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Christmas in Louisville with BourbonThere are so many things to do in Louisville this holiday season!

In November and December in the Derby City, you can celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve in style. Fill your Louisville weekend getaway with holiday events and a bourbon tour!

Holiday 2018 Events in Louisville



Holiday Performances at the Kentucky Center and Brown Theatre

A variety of live music and theater performances are planned at the Kentucky Center for the Arts and Brown Theatre in downtown Louisville including Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, Home for the Holidays Family Concert, A Christmas Story, Swan Lake, Handel’s Messiah, A Drag Queen Christmas, The Brown-Forman Nutcracker, The Best Christmas Pagaent Ever, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, and Jim Brickman – A Joyful Christmas. MORE INFO


Holiday Shows at Actors Theatre

Several festive holiday plays are planned at Actors Theatre including The Santaland Diaries, Scrooge’s Christmas Journey and Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol.  MORE INFO


Holiday Concerts at Louisville Palace

Live music and holiday performances at Louisville Palace include Magic Inc. presents Nutcracker in a Nutshell, YULE Ball and Krampus: A Houndmouth Holiday Show.  MORE INFO


Lights Under Louisville at Mega Cavern

Ride through this underground holiday light showcase with millions of lights, hundreds of lit characters and tons of fun!  MORE INFO


New Year’s Eve


NYE Live! at Fourth Street Live!

With a balloon drop, dancing, confetti, ball drop and tons of great food and drinks, the annual party at Fourth Street Live! for New Year’s Eve is a local tradition. MORE INFO


Just Add Bourbon To Your Holiday Weekend

Mint Julep Experiences has plenty of options for tours in Bourbon Country to add to your Louisville vacation. Join a public bourbon tour any Thursday, Friday or Saturday all winter long. Tickets are available through our website to a variety of bourbon itineraries. Distilleries include Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam, Heaven Hill, Woodford Reserve, Buffalo Trace and more!