It may be cold outside, but Louisville is turning on the holiday heat with plenty of hot events to get you in the holiday mood! What’s on the radar this week? 98°, Flea Off Market Holiday Bazaar, and the Brown Forman Nutcracker to name a few. We’ve handpicked the best events in Lou below just for you, who are New2Lou. Looking for more great events around town? Head over to our New2Lou event calendar and give us a follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We’ll connect you to other great new folks, hot new events, and awesome community orgs.
Wednesday (12/6) New2Lou Game Night at Great Flood – Join us tonight for board games and brew at Great Flood Brewing Co, local brewery in the heart of the Highlands. Great Flood will be serving up great local craft brew and we’ll be serving up cool new folks. PLUS Google Fiber will be bringing some sweet swag. Party starts at 5:30 PM. Event is FREE w/ RSVP.
Wednesday (12/6) 98° at Christmas – After game night, why not head downtown to Louisville Palace to see 98 degrees, the 90’s pop boy band? They are back on tour for the holiday season and will be bringing the heat to the Louisville on Wednesday, December 6th. Tickets start at $29.50. Enter to win a pair at new2lou.do502.com. Show starts at 8:00 PM.
Thursday (12/7) GLOW Holiday Party – Join the Greater Louisville Outstanding Women (GLOW) for an evening of holiday cheer at the Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile. Grab a cocktail and mix it up with women making business happen in Louisville one connection at a time! Event is open to the public and tickets are $30 per person.
Friday (12/8) Dare to Care Benefit – Mark your calendars for an amazing night of music benefiting an amazing local non-profit, Dare to Care, at Headliners Music Hall. Featured musicians are Luthi from Nashville, with local artists Jenna Dean on support. Event is FREE w/ RSVP. Bring canned goods to support Dare the Care’s food drive. Doors open at 8:00 PM, show starts at 9:00 PM. 21+ Show.
Saturday (12/9) The Umpteenth Annual 20 Dollar Art Show 2017 – Over 30 artists will gather at Copper & Kings and offer their work for just $20 no more, no less. This event is always a blast and many of these artists are offering one of a kind pieces for an awesomely low price. It’s the perfect opportunity to get something special (and local) for that someone special (wink). Party starts at 6 pm.
Saturday (12/9) – Sunday (12/10) Flea Off Market Holiday Bazaar December – Flea Off Market is taking the party indoors this month to Art Sanctuary (1433 S. Shelby St. in Germantown) and turning up the heat with a bunch of great local vendors, food trucks, plus a full bar featuring delicious beer from Monnik Beer Co.! The marketplace will be open 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM each day.Free and open to the public.
Saturday (12/9) The Brown Forman Nutcracker – Grab your friends and family and catch this wonderful holiday tradition, the Nutcracker, performed by the Louisville Ballet this holiday season. The show kicks off this Saturday at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts and runs through December 23rd. Tickets start at $35.50 and matinée options are available on the weekends.
Sunday (12/10) Special Holiday Screening – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – The Louisville Palace is kicking off their Holiday Movie Series this Sunday with the 90s holiday classic, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The series continues every Sunday through end of December. Tickets are $8 at the box office, seating is all general admission. Movie starts at 2:00 PM. Next on the lineup is Elf on December 17th.
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Wednesday (12/13) New2Lou December Social – Mark your calendars for our December Social next Wednesday at Butchertown Social, a Butchertown Public House serving food, beer, wine, liquor, great music and good times. Party starts at 5:30 pm and is FREE w/ RSVP! All welcome even if you are “Old2Lou” or “ReNew2Lou” (wink).