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A Wonderful Life – Derby Dinner Playhouse



Frank Capra’s film classic brought to vibrant theatrical life! An uplifting chronicle of the extraordinary lives of ordinary folk, this musical exhilarates the mind and heart and celebrates the innate goodness in us all.

Tickets Between $32 – $45
(Children’s Discount available on Friday and Sunday Evenings)

All showings include dinner in the price.

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Location: Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Drive Clarksville, IN 47129

Info: For more info visit or call (812) 288-8281

Cookies & Canvas Painting Party : FREE EVENT


Join us from 12-3:30pm as we have lots of holiday fun! Cookies & Canvas will be set up so kids can paint their own works of art.  Class sessions are every 30 minutes and are limited to 25 per class. The last class will begin at 3:00pm.

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Arrive early. We took our kids last year for this event and there was a wonderful turnout and kids were lined up all the way down 2 stores down.  The wait went by rather quickly and there was some excitement and festive fun-feel in the air..but just be prepared to wait a little.

The Holiday Painting Party will be held across from the Santa Set, in the Sears wing.

Be sure and head on over to the wing near Sears and much fun awaits you!

Location: Towne Mall, 1704 N. Dixie Hwy, Elizabethtown, KY

Info: For more information regarding the painting fun, please call Abe at 502-994-7130.

The Nutcracker at the PAC


Price Range for Tickets $13-$29.00

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Location: Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center, 384 W.A. Jenkins Road, Elizabethtown, KY

Info: 270-769-8837

Live Nativity Scene – Crossroads Baptist Church


Live Nativity Scene

in Elizabethtown


(sponsored by Crossroads Baptist Church)

Saturday December 6 – Sunday, Decemeber 7, 2014


We welcome you to bundle up and come see the live nativity scene for this family-friendly event for the entire Hardin County community.

Join Crossroads Baptist Church as they recreate the scene the evening our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was born.

Check out their awesome video at

Location: Crossroads Baptist Church, 243 W Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown (Off the square, next to Quixie Radio)

Info: (270) 401-9737

Bunco Night For Foster Children



Come to Bunco Night for fun and fellowship. No experience is needed to play this fun game of dice. Please bring an appetizer, dessert, or wine to share. Tickets are $10 and childcare is available.

We are raising money for Christmas gifts for foster children (through New Beginnings Family Services). Tickets are available at the church, as well as at Wild Earth Gallery & Gifts and Bread and Bagel Coffee Shop around the Square.

Location: St. Timothy’s Anglican Church, 56 Public Square, Elizabethtown, KY

Info: For more information call (270) 769-1170

15 Fun events to be Inspired by Christmas (#13 is my favorite)

The weekend is here and you want to make the most of your weekend but what on earth is there to do? Do you have to drive to Louisville to have fun with your kids? Absolutely not. Of course there are super awesome things going on in Louisville like Christmas at the Galt House as well as Lights Under Louisville Mega Cavern  but we want to make sure you have easy access to some fun things going on this weekend.

Are you new to the area? Well, let me explain to you a little somethin’ somethin’.  Downtown Elizabethtown has had an event that is growing in reach and population called Second Saturday. Yes, you guessed it! Second Saturday happens the second Saturday of the month from 5pm-8pm downtown on the public square and it varies each month with different events, spotlights and activities.  We definitely recommend you keep an eye out for this event as we see 2015 being a year for this to continue to grow.

But there are a few times a year where there are so many fun things going on that it starts much earlier than 5pm. Saturday, December 13th is a perfect example of that. Since it happens to also be the date of the Elizabethtown Christmas Parade, and this year there are fun events in the morning like Breakfast with Santa, Santa Workshops & more, the festivities continue throughout the day at varied times.

So without any further waiting we’d like to share with you some FUN things going on the weekend of December 13-14, 2014 in the Hardin County community.

Saturday Fun!

#1 -Breakfast with Santa – Start your day off Saturday, Dec. 13th downtown at St. Timothy Anglican Church on the public square in E’town for Breakfast with Santa.
$3 for a delicious breakfast! Santa will be there ready to meet your little ones..PLUS Rachel’s Face Painting will be there offering face painting for $3-5 per painting.

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#2 Dec. 13 -11am Storyhour at Barnes & Noble – The book being read is  a fun Fancy Nancy book! Start time is 11am.


#3 Dec. 13:  1pm-4pm or 5pm-8pm at Towne Mall– 3 Hour Nutty Scientist Holiday Workshop (2 sessions : 1-4pm or 5-8pm) It’s super awesome because this takes place at Towne Mall. You sign up your kids to have a BLAST learning and having fun about science while you leave and go shopping! Yes, we said you leave. They have multiple children discounts for families with more than 1 child. Check them out if you haven’t done so! They are awesome and love what they do!

#4 Dec. 13 – Santa Workshop at the Brown-Pusey House 10am-3pm

#5 Dec. 13 – Santa Pictures at Walgreens


#6 Dec. 13 9am-3pm – Christmas Bazaar – Trinity Wesleyan Church

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#7 Dec. 13th – 10am-8pm Gingerbread Workshop: 

This fun will take place at Sugar Fashion Cakes and pre-registration is required for the Gingerbread Workshop.  The address for Sugar Fashion Cakes is 109 N. Mulberry Street, Elizabethtown, KY.

#8 Dec. 13-14 – Picture Your Pets With Santa – Feeder’s Supply – The hours are 10am-5pm on Saturday and 11am-4pm on Sunday!



#9 Dec. 13th – Showing of How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Showtimes at 2pm and 7pm in the Historic State Theater.  Cost is $3.00 Everyone is encouraged and invited to come wearing their pajamas!!

#10 Dec. 13-14 – My Old Kentucky Home Christmas Candlelight Tours

#11 Dec. 13 – Stories & Tails (FREE) Come to the Hardin County Public Library and enjoy a great experience with your children. American Red Cross trained therapy dogs are coming to the library and will be there for children to read aloud to the dogs. This can improve the reading and communication skills for children in a fun and rewarding way!

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Book-Signing at Heartland Whole Life

#12 Dec. 13: (3:30pm – 5:30pm)  Author Rona Roberts, of the new book, “Classic Kentucky Meals” is ready to share a little more of her story! Come on by. You can purchase a signed book which would make for a great Christmas gift for that locavore in your life!

Photo Credit: Heartland Whole Life's Facebook Page
Photo Credit: Heartland Whole Life’s Facebook Page
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#13 Light Up Downtown

Christmas Parade -5pm

***Be on the lookout for in the parade! We’ll be 8th in the parade and you will want to be on the lookout for a 1971 green truck!****We’d love to hear you as we go by!

Light up Downtown continues with the annual Christmas parade and concludes with the tree lighting in Public Square and the reading of ‘The Night Before Christmas’ by Mayor Berger. The parade takes place on 31 W (near Walgreens) and will go to Central Avenue (downtown at the square) Bring your lawn chairs, come on out bundled with coats (or not depending on this unseasonably warm weather) and get ready to create memories of a lifetime for the whole family! If you are new to the area and want an address of where the parade is going to begin, it’s 200 St. John Road, Elizabethtown, KY (which is right on the corner of 31W).

There will also be Christmas Caroling taking place!  Santa & Mrs. Claus will be available for photos (and will be moved into Icon Engineering on the square in the event of inclement weather).

#14 Dec. 13- Second Saturday (Downtown Elizabethtown) – Be downtown from 5pm-8pm but make sure you come out early and find your spot since the parade will be starting at 5pm. Traffic will be varied depending on the direction from which you will be traveling. Allow for extra travel time and travel with patience. Rachel’s Face Painting will be near Icon Engineering on the square and offering Face Painting for a minimal fee of $3-5.

Photo Credit with Permission from Rachel's Face Painting Facebook Page

Photo Credit with Permission from Rachel’s Face Painting Facebook Page




#15 FIREWORKS at 6:45pm! There will be Fireworks this year at 6:45pm to enjoy! You don’t want to miss out! It is surely a great reason to come out to this year’s Christmas Parade in Elizabethtown. They will be shot off from the Justice Center Parking lot downtown. So the best places to be for viewing would be the square, City Hall and The Historic State Theater.

#16 Christmas in the Park 6pm-11pm – What a magical night to enjoy Christmas in the Park – It is open every night from 6pm- 11pm every night in Freeman Lake Park.

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Here’s an extra —-for Sunday :)

Dec. 14 – North Pole Express: Must call to verify that space is available.



The Eric and Joe Before Thanksgiving Christmas Variety Show


The Eric and Joe Show

Before Thanksgiving Christmas Variety Show

After Thanksgiving Special Part II

A FUN Variety Show

Proceeds from this event are going to benefit Crusade for Children

Sponsored by The Eric and Joe Show

Friday, December 5, 2014 & Saturday, December 6, 2014


Cost is $13.00 in advance

$15 at the door

This is a FAMILY-FRIENDLY event and will be approximately 2 hours in length.

Location: Historic State Theater, 209 W Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Info: Please contact Joe at 270-401-8576 or via email at

Giveaway: Only 23 Days until Christmas!


Congratulations to the winners

Sandy Root and Ashley Carter!

Can you believe we only have 25 days left until Christmas? We figure that’s a reason to celebrate! We’re going to do a giveaway…that will last through Wednesday night 10pm EST! That means you need to comment below and follow the simple simple instructions for your chance to win! Who doesn’t love the chance to win something…awesome!

This is a GIVEAWAY for a $25 gift certificate to The Whistle Stop Restaurant that is surely going to be a wonderful win for someone. The Whistle Stop brings such great memories to my mind because I have great memories taking family that visited us to eat at this great locally-owned restaurant by wonderful people! I’ll be honest I’m always so full from the delicious food I’ve yet to have their desserts, but let’s just say you’ll really enjoy a tasty meal if you win this giveaway! Oh, how I want some of their LIMA BEANS right now!!!

Giveaway Rules: – 3 Simple steps to Enter. Must do all 3.

  • Follow Elizabethtown Family either by ‘LIKING’ our Facebook page, ‘following’ us on Twitter, or ‘following’ us on Pinterest.
  • Leave a comment to THIS post below answering this question: Have you started your Christmas shopping already? If you have or haven’t let us know how motivated you are to get more done soon?
  • Be a Subscriber to our eNewsletter on

Additional Details

  • TWO winners will be selected at random
  • The winners will be announced and notified by email on Thursday, December 4, 2014 and by entering our giveaway you are giving us permission to post your names as well on our website and social media as the winner.
  •  EXTRA ENTRIES *LIMIT OF 5 EXTRA ENTRIES* – Post the following on Twitter that you see in blue: @EtownFamily is having a great giveaway for $25 giftcard to #WhistleStopKY Click Here to Enter:
  • Once winner has been notified, they have 48 hours to respond to claim the Giveaway. Or, a new winner will be selected.

Note: Entry period ends Wednesday, December 3, 2014 10pm EST

Glendale Christmas in the Country

Glendale Christmas in the Country

(Glendale is located 6 miles south of Elizabethtown off I-65 Exit 86)

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Come be a part of all the family-friendly fun!

Starting at Noon

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Be sure and stop by The Whistle Stop for a tasty meal while you are out and about enjoying a wonderful holiday-fun day!

Location: Main Street, Glendale, KY

Info: If you need additional information,
please email or call us at 270-369-6188. 

Christmas Mixer – Caroline’s Alpine Haus



Mark your calendars because you simply cannot miss this event! Come join for food, fun, friends and a whole lot more at Caroline’s Alpine Haus on Thursday, December 4, 2014. An awesome buffet featuring mouth-watering favorites will be available.

$10.00 per person (tea or coffee included)

Cash Bar

All are welcome…you don’t have to be an RSBA member to join. Come on out and celebrate what Radcliff is all about!

Location: Caroline’s Alpine Haus, 7260 Dixie Hwy S., Radcliff, KY

Info: For more information, contact Britten McDowell (270) 210-7139

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