Holiday Calendar


Editor’s Note: Churches, schools, organizations and civic clubs are invited to send events for listing in the Holiday Calendar to Philip Case,, drop them by the newspaper at 1216 Wilkinson Blvd., or call Phil at 227-4556. Be sure to include all pertinent “who, what, where and when” information, if there’s an admission charge and if a nursery is provided. If you have questions, be in touch with Phil. Non holiday-related events appear in Here and There elsewhere on this page.

This weekend

Lighting of the Trace at Buffalo Trace Distillery is set for TONIGHT. The evening begins at 6 with entertainment and a visit from Santa followed by the lighting at 7. The grounds will be lighted for visitors to drive through Nov. 30-Jan. 1. Santa will be at the Visitor’s Center from 6-8 on Dec. 7-8, 14-15.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, directed by Andrew Tippett, is set for Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday in the auditorium at Frankfort High School. Tickets at the door are $6 general admission and $3 for students and seniors.

Franklin County High School Band Bazaar and Arts and Crafts Show will be held Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the school. The event, the 28th annual, features more than 110 vendors, a silent auction, and concessions all day.

A Holiday Boutique is set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Hearn Elementary School. The event features more than 40 vendors with Santa Claus visiting at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Alton Christian Church, 1686 Old Frankfort Rd., will hold a living nativity scene entitled “O Little Town of Bethlehem” Friday through Sunday, 6-9 each evening. There’s no admission charge and refreshments will be served.


Highland Christian Church, 265 Versailles Rd., Hanging of the Green, 10:45 a.m.

The Church of the Ascension, 311 Washington St., presents its traditional candlelit service of readings and carols at 5 p.m. Sunday. A freewill offering for the Resource Office of Social Ministries (ROSM) will be taken. Readers include: Julian M. Carroll, Derrick Graham, Bill May, Mary Evans Sias and Reed Rhorer. The public is invited.

First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St., presents Midnight Miracle, a musical drama by children directed by Ray Hurley at 6 p.m. Sunday in Asbury Hall. Desserts and appetizers will follow.

Immanuel Baptist Church, 1075 Collins Lane, will hold its 20th annual Hanging of the Green beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday. The service will feature children’s choirs, women’s ensemble, Rainbow Ringers, preschoolers and children decorating the sanctuary, carols by candlelight and fellowship after the service.

Memorial Baptist Church, 130 Holmes St., will hold its Hanging of the Green service at 6 p.m. Sunday. Food and fellowship to follow.

The 2012 Beta Sigma Phi Christmas Home Tour in Lawrenceburg is set for 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 per person, homes can be toured in any order and tickets purchased at the first stop. All proceeds will be used to fund a scholarship for an Anderson County senior. Refreshments will be served and restroom facilities will be available at City Hall, 100 N. Main St.

Homes on the tour include those of: Bill and Barbara Bryant, 527 South Main St,; Rod and Beth Swartz, 419 South Main St,; T.B. Ripy House, 320 South Main St.; and Ron and Marlene Yung, 643 North Main St. For more information, contact Rita Phillips, 502-839-6607, 502-418-3011 or email her at

Crestwood Baptist Church, 1006 East Main St., presents The Hope of Christmas, on Sunday, 6 p.m. and Monday at 7. Admission is free and childcare is provided. The director is Sara Frances Burton.

A Tour of Historic Homes is set for 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 in Scott County. Tickets will be available that day at the Scott County Arts and Cultural Center, 117 N. Water Street, Georgetown. For more information call 502-570-8366.


Christmas Open House is planned for Monday, Dec. 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Morning Pointe, 851 Cardwell Lane. Santa will arrive at 5:30 with entertainment by Tommy Goins and Jennifer Namslowski. Hors d’oeuvres and punch will be served and tours of the facility will be available.

A Holiday Home Tour, sponsored by the Woodford County Woman’s Club to benefit several programs, is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. The event features three historic homes and three modern homes. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Susan Breaden at 859-873-3979 or Linda Finnell, 859-873-8543.

Chancel Choir of First Christian Church, 316 Ann St., will present a program of Christmas music at the 10:45 a.m. service on Sunday, Dec. 9. The choir is under the direction of Dr. Carl Smith.

Madrigal Dinner and Yuletide Festival is planned for Friday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 9 at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St. Tickets for the Madrigal Dinner and Play are $20 for preferred seating and $15 for general seating. It’s held in Asbury Hall of the Wesley Center.

The Yuletide Festival follows the dinner and begins at 7:15 in the church sanctuary. Dinner tickets include preferred seating for the festival. Tickets for the festival only are free and on a first come-first served basis. For more information and/or to make reservations, contact the church office at 227-4530 or email Call to see if space remains.

Bluegrass Theatre Guild and the Grand Theatre present Christmas Belles, a Jones Hope Wooten comedy, Dec. 6-8, 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Dec. 9 at the Grand. For tickets, contact the Grand ticket office, 312 W. Main St., 352-7469.

Jaycees Frankfort Christmas Parade steps off downtown at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Information is available at and parade entry forms are available to download from that page.

Shelby County Community Theatre is hosting Lunch With Santa on Dec. 8, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the theatre, 801 Main St. Guests can have pizza for lunch and have their photos taken with Santa. There will also be face painting, bake sale goodies, and more. For more information, call  502-633-0222 or e-mail us at The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.

South Frankfort Presbyterian Church, 224 Steele St., presents Celebrating the Christ Child, a children’s Christmas pageant, Sunday evening, Dec. 9, 5:30.

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