Christmas

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LouisvilleKY’s zoo offering unique gift opportunities

The Zoo Gift That Keeps On Giving – Zoo Memberships and other Gifts For Animals & People   Louisville, KY., – The Zoo has a number of great gift-giving ideas that are popular with families and nature lovers that make a world of difference to the Louisville Zoo and to endangered wildlife. Gift Memberships The gift that keeps on giving memorable experiences throughout the entire year is a Louisville Zoo membership. Right now guests who gift a Louisville Zoo membership by Dec. 31 can save $5 on a full year of excitement and adventure that includes unlimited free admission to the…


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Join the Croghan family at LouisvilleKY’s Locust Grove for the holidays

Louisville, KY – The Croghan and Clark families and their friends welcome guests from near and far to Locust Grove for a special one-day only celebration of Christmastide, 1816. On Saturday, December 8, from 12 pm to 7 pm, Locust Grove will come alive with the sights, sounds, and smells of the season as Locust Grove’s corps of First Person Interpreters bring to life the residents of the historic house, as well as their friends and neighbors. Visitors will have the opportunity to converse with the Croghans about the news of the day—the recent election of James Monroe as the fifth…


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LouisvilleKY’s official holiday season kickoff Nov. 23 to Jefferson Square

Louisville, KY., – The city’s largest and most beloved holiday event, Light Up Louisville, returns for the 38th year on Nov. 23, outside of Metro Hall in Jefferson Square. Light Up Louisville is the official starting point for the holiday season in Louisville. This event has become a holiday tradition for scores of residents and their visiting friends and family. It is a day full of excitement, entertainment and community. “Light Up Louisville is the perfect way for our city to usher in the holidays,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “After a big Thanksgiving meal the day before, grab your kids and…


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LouisvilleKY thinking ahead to Christmas

Louisville Metro seeking 40-foot tree for annual event Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro is looking for someone to donate the large Christmas tree that will stand in Jefferson Square Park through the holidays. “It is always the main attraction of our Light Up celebration,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “We hope someone will come forward with just the right tree.” The tree should be a spruce or fir, about 40 feet tall and well-shaped. The city will cut and transport the tree to its prominent spot at 6th and Jefferson Streets. Anyone interested in donating a tree should call MetroCall 311….


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It’s Christmas in July at LouisvilleKY’s Slugger Field this week

LOUISVILLE BATS TO HOST CHRISTMAS IN JULY, TOYS FOR TOTS TOY DRIVE LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats return from the All-Star Break with a four-game series at Louisville Slugger Field against the Indianapolis Indians beginning Thursday, July 14. The series will feature two Reds’ rehab starters pitching for the Bats, Homer Bailey (Friday) and Tim Adleman (Saturday). Saturday, the Bats will host a Christmas in July game and also wear Ugly Christmas Sweater jerseys that will be auctioned off at www.bats.milbauctions.com. The auction will begin on Wednesday, July 20 at 10:00 a.m. and will end on Wednesday July 27 at 10:00…


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Here’s a unique Christmas Tradition.. The Pooping Log!

I’ve traveled the world as a reporter for a number of TV stations in various cities over 20 years.  I had not heard about “The Pooping Long” until I watched a recent broadcast of Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations”! What you say… “The Pooping Log”? Yes I tell you I’m not kidding ( you couldn’t make this up if you tried!. Apparently, in Catalonia spain,  beginning with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception  on December 8th your supposed to give “Tió de Nadal” Spanish for Christmas Log (see picture) a little bit to “eat” every night. Oh and don’t forget to…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – It’s Starting to Taste a Lot Like Christmas!

It’s a good time to place orders or pick up those boxes of holiday sweets, so why not create a productive path through Louisville’s chocolate map?   Today is all about combining those sweet spots with great places to dine.  Enjoy a delicious lunch then shop for the sugar, all in the same block. Here are a few suggestions. Do stop by their websites or Facebook pages for details on menus, ordering and photos. I can’t promise that a little bell will tinkle when you visit on the internet but  maybe they’ll have one at their establishment. For as much…


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Weekend in Edinburgh: Whisky, Wine, and Mead.

I love being a tourist, whether in my hometown, my adopted home, or actually on holiday. The past several days I spent running around Edinburgh entertaining houseguests, new friends, old friends, and myself. Here are some of the highlights, all of which included a taste of something alcoholic. If that’s not your thing, just look at the pretty pictures and move on. This week will be full of water and vegetables, but, for now, sin: The Edinburgh Christmas Market: The locals try to convince you that winter is unbearable in Scotland. I’m still convinced it’s nothing like an NYC or…