December is an exciting time in Louisville, filled with anticipation and traditions that are sure to put you in the holiday spirit! Countless activities, events, and musical performances provide hours of entertainment and memories for you and your family. So whether you live in Louisville or are visiting family or friends in the area, we know you can find something fun to do in our city!

Edwards Communities has put together a list of events we think you shouldn’t miss! Here are our “Around Town Picks” for December:

 

Lights Under Louisvillethrough December 31, Louisville Mega Cavern

Join us for our annual underground holiday light spectacular to put you in the holiday spirit! Riders enjoy a 30-minute tour through part of our 17-mile passageway, featuring over 850 lit characters and over 3,000,000 points of light.

 

A Christmas Story, through December 2, Whitney Hall at The Kentucky Center

This new musical is based on the classic 1983 movie about Ralphie Parker’s desperate quest to ensure that his most perfect present ends up under his tree on Christmas.

 

Louisville Cardinals Basketball, throughDecember 29, KFC YUM! Center

Come out and support the women’s and men’s Louisville Cardinal’s basketball teams this month at the KFC YUM! Center! Game dates, times and tickets are available on their website:

 

13thAnnual YMCA Reindeer Ramble, December 8, Keeneland Race Course

Grab your favorite holiday sweater, Santa suit or festive attire and walk or run in the Reindeer Ramble’s 5K or 10K! Proceeds support scholarships for kids attending YMCA summer camps. Register as an individual, or as a team of three to 10 linked together with garland or ribbon through the entire race! Get the details here

 

Elfapalooza, December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, Galt House Hotel

Santa’s workshop will be in full throttle at the Galt House Hotel! Meet Santa’s elves, see a holiday movie, take a ride on the Peppermint Express, snack on appetizers and hot chocolate, and adults can enjoy an adult beverage. The event is free with a new, unwrapped toy donation to Toys for Tots. Learn more here.

 

Cakes with Kris Kringle, December 8 & 15, Kentucky Derby Museum

Enjoy the spirit of the season with photos with Santa, story time with Mrs. Claus, a Santa hat-making workshop, a hot chocolate bar and unlimited pancakes!

 

8thAnnual Give a Jam to End Homelessness, December 20, Headliners

Embrace the season of giving by attending this event that benefits the Coalition for the Homeless. Enjoy performances by local musicians and artists, soups and stews for sale, a bourbon basket raffle and a cash bar. Visit their website for a list of performers and artists and to purchase tickets.

 

Christmas Eve Plated Dinner and Christmas Day Brunch Buffet, December 24, 25, Galt House Hotel

If you don’t feel like cooking or washing dishes on Christmas or Christmas Eve, consider special holiday meals at the RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge. Christmas Eve features a seasonal farm-to-table plated dinner with three courses. The Christmas Day buffet features a carving station with premium condiments, a pasta station, and seasonal favorites. Visit their website to purchase tickets.

 

Dancing Through the Decades New Year’s Eve Party, December 31, Galt House Hotel

Ring in the New Year and dance through the 70’s and 80’s with cocktails, dinner, dessert buffets and a champagne toast at midnight. Guest rooms and suites are available to reserve as well. Get the details on their website.

 

 
These are just a few of the fun events offered in December in our exciting city! You can learn about other events by visiting the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, Insider Louisville, or Louisville.com.

And if you’re considering making Louisville your new home, be sure to check out the brand new, upscale, and amenity-filled apartment community of Highland Station. Located at 1172 E. Broadway in the Highlands neighborhood, Highland Station offers a variety of floor plans that feature granite countertops, modern cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and much more. Part of Edwards Communities, Highland Station prioritizes quality, comfort, and convenience in an apartment community you’ll be proud to call home. We invite you to visit our website or follow us on Facebook to learn more.