Merry Christmas

HES-EnergyNet Hopkinsville Night Christmas Parade

A signature event during #HopkinsChill Weekend, and returning as a nighttime event, is the 2019 Hopkinsville Electric System-EnergyNet Christmas Parade! Beginning at 5:15 pm on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 in downtown Hopkinsville, the HES-Energy Net festivities will include traditional floats, as well as the first-ever Golf Cart Division, sponsored by Western Hills Golf Course.

With Hopkinsville Community College President Dr. Alissa Young as the Grand Marshal, this year’s Parade carries a theme of “What Christmas teaches us.” The Parade route, set to head south on Main Street, winds its way from Glass Avenue to 13th Street through festive downtown.

The deadline for Christmas Parade float registration has been extended to noon on Wednesday, Nov. 27. The cost to enter a float into the parade is $20 (plus tax) and a new toy, to be given as a Christmas gift to a child or family in need.

In its first year, the Christmas Parade Golf Cart Division allows for entries that are not as cost or time-consuming, but that will still allow participants to join in the fun. Cash awards will be given for both traditional floats and golf carts. WKDZ/WHVO are also back in 2019 to sponsor the “People’s Choice Award,” given to the large float that is voted on by the public.

For more information, visit or call 270-887-4290.



Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting

Help us OFFICIALLY kick off the holiday season AND #HopkinsChill Weekend with the Downtown Hopkinsville Christmas Tree Lighting at Founders Square. The tree will be lit at 6:00 p.m. Ice skating will be available nearby as part of the 2nd Annual Skatin’ on the Square.


Paws & Clause

Bring your furry friends to The Bruce December 10th to have their picture taken with Santa Clause. Photos may be taken with your own personal device or with the assistance of Santa’s helpers.

– $5 for single fur-babies.
– $10 for multiple (up to 4) fur-babies.

Please make sure your furry friends are on leashes. Pet treats will be provided!

Santa Party – at The Studio 3s

Come join The Studio 3S and KDP Kustom Dezigns at the perfect photo op with the best Santa and Mrs. Claus ever! Kids will enjoy their time with Santa having their picture made, decorating Christmas cookies, and painting a holiday craft all in a safe, comfortable venue.

Each session is an 1.5 hour time slot. Parents are welcome to stay and observe.

Early bird Admission through 9/30 – $45
General Admission after 9/30 – $50

PETS can also get their photos made with Santa & Mrs. Claus!! Pet tickets are $25 and they will be taken between 4:00 pm-5:00 pm ONLY.

Pictures with Santa!

Join Southern Exposure at their downtown studio for pictures with Santa on December 8! Prints and packages will be available for delivery in time for Christmas. Packages will start at $20 and Southern Exposure will offer some great items for Christmas including ornaments, keychains, and digital images. Call us at (270) 886-2919 today to make your appointment! Merry Christmas!