gobbler Half Marathon, 10 Miler & 10K on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. at Mereworth Farm (719 Dolan Lane).  Earn your Thanksgiving feast the following Thursday with a scenic Half Marathon, 10 Miler or 10K through beautiful bluegrass horse country.


NOV 24

Lexington’s Official Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Market is November 24 from 3 pm to 7 pm downtown.


NOV 25

Lexington Children’s Theatre presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” November 25 thru December 4. “The Bradley family’s church Christmas Pageant is always the same, year after year – until the Herdmans show up! With ‘the worst kids in the world’ taking the lead roles, this year’s Pageant will be a total disaster. But it might just be the year when the rambunctious, rag-tag Herdmans help their community see Christmas in a whole new way, and prove that even the worst kids in the world can change it for the better.”


NOV 26

The Power of Music: Celebration is November 26 at 5 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church. This annual event, Christmas in the Great Hall, includes dialogue from Medieval England, fresh arrangements of international carols, and a few recently composed works.


NOV 30

Trans-Siberian Orchestra presents The Ghosts of Christmas Eve at Rupp Arena Thursday, November 30, starting at 7:30p.m.


NOV 30

Shop Local this holiday season and support small local businesses and Kentucky Proud vendors at the 7th Annual Holiday MarketplACE, supporting Athens-Chilesburg Elementary. Need a sitter? No problem! There’s a designated children’s area while you shop! 4 pm to 7 pm.



The 11th annual Lexington Junior League Holiday Market begins on Dec 1. The Holly Day Market brings together vendors from across the country to Lexington for one weekend to give shoppers the opportunity to buy holiday gifts in one spectacular NEW location: the Lexington Center. Daily events, including pictures with Santa for children and pets, craft beer and bourbon tastings and a wreath auction, are sure to make the market a fun and memorable event for all.



Lexington Ballet presents the Nutcracker on the EKU Center stage. Join Clara on a magical journey with the Sugar Plum Fairy, waltzing flowers, the Snow Queen, and, of course, the Nutcracker Prince as they battle the Mouse King and travel to the Land of Sweets. Lexington Ballet performs this masterpiece under the artistic direction of Luis Dominguez. It’s sure to put you in the Christmas spirit!


TUE December 5

Lexington’s Christmas Parade starts at 7:00 p.m. on December 5



Forcht Bank’s Hamburg Banking Center on Sir Barton invites you to enjoy Pancakes with Santa on Saturday December 9 — free breakfast which include pancakes, donuts, fruit, and juice with Nate’s Coffee for adults. Enjoy reindeer games and crafts. Donations accepted to Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS).


DECEMBER 15 and 16

Bluegrass Youth Ballet presents the Nutcracker in One Act. Presented in a single, family-friendly act, this performance was created with younger audiences in mind, condensing the enchantment to capture the attention of kids. UK Singletary Center.


 This article also appears on page 8 of the November 2017 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal.

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