Monday, December 14, 2015

ICE SKATING AND MORE IN THE CITY

HOLIDAY SQUARE IN LOUISVILLE



holiday square in downtown louisville with people ice skating and many christmas lights all around the area
A new seasonal attraction has opened up in Louisville.  Holiday Square is located in the center of downtown at 4th Street and Jefferson Street.
It has the feel of a European village at Christmas with many shops and cafes and even a ice rink.  Christmas music is playing and Christmas lights sparkle all around. Children can visit Santa and receive a free photo.
hoilday square with a huge christmas tree with many lights and shops set up around the squareLocal artists and craftspeople are selling their wares in beautiful wooden chalets built to be similar to European houses.
There is even a Bourbon Village...great place to rest and sip our native spirit.
This will hopefully become an annual event in Louisville and grow each year. What a great beginning!

Visit now until December 23. For more information check: www.louisvilleholidayinthecity.com

Thursday, December 3, 2015

LIGHT UP ST. MATTHEWS

Light Up St. Matthews Happens December 5

Light Up St. Matthews has been a tradition for decades for residents and visitors.  The event which is held in Brown Park includes musical entertainment, pictures with Santa, train rides,  and horse drawn carriage rides...fun for the whole family.  The event goes on regardless of the weather. Free cookies and hot chocolate and hot cider are served under a huge tent in the park.  There is plenty of parking nearby.

huge white and red snowman set up in the park with snow on the ground and trees in the background
The event gets under way at 4:00pm and ends at 6:00pm when the switch is thrown to turn on all the thousands of colorful displays throughout the park. The lights remain on each night during the holiday season so visitors can stroll around the grounds of the park and enjoy the festive decorations.

summer scene of brown park with winding walkway and green grass and green trees all aroundBrown Park is just a block south of the Inn and many of my guests enjoy walking there year round. Pathways wind through the rolling hillside and beside beautiful Beargrass Creek.  It is a favorite spot for Canadian geese and mallard ducks who never seem to fly north or south.


a cement bridge across beargrass creeck in brown park