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Get in the holiday spirit with these special events hosted throughout the state by Kentucky Arts Partnership organizations. You’ll find a wide range of events, from performances to gallery shows to museum exhibits – there’s something for everybody. Make your plans now!

 


 

Arts Association of Oldham County

Holiday Shopping
Gallery 104
104 E. Main St.
La Grange, Ky. 40031

Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Come and support your local artists and find one-of-a-kind gifts in our gallery brought to you by the Arts Association of Oldham County, a non-profit organization.

http://aaooc.org
502-222-3822

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Behringer-Crawford Museum

25th Annual Holiday Toy Trains
Behringer-Crawford Museum
1600 Montague Road-Devou Park
Covington, Ky. 41011

Nov. 12 – Jan. 15

During regular museum hours
Behringer-Crawford Museum becomes Holiday Central with the silver anniversary of its beloved Holiday Toy Trains, which have delighted northern Kentucky families for generations. The exhibit includes more than 250 feet of model train tracks, vintage Lionel and Plasticville trains, Thomas the Tank Engine and more than 30 interactive displays.

www.bcmuseum.org
859-491-4003

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Behringer-Crawford Museum

Charles Dickens Village: "Christmas in Victorian England”
Behringer-Crawford Museum
1600 Montague Road-Devou Park
Covington, Ky. 41011

Nov. 12 – Jan. 15

During regular museum hours
Charles Dickens' Village, "Christmas in Victorian England," is an elaborate, lighted display of miniature scenes depicting characters and scenes from Dickens' books and life. There is Ebenezer Scrooge's flat and Tiny Tim's cottage, Portobello Market Road and Kensington Place, Fezziwig's Warehouse, plus lamplighters, carolers and more.

www.bcmuseum.org
859-491-4003

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Berea Arts Council

Original Art. . .Original Gift Exhibit
Berea Arts Council
139 N. Broadway
Berea, Ky. 40403

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Nov. 18 – Dec. 30

This exhibit offers an artful alternative for gift giving: original art at affordable prices!

www.BereaArtsCouncil.org
859-985-9317

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Kentucky Ballet Theatre

The Nutcracker
Kentucky Ballet Theatre
Transylvania University, Haggin Hall
300 N. Broadway
Lexington, Ky. 40508

Nov. 19

2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
This beloved holiday classic vaults its audience into the joys of the season by the best local ballet company of international performing artists who now call Lexington home.

www.KYBallet.com/the-Nutcracker
859-252-5245

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SKyPAC

Gingerbread Homes for the Arts
SKyPAC
601 College St.
Bowling Green, Ky. 42101

Nov. 19

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Central
SKyPAC opens its doors for a community wide Gingerbread Homes for the Arts celebration offering everyone the opportunity to build and decorate gingerbread houses for $5, explore the Gingerbread Home contest entries, enjoy live entertainment performed by regional performers and take photos with Santa Claus for $5.

www.facebook.com/events/1789796647900066/

http://theskypac.com/events/gingerbread/
270-904-1880

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Lexington Ballet Company

The Nutcracker
Lexington Ballet Company
Betty Hamilton Center for the Performing Arts
1901 Snyder St.
Corbin, Ky. 40701

Nov. 19

2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Eastern
A perennial holiday favorite returns to the Betty Hamilton Center for the Performing Arts in an enchanting production that will be treasured by every member of the family. Presented by Lexington Ballet Company and set to the timeless music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, “The Nutcracker” tells the delightful story of a little girl named Marie who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. She encounters the frightful rat king before embarking on a journey through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Lexington Ballet Company performs this beautiful masterpiece under the artistic direction of Luis Dominguez. It's a production sure to put you in the Christmas spirit!
Purchase tickets at www.itickets.com/events/364501

www.lexingtonballet.org
info@lexingtonballet.org
859-233-3925

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Lexington Children's Theatre

The Snow Queen
Lexington Children's Theatre
418 W. Short St.
Lexington, Ky. 40507

Nov. 26

2 p.m.
When worlds collide, snowflakes and splinters of the glass mirror fly and Kai chooses the path of the Snow Queen. Now Gerda must strap on her red shoes and embark on an epic journey to rescue the boy she loves.

www.lctonstage.org/event/the-snow-queen/
859-254-4546

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SKyPAC

Cirque Dreams Holidaze
SKyPAC
601 College St.
Bowling Green, Ky. 42101

Nov. 26

7:30 p.m. Central
Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up the 2016 holiday season with its critically acclaimed holiday extravaganza. Not to be missed…this circus-like holiday stage spectacular features ornaments, costumes and acrobatics that come alive celebrating holiday themes, music and traditions for the entire family. With more than 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 artists from every corner of the globe, Cirque Dreams Holidaze is the greatest variety show on the planet! Groups of 10 or more save 15 percent. Call 270-904-1880 to reserve your seats today.

http://theskypac.com/events/cirque-dreams-holidaze/
270-904-1880

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Behringer-Crawford Museum

Polar Express Readings
Behringer-Crawford Museum
1600 Montague Road-Devou Park
Covington Ky. 41011

Nov. 27

2 p.m.
Local children’s librarians will read the classic children's book, Polar Express. Guests can create a Christmas craft and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, plus a visit from Santa. Holiday finery or comfy pajamas are encouraged. Included with museum admission; reservations required. Call 859-491-4003 or email education@bcmuseum.org.

www.bcmuseum.org
859-491-4003

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Bluegrass Theatre Guild

Bluegrass Theatre Guild "Gift of the Magi"
Grand Theatre
308 St. Clair St.
Frankfort, Ky. 40601

Dec. 1

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Bluegrass Theatre Guild presents an evening of one-act plays celebrating Christmas with "The Gift of the Magi" and "The Silent Bells. "

www.grandtheatrefrankfort.org/Calendar/tabid/6438/
ModuleID/11975/ItemID/35393/mctl/EventDetails/Default.aspx

502-352-7469

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SKyPAC

A Wynonna & The Big Noise Christmas
SKyPAC
601 College St.
Bowling Green, Ky. 42101

Dec. 1

7:30 p.m. Central
This holiday season, Wynonna & The Big Noise are once again hitting the road—in an unforgettable way! “A Wynonna & The Big Noise Christmas” will include a mix of holiday favorites and Wynonna’s biggest hits as well as brand new music. Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and her undeniable talent, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide spanning a remarkable 33-year career. Charting countless singles including 20 No. 1 hits and more than 60 industry awards, the iconic performer was dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline. ” “A Wynonna & The Big Noise Christmas” will feature incomparable arrangements from The Big Noise, putting Wynonna’s voice front and center for what promises to be a truly memorable evening of music and holiday magic.

http://theskypac.com/events/wynonna-big-noise/
270-904-1880

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Appalachian Artisan Center

Old Fashioned Christmas
Appalachian Artisan Center
30 W. Main St.
Hindman, Ky. 41822

Dec. 2

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Join the Appalachian Artisan Center in historic Hindman for our 15th annual Old Fashioned Christmas. There are numerous activities taking place downtown and we invite you and your family to join us for this fun, free celebration of Christmas and our local artisans and musicians.

www.artisancenter.net
606-785-9855

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Bluegrass Theatre Guild

Bluegrass Theatre Guild "Gift of the Magi"
Grand Theatre
308 St. Clair St.
Frankfort, Ky. 40601

Dec. 2

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Bluegrass Theatre Guild presents an evening of one-act plays celebrating Christmas with "The Gift of the Magi" and "The Silent Bells. "

www.grandtheatrefrankfort.org/Calendar/tabid/6438/
ModuleID/11975/ItemID/35393/mctl/EventDetails/Default.aspx

502-352-7469

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Cadiz Community Arts Center/Janice Mason Art Museum

2016 Festival of Trees
Cadiz Community Arts Center/Janice Mason Art Museum
71 Main St.
Cadiz, Ky. 42211

Dec. 3 – Dec. 26

A community holiday display hosted by Janice Mason Art Museum. The holiday season kicks off with the Christmas Parade on Main Street at 5 p.m. on Dec. 3, and the opening of the Festival of Trees with a reception at Janice Mason Art Museum. Place your bids in the silent auction of handmade ornaments on display. Call 270-522-9056 to reserve a spot for your tree.

www.jmam.org
270-522-9056

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Lexington Ballet Company

The Nutcracker
Lexington Ballet Company
EKU Center for the Arts
1 Hall Drive
Richmond, Ky. 40475

Dec. 3

2 p.m.
A perennial holiday favorite returns to the EKU Center for the Arts in an enchanting production that will be treasured by every member of the family. Presented by Lexington Ballet Company and set to the timeless music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, “The Nutcracker” tells the delightful story of a little girl named Marie who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. She encounters the frightful rat king before embarking on a journey through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Lexington Ballet Company performs this beautiful masterpiece under the artistic direction of Luis Dominguez. It's a production sure to put you in the Christmas spirit!
Purchase tickets at www.ekucenter.com/2015-16-season/2611-the-nutcracker-lexington-ballet-company

www.lexingtonballet.org
info@lexingtonballet.org
859-233-3925

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Arts Association of Oldham County

Winter in Kentucky Exhibit
Gallery 104
104 E. Main St.
La Grange, Ky. 40031

Dec. 3

Opening Reception
4 – 6 p.m.
The opening reception for "Winter in Kentucky", an exhibition featuring Gallery 104 artists.

Nov. 27 – Jan. 7

Exhibit Dates
Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
A special exhibit featuring Gallery 104 artists.

http://aaooc.org
502-222-3822

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Bluegrass Theatre Guild

Bluegrass Theatre Guild "Gift of the Magi"
Grand Theatre
308 St. Clair St.
Frankfort, Ky. 40601

Dec. 3

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Bluegrass Theatre Guild presents an evening of one-act plays celebrating Christmas with "The Gift of the Magi" and "The Silent Bells. "

www.grandtheatrefrankfort.org/Calendar/tabid/6438/
ModuleID/11975/ItemID/35393/mctl/EventDetails/Default.aspx

502-352-7469

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Lexington Children's Theatre

The Snow Queen
Lexington Children's Theatre
418 W. Short St.
Lexington, Ky. 40507

Dec. 3

2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
When worlds collide, snowflakes and splinters of the glass mirror fly and Kai chooses the path of the Snow Queen. Now Gerda must strap on her red shoes and embark on an epic journey to rescue the boy she loves.

www.lctonstage.org/event/the-snow-queen/
859-254-4546

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Woodford Theatre

Elf, Jr.
Woodford Theatre
275 Beasley Road
Versailles, Ky. 40383

Dec. 3, 10, 17

2 p.m.
Sensory-friendly performance on Dec. 17 at 10 a.m.
Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity.

http://woodfordtheatre.com/calendar/something-extra-series/
859-873-0648

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Arts Association of Oldham County

Oldham County Singers at Pewee Valley Yule Log
Little Colonel Playhouse
302 Mt. Mercy Drive
Pewee Valley, Ky. 40056

Dec. 4

6:30 p.m.
Join us for our annual holiday concert!

http://aaooc.org
502-222-3822

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Behringer-Crawford Museum

Polar Express Readings
Behringer-Crawford Museum
1600 Montague Road-Devou Park
Covington Ky. 41011

Dec. 4

2 p.m.
Local children’s librarians will read the classic children's book, Polar Express. Guests can create a Christmas craft and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, plus a visit from Santa. Holiday finery or comfy pajamas are encouraged. Included with museum admission; reservations required. Call 859-491-4003 or email education@bcmuseum.org.

www.bcmuseum.org
859-491-4003

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Bluegrass Theatre Guild

Bluegrass Theatre Guild "Gift of the Magi"
Grand Theatre
308 St. Clair St.
Frankfort, Ky. 40601

Dec. 4

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Bluegrass Theatre Guild presents an evening of one-act plays celebrating Christmas with "The Gift of the Magi" and "The Silent Bells. "

www.grandtheatrefrankfort.org/Calendar/tabid/6438/
ModuleID/11975/ItemID/35393/mctl/EventDetails/Default.aspx

502-352-7469

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Lexington Children's Muesum

The Snow Queen
Lexington Children's Theatre
418 W. Short St.
Lexington, Ky. 40507

Dec. 4

2 p.m.
When worlds collide, snowflakes and splinters of the glass mirror fly and Kai chooses the path of the Snow Queen. Now Gerda must strap on her red shoes and embark on an epic journey to rescue the boy she loves.

www.lctonstage.org/event/the-snow-queen/
859-254-4546

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Portland Museum

Portland Museum Annual Holiday Sale
Portland Museum
2308 Portland Ave.
Louisville, Ky. 40212

Dec. 4

1 – 5 p.m.
Come shop your hearts out! Our Annual Holiday Sale will be full of beautiful and original art, crafts and books – perfect for holiday gifts. Featured artists include Gray Zeitz, Hound Dog Press, Les Greeman, Emilee Dover, Rachel Singel, Brandon Harder and more. Proceeds support museum programs.

www.facebook.com/events/305977379786551/
www.goportland.org
502-776-7678

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Woodford Theatre

It's a Wonderful Life
Woodford Theatre
275 Beasley Road
Versailles, Ky. 40383

Dec. 4

2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Join us for the classic, heartwarming Christmas saga of George Bailey, the Everyman, who learns the value of life and the impact one individual can have on so many others. All the sparkling, fun-loving characters from Bedford Falls will be here: Mary and Violet, Mrs. Bailey, Uncle Billy, the Scrooge-like villain Mr. Potter and, of course, George’s guardian angel Clarence. It’s a Wonderful Life not only celebrates the season, it also celebrates our American way of life: that hard work, fair play, love and the support of family and community will be rewarded.

www.woodfordtheatre.com
859-873-0648

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SKyPAC

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis
SKyPAC
601 College St.
Bowling Green, Ky. 42101

Dec. 8

7:30 p.m. Central
The Ultimate Holiday Tradition! Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for the past 30 years! Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard’s seasonal charts every year!

http://theskypac.com/events/mannheim-steamroller-christmas-chip-davis/
270-904-1880

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SKyPAC

Christmas Wonderland: The Holiday Show
SKyPAC
601 College St.
Bowling Green, Ky. 42101

Dec. 10

7:30 p.m. Central
Get ready to celebrate the holidays with Santa and his special elves on a Christmas cheer journey. Christmas Wonderland is by far one of the most enchanting and delightful holiday shows ever! The sounds of holiday classics like “White Christmas,” “Jingle Bells,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Deck the Halls,” “Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree” and more are beautifully sung by the highest kicking chorus girls this side of the North Pole! The magic of the holidays is sure to unfold and paint the evening full of magical and colorful Winter Wonderland memories for the whole family.

http://theskypac.com/events/christmas-wonderland-holiday-show/
270-904-1880

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Lexington Ballet Company

The Nutcracker
Lexington Ballet Company
The Lexington Opera House
401 W. Short St.
Lexington, Ky. 40507

Dec. 10

2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
A perennial holiday favorite returns to the Lexington Opera House in an enchanting production that will be treasured by every member of the family. Presented by Lexington Ballet Company and set to the timeless music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, “The Nutcracker” tells the delightful story of a little girl named Marie who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. She encounters the frightful rat king before embarking on a journey through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Lexington Ballet Company performs this beautiful masterpiece under the artistic direction of Luis Dominguez. It's a production sure to put you in the Christmas spirit! Purchase tickets at
www.lexingtonoperahouse.com/events/detail/nutcracker-lexballet


www.lexingtonballet.org
info@lexingtonballet.org
859-233-3925

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Behringer-Crawford Museum

Polar Express Readings
Behringer-Crawford Museum
1600 Montague Road-Devou Park
Covington Ky. 41011

Dec. 11

2 p.m.
Local children’s librarians will read the classic children's book, Polar Express. Guests can create a Christmas craft and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, plus a visit from Santa. Holiday finery or comfy pajamas are encouraged. Included with museum admission; reservations required. Call 859-491-4003 or email education@bcmuseum.org.

www.bcmuseum.org
859-491-4003

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Lexington Ballet Company

The Nutcracker
Lexington Ballet Company
The Lexington Opera House
401 W. Short St.
Lexington, Ky. 40507

Dec. 11

2 p.m.
A perennial holiday favorite returns to the Lexington Opera House in an enchanting production that will be treasured by every member of the family. Presented by Lexington Ballet Company and set to the timeless music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, “The Nutcracker” tells the delightful story of a little girl named Marie who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. She encounters the frightful rat king before embarking on a journey through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Lexington Ballet Company performs this beautiful masterpiece under the artistic direction of Luis Dominguez. It's a production sure to put you in the Christmas spirit! Purchase tickets at
www.lexingtonoperahouse.com/events/detail/nutcracker-lexballet


www.lexingtonballet.org
info@lexingtonballet.org
859-233-3925

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SKyPAC

The Great Russian Nutcracker
SKyPAC
601 College St.
Bowling Green, Ky. 42101

Dec. 12

7 p.m. Central
The biggest Christmas experience of the year! The original, direct from Russia, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. “Knock Out!” Raves the New York Times. Enchant the whole family with larger than life magical props, a 60-foot growing Christmas tree and spectacular Russian-made costumes and sets. A must-see event, witness the world’s best dancers on stage in your city. Get your tickets before they sell out at www.nutcracker.com.

http://theskypac.com/events/moscow-ballet/
270-904-1880

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Behringer-Crawford Museum

Polar Express Readings
Behringer-Crawford Museum
1600 Montague Road-Devou Park
Covington Ky. 41011

Dec. 18

2 p.m.
Local children’s librarians will read the classic children's book, Polar Express. Guests can create a Christmas craft and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, plus a visit from Santa. Holiday finery or comfy pajamas are encouraged. Included with museum admission; reservations required. Call 859-491-4003 or email education@bcmuseum.org.

www.bcmuseum.org
859-491-4003

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Lexington Ballet Company

The Nutcracker
Lexington Ballet Company
The Lexington Opera House
401 W. Short St.
Lexington, Ky. 40507

Dec. 17

2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
A perennial holiday favorite returns to the Lexington Opera House in an enchanting production that will be treasured by every member of the family. Presented by Lexington Ballet Company and set to the timeless music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, “The Nutcracker” tells the delightful story of a little girl named Marie who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. She encounters the frightful rat king before embarking on a journey through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Lexington Ballet Company performs this beautiful masterpiece under the artistic direction of Luis Dominguez. It's a production sure to put you in the Christmas spirit! Purchase tickets at
www.lexingtonoperahouse.com/events/detail/nutcracker-lexballet


www.lexingtonballet.org
info@lexingtonballet.org
859-233-3925

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Kentucky Ballet Theatre

The Night Before Christmas
Kentucky Ballet Theatre
Mountain Arts Center
50 Hal Rogers Drive
Prestonsburg, Ky. 41653

Dec. 18

3 – 5 p.m.
Kentucky Ballet Theatre will bring the holiday story of "The Night Before Christmas" to the Mountain Arts Center, presented by Tim Short Auto Group and the City of Prestonsburg.

www.KyBallet.com/the-night-before-christmas
859-252-5245

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Lexington Ballet Company

The Nutcracker
Lexington Ballet Company
The Lexington Opera House
401 W. Short St.
Lexington, Ky. 40507

Dec. 18

2 p.m.
A perennial holiday favorite returns to the Lexington Opera House in an enchanting production that will be treasured by every member of the family. Presented by Lexington Ballet Company and set to the timeless music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, “The Nutcracker” tells the delightful story of a little girl named Marie who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. She encounters the frightful rat king before embarking on a journey through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Lexington Ballet Company performs this beautiful masterpiece under the artistic direction of Luis Dominguez. It's a production sure to put you in the Christmas spirit! Purchase tickets at
www.lexingtonoperahouse.com/events/detail/nutcracker-lexballet


www.lexingtonballet.org
info@lexingtonballet.org
859-233-3925

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Woodford Theatre

Cantabile Vocal Ensemble at Woodford Theatre
Woodford Theatre
275 Beasley Road
Versailles, Ky. 40383

Dec. 20

7:30 p.m.
Celebrate Christmas with your family and friends with a candle-lit Christmas choral presentation. The Lexington Cantabile Choir is an a capella vocal group that values the lifelong journey of music learning. Join us for an evening of varied holiday selections, sacred, secular and popular choral arrangements.

www.woodfordtheatre.com
859-873-0648

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Behringer-Crawford Museum

Kid-Friendly New Year's Eve Countdown
Behringer-Crawford Museum
1600 Montague Road-Devou Park
Covington, Ky. 41011

Dec. 31

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Welcome the New Year with the whole family! Games, crafts, light lunch and a toast to 2017. Admission is $5 for museum members, $10 for future members and free to children under 3.

www.bcmuseum.org
859-491-4003

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