Louisville, Kentucky, invites travelers to visit during the holiday season with a full lineup of festive programming.
Winter Wonderland at Shawnee Park
The inaugural drive-through holiday light show boasts more than 200,000 lights alongside holiday music and festive displays. The free event runs Dec. 17 –19, 5–9 p.m.
Winter Woods Spectacular
Louisville’s Iroquis Park comes alive with a dazzling light display with millions of lights. The half-mile drive-through light display is open through Dec. 26.
Gardens Aglimmer at the Waterfront Botanical Gardens
Through Dec. 30, the Waterfront Botanical Gardens offers visitors a self-guided walking tour of the illuminated gardens complete with swans, snowflakes, stars and a tunnel of lights. Stop by Mrs. Claus’ cottage and see Santa on his sleigh.
Miracle on Market Pop-Up Holiday Bar
The holiday pop-up in the trendy NuLu neighborhood features festive cocktails, specialty mugs, holiday music and holiday movie screenings. The pop-up ends Dec. 31.
Igloos at 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen
8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen, the rooftop bar at Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Downtown, invites guests to cozy up in one of eight themed all-weather igloos, available through the end of winter.
Lights Under Louisville
During the holiday season, Louisville Mega Cavern transforms to a festive underground light display. Take part in a 30-minute ride through parts of 17 miles of underground passageways, decked out in holiday lights. The display ends Jan. 2.
Fête de Noël
The winter village features an outdoor ice skating rink, shopping, food and a holiday escape room. The skating rink is open through Jan. 2. The other holiday activities end Dec. 24.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills makes staying in a suite even sweeter! Guests who book one of the hotel’s elegant suites are offered complimentary use of a luxury BMW for the length of their stay. While Beverly Hills has so much to offer, having a car gives you the freedom to see even more of Southern California, whether it is driving up the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu, or continuing on, past Santa Barbara, to Santa Ynez wine country.
Toys”R”Us will open a new, two-story Toys”R”Us flagship store inside American Dream, an entertainment/retail center in Bergen, New Jersey. Designed for kids of all ages, the flagship will feature a modern, two-level retail concept spanning 20,000 square feet, reminiscent of the beloved toy store customers used to love.
Through Jan. 6, 2022, families can experience the many wonders New York City’s PaleyLand has to offer this holiday season. Run by The Paley Center for Media, PaleyLand is a beloved event featuring countless holiday events across four floors to get everyone into the holiday spirit. PaleyLand is open 12–6 p.m., Wednesday to Friday, and 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Advanced ticketing is encouraged.