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.
#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.
#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
#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!
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
#13 Light Up Downtown
Christmas Parade -5pm
***Be on the lookout for ElizabethtownFamily.com 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
AND OF COURSE FIREWORKS!!!
#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.
Here’s an extra —-for Sunday
Dec. 14 – North Pole Express: Must call to verify that space is available.