Calendar

Dec
3
Sat
Festival of Trees 2016
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Tour a wonderland of Christmas trees and buy your chance to win your favorite fully decorated tree!

Date/Time Information:
Thursday, December 1rd: 5:00-7:00 PM- Business After Hours

Friday, December 2: 3:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Movie at 6 p.m.

Saturday, December 3: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Decorate Cookies with Santa 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Storytime with Mrs. Claus 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
$1 oranament decorating all day

HAPPENING ALL WEEKEND:
Elves for the Elderly:
Help the elderly and bring in an item of need. BRING TWO ITEMS AND RECIEVE A FREE RAFFLE TICKET. All items will go to the elderly. Suggested items of need are:

-Toiletries (toothbrushes, denture cleaner or cream , toothpaste, shampoo, soap,brushes, combs, lotion), hats, gloves, socks, coats, pajamas

-Household Items (laundry detergent, dish soap)
-Non-Perishable Food Items

Admission:
$4- Ages 18 and Up
$2- Ages 6-17
*Free for children ages 5 and under
$1 Military Discount

Bring a Church Bulletin Saturday, December 3, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to get half price admission!

For more detailed information contact Community Vision Plan 2020 [email protected]

Christmas at the Bend @ Jeffers' Bend
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come share the christmas spirit at Jeffers’ Bend! Held the first Saturday in December. Youth and adults can make Christmas craft, share in storytelling, and visit with the jolly elf himself, Santa Claus. Refreshments will also be available. There is an admission fee of $5 per car load or $10 per bus.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Alhambra Theatre
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

Dec
4
Sun
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Alhambra Theatre
Dec 4 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

Dec
10
Sat
2016 Christmas Parade Moves to Night; Combines With Pennyrile Polar Express for Hopkinsville Holiday Celebration @ 9th & Bethel Streets
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 9:30 pm

Hopkinsville’s 2016 downtown Christmas holidays will have a new look and a new date this year as event organizers have collaborated and reformatted to bring to two local traditions together. The Annual Hopkinsville Christmas Parade will become a nighttime affair and will be moved to the second Saturday in December (Dec. 10) to coincide with the Pennyrile Polar Express. The end result is the creation of the Inaugural Hopkinsville Holiday Celebration.
Hopkinsville’s Division of Parks and Recreation coordinates the parade activities, while the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville, the Pennyroyal Arts Council, Hopkinsville Downtown Renaissance and the Pennyrile Polar Express Committee work on the additional pieces of the new combined celebration.
The Pennyrile Polar Express starts slightly sooner with a 3:00-5:00 pm slot downtown. The Christmas Parade moves from morning to begin at 5:15 and last till about 6:45 pm. Although additional events and elements may be added, the current timetable of December 10th seasonal downtown happenings includes:
 Christmas Market on the Square – 10:00 am till 7:00 pm
 Pennyrile Polar Express – 3:00-5:00 pm
 Hopkinsville Christmas Parade – 5:15-6:45 pm
 Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting – 7:00 pm
 Showing of “The Polar Express” at Alhambra Theatre – 7:30 pm
Organizers are excited about the prospects for all the events and organizations working together to create a huge Hopkinsville celebration residents throughout the area won’t want to miss.
“The nighttime parade concept has been gaining support steadily in Hopkinsville and we’re told the city actually had a night parade before,” said Tab Brockman, Parks and Recreation Superintendent. “With today’s array of affordable and energy efficient LED lights, just about everyone can light up their float, display, vehicle or band instrument with little difficulty. The idea had wide support from everyone our organizations talked with about the idea. Night parades are really a visual treat for spectators.”
“It has been a long-time goal of the Downtown Renaissance Program to assist with implementing an evening Christmas Parade. It is always a pleasure to partner with the Division of Parks & Recreation, the Pennyroyal Arts Council and the Museums of Hopkinsville to enhance downtown events. We are looking forward to the 2016 Hopkinsville Holiday Celebration and the new excitement it will bring to downtown Hopkinsville during such a festive time,” were the comments from Holly Boggess, Downtown Renaissance Director.
“The Pennyroyal Arts Council, and the Pennyrile Polar Express committee is thrilled to be part of the Hopkinsville Holiday Celebration. From the L&N Depot to the Alhambra Theatre, downtown Hopkinsville will be alive in celebration of the season,” was the prediction of Margaret Prim, Executive Director, Pennyroyal Arts Council.
“The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County, in partnership with the Pennyrile Polar Express committee, is excited to be a part of the new Hopkinsville Holiday Celebration. By combining forces with other downtown events, the spirit of the season will be extended into an entire day devoted to the joy and wonder of the holidays. We are pleased to work with all our great local organizations dedicated to making this community a vibrant place to live,” said Museum Director, Alissa Keller. “December 10th will truly be a magical day!”
The theme for the 2016 parade is “All Aboard for Christmas” which incorporates the new parade and express relationship.
For information on all Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation sponsored events, visit www.hoptownrec.com, visit Parks and Recreation on Facebook or Twitter, or call 270-887-4290. For information about the Pennyrile Polar Express, contact the Pennyroyal Area Museum at 270-887-4270 or online at www.museumsofhopkinsville.org.

Inaugural Hopkinsville Holiday Celebration @ Downtown
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am

Christmas market on the square Dickens alley on 6th street 10AM-7PM, 12th annual Pennyrile Polar Express on 9th street 3-5PM, Hopkinsville Christmas Parade Glass Ave., South on Main St. to 14th St.@5:15-6:45PM, Downtown Christmas Tree [email protected], The polar express movie @7:30PM

Crofton Gordon Park Christmas Parade @ Crofton Gordon Park Christmas Parade
Dec 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Registration will be held at Gordon Park from 10:30-11:00 a.m.  For more information on the Crofton Gordon Park Annual Christmas Parade, please call 270-841-7787 or 270-424-5111.

Dec
15
Thu
Lorrie Morgan Enchanted Christmas Show @ Alhambra
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

one of the most eloquently emotive country vocalists of modern times is launching her first new solo album in five years. Lorrie Morgan, the first woman in her genre to begin her career with three consecutive Platinum albums, re-emerges on Shanachie Entertainment with Letting Go….Slow. It is a collection that showcases a rainbow of emotions, from darkest heartache to bright, shiny humor. “Where I am in my life right now, I’m not afraid to express what I feel, or what I don’t feel,” she comments about the collection’s varied moods. “I’m not afraid to express my views on anything, especially on being a woman. I have been a daughter, a bride, a mother, a divorcee, a widow, a single mother, a breadwinner and, ultimately, a survivor. In many ways, I am a living, breathing country song, and I know what I sing. I didn’t want this to be just another album. I wanted it to be something that really moved me. When I listened to songs for it, I’d think, ‘No, not that one. I’m not going to be able to sing that one, because I’m not going to be able to feel it.’ It was very important to me for this album to reflect the things that I am feeling today.”

Dec
17
Sat
Annual Peter Mayer Stars & Promises Concert @ Alhambra Theatre
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join the community at a community tradition–the annual Peter Mayer Stars & Promises Concert!  This year’s event will be held on Saturday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the Alhambra Theatre in Hopkinsville.

Proceeds from the event benefit area nonprofit organizations Grace & Mercy and Pennyroyal Hospice.

Dec
31
Sat
New Year’s Eve in the Dairy Barn @ MB Roland Distillery
Dec 31 @ 8:00 pm – 12:00 am
Join us for our first ever New Year’s Eve Bash in the Dairy Barn. The evening will include live music by Syd Hedrick and the Phalcons, dinner, and a full cash bar from 8:00pm to Midnight.
Tickets are $25 and include admission, dinner, and a cocktail toast to ring in the New Year. Call us at (270) 640-7744 or email us at [email protected] to purchase your tickets. You must be 21 or up to participate.
Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for more event updates and information.