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23rd Annual Southern Lights

The 23rd Annual Southern Lights includes a self-guided four mile journey through a... more

Lexington Christmas Parade

Love a Christmas parade? Wave to Santa and other celebrants at the Lexington Christmas... more

Handel's Messiah

Hear the holiday classic performed by The Lexington Singers and enjoy the 150-plus voice... more

The Nutcracker

Lexington Ballet's Nutcracker will be performed on December 10 and 17 at 2:00 pm and 8:00... more

The Nutcracker

Lexington Ballet Company performs this beautiful masterpiece under the artistic direction... more

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

The beloved TV classic, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," soars off the screen... more

Visit Santa at the Distillery

Have your children get their wish list ready for Santa as you celebrate the season... more

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

The ultimate holiday tradition, this has been one of America's favorite holiday tradition... more

Casino Royale: the Music of James Bond

A dangerously glamorous New Year's Eve brings the Casino Royale and everyone's favorite... more

Keeneland Horse Sales

Horses of all ages go on sale. Spectators welcome.... more

James Burnie Beck

by Stuart, History Blogger

During the 19th century, the Scottish-born James B. Beck was a Lexington lawyer and a respected national politician.

Born in Dumfrieshire, Scotland, on February 13, 1822, Beck received his early ...


Link, the Percheron

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES This handsome horse is Link, who is new to theBreeds Barn at the Kentucky Horse Park this year.

Link, who stands about 18 hands tall, is a Percheron, whichis one of the breeds of the ...


Accident or Murder?

by Stuart, History Blogger

In 1854, a New York Times article described the death of Lexington resident James O. Frazer. Although Frazer's demise appeared to be accidental, both Frazer's wife and his overseer were later ...


New Year's Eve Packages

Hotels are currently updating their packages. Check back often!

Clarion Hotel
New Year's Eve 2016
starts at $269
Enjoy one of three party venues: Radio 80's in the Grand Ballroom, Karaoke in The Sports Page Bourbon Bar & Grill, and DJ Chris Dedman in the open function area. Cash Bar will be available starting at 3:00 PM. There are three different packages to choose from to bring in the New Year. Call for details and reservations.
(859) 233-0512
Make a reservation here

Clarion Hotel Conference Center - South
2016 NYE for Two

Ring in the New Year with your friends and family at the Clarion Hotel Conference Center - South. Package includes room accommodations for two, entrance to the New Year's Eve Party, party favors, and a DJ and dancing from 9 p.m. till 1 a.m. Unlimited open bar from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Also enjoy a hot breakfast buffet on New Year's Day. Call for reservations.
(859) 263-5241

  Doubletree Guest Suites
New Year's Eve 2016
$299 and up
Ring in the New Year at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton! Includes accommodations for two, two tickets to the New Year's Eve Celebration, bottle of champagne or sparkling apple cider in suite, and breakfast buffet for two New Year's Day. The party includes an open bar from 7:30pm - midnight, cash bar from 12am - 2am, selections of food, party favors, DJ Tony the Tiger, dancing, and a balloon drop at midnight!
(859) 268-0060

 Hyatt Regency Lexington
New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball 2016

$235 + tax (non-refundable)
Hyatt Masquerade New Year's Eve Package includes luxurious guestroom accommodations and New Year's Day breakfast buffet for two in the Blue Fire Grill plus a late checkout. It also includes two tickets to a New Year's Eve party featuring The Erica Martin Band in the Ballroom. Non-refundable.
(859) 253-1234 or (888) 591-1234 

21C Museum Hotel
Masquerade Ball 2016
starts at $529
Celebrate the last moments of 2016 at a New Year's Eve masquerade ball with the Blue Penguin. Enjoy an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, live music, and bubbly. Come dressed to impress for the party of the year. The New Year's Eve package includes two tickets to the party, a bottle of bubby upon arrival, and a late check out.
(859) 899-6800

All packages are:

  • based on per night single/double occupancy (unless otherwise indicated)
  • subject to availability
  • not valid with other discounts or group rates
  • non-inclusive of gratuity and other state and local taxes
  • commissionable