DAY 8: Things to do this holiday season

Here are 8 things to do over winter break.

The Brown-Forman Nutcracker
Through Dec. 20. Times vary.
Prices vary.
Kentucky Center for the Arts
501 West Main St., Louisville, Ky 40202

Watch the exceptional talent of the Louisville Ballet in this production, which has been a Louisville tradition for 52 years. The show is accompanied by dazzling effects, such as artificial snow and Tchaikovsky’s compositions. Anyone who appreciates the fine arts would enjoy the show.

Photo by Sam English

Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol
Through Dec. 23. Times vary.
Prices vary
Actors Theatre
316 West Main St., Louisville, Ky. 40202

Actors Theatre is back again with its December tradition, A Christmas Carol. However, this show is much more engaging than the classic Dickens novel. It features holiday music, along with a completely redesigned set and costumes.

Kings of Christmas
Through Dec. 21 at 7:30p.m.
$18
The Bard’s Town
1801 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, Ky. 40205

Have a laugh this holiday season at the Kings of Christmas comedy show, which is appropriate for all ages. The show is essentially an original, contemporary take on Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. This is the fifth year the show has been in production.

Lights Under Louisville
Through Jan. 3. Times vary.
$25
Louisville Mega Cavern
1841 Taylor Ave., Louisville, Ky. 40213

Lights Under Louisville takes driving around and looking at Christmas lights to a whole new level. The light show spans 17 miles of the Louisville Mega Cavern, which is located right by the Louisville Zoo. The drive is approximately 30 minutes and is the only show of its kind in the world.

New Years Spectacular Flea Market
Dec. 31-Jan. 3. Times vary.
Free
Kentucky Expo Center
937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, Ky. 40209

Get away from the cold and begin 2016 with a new, unique item for your home. The event will feature over 1,200 booths from all across the country, with more than 400 of them including antiques and collectibles.

Nutcracker on Ice
Dec. 19-20. at 1:30p.m. and 4:30p.m.
$12
Iceland Sports Complex
1701 UPS Drive, Louisville, Ky. 40223

See the classic holiday story of Clara, a girl who receives a magical Nutcracker that takes her on many adventures, through the portrayal of the Louisville Ice Skating Academy. The ice show brings the story to life by stimulating the five senses with lights, cold air and more.

Polar Express Family Event
Dec. 19 at 9a.m.
$15
Louisville Science Center
727 West Main St., Louisville, Ky. 40202

Spend a fun family morning watching a holiday classic at the Louisville Science Center. Kids will stay entertained even after the movie as they participate in hands-on scientific activities. The whole family can also enjoy a snack in their pajamas.

Santa’s Safari
Dec. 19-20. Times vary.
Prices vary
Louisville Zoo
1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, Ky. 40213

Meet Santa, Mrs. Claus and Frosty the Snowman for a day of family fun. Make and eat holiday crafts and snacks. Take part in holiday sing-alongs and receive a complimentary photo with Santa.

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Olivia Dawson is one of the Editors-in-Chief of RedEye this year. She is active in the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association and is passionate about youth advocacy. She loves binging on Netflix, eating southern food, and taking naps. Olivia is a music fanatic and can often be found at concerts. You can contact her at [email protected]