Monday, December 9, 2019

Living Nativity at Ballardsville Baptist Church

Take a journey through Bethlehem at Ballardsville Baptist Church at their drive-thru Living Nativity. Each year, in December, the church hosts one night where the community is invited to experience the Christmas story in the comfort of their vehicles. 

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As you turn off Highway 53 and arrive at the church, you are greeted by Roman soldiers guiding traffic.  Look for the signs with instructions on which radio station to tune into to hear the Christmas story narrated over your vehicle's speakers.

On the right side of the parking lot, see if you can see the three wise men with their (real) camels making their way to Bethlehem.  You will also see shepherds in their field with their sheep.  Listen to the choir singing and take in the sights and sounds of the marketplace.  Look for the Inn and the "No Vacancy" sign toward the end of the marketplace.

 photo IMG_0866_zpsjwnd41es.jpgOn the outside of town, you will find Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus in the manger.  Outside is their donkey and above the manger is the bright star of Bethlehem guiding the three wise men. Keep driving to the church's carport for a treat for everyone in your car.  In the past, hot chocolate and cookies were passed out.  

Ballardsville Baptist Church does a wonderful job with this free community event.  Although the drive is only about five minutes from start to finish, you will get lost in the scenes around you.  The animals and actors depicting the Christmas story will make you feel like you're in Bethlehem.  The Living Nativity is a lovely and unique tradition for many Oldham County and surrounding area residents.

The 2019 Living Nativity is on Saturday, December 14th. 6-8:30pm
Ballardsville Baptist Church is located at 4300 South Highway 53 Crestwood, Ky 40014
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Friday, December 6, 2019

Weekend Fun for Oldham County Families

Here are some fun ideas for December 6-8, 2019

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Friday: Visit the Crestwood Festival of Nativities at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 6401 Westwind Way. This is a completely free community event to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Children's craft, treat room, musical concerts, photo booth, nativity art tours, living nativity, nativity story readings, community coat drive and over 500 nativities from around the globe. Friday 12-3pm (express hours for senior community) and 6:30-9pm. Open on Saturday also, 1-4pm and 6:30-9pm.

Saturday: One of our favorite event to support in December is the 16th Annual Nature of Christmas in Goshen at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, 12-3pm. This is a free event, but donations are accepted.

Also, on Saturday is Light Up LaGrange. There is a whole list of activities happening in downtown LaGrange all day.  The lighting ceremony starts at 6pm.

Sunday: Foxhollow Farm is hosting a Holiday Party in Crestwood, 2-5pm.

Pewee Valley also has their annual Yule Log in the Town Square, 5:30-7:30pm. Visit with Santa Claus, chili, bonfire and caroling.

Many more Holiday Events this weekend here!

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

What to Do at Light Up LaGrange

LaGrange kicks off the holiday season each year with Light Up LaGrange and there's plenty to do for everyone.

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Light Up LaGrange is more than a lighting ceremony.  You can grab a picture with Santa or the Grinch, make a candy cane, visit an old train car or make some reindeer food.  Many of the events are free! The local stores and restaurants are open for shopping and meals, also. Or maybe you just want to take it easy and find a spot to sit on Main Street and take in all of the magical sights and sounds.  Whatever you choose to do, we hope your Light Up LaGrange experience is filled with wonder and tons of family fun!

We outlined the day for you and even included a map to help guide your Saturday in Downtown LaGrange.  To keep up with updates and the schedule for the day, make sure you follow the Facebook event here.


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2019 Information

Friday, 12/6

Southeast Christian Church in LaGrange is hosting a free community movie night to celebrate Light Up LaGrange.  They are showing a movie and will have complimentary pizza and popcorn.  The doors open at 5pm and pizza will be served then. The movie will begin at 6:30pm. Everyone is invited. Wear your pjs!

Saturday, 12/7

7-10am
Hometown Pizza 
All you can eat pancakes, sausage, bacon and drinks.  
$5 for adults, $4 for kids (cash or check only)
Hosted by LaGrange Elementary School PTA

9-11am
Oldham County History Center - Rob Morris Educational Building
Light breakfast, crafts, pictures with the Grinch and watch "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" movie.
$5 per person

B. Meet Santa
6:30-9pm
Dahlgreen Pioneer Barn
FREE!

3-9pm
See the model train displays and tour the dining car.

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3-6pm
Courthouse Lawn
FREE!

D. Lighting Ceremony & Santa's Arrival
6pm
Main Street
We hear Santa will arrive on a decorated firetruck along with a parade of old antique cars and trucks.

D. Music, Singing & Dancing & More
A variety of acts will perform and other activities will take place near the Courthouse Square during the day and evening.

3:30-8pm
LaGrange Community Center
Hot Chocolate also served throughout the evening!
FREE!

F. Candy Cane Making
3:30-9pm 
City Place
FREE! (There is a suggested $1 donation.)

F. Choir & Band Performances
4:30-7pm
City Place

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G. Spaghetti Dinner
5-8pm
LaGrange Christian Church
$8 adults, $5 children, free for children 3 and under

H. Live Nativity 
Dairy Queen
FREE!

Grab a gift, cup of coffee, ice cream, lunch or dinner at one of the great businesses in Downtown LaGrange.
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Monday, December 2, 2019

Crestwood Festival of Nativities

Chances are if you celebrate Christmas, you are familiar with the nativity scene and might even have one displayed in your home during this holiday season. The Church of Latter Day Saints in Crestwood hosts the annual event, Festival of Nativities, where the community is invited to visit and view 600 displays of nativities from around the world. 

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The room filled with nativities is beautifully decorated and set up by several volunteers.  The lights are dimmed and tabletops are adorned with winterscapes, white lights and unique nativities. Visitors will see traditional Nacimiento, a living nativity, porcelain, wooden, gingerbread and more varieties.

There is more to the event, too.  The Festival of Nativities has children's activities, live concerts each night performed by community choirs and musicians, family photo opportunities, cookies and nativity story tours.

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What began in 2009 as a way to help bring measure of the Christmas spirit to the community has turned into a tradition for many in Oldham County and the surrounding area.  Share the meaning of Christmas during one of the three days of the event.  It is free and open to everyone.

Church of Latter Day Saints is located at 6401 Westwind Way Crestwood, KY 40014

The 2019 schedule is:
Thursday, December 5th 6:30-9:00pm
Friday, December 6th 12-3pm for Assisted Living Community & 6:30-9:00pm
Saturday, December 7th 1-4pm & 6:30-9:00pm

(Festival Express Hours available on Friday, 12/6 12-3pm. This is open to seniors and the assisted living community that might need a less crowded environment. Please see the website for more details.)
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Nature of Christmas at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve

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Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve is hosting a wonderful free community event on Saturday, December 7th.  The 16th Annual Nature of Christmas runs from 12-3pm and has a schedule filled with holiday fun.

Families can spend time together enjoying the nature preserve, activities inside the Nature Center and heated tent outside.

Some activities at the event include:
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Craft & vendor booths
Silent auction items
Marshmallow roasting (weather permitting)
Kid's crafts (12-1:30pm)
Face painting (12-1:30pm)
St. John UMC Bell Choir (12:30-1:15pm)
Santa & Mrs. Claus (1:30-3pm)

Free food will be available including chili, hotdogs and hot chocolate.  Desserts will be available provided by Papa Johns.

Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve is located at 12501 Harmony Landing Road in Goshen.  Although the event is free (thanks to great sponsors), but donations are encouraged and appreciated. The rain date is December 14th.

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December Events in Oldham County

There are several things going on in December. Most of the month's events can be found on our Best List of Holiday Events so be sure to click here for more December Events. 

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RECURRING EVENTS:
FREE! Oldham County Public Library has several Story Times during the week at all 3 branches!
FREE! Bluegrass Jam Night at LaGrange Coffee Roasters Mondays 6:30-8:30pm
FREE! Creasey Mahan Nature Center Wednesday 1-4:00pm & Saturday 10am-2pm
FREE! LaGrange Railroad Museum is open every Saturday and Sunday, 10am-3pm
FREE! LaGrange Community Center YMCA has open gym, classes, games and more for Oldham County residents. Check their website and Facebook page for more information on free stuff to do.
Power & Grace Gymnastics in Prospect Open Gym. Check their website for updated information.
All About Kids in Crestwood Open Gym & Swim. Check their website for updated information.
Hounds on the Grounds at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, every Sunday 12-4pm
Everyone Can Paint in LaGrange has various paint sessions for all ages.
Kid's Dance Classes at Soiree in Crestwood on Tuesdays 6:30pm $5 per child, ages 5-18
Sauerbeck Family Drive-In Movie Theater - Check their Facebook page for movie showtimes.
History Hounds at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange - 12/5 & 12/12 10-11am


OTHER DECEMBER EVENTS:

12/2: FREE! South Sprouts Gardening Club at the Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 1pm & 4pm. Sign ups online.

12/2: FREE! Handprint Calendar at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4-7pm. Sign up online.

12/3: FREE! LEGO Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

12/5: FREE! SLIME Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

12/5: FREE! Mahan Pokemon Jr at the Oldham County Public Library Mahan Branch in Goshen, 4pm

12/5-7: Nicholas Nickleby at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm

12/6: Parent's Night Out at the Oldham County YMCA in Buckner. 5-9:30pm

12/7: LaGrange Farmers' Market & Artisans Indoor Winter Market at 127 East Main Street, 10am-5pm

12/9: FREE! Words & Wiggles at St. Francis School in Goshen, 10-10:30am

12/2: FREE! South Bookworms Club at the Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 1pm & 4pm. Sign ups online.

12/9: FREE! Gingerbread House Program at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm. Sign ups online.

12/10: FREE! Art Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

12/10: FREE! OCPL Teens Main Anime Classic Edition at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 5:30-7pm

12/12: FREE! Mahan Lego Club at the Oldham County Public Library Mahan Branch in Goshen, 4pm

12/12: FREE! Kindness Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign ups online.

12/12: FREE! OCPL Teens South Snow Globes at the Oldham County Public Library in Crestwood, 4:30-6pm

12/14: LaGrange Farmers' Market & Artisans Indoor Winter Market at 127 East Main Street, 10am-5pm

12/14: FREE! Come Sew with Us: Sit & Sew Style Workshop at the Oldham County Cooperative Extension in LaGrange (Buckner area), 10am-3pm

12/17: FREE! OCPL Teens Main: Bad Dreams Before Decemberween at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 5-7pm

12/18-21: A Christmas Carol at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm

12/19: FREE! Mahan Board Game Day at the Oldham County Public Library Mahan Branch in Goshen, 3-5pm

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12/21: LaGrange Farmers' Market & Artisans Indoor Winter Market at 127 East Main Street, 10am-5pm

12/21: Parent's Night Out at YMCA at Norton Commons in Prospect (Louisville). 6-9:30pm

OLDHAM COUNTY SCHOOLS WINTER BREAK! 12/23-1/6

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Charlestown's Christmas in the City

Now is the perfect time to go check out Charlestown, Indiana's Christmas City. The new Lewis & Clark Bridge makes getting to Southern Indiana a lot more convenient for Oldham County residents! Official kick off is the Friday after Thanksgiving!
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The FREE animated lights in the town square are on nightly through December 29th 6:00-11:00pm.  This is a drive or walk around display.  Parking is available around the square and around area businesses.

There are several different "shows" to enjoy.  The lights are spectacular and highly entertaining.  We saw a USA, Red Baron, Peanuts and Frosty themes in the short time that we walked around the display.  The music is loud or you can tune to a radio station if you want to stay in your car.  In the middle of the display are several large screens that play short videos and have even more light displays.  The trees are covered, the grass has holiday characters and it snows during one of the shows!  You can even see Santa's sleigh and two snowmen having a snowball fight.  Overhead are stars and more lights.  This is the largest light display in Southern Indiana!

Greenway Park
Make sure you walk across the street to Greenway Park to see more holiday lights.  Carriage rides are available Fridays and Saturdays in December 6-10pm for $5 per person. You can also purchase hot chocolate, hot cider and other refreshments from the snack bar on Fridays and Saturdays (bring cash). The covered bridges are so beautiful.  If the weather is nice, enjoy the playground at the park, too! Greenway Park's address is 399 Market Street Charlestown, Indiana

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Down the street near Charlestown High School is the Family Activities Park located at 1000 Park Street.  Here you can enjoy ice skating, train rides, mini golf and more holiday lights!

Activities open: Monday-Thursday 6-9pm, Friday & Saturday 6-10pm $5 admission per person (ages 2 and up), per activity. Activities available until December 23rd (closed on Christmas Eve and Day).

The train goes by the holiday light display in the square.

(The Family Activities Park is open after the New Year also so be sure to check out their website for more information!)
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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Small Business Saturday: Unique Gift Buying in Oldham County

Don't drive far, stay close to home and shop local! Oldham County has many locally owned businesses. We highlighted some places to shop in Oldham County this holiday season. Maybe you'll find yourself stopping in a new place for the first time and seeing what great businesses we have in our area! 

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Not only will you find one of a kind items and activities, you will develop relationships with business owners living in your community! We started with a brief description of a few of our favorite places to shop in Oldham County.

And don't forget about all of the yummy restaurants, salons and spas, dance studios, gymnastics and more. Many have specials or gift certificates available. Check out our Experience Gifts List.

Some of our local favorites (scroll down for SEVERAL more)...

 photo 6076a74a-43e7-4194-814d-e19b031e5c5c_zpsxgshhhit.jpgAddie's Goods - If your loved one has a heart for helping others then Addie's Goods is the place to shop. This boutique has quality goods handmade by organizations offering economic empowerment & abundant life around the world. There is a personal story behind each crafted item -choose a one of a kind item that's special to you or your loved one. Women's clothing and jewelry, journals, children's items, home décor and more. Located in Crestwood.

 photo 4faf82ad-9b4b-4c5e-9db1-e2fae51d1506_zpsy93nirl3.jpgMercantile on Main - This is a store you do not want to pass by in LaGrange.  Inside the teal building, you'll find a mixture of handmade, vintage and repurposed goods.  We especially love the bourbon barrel and tobacco stick products.  There are great gifts for men, women and children.  Grab a delicate Kentucky themed necklace, a set of bourbon glasses or vintage ornament for that special person on your list.  Many of the gifts are customizable, too!  When you shop here you support several local artisans like Curry's Beer Crafts, Porch Light Studios and Tobacco Barn Craftsman.


 photo 65df4320-6d9c-4dfc-856e-1d399634588a_zpse0kjc6ce.jpgPicked N' Painted - Each year Picked N' Painted is transformed into a magical winter wonderland.  The store is located on Main Street in downtown LaGrange and is beautifully decorated with all of your holiday hosting and gifting needs.  I lost count of how many trees are up in the store, but each one has a unique theme with coordinating bows and ornaments.  The fun and sassy tea towels are great hostess gifts.  We like the customizable signs ranging from bible verses to family names.  Your dining room banquet table will not be bare after you visit Picked N' Painted and see all of the holiday décor.


 photo e6e28884-6980-48d1-818e-740d7e416c02_zpshptstkk3.jpgFeed and Seed Depot - Another Crestwood favorite is this small garden and feed center.  If you have a gardener on your list, stop in this store.  We know it's hard to think of gardening when it's so cold outside, but your purchase will be appreciated once the warmer months return.  The owners and staff are knowledgeable and friendly and will help you find what you need.  They have gifts for non-gardeners also.  Pick out some succulents and ask for help making a creative arrangement.  These make great hostess or teacher gifts.  Their farm fresh eggs and other ingredients can help you make that dish you have to take to the holiday party.  Pair the local honey with some tea and a cute mug from one of the other stores listed in this directory.

 photo little kentucky river winery_zpsampvtci1.jpg The Little Kentucky River Winery - If you're headed to a holiday party or hosting, pick up some wine from this local winery.  They have a variety to choose from.  Their Oldham County location is in LaGrange, right along the railway tracks on Main Street.  A couple of bottles of local wine will be appreciated by your 21 and over friends and family.

Knock on Wood Country Mercantile - We have said it before, but this restaurant/store is a hidden gem in Wesport, Oldham County.   Their inventory is always changing, but visitors can find great home goods, clothing, jewelry, candles, holiday items, furniture and more!


CRESTWOOD AREA

3rd Turn Oldham Gardens
Addie's Goods
All About Kids
Bobbi Lynn's Boutique (online)
Cailin Art Studio
Clothes Boutique
Crestwood Meats
Crestwood Music Shop
Feed & Seed Depot
Fred Astaire Dance Studio
Kentucky Artisan and Distillery
Mainstream Boutique
Oldham County Schools Arts Center
Open Range
Skincare Spa By Pilar
Sugar Babes Antiques
Sweetness
Walker Fabrics

BUCKNER AREA

Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique
Stogie Annie's
The WOOFERY & Spa

LAGRANGE AREA

Absolutely Fabulous
All Aboard Liquors
Bloom's Boutique
Cherry House
Copper Awning
Friends & Fiber
Gallery 104
Goose Creek Cycle & Skate
Greater Louisville Massage Therapy
LaGrange Antique Mall
LaGrange Coffee Roasters
Mercantile on Main
Old Oak Framehouse
Q&A Sweet Treats
Starview Greenhouses, Garden & Gift Shop
The Little Kentucky River Winery
Tinsel, Twine & Spirits
Traderbaker's Flea Market
Uptown Country

WESTPORT/GOSHEN/PROSPECT AREA

Country Garden Florists
Knock on Wood Country Mercantile
Pink Julep Boutique
Power & Grace Gymnastics
Woodland Farm

PEWEE VALLEY AREA

Clover Cottage

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Experience Gift Ideas in Oldham County

If you don't want to shop for more "stuff" consider giving an experience gift this holiday season. There are several options around Oldham County for children and adults. Plan a day of fun, a semester of learning or a year long membership for those on your holiday list. Giving the gift of time is something everyone can appreciate and cherish. 

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16 Experience Gift Ideas in Oldham County

1.  All About Kids Sports in Crestwood is a great place for young athletes to learn and strengthen skills in gymnastics, swimming, martial arts, basketball, soccer & more for children and teens.  Every parent loves receiving open play passes!

2.  Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood offers art classes and workshops for all ages.  Register your child for that ceramics class they've always wanted to try, give a new mom a gift certificate to try out the preschool classes or a friend to try a weekend workshop.  We love the small class ratios and one on one instruction at this studio.

3.  Plan a date with someone special at Sister's Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner. This cute spot offers special event tea parties, tea for two or more available!  My daughter loves the princess parties and I love to meet a friend for tea, some sweet treats and good conversation in a unique setting.

4.  Treat someone to dinner.  Pick up a gift certificate to one of these great Oldham County restaurants, bakeries and more.  Find the full list here.

5.  The Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood offers art, music, dance, drama & more for all ages. Classes are offered all year long and there are several summer camps coming up soon too!

6.  We know it's cold now, but soon we will be sweating and a membership to the John W. Black Aquatic Center in LaGrange (Buckner area) will be much appreciated!

7.  If you have a budding musician, consider a gift from Crestwood Music Shop.  They offer instruments for sale or to rent and lessons.

8.  If you're closer to the Prospect area, Power & Grace Gymnastics & Dance is a great place for someone on your list that wants to learn gymnastics or dance.  They host special events that are focused on community service, clinics and Parent's Night Out.

9.  Adults and children can take affordable dance lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Crestwood. Children's lessons start as low as $5.

10.  If you have a teenager to buy for then Open Range in Crestwood has an indoor reball arena.  There is a membership available for this fun, adrenaline packed activity! They also just added a nerf gun option! Game On just opened in LaGrange. Click here to learn more about their gaming memberships and fun planned at their store.

11.  Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood has annual memberships available for individuals or families.  This membership allows guests free entry to the Gardens and perks during the year and special events.

12.  Adults don't need to miss out on the experience gift fun. Pewee Valley's Little Colonel's Players has season passes available for the theatre enthusiast, Open Range offers lessons and the Kentucky Artisan & Distillery has tours of the distillery. Buy a gift certificate to one of the many spas and salons in Oldham County.

13.  There are other unique gift buying opportunities in Oldham County.  Maybe you have someone hard to buy for, but would appreciate supporting a great non-profit in the area. Memorial bricks are available to purchase at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, Veteran's Memorial Park in Crestwood and the Oldham County Public Library.  Giving Tuesday is December 3, 2019.  Find a local Oldham County charity that's near and dear to your loved one's heart and donate to them.

14.  Do you have someone on your shopping list that could use a night away? Oldham County has some unique Bed & Breakfast places to enjoy such as: Pillow & Paddock Bed & Breakfast, The Inn at Spring Run Farm and Bluegrass Country Estate.

15. Grab a friend, family member or significant other and treat them to wine tasting at The Little Kentucky River Winery in LaGrange. They also offer lunch and occasionally plan special paint nights that are fun to check out too.

16.  Looking for more lessons in the Oldham County area?  Check out this extensive Lessons & Learning directory from Louisville Family Fun here.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Yuletide at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

This fun, family-friendly holiday event offers visitors an opportunity to celebrate the holidays both indoors and outdoors. Learn more about Yew Dell Botanical Garden's Yuletide. 

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 photo IMG_0687_zpshcaqslgw.jpgYuletide is an annual holiday event at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens.  The grounds are transformed into a magical winter wonderland.  Sparkling icicle lights fall from the castle, the famous rows of trees have white lights wrapped around their trunks and holiday cheer can be heard around the gardens.

There are several stops to make during Yuletide.  Find a Christmas Fairy Village and holiday craft for the kids inside the beautiful castle.  Inside the barn is where you will find a great holiday train display and snow village.  There is a snow village scavenger hunt that kids can participate in also.  Santa Claus will be inside the barn ready to hear wish lists and take a photo.  Across the way, light snacks and refreshments are available for purchase.

 photo IMG_0682_zpsaejhxsc1.jpgGrab a hot cocoa and walk the grounds.  Make sure you're on the lookout for the seven dwarfs.  These little holiday statues are placed around the gardens and make for a fun scavenger hunt while you enjoy all of the lights.

Tickets can be purchased ahead of time online here or at the gift shop.  The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and children (6-17) and free for children 5 and under.  There are discounts for Yew Dell members.

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Friday, 11/29
Saturday, 11/30
Sunday, 12/1

Friday, 12/6
Saturday, 12/7
Sunday, 12/8

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is located at 6220 Old LaGrange Road Crestwood, KY 40014

2019 Facebook event here
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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Dining with Santa

Are you looking for a unique dining experience for your kids this holiday season? Try one of these Dining with Santa events around Oldham County! 

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Dine with Santa, your favorite ice queen and even the Grinch this holiday season!

12/7: Breakfast with Santa with LaGrange Elementary School at Hometown Pizza in LaGrange, 7-10am. All you can eat pancakes, sausage and bacon. $5 for adults, $4 children. Santa will arrive around 8am.

12/7: Breakfast with the Grinch at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 9-11am, $5

12/7: Pancakes with Santa at Ballardsville Fire & Rescue hosted by South Oldham Little League, 8:30-11:30am, tickets are $5 each.

12/7: Breakfast with Santa with Oldham County Parks & Rec at the John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange (Buckner area) 9-11am. Free with a donation of a new toy to Toys for Tots.

12/7: Breakfast with Santa at Holy Lutheran Church in LaGrange, 9-11am

12/7: Santa Claus is Coming to Gustavo's in Crestwood, 6-9pm

12/8: Breakfast with Santa at Martini Italian Bistro in Louisville, 9am (Reservations required)

12/12: Snow Queen Tea at Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique in Buckner. (Reservations required)

12/14: Pancakes with Santa at Christ Church at Goshen, 8-11am. $7 adults, $4 and free for children 3 and under.

12/14: Santa is Coming to Gustavo's in Prospect, 6-9pm

12/15: Breakfast with Santa at Martini Italian Bistro in Louisville, 9am (Reservations required)

12/20: Santa Claus is Coming to Gustavo's in Crestwood, 6-9pm

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Free Pictures with Santa Claus

It's about to get B-U-S-Y! So, why not go ahead and check off "Visit with Santa" from your holiday to-do list? Here are a few opportunities (in and around Oldham County) to snap a FREE photo of your child with the BIG GUY! 

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These events offer FREE admission and FREE photo opportunities with Santa - be sure to pack your camera!

Starting 11/16-12/24: Photos with Santa
Cabela's in Louisville
See their website for a schedule happening 11/17-12/22 for more opportunities to see Santa.

11/23: Holiday Brite Nite Lighting Ceremony
Paddock Shops in Louisville
5-8pm. Santa arriving at 6pm
FREE carriage rides with Santa every Saturday and Sunday thru 12/22, 12-4pm

11/29-12/24: Charlestown's Christmas City
Charlestown, Indiana
Visit with Santa on Thurs-Sat 6-9pm

12/7: 15th Annual Nature of Christmas in Goshen
Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen
12-3pm

Courthouse Square in downtown LaGrange
3-9pm
Santa will be at different activities/locations during the event, but will be at the Gazebo 6:30-9pm for meet and greets.

12/7: Breakfast with Santa
Holy Lutheran Church in LaGrange
9-11am
12/7 & 12/14: Pictures with Santa
Reardon's Fruit Market and Garden Center in Crestwood
1-5pm

12/8: Yule Log
Town Square in Pewee Valley
5:30-7:30pm

12/14: Pancakes with Santa
Christ Church at Goshen

12/17: Community Holiday Party with Oldham County Chamber
City Place in LaGrange
Dinner and pictures with Santa!
Open to the community.
5-7pm

More events (that require an admission fee or at a restaurant) to see Santa:

11/29-11/30, 12/1, 12/6-12/8 : Yuletide 
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood
4:30-7:30pm

6-9pm

Hometown Pizza in LaGrange
7-10am. 
All you can eat pancakes, sausage and bacon. $5 for adults, $4 children. Santa will arrive around 8am.

Ballardsville Fire Department in Crestwood, hosted by South Oldham Little League
8:30-11:30am

6-9pm

John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange (Buckner area) 
9-11am

12/7-12/8 and 12/14-15: Picture Your Pet with Santa 
Feeders Supply in LaGrange, benefiting the Oldham County Humane Society. 
Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm 

12/14: Pancakes with Santa at Christ Church at Goshen, 8-11am

6-9pm

6-9pm

Know of any Santa sightings coming up soon?  Let us know! Nicolle@louisvillefamilyfun.net
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