It’s Not Christmas In Louisville Until You Do These 8 Enchanting Things

The holidays are a busy time of year and at times it is difficult to narrow down the countless options for festive fun in Louisville. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the options, we’ve narrowed it down to eight enchanting things to do around the city that will surely put you in the holiday spirit. It’s not Christmas in Louisville, Kentucky until you’ve done the eight best holiday attractions in the city.

Christmas in Louisville, Kentucky is a magical time filled with festive fun. Did your favorite holiday tradition make the list? Anything to add? Let us know in the comments!

If you are feeling up for a holiday adventure but want to stick to just Christmas lights, check out our holiday display road trip around Louisville. We know you will love taking in all the sights (and sometimes sounds!) of these dazzling displays!

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Christmas in Louisville, Kentucky

October 27, 2022

Are there any Christmas train rides near Louisville?

The short answer to this question is yes! Beginning in December, the Louisville Railway Museum has two Christmas train rides in Kentucky you can take known as the Santa Express and the North Pole Express. The Santa Express is a daytime excursion where riders can meet Santa and experience all the fun of a Christmas train ride. The North Pole Express is an evening expedition in which riders journey to pick up Santa and then he travels back to the depot with you, all while snacking on what else? Milk and cookies! To put you in the festive spirit, riders are encouraged to wear their favorite Christmas pajamas!

Where are the best places for Christmas in Kentucky?

There is something magical about strolling along city streets that are lined with Christmas lights. To help with your holiday strolling, we have compiled a list of the best main streets in Kentucky that shine brightly this holiday season.  From La Grange to Pikeville, there is no shortage of main street Christmas charm. If you are looking to go beyond a main street for Christmas spirit, we have also gathered a list of some of the most magical Christmas towns in Kentucky. You’ll want to visit them all!

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