Thanksgiving is a holiday meant for us to hit the pause button on our busy lives and reflect on the things, people and experiences that we are thankful for. However, it feels like the day is the middle child of the season. Everyone goes all out for Halloween (this is serious business in this town), then swiftly turns their focus towards Christmas, simply fast-forwarding through Thanksgiving. We want to give Turkey Day the respect it deserves, so we’ve compiled a list of ways to spend time with your entire family, those who live here and those who are just visiting, at these Thanksgiving week events in Louisville.
Through December 6, 2015: “Wicked”
The popular Broadway show “Wicked” has flown into Louisville and promises not to disappoint. Tickets start at $69. For more information, click here: styleblueprint.com.
Through January 3, 2016: Lights Under Louisville
There’s no other holiday light show like Lights Under Louisville. Each year, the Louisville Mega Cavern is adorned with light fixtures to celebrate the Christmas season. Pile the family in the car and take 30-minute ride through part of the 17 miles of underground passageways. For more information, click here: styleblueprint.com.
November 21, 2015: Brews and Bruises
Wrestling and beer. Nothing says Ohio Valley more than that combination. Against the Grain is rolling out a fight night in celebration of its new beer release. They are teaming up with Ohio Valley Wrestling and Dauntless Distributing to unveil Poffo Pilsner on Saturday, November 21, at 5:30 p.m. For more information, click here: styleblueprint.com.
November 21, 2015: Muhammad Ali Center’s 10th Anniversary
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Muhammad Ali Center, named after one of our city’s greatest hometown heroes. Live music and family fun are part of the activities today at the center, and admission is free. For more information, click here: styleblueprint.com.
November 21-22, 2015: Good Folk Festival
Here’s something the family won’t forget. The Good Folk Festival is a two-day celebration of regional folk music at the Tim Faulkner Gallery. The festival features more than 80 local, regional and internationally known folk artists. For more information, click here: styleblueprint.com.
November 22: Party Mart’s Pappy Fest
Party Mart is once again holding Pappy Fest on Sunday, November 22. Lottery tickets for a chance to purchase America’s most sought-after bourbon will be given out at 5 p.m. to everyone in line. Pappy Van Winkle 10-year, 12-year, 15-year, 20-year and 23-year bottles will be available for $240 each. For more information, click here: styleblueprint.com.
November 24-December 23, 2015: “A Christmas Carol”
It’s a timeless Louisville tradition you mustn’t let out-of-town relatives miss. Every year, Actors Theatre breathes new life into Tiny Tim, Ebeneezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, and each year it gets more and more magical. For more information, click here: styleblueprint.com.
November 27, 2015: The Comedy Get Down World Tour
Why spend the day after Thanksgiving fighting your way through hoards at the mall? That doesn’t sound remotely interesting. Instead, laugh off those extra pounds you may have gained at the holiday dinner table at the KFC Yum! Center when The Comedy Get Down World Tour comes to town. This is your chance to see Cedric ‘The Entertainer,” Charlie Murphy, George Lopez, Eddie Griffin and D.L. Hughley, all on the same stage. Talk about comedy royalty! For more information, click here: styleblueprint.com.
November 27, 2015: Light Up Louisville
Light Up Louisville is the city’s official kickoff to the holiday season. Gather the family and head downtown to watch the city turn on the Christmas lights and ring in some holiday cheer. For more information, click here: styleblueprint.com.
November 27-December 20, 2015: The Holiday Train Exhibit at Yew Dell Gardens
Everyone wants to see Santa this time of year, so why not do it in a beautiful setting? Yew Dell Gardens is absolutely gorgeous in the winter and their train exhibit has been known to make Santa take a break from checking his list twice to drop by for a weekend visit. For more information, click here: styleblueprint.com.
November 27, 2015-January 3, 2016: Holidays Around the World
Louisville is home to many diverse and eclectic cultures. What better way to experience the way countries around the world celebrate the holidays than with The Frazier Museum’s Holidays Around the World exhibit? You don’t even have to leave Louisville! Local artists will put together displays of trees, lights and traditional objects from their heritage and present them to the public. For more information, click here: styleblueprint.com.
November 27, 2015: Peerless Distillery Open
Peerless Distillery is a local, family-run distillery that will be open to the public on Black Friday. Instead of spend the day fighting the crowds, take the family to Peerless and learn the magic behind how they make their bourbon. For more information and to read our profile on Peerless Distillery, click here: styleblueprint.com.
Happy Thanksgiving week!
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