Focus on Jefferson County


Louisville is always a great place to visit, but Louisville in December is simply magical. Don’t miss any of these extra special holiday activities this month.


Santa at the Zoo
During the Louisville Zoo Santa Safari, Dec. 12-13 and 19-20. Session times: 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Santa is making a special stop at the Louisville Zoo. Enjoy a visit and photo with Santa, plus meet Mrs. Claus, Frosty the Snowman and special guests. Includes yummy refreshments, a fun holiday craft, special animal encounter stations, festive sing-alongs and more. (Separate fee – online reservation required). Tickets at

Christmas at the Galt House
Winter Wonder Lane through Dec. 27. Includes A Christmas Carol Lighted Luminaries, English Village, Snow Fairy Princess, Peppermint Express Kiddie Train, Green Screen video experience, Holly Jolly Holiday Review (Elf Show), Gingerbread Houses exhibits, interactive games and exhibits. Children 2 & under are free. Children 3-12 are $5, adults $15.

For an extra special treat, your child will enjoy having tea and cookies with the Snow Fairy Princess who loves to chat and pose for pictures (don’t forget to bring your camera).
Plus, it is fun to see all the little princesses and princes in the room dolled up for the occasion. A Christmas at the Galt House Hotel Ticket is included. 2-4 p.m. Reservations required.

Don’t forget Breakfast With Santa Saturday, Dec. 5, 12 and 19. You’ll be treated to Christmas tree-shaped pancakes and other goodies, and get your turn to tell Santa exactly what you want for Christmas. Other fun activities include face painting, dancing and a ticket to Christmas at the Galt House Hotel. 10 a.m.-noon. Reservations required. Info: (502) 589-5200 or

Dine with Santa on the Spirit of Jefferson
Enjoy lunch with Santa Saturday, Dec. 5, noon-2 p.m. Chow down on a hot lunch buffet while cruising the river with friends, family and Santa Claus.
Or if you’d rather have Breakfast with Santa, come aboard Saturday, Dec. 12. Boarding begins at 9:30 a.m., boat departs at 10 a.m. and returns at noon. Bring the family for a buffet breakfast perfect for the holiday season. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be there, as well as a DJ who will provide music and games for the young ones – and the young at heart. Info: (502) 574-2992.

The Louisville Christmas Show
Free admission and a free photo with Santa. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Dec. 11, 12 and 13. Stewart Promotions’ Christmas Gift & Decor Show features over 750 high quality booths and over 40,000 attendees each year. Info: