The Lexington Holiday Calendar 2014

The Lexington Holiday Calendar 2014

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What’s happening in Lexington’s beautiful bluegrass region this holiday season?

TUESDAY DECEMBER 9

Lexington_Holiday_Calendar_2014BOOKS “Holiday Food with Kentucky Authors: Book Panel & Tastings,”  Book talk and book signing with Rona Roberts Classic Kentucky Meals,  Fiona Young-Brown with A Culinary History of Kentucky and Steve Coomes with Country Ham.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 11

MUSIC Trans-Siberian Orchestra, 7:30 pm, Rupp

FRIDAY DECEMBER 12

OPERA Amahl and the Night Visitors, 7:30 pm, Lyric Theatre

CONCERT Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Christmas, 7:30 pm, EKU Center for the Arts

MUSIC Lexington Singers: Handel’s Messiah, 8 pm, UK Singletary Center

DANCE Lexington Ballet presents The Nutcracker, 7:30 pm, Lexington Opera House (through Sunday)

THEATRE A Christmas Story, 8 pm, Woodford Theatre (Versailles) (through Sunday)

SATURDAY DECEMBER 13

Looking for a LIVE Nativity? With LIVE characters and LIVE animals? South Elkhorn Christian Church has you covered with their annual Drive Through Bethlehem (Drive Thru Bethlehem?) It is at 4343 Harrodsburg Road.

SANTA Breakfast with Santa and the reading of the Night Before Christmas, 8:30 am, Joseph-Beth Booksellers

OPERA Amahl and the Night Visitors, 2 pm & 7:30 pm, Lyric Theatre

MUSIC Lexington Chamber Chorale: Before the Marvel of This Night, 7:30 pm, Second Presbyterian Church

SHOP The Bread Box Holiday Market 2014 is a curated Art Market showcasing handmade arts and goods. Featured artists include: Tim Buckingham, Ivy Clinton, Sean Fitzgerald, Patrick Garnett, Amy Kelly, Todd Herzberg, Emily Howard, Rod Lindauer and Jane Vigor, Missy Marshall, Melissa Oesch, Penny Candy Studios, Christy Razavi, Derrick Riley, Victor Sizemore, Margaret and Josh Smith, Rodney and Carla Wilson, and David Wischer.

DRINK If you began the day with Breakfast with Santa, hopefully you paced yourself wisely so you can end it drinking with Santa for Lexington’s third SantaCon pub crawl, beginning at 4:30 pm at Blue Stallion (progressing to Green Lantern, West Sixth, Molly Brooks, Soundbar, and wrapping up at around 11 at Tin Roof). Trolley between stops as available. Organizers recommend, “Dress up! You don’t have to dress exactly like Santa. In fact, unusual interpretations of Santa-ness are much appreciated, both by those we bring joy to – as well as your fellow santas: elves, reindeer themes etc. are fine as well.” Also, “Please pay for your drinks as soon as you get them. Santas get tired of waiting on other santas to clear their tab before being able to move on. This entire adventure should be cash only.”

SUNDAY DECEMBER 14

MUSIC Alltech Holiday Celebration of Song, 5 pm and 7:30 pm Victorian Square

MUSIC Lexington Philharmonic Candy Cane Concert, 3:30 pm, Singletary Center

MUSIC Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, 6:30 pm, Christ Church Cathedral

GET ON BOARD The RJ Corman Lexington Dinner Train North Pole Express includes a meal, carols, and pictures with Santa. (Dec 7, Dec 14, and Dec 21)

MONDAY DECEMBER 15

MUSIC Beaumont Winter Concert, 6 pm, UK Singletary Center

TUESDAY DECEMBER 16

JAZZ Jazzy Holiday Concert, 7:30 pm, Singletary Center

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 17

MUSIC Straight No Chaser Christmas, 7:30 pm, EKU Center for the Arts

FRIDAY DECEMBER 19

DANCE Bluegrass Youth Ballet presents The Nutcracker in One Act, 7 pm, UK Singletary Center (through the weekend)

THEATRE don’t miss Steve Zahn when The Rep presents The Smack-Off: A Christmas Reality Show (through Sunday), UK’s Guignol Theatre

THEATRE A Christmas Story, 8 pm, Woodford Theatre (Versailles) (through Sunday)

miracle34thstreetMOVIES It’s a Wonderful Life, 5 pm; White Christmas, 7:25 pm; Holiday Inn, 9:45 pmKentucky Theatre

SATURDAY DECEMBER 20

DANCE Bluegrass Youth Ballet: The Nutcracker, 2:30 pm and 7 pm, UK Singletary Center (through Sunday)

THEATRE A Christmas Story, 8 pm, Woodford Theatre (Versailles)

MOVIES Miracle on 34 Street, 1 pm; White Christmas, 3 pm & 9:45 pm; Holiday Inn, 5:25 pm; It’s a Wonderful Life, 7:25 pm, Kentucky Theatre

DRINK Blue Stallion Brewing invites you to an Ugly Sweater Party on December 20. Anyone wearing an ugly sweater will get a special deal on their first beer. Gastro Gnomes food truck will be serving that night at the brewery.

GIGS Winterfest with Oh My Me| Satellite Giant| The Nativity Singers, Al’s Bar.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 21

MUSIC A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, 5 pm, Good Shepherd Church

MUSIC Tomaseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas, 7:30 pm, Singletary Center

MOVIES Miracle on 34 Street, 1 pm; It’s a Wonderful Life, 3 pm & 9:45 pm; White Christmas, 5:25 pm; Holiday Inn, 7:25 pm, Kentucky Theatre

MONDAY DECEMBER 22

MOVIE One Magic Christmas, 6 pm, Farish Theater

MUSIC A Ceremony of Carols, noon, Christ Church Cathedral

MOVIES White Christmas, 1 pm; Miracle on 34th Street, 3:20 pm & 7:20 pm; Holiday Inn, 5:20 pm; It’s a Wonderful Life, 9:30 pm, Kentucky Theatre

TUESDAY DECEMBER 23

MOVIE A Christmas Story, 6 pm, Farish Theater inside the Lexington Public Library downtown

MOVIES White Christmas, 1 pm & 5:15 pm; Miracle on 34th Street, 3:20 pm; It’s a Wonderful Life, 7:30 pm; Holiday Inn, 9:30 pm, Kentucky Theatre

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 24

MUSIC A Ceremony of Carols, 4:30 pm, Christ Church Cathedral

MUSIC Pastor E says the reason for the season is all that jazz! Celebrate with a Christmas Eve Jazz service at Wesley United Methodist Church, beginning at 6 pm. Special selections from the Wesley Choir with Stephen Mason on trumpet and Wayne Lewis Jr on saxophone.

MOVIES White Christmas, 1 pm; Holiday Inn, 3:25 pm; It’s a Wonderful Life, 5:30 pm, Kentucky Theatre

CHURCH? Click here for a listing of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services 2014, Lexington.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 25

Merry Christmas!

GIGS Adaboi, Lil Panda, Ghostwork, Mazerati Fresh, 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s

FRIDAY DECEMBER 26

TOUR Christmas on the Estate Holiday Candlelight Tour, 5:30 pm, Ashland Henry Clay Estate

SATURDAY DECEMBER 27

DANCE Kentucky Ballet Theatre’s The Night Before Christmas, 2 pm and 8 pm, Lexington Opera House

SUNDAY DECEMBER 28

DANCE Kentucky Ballet Theatre’s The Night Before Christmas, 2 pm, Lexington Opera House

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 31

New Year’s Eve

Lexington Philharmonic presents a New Year’s Eve celebration, welcoming cabaret and jazz singer Ute Lemper, 7:30 pm, Lexington Opera House.

A Tribe Called Lex has a Beastie Boys Tribute lined up at Al’s Bar.

This article also appears on page 13 of the December 2014  Ace.

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