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A Magical Holiday Season in Kentucky

Though many of us are still in a state of denial, the holidays are rapidly approaching.  Next week, families will gather around their traditional holiday tables, and so begins a month-long celebration of joy and giving.  With a wide variety of shopping and holiday festivities to enjoy, there's no better place to unwrap new holiday memories than in the state of Kentucky.  Whether you choose to join of for an amazing Thanksgiving feast, holiday shopping, dazzling light displays, or other fun holiday-themed activities, you'll find nothing but joy and merriment in Kentucky throughout the upcoming holiday season.  To get started on your getaway, find and book a room at one of our exquisite member Bed and Breakfasts today. 

Kentucky's Holiday Season

Catching the Christmas spirit in Kentucky is easy to do.  There are a wonderful variety of holiday events and traditions happening throughout the state of Kentucky, but there are some town that take the celebrations of this magical holiday celebration to another level. Our favorites include:


  • Carrollton puts on an annual Frozen Wonderland and Festival of Trees from Dec 3- 5.
  • Ashland celebrates with the Winter Wonderland of Lights in their 52-acre central park.
  • Head to Bardstown, where you will enjoy the Light Up Bardstown festival. Almost every shop and street corner transforms into a sparkling array of lights, candy canes, Christmas trees and holiday spirit. Not only that, but you can ride the My Old Kentucky Dinner Train and North Pole Express on Dec 6, 13, and 20th.
  • In Burlington, head to the An Old Kentucky Christmas on December 10th, 11th,12th and 13th, and enjoy the magical display of Christmas at the same time.
  • Newport's Light up the Levee holiday display transforms the town into a festive holiday attraction.
  • Holiday at the Shaker Village will transport you back in time, to when the holiday season but a bit simpler, but just as magical.
  • Draffenville displays its famed Christmas light display throughout the holiday season. While there, enjoy a Christmas walk along a two mile trail, complete with a Toasty Roasty Marshmallow treat post.
  • Leitchfield hosts its annual Christmas at the park, featuring 1000's of twinkling lights and plenty of Christmas spirit.
  • The Lighting of the Trace takes place each year in Frankfort, as the Buffalo Trace Distillery joins in the holiday fun.
  • The Grand Rivers Festival of Lights, which features over 700,000 lights, will no doubt brighten up your holiday.
  • There are plenty of activities to enjoy this holiday season in Louisville. Downtown lights up in a magnificent display, there's a skating rink downtown, the Megacavern puts on Lights Under Louisville, and Christmas at the Galt House brings Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Story" to life through decorations and holiday festivities.
  • Shelbyville and Simpsonville get into the Christmas spirit with dozens of decorated Christmas trees, a family classic at the theatre and a hometown holiday parade.
  • Don't miss the Southern Lights Holiday Festival at Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington, which features a four+mile driving tour through stunning lighted displays.

There's no better way to start off the holiday season than by booking a getaway to the beautiful state of Kentucky.  Whether you're looking for something cozy and rustic or luxurious and modern, you'll find your perfect home away from home amongst our member Inns.  Book your getaway to today, and celebrate Christmas in Kentucky.