Madame Foo Foo Couture Derby Hat Show at Rodeo Drive: April 18-20



Get your hat for Derby from Madame Foo Foo and your jewelry from Gypsy at Rodeo Drive from Thursday April 18 through Saturday April 20.  These beautiful custom made hats are made by local designer Lisa Roedemier.  Gypsy jewelry is made by Jeanette Simon.

Additional Happenings

Nov 7-24: Merridian’s Anniversary Sale

Low Hand-Carved Bookcase (Some of these are reworked old pieces and some are newly built using old hand-carved door posts, etc.)

Now is a great time to buy furniture and home decor at Merridian with their Anniversary sale that runs from November 7 through November 24. Everything in the store is marked down from 15-70% off ticket prices. For more information or to see their inventory, check out their website. Read our last SB post about Merridian […]


Nov 15-24: “White Christmas” Memorabilia on Display at Frazier History Museum

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From November 15 through November 24, special memorabilia and costumes from the movie “White Christmas” will be on display. These treasures are on loan from the Rosemary Clooney House, in Augusta, Kentucky. Generations have considered White Christmas the quintessential holiday movie, and now visitors can view authentic items from the movie starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, […]


Nov 25-Dec 21: A Christmas Carol at Actors Theatre

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Starting November 25 through December 21, celebrate the splendor of the holidays at Actors Theatre with Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future in this fresh take on an old favorite, A Christmas Carol. Dickens’ classic tale finds new life in this totally redesigned production featuring new sets and […]


Nov 28: Holiday Train Exhibit at Yew Dell Gardens

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Yew Dell Gardens is beautiful in the winter and each winter they display their holiday train exhibit with special appearances by Santa Claus. Come see it on the weekends of November 28 to November 30, December 6 and 7, December 13 and 14, and December 20 and 21. This exhibition is free with paid admission, […]


Nov 28: Black Friday Sale at SKYN Lounge


On Black Friday, November 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., SKYN Lounge will be marking all of its products and services 25% off. This includes Obagi and Skin Ceuticals, plus all of their facials and other great services. Don’t miss out on this sale. For more information, visit their website at


Nov 28: Black Friday Holiday Hop


Frankfort Avenue will host a special all-day Holiday Hop on Black Friday, November 28 from 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Free trolleys will run extended hours from Cannon’s Lane to River Road, and many businesses will host shopping sales, live music and refreshments. For more information, visit


Nov 15-Jan 2: Christmas at the Galt House

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Christmas at the Galt House Hotel will return for the fifth year with complete transformations that will stimulate all the senses when it opens on November 15 in Louisville, Kentucky. The 47-day event invites guests to go back in time and experience larger-than-life lighted luminaries, meet the Snow Fairy Princess, and see the delight in […]


Nov 11-Dec 8 : “Tribes” at Actors Theatre

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“Tribes” begins its run at Actors Theatre starting November 11 through December 8. In this play “Billy is the youngest of three adult siblings in a boisterous family. He was born deaf and raised to read lips, but has never really been heard. When he meets Sylvia, who is losing her hearing and grew up […]


Dec 2: Kentucky Ale Dinner at Varanese

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Varanese Restaurant, located at 2106 Frankfort Avenue, will host the “Kentucky Ale Beer Dinner,” that features brewed beers from the Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co., on Tuesday, December 2, with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. The evening will feature Alltech Brand Ambassador, guest speaker Blake Legrand and a four-course dinner […]


Dec 5-6: Christmastide at Locust Grove

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On December 5 and 6, return to 1816 for a Croghan/Clark family celebration at Locust Grove. The home is decorated in a manner appropriate for the “country seat” of Major William Croghan and his distinguished relatives and guests. In the great parlor, live music and dancing await the guests, intermingled with concerts by a talented […]


Dec 5-7: The Garden and Gun Jubilee!


We are going to the Garden & Gun Magazine Jubilee! Anyone else want to come? Check out the event here for info and tickets. Dates are Dec 5-7th in Charleston, SC. Spend some time doing something for yourself before the month of Decemeber gets into full swing. We are SO excited to go; join us!


Dec 6: Bardstown Road Aglow

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Four Roses Bourbon is presenting Bardstown Road Aglow, Saturday, December 6  from dusk until 10 p.m. There will be two trolleys running this night and live entertainment. Start off the night at Wendy’s on Bardstown Road and Grinstead for the tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. For more information, click


Dec 6: Whitehall’s Annual Victorian Christmas Tea

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Enjoy English tea and a delicious array of tasty sweets and savory tea sandwiches served in a proper formal setting at Whitehall’s annual Victorian Christmas Tea on Saturday, December 6. This popular event is perfect for all ages and everyone is invited to attend. Tickets are $35 per person and reservations are required.Doors open at 2:45 […]


Dec 6: Holiday Gift and Sampling Fair at Rainbow Blossom

Rainbow Blossom: Louisville's Original Healthy Market

The Ninth Annual Holiday Gift and Sampling Fair will be held on Saturday, December 6 from 12 to 3 p.m. at Rainbow Blossom in St. Matthews. This event features local vendors with handmade art, jewelry, candles, accessories, clothing and more. In addition, there will be plenty of food to sample from local vendors. For more […]


Dec 6-7: Victorian Tea at the Conrad-Caldwell House

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This annual holiday Victorian tea at the Conrad-Caldwell house will be held in conjunction with the Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on December 6 and 7. Space is limited, so make reservations by calling 502-636-5023. Tickets are $30 and include traditional tea, sweet and savory treats. For more information, click […]


Dec 6: Nutcracker in a Nutshell


This is a perfect for those of us who love the Nutcracker, but in a shorter family-friendlier version. The Louisville Palace presents Nutcracker in a Nutshell on December 6 with shows at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets start at $17.50. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here:


Dec 6-21: The Nutcracker

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Holidays would not be complete without this annual tradition of The Nutcracker by the Louisville Ballet, presented by Brown-Forman. Sugar Plum Fairies, Marie and the Nutcracker Prince will all be there to entertain you. This show runs December 6 through December 21. Tickets start at $32 and can be purchased by clicking here:


Dec 6-7: Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour

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The 38th Annual Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour is this December 6-7 from 12 to 6 p.m. each day. Tour Victorian mansions and marvel at the architecture and history. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.


Dec 7-21: North Pole Express on Kentucky Dinner Train

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Starting December 7 and running on Sundays through December 21, travel on the North Pole Express via the Kentucky Dinner Train in Bardstown. Ride and enjoy a meal with Santa. Departure times are 1 and 5 p.m. Tickets are $60 for adults and $45 for children.


Dec 10-11: W&M Jewelry Holiday Open House


December 10 and 11 is the season for W&M Jewelry’s Holiday Open House at their studio at 215 Chenoweth Lane. Take 20% off everything these two days. The studio will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. Pre-shop on their website here:


Dec 13: Christmas in Anchorage

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Get in the holiday spirit as historic Anchorage Public School celebrates the 34th Annual Christmas in Anchorage on Saturday, December 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests will enjoy festivities ranging from Breakfast with Santa to the fabulous Holiday Boutique. Shop for unique gifts from more than 80 talented Kentuckiana artists, crafters and shops. Browse […]


Dec 13: Holly & Ivy at Louisville Nature Center

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Saturday, December 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy the holiday tradition “Holly & Ivy” at the Louisville Nature Center where guests make wreaths, swags, table decorations and topiaries from all natural greenery. Costs: LNC members: $25 topiaries**; $20 wreaths; $15 swags or table decorations; Non-members: $30 topiaries**, $25 wreaths; $20 swags or table […]


Dec 20-21: Nutcracker on Ice

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The annual Nutcracker on Ice at Iceland is December 20 and 21 at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Enjoy all your favorite travels through the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy, but on ice. Tickets start at $12. For more information, click here: