Plan Your NKY Weekend 12/7 – 12/9

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Friday, December 7



Dec. 6 and 7, 5 – 8 p.m.; Dec. 8 and 9, 2 – 8 p.m. 6080 Camp Ernst Road, Burlington

Life goes by quickly during the holidays, why not slow down and enjoy your family as if it were the good old days? An Old Kentucky Christmas transports visitors to colonial Kentucky with delicious homemade cookies and candies, carolers singing joyfully and children making crafts, laughing and playing. This free event is sponsored by First Church of Christ.

Call 859-586-4673 or visit for more information.



5 – 8 p.m.

City of Walton, Main St., Walton

Enjoy festively adored floats at the parade at 6 p.m., then stick around for even more fun on Main Street. Local business will have be serving treats, drinks and handing out goodies, Santa will be visiting and there will even be wagon rides available; be sure to head to the library to hear live Christmas music!

Visit for more information.



6 – 10 p.m.

Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch, 1000 Highland Ave, Fort Thomas

The library will be open to teens who need to study for upcoming finals for school. Information Service staff will be available to help students when needed; there will be built in study breaks and snacks. For children ages 12 – 18.  

Call 859-572-5033 or visit for more information.


Saturday, December 8



12 – 3 p.m.

Newport Branch, 901 East 6th Street, Newport

Celebrate the holiday season with a visit from Santa and create a Christmas craft.  

Call 859-572-5035 or visit for more information.



Gates open at 5:30 p.m. each night.

Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, Burlington

Stay warm in your vehicle and create lasting memories with your family during this inaugural holiday event. Families are invited to view a 1-mile stretch of holiday light displays consisting of over half a million twinkling LED lights set to synchronized music.

Cost is $6 per person (0 – 4 people), $25 per car (5 – 8 people), $5 per person (9 + people), free for ages 3 and younger.

Call 513- 256-4085 or visit for more information.

Sunday, December 9



5 – 8:30 p.m.

Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Petersburg

Tis’ the season to be jolly. Visit the Creation Museum to see festive Christmas lights with your family and celebrate the reason for the season.

Cost to see outdoor lights is free, $5 parking.

Call 800-721-2298 or visit for more information.


Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).

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