Editor’s Note: If your church, organization or club is having a holiday program to which the public is invited then there’s still time to submit the information for the Holiday Calendar. Contact Philip Case, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
“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 and at Buck Run Baptist Church, 3894 Georgetown Road at 6 p.m. Sunday. 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 email@example.com.
Bridgeport Christian Church, 175 Evergreen Rd., Friday, 7 p.m., Longest Night Service for those who find winter holidays difficult featuring candlelight, meditation and remembrance.
Grand Theatre, St. Clair Mall, 7 p.m. Friday, “A Blues Christmas” with Harmonica Red and his all-star band. Tickets are $10 at the Grand box office, 312 W. Main St., Monday-Friday, 10-3, 352-7469, grandtheatrefrankfort.org or at the door.
Saturday & Sunday
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. 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.
Sunday, Dec. 23
Evergreen Baptist Church, Evergreen Road, 10:45 a.m., presents a Christmas cantata.
St. John Baptist Church, 1175 St. John Rd., 11 a.m., the choir will perform “Celebrate Emmanuel;” then at 6 p.m. the children will perform “It All Happened in the Country” followed by a visit from Santa.
Grand Theatre, St. Clair Mall, will show the classic movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” with Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by contacting the box office weekdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 352-7469.
“It’s a Wonderful Life” tells the story of a despondent small-town man, George Bailey, on the verge of suicide who is shown by his guardian angel how his life has touched so many lives and enriched his community. Jimmy Stewart plays Bailey, with Henry Travers portraying his guardian angel, Clarence. The cast includes Lionel Barrymore and, in her first starring role, Donna Reed. The film was shot in black and white and is rated “G.”
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 Disciple 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.
South Frankfort Presbyterian Church, Third and Steele Streets, 6 p.m., candlelight 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.
Evergreen Baptist Church, Evergreen Road at Cardwell Lane, 9 p.m., candlelight communion.
East Frankfort Baptist Church, 457 Versailles Rd., candlelight service.
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.
First Presbyterian Church, 416 W. Main St., 11 p.m. Lighting of Christ Candle, candlelight communion.
Sunday, Dec. 30
Night Before New Year’s Eve at Camp Pleasant Baptist Church, Shadrick Ferry Road, 6 p.m. service with dinner to follow.
Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count is set for he Kleber Wildlife Management Area. The contact is Jeff Jones, 502-320-2484 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact Frankfort Audubon at email@example.com or call Scott Hankla at 223-4179. Visit online at https://sites.google.com/site/frankfortaudubon/.
FolkBike ReCyclery, 308 Lewis St., Holiday Open House, 2-4 p.m. Meet the elves at Santa’s bicycle workshop and learn about the work of the ReCyclery and WalkBike Frankfort. Refreshments will be served.
Bald Knob area churches, 6 p.m., music and song followed by a meal at St. John Baptist Church, 1175 St. John Rd.
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.
Buffalo Trace Distillery’s lights are on nightly from dusk until Jan. 1. The distillery is located 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.khpfoundation.org.