Upcoming Holiday Events

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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.

TODAY

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.

Highland Christian Church, 265 Versailles Rd., presents “Emmanuel–Celebrating Heaven’s Child” by the Chancel Choir, 10:45 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church, 416 W. Main St., special music by the Chancel Choir and handbell choir, 10:50 a.m.; puppet performance, “A Quimper’s Corner Christmas,” 12:30, Social Hall.

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

North Benson Baptist Church, 4845 Devils Hollow Road, 7 p.m., “All is Well” choral cantata; children’s Christmas play at 6.

Hope Lutheran Church, 1251 Louisville Road, Blue Christmas Service, 2 p.m. For those experiencing loss or any kind of sorrow at the Christmas season. Call the church at 227-9950 for more information.

St. John A.M.E. Church, 201 Clinton St., presents “A Hero’s Christmas,” in search of a “New Superhero” sent by G.O.D., 3 p.m.

Frankfort Children Singers Christmas Concert will be at 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.

LEXINGTON – The Lexington Singers present Handel’s Messiah at the Singletary Center for the Arts 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. at 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.

Choateville Christian Church, Devils Hollow Road, presents “A Super Christmas” at 6 p.m. Refreshments will follow.

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

Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church’s choir and orchestra present “A Celebration of Carols” at 6 p.m. The doors open at 5 p.m. and childcare is available. The church is at 495 Duckers Rd. For more information call 859-873-1967 or visit www.forksbaptist.org.

Central Baptist Church, 1958 127 Bypass, Lawrenceburg presents the choir performing “The Greatest Story of All” by Marty Parks beginning at 6 p.m. Food and fellowship follows.

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. The program is free and a nursery is provided. For more information call 223-1165.

AND BEYOND

Western Hills High School’s advanced chorale will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18 at the Church of the Ascension, Washington Street.

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.

“Behold the Lamb of God,” a folk musical 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. Admission is free. A love offering will be taken to support the Mango Tree Orphanage in Haiti. For more information, visit www.btlogfrankfort.com or btlogfrankfort@gmail.com.

Bridgeport Christian Church, 175 Evergreen Rd., Friday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m., Longest Night 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 is set for Sunday, Dec. 30, 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.

Graefenburg Baptist Church, candlelight communion, 5 and 11 p.m., Hwy. 60 just west of the Franklin/Shelby County line.

Highland Christian Church, 265 Versailles Rd., 5 p.m., candlelight communion and “A Festival of Lessons and Carols.” The church will be open from 6-9 p.m. for anyone to stop in and take communion.

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.

Highland Christian Church, Versailles Road at Lyons Drive, will be open from 6-9 p.m. for anyone to stop in and take communion.

First Presbyterian Church, 416 W. Main St., 11 p.m. Lighting of Christ Candle, candlelight communion.

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.

Ongoing

Buffalo Trace Distillery’s lights are on nightly from dusk until Jan. 1. The distillery is on Wilkinson Blvd.

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.

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