Downtown Lexington

Tree Lighting
Sunday, November 27, 2022
3 pm – 7 pm

Head to Triangle Park on November 27, and join us for our annual Holiday Lighting Festival presented by Baird! Watch as Lexington’s Christmas Tree is lit up in beautiful bright lights, the first candle of Lexington’s Menorah is lit, and holiday carols are sung, getting everyone in the holiday spirit!

December 3, 2022 11 am

Midland Avenue
Santa Claus is coming to (down)town! The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited! We hope you’ll join us on December 3rd at 11am for the Downtown Lexington Christmas Parade! The parade will feature a variety of organizations, bands, floats, and of course, Santa himself! More information coming soon!

Ashland, Henry Clay Estate

A Kentucky Christmas at Ashland
December 3, 2022 Dusk (Illumination at sunset around 5:30 pm)

Christmas Market, music, entertainment, Santa Selfies, food & drink, the Ashland illumination at sunset, music, and Candlelight Tours!  

The Candlelight Tours will be by timed entrances (every 15 minutes), so be sure to reserve your place in advance on our website: Last guests admitted at 7:00pm.  Adults: $20/Students: $15.

Downtown Danville

December 10, 2022
6 pm

We are so happy and proud to announce Danville is returning with our Christmas Parade this year hosted by the City of Danville!
Parade will start at 6pm on the corner of Main Street and College Street going down Main Street.
Surprise character sightings throughout downtown starting at 1pm with other downtown activities to come.
Cookies & Cocoa Reception at 4pm located at City Hall.

Downtown Winchester

December 3, 2022 6 pm – 8:30 pm

Can there be a more Christmassy outing than a holiday parade through a small town’s downtown? With friends and neighbors gathered along the sidewalks, gliding floats and marching bands, lampposts all aglow and everyone awaiting the appearance of Santa Claus? Join us for this most wonderful time of the year.

Wilmore Old Fashioned Christmas

December 3, 2022 9 am – 3 pm
Come celebrate an Old-Fashioned Christmas with the City of Wilmore. 


Friday, December 2, 2022  7 pm

Join us for our Christmas Parade this year in Downtown Richmond! Stop by and see if you can spot the Big Man in Red in our parade! Our 2022 theme is “A Magical Christmas”!

Downtown Georgetown

Parade and Tree Lighting
December 3, 2022  6 pm

Come to “Home for the Holidays” on Saturday, Dec. 3 when Downtown Georgetown presents its annual Christmas parade and tree lighting. 🎁 Picturesque with its Victorian streetscape and buildings, Downtown Georgetown will be decorated for the holidays and ready to welcome Santa during the parade at 6pm.

🦌 The theme for this year’s parade is “Christmas On The Farm”! Participants are encouraged to dress up their float, walking group or vehicle as to celebrate the Holiday Season in the Bluegrass!

Don’t forget Santa Claus ushers in the holiday with the “Official Lighting of the Tree” immediately following the parade. 🎅🏾✨

Downtown Nicholasville

Tree Lighting
Friday, December 2, 2022

Annual St. “Nich” Festival
December 10, 2022   (Events through the day)
Parade 5:30 pm

Activities include shopping at local businesses and eateries, 5-K Run, music, dance, craft show, parade and Santa!

Midway Tree and Street Lighting Ceremony

Friday, November 25, 2022  6:30 pm
Please join us for the most epic Midway Tree & Street Lighting ceremony yet! This year we will not only light up the tree, we’ll light up the buildings too! Hot chocolate will be provided for free thanks to Joe Schmidt, and Mrs. Claus will be there for a special reading. Thanks to the Midway Business Association for teaming up with us to make this the most exciting one yet! Come help us light up Midway ahead of Santa’s visit by train the following morning.

Lighting of the Trace and Holiday Lights at Buffalo Trace

Lighting of the Trace
Thursday, December 1, 2022  5:30 pm – 9 pm
Please join us as we kick off the holiday season at Buffalo Trace Distillery! Family friendly activities begin at 5:30pm, followed by the lighting of the Distillery and a visit from Santa at 6:30pm.  
5:30pm – Gift Shop, Holiday Stories, Carols + More
6:30pm – Program, Lighting of the Trace, Visit from Santa
7:00pm – Pictures and Cookies with Santa
This event is complimentary to attend and open to the public.

Holiday Lights at the Trace
Nightly December 1, 2022 – January 1, 2023
Nightly 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Embrace the holiday season by driving through a special route of magnificent and colorful light displays. This event is complimentary to attend and open to the public.


Twilight Christmas Parade
Watch for 2022 date

Christmas Lights

The Holiday Events Guide is HERE!
Find Santa, Music, Train Rides, Trees and more!!

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