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What's going on in the Horse Capital of the World? We're constantly updating this calendar with events that visitors will not want to miss, so bookmark this page and check back often. Try using Categories or type in Keywords to further refine your search for events happening within the date range you specify below.

There are several great community calendars for Lexington. Check out Smiley Pete's Community Calendar,, Tops in Lex, the Lexington Herald Leader's Event Calendar or LexArts' Calendar of Arts Events.

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Special Events

Bluegrass Scenic Railroad Santa Claus Train

Saturday, December 13, 2014 – Sunday, December 21, 2014 (Every Sunday, Saturday)

Santa Claus Train.  Enjoy an 11 mile, 90 minute round trip train excursion through the horse farms of Central Kentucky.  Plan to arrive at 1:30 pm.

Christmas Candlelight Tours at Ward Hall

Saturday, December 20, 2014 – Sunday, December 21, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Ward Hall, located 1 mile from downtown Georgetown, built in 1853, is said to be the finest example of a Greek Revival House in Kentucky. Prior to 1884 the Kentucky Legislature considered using this great house for its State Capitol.

Dear of the Year

Sunday, December 21, 2014

You are invited ot the Deer of the Year Awards.  But what happens when this year's winner doesn't appear but is found murdered?  Join Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Blitzen and Vixen in a hoof pointing adventure to find the killer!

Holiday Lunch at Woodford Reserve Distillery

Thursday, November 20, 2014 – Sunday, December 28, 2014 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Join Woodford Reserve for the timeless tradition of enjoying a warm holiday meal amid the beautiful, festive surroundings.  Chef-in-Residence, Quita Michel and her culinary team have created a bountiful holiday buffet full of Kentucky favorites ...

Holidays at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Monday, December 1, 2014 – Wednesday, December 31, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Daily events include Holiday Luncheons, solo holiday music in the Meeting House, guided Christmas tours of the Centre Family Dwelling, decorating the Centre Family Christmas tree with popcorn, cranberries and paper chains, and hands-on textile, wordw...

Lexington Dinner Train North Pole Express

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Santa and Mrs. Claus will welcome you and your little ones to ride with them on the North Pole Express.  On board you will enjoy a delicious meal, crafts and Christmas carols.  Each guest will receive a special gift to remember this s...


Saturday, December 20, 2014 – Sunday, December 21, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Growing up is hard. Just ask Rapunzel. She loves color and paint, birds and the sea, but all her Nan seems to love is being safe and safe isn’t very fun!  As her hair grows longer, her tower grows higher, and her curiosity grows BIGGER....

The Art Museum of University of Kentucky

Saturday, September 6, 2014 – Tuesday, December 23, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Laurel Nakdate:  Strangers and Relations, Madmen and Moonbeams:  Fanciful Faces by Kurt Vonnegut, plus Take My Word For It, are featured exhibitions this fall.  Explore the ways we relate to each other, the way artists use language to ...

The Nutcracker

Monday, December 15, 2014 – Sunday, December 21, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Presented by The Lexington Ballet.  An enchanting production that will be treasured by every member of the family.  It's a production that is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit!  Please note, this is not the touring production.&nb...

Tomaseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Tomaseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas recreates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas in a remote farmhouse in the parish of Teampall an Ghleanntain in the West of Ireland when the neighboring families gather around the fire to grace the wi...

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