Celebrate Christmas at the Galt House November 15 – 30
It’s Christmas at the Galt House Hotel, and everyone’s invited. This isn’t just a holiday event, it’s an extravaganza that lasts for two weeks in November and through all of December. Even if you went to the Galt House for the holiday season last year, you’ll want to go again this year. There are new attractions, new stuff to buy, and lots and lots of amazing things to see.
A Galt House Christmas
The annual Christmas at the Galt House event is one of Louisville’s best ways to celebrate the holiday season. The Galt House itself will be decorated and lit up everywhere for the holiday. The KaLightoscope attraction glows with large, handcrafted lanterns. This year’s design theme is “A Christmas Carol,” one of the most famous and best-loved children’s stories. The Christmas Village returns this year with a new design, and the Snow Fairy Princess will be presiding over her kingdom.
The Galt House is the only Louisville hotel on the Ohio River, and it's one of the city's premiere attractions. For Christmas, the hotel pulls out all the stops. Go to the Mistletoe Marketplace to do your holiday shopping. Visit Retail Row to find all the boutique shops in the Galt House, which always offers amazing shopping.
There are many places to eat at the Galt House, including Café Magnolia and the swanky RIVUE restaurant and lounge. Craving a cocktail? Go to Al J’s, in the center of the hotel, to see downtown Louisville and the waterfront while you sit next to a 30-foot aquarium bar.
The KaLightoscope event opens on November 15. Tickets for children are only $5, $12 for adults. Kids aged 3 and under are free. If you go to Christmas Village, you can participate in a scavenger hunt to find Santa’s Key. He needs it to deliver the presents!
Christmas in Kentuckiana
The Galt House is on the Ohio River, just across the water from Clarksville. This Indiana city decorates for the holiday season every year. You’ll see the picture-perfect downtown Clarksville area as soon as you finish crossing the bridge. Clarksville was founded way back in 1783, making it the oldest American town in the Northwest Territory.
Clarksville is famously the home of one of the 10 biggest clocks in the world, at the Colgate plant. The plant was closed in 2008, but the town plans to keep the clock going. It faces Louisville, so you can see it clearly while you’re around the Galt House.
Celebrate Christmas at the Galt House and in the Clarksville community this November, and get a jump-start on your whole holiday season.
To learn about other fun things to do in the area, please visit our Louisville Homes website.