Upcoming Holiday Events


Editor’s Note: To submit an event for inclusion in the Holiday Calendar, contact Philip Case, pcase@state-journal.com, drop the information 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.


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

The final staging of the Bluegrass Theatre Guild and the Grand Theatre’s production of Christmas Belles, a Jones Hope Wooten comedy, is at 2 p.m. at the Grand. Tickets are available at the door.

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

Peaks Mill Christian Church, 7534 Peaks Mill Rd., will hold its youth Christmas play at 6 p.m. The play is In the Bethlehem Inn, an interactive presentation with a light meal being served during the production. There’s no admission and everyone is welcome. For questions call the church at 227-9800.

LEXINGTON – Seventh Annual Celebration of Song, featuring old-fashioned Christmas carols, is at 5 and 7:30 p.m. in The Atrium at Victorian Square. The event features singers from the University of Kentucky’s Opera Theatre Workshop program directed by Dr. Everett McCorvey.


Holiday Sing, 6 p.m. Monday at Western Hills High School sponsored by Capital Day School.

Capital City Chorale’s annual Christmas concert is Tuesday, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, St. Clair Street. Tickets are $6 per person and there are refreshments after the concert. Gary Johnson directs the Chorale.

Western Hills High School choral department presents free programs to which the public is invited on Dec. 11, 7 p.m. in the auditorium at the school and then featuring the advanced chorale at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Church of the Ascension, Washington Street.

Bondurant Middle School holiday concert is at Western Hills High School, Thursday, Dec. 13. Sixth and seventh grade bands and choruses perform at various times beginning at 5:45 p.m.

Bridgeport Christian Church, 175 Evergreen Rd., presents its annual program of sacred and secular Christmas music entitled “Just in Time for Christmas” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 16. The program is free and a nursery is provided. For more information call 223-1165.

Immanuel Baptist Church, 1075 Collins Lane, will host “A Celebration of Carols,” a seasonal cantata by Joseph Martin presented by IBC’s Sanctuary Choir at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16.

St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1800 Louisville Rd., presents a Christmas cantata performed by the Chancel Choir, 11 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 16 and a children’s Christmas play/program at 6:30 with refreshments and a visit from Santa.

Frankfort Children Singers Christmas Concert will be Sunday, Dec. 16, 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 201 St. Clair St.  The group is composed of boys and girls in grades 2-8 and is directed by Linda McKinley and Christen Jones.  The program ranges from “Alleluia” by Boyce to Simeone’s arrangement of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.”  The concert is free and open to the public.

The Lexington Singers present Handel’s Messiah at the Singletary Center for the Arts on Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. General admission tickets are $20, $18 for seniors and $15 students. Tickets can be obtained through the Singletary Box Office at 859-257-4929, or online atwww.uky.edu/SCFA. Group discounts are available.

An Afternoon with Santa and His Helpers, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, Paul G. Blazer Library on the Kentucky State University campus for children 12 and enter. Free photo with Santa, story time and creation of edible crafts. To register call Dantrea Hampton, 597-5946 or email dantrea.hampton@kysu.edu.

Memorial Baptist Church, 130 Holmes St., presents The Best Christmas Present Ever featuring the Kidz Praise team at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16.

Christmas at the Camp, Camp Pleasant Baptist Church, Shadrick Ferry Road, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 6 p.m. “Happy Birthday Jesus Party” for children with snacks and a visit from Santa.

The Disciple Ringers of First Christian Church, 316 Ann St., will present a program of Christmas music at the Wednesday, Dec. 19 fellowship dinner. The group is under the direction of Lee Cowherd.

Highland Christian Church, 265 Versailles Rd., presents Emmanuel–Celebrating Heaven’s Child by the chancel choir, 10:45 a.m. Dec. 16.

Behold the Lamb of God, a folk music by Andrew Peterson, will be performed at Point Community Church, 2247 Hwy 127 South at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21 and at Buck Run Baptist Church, 3894 Georgetown Road at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23. Tickets are free but are required to ensure adequate seating. Pick them up at either church or for e-tickets visit www.btlogfrankfort.com or btlogfrankfort@gmail.com.

Bridgeport Christian Church, 175 Evergreen Rd., Friday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m., Longest Day Service for those who find winter holidays difficult featuring candlelight, meditation and remembrance.

Night Before New Year’s Eve at Camp Pleasant Baptist Church, Shadrick Ferry Road, 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30 service with dinner to follow.

Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count information is here. If the weather is inclement, dates may be rescheduled.  New this year, there is no fee for participants in Audubon CBC.

Frankfort Audubon Society will conduct counts at three locations with two count locations on Saturday Dec. 15.  Contact Peggy Gould at 502-320-9176 or peggyg827@aol.com for Frankfort or Tim Williams at Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary outside Millville, 859-873-5711 or twilliams@audubon.org.

On Sunday, Dec. 30, counts will be held at the Kleber Wildlife Management Area. The contact is Jeff Jones, 502-320-2484 or redbelly13@msn.com.

For more information, contact Frankfort Audubon at frankfortaudubonchapter@gmail.com or call Scott Hankla at 223-4179.  Visit online at https://sites.google.com/site/frankfortaudubon/.

Christmas Eve

Immanuel Baptist Church, 1075 Collins Lane, will hold a candlelight communion service at 6 p.m.

First Christian Church, 316 Ann St., services are at 7 p.m. (family service with the Praise Band) and the 11 p.m. candlelight service with music by the Chancel Choir and Disciples Ringers.

Highland Christian Church, 265 Versailles Rd., 5 p.m., candlelight communion and “A Festival of Lessons and Carols.”

St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1800 Louisville Rd., service at 7 p.m.

Memorial Baptist Church, 130 Holmes St., communion service at 5:30 p.m.

Bridgeport Christian Church, 175 Evergreen Rd., 9 p.m., scripture, song and sacrament.

First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St. offers: Spontaneous Christmas Pageant and communion, 4 p.m. Asbury Hall; candlelight communion and carols, 7 and 11 p.m., sanctuary.

New Year’s Eve

A family fun evening is planned for 7-9 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1800 Louisville Rd., with a 30-minute devotional time at 9:30. Activities for all ages.


LEXINGTON – Southern Lights holiday festival at the Kentucky Horse Park is open now from 5:30-10 through Dec. 31. Indoor attractions are open every night except Dec. 24-31. The cost is $15 per car Sunday through Thursday and $20 per car on Friday and Saturday.  Contact the KHP Foundation for more information at 859-255-5727, foundation@khpfoundation.org, or www.khpfoundation.org.

VERSAILLES – The Bluegrass Railroad Museum, located at Woodford County Falling Spring Park, KY 2113 and US 62, one mile west of Versailles will operate Santa Trains at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday Dec. 14-15, 22-23. The cost is $13.50 adult and $11.50 children. No charge for taking photos of your child with Santa. Tickets may be purchased at WWW.BGRM.ORG.

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