Plan Your Derby City Weekend: December 7-9

Here are some great things to do around Louisville this weekend

Holiday Night Market


5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Music Alley & South 4th St.
(Beside Mercury Ballroom)

The family-friendly holiday market will feature work by local artist and performers. Market-goers will have an opportunity to view and purchase art and other holiday gifts in Music Alley. Additionally, there will be beverages for purchase and live music.
Attendees can participate in “holiday challenges” – similar to a scavenger hunt, that will allow them to explore South Fourth Street and be entered for a chance to win raffle prizes.

FREE & Family-friendly

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Polar Express Pajama Party


6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Southwest Regional Library
9725 Dixie Hwy

Reading of The Polar Express, followed by a screening of the movie
Games, crafts & family activities
Write letters to Santa


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Fifth Annual Louisville Swig


7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Kentucky Center for African-American Heritage
1701 West Muhammad Ali Blvd.

Join Louisville Magazine as they celebrate the Repeal of Prohibition and the launch of SWIG: Volume X. The new issue will be at the party, and all attendees will receive a complimentary copy. Tickets include all food and drink tastes, live music and more. Prohibition-era attire is encouraged.

$50 Advance
$60 Door
Benefits CASA of the River Region

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Christmas Gift & Decor Show

Friday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Kentucky Expo Center

750+ vendors for all your shopping needs

FREE admission & pics with Santa for kids


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Krampus - A Christmas Nightmare

Friday & Saturday

11 p.m.

The Haunted Hotel
3000 South 4th St.

Expect to come across the likes of Chainsaw Santas, Cannibal Elves, Jacked Up Frost and other psycho holiday characters

$25 – $60

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Light Up Shawnee

Light Up Shawnee


4 p.m.

French Plaza
220 Amy Ave.

Join city officials and community members for Christmas activities, food & music

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Mile Wide Brewery

Mile Wide 2nd Anniversary Party


6 p.m. – Midnight

Mile Wide Beer Co.
636 Barret Ave.

Live music by Corey Tyler, DJ Cat Casual, The Whiskey Riders and Small Time Napoleon

Mile Wide will be debuting their Brut IPA with an anniversary toast served in a commemorative glass

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Patronus Ball

Patronus Ball


8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

1335 Story Ave.

Featuring common rooms for every Hogwarts house, Diagon Alley with local vendors, photo ops with your favorite characters, live music, and a DJ. Dress to impress and represent your house, patronus, favorite character or the snazziest magical version of yourself.

Jack Holiday and the Westerners
DJ Clay Baker

Dead Things by Sarah
Clifton Waxworks
Pet Wants on the Avenue

$30 Advance
$40 Door
Benefits Arrow Fund

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Live at the Levee! Joe D'Amato


6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Levee at the Riverhouse
3015 River Rd.

Joe D’Amato performs live at the riverfront bar

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