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Kick Off Holiday Season With Events in Covington & More

Tis the season for holiday events and there are plenty in Covington and other Kenton County cities this weekend. Here's a list:

Friday, November 30


Make Covington Pop Kick-Off Event

Short Pike will be lit up with strands of Christmas lights stretching across the block on Friday night when it gets dark. Workers from the city were busy Thursday installing the poles and Mayor Chuck Scheper will be on hand to help brighten the season with the lights as well as at least two pop-up shops. One will be a vintage clothing shop and another will be a News-Cafe with free coffee sponsored by Roebling Point Bookstore and The River City News.

Free Movie for Kids at Artisan Enterprise Center

Santa's Workshop will also open on Friday night at the Artisan Enterprise Center on West Seventh Street and will feature a free movie for kids. Disney's Prep & Landing will be shown, sponsored by B-Books and Kiki Magazine. Tell the kids to bring their Christmas wish list because we are told there will be a "special guest" showing up!

Saturday, December 1


Christmas Walk

Occurring this year from 5:30PM-9:00PM, the Christmas Walk is an annual event presented for the residents of Independence and everyone in the Northern Kentucky region. This year's attractions number over two dozen and include our night-time Christmas parade and the crowning of the second Miss Independence! Prior to the walk, come visit Santa from 2:00-4:00PM at the Independence City Building, check out some camel rides, telescopes from the Cincinnati Observatory, (and the Miss Independence Pageant on Friday!). Check out the list of events: Click Here (PDF) or visit the event's Facebook page.


Tree Lighting

Please join us for our Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Pride Park on December 2, 2012 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM. Visit from Santa, petting zoo, musical entertainment, bonfire, and crafts for kids.


Christmas Tour

Join the Ludlow Historic Society, Inc on Saturday, December 1st between 4 & 8 p.m. for "A Dickens of a Christmas Carol Fest." This year the annual Christmas Tour will feature four candlelit historic Ludlow churches. In addition to church tours, Christmas music will be performed in each church by regional (World Choir Game participants) / local choirs and musicians. 

The churches on the tour will be Trinity Presbyterian, Ludlow First Baptist, Wesley United Methodist and St. Boniface & James Catholic Church. Performances and church tours will be conducted at specific times between 4 and 8 o'clock. A grand finale will be held at St. Boniface & James Church where Ludlow native and author Rick Robinson, will portray Charles Dickens, organist Greg Holmes will perform organ improvisations of English Carols and The St. John's Chancler Bell Ringers will perform a medley of carols. Refreshments will be available following the finale of a community sing-a-long.

The Historic Society is pleased to support and work with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra this year. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the KSO's free summer concerts in Devou Park and free programs for area schools.

Reservations are suggested for performances due to limited seating. Performers, times of performances and ticket purchases ($5-$25) will be available on-line at and at Ideal Supply (519 Adela Street) beginning November 19th. Contact Brenda Boone (992-0223) or Cindy Schachere (291-6043) for questions/reservations.See tour schedule: Click Here (PDF)
Mainstrasse Village Events
Pet/People Photos by Rescue Angels from 2:00-5:00PM and live music by The Turkeys at the Goose Girl Fountain from 2:00-6:00PM. And don't forget to make buying your family's live tree an annual tradition in Mainstrasse Village! ​Reasonably priced frasier fir trees and wreaths will be available on the Sixth Street Promenade.
Prince of Peace Montessori Annual Christmas Boutique

Prince of Peace Montessori in Covington will host its annual Christmas Boutique from 10:00AM to 2:00PM on Saturday, December 1, in the school's auditorium. The event will feature a wide selection of unique handmade gift items for the holidays crafted by local artists and crafters, baked goods and more. Those interested in selling arts and crafts at the event should contact Vickie Roberts at 859-322-6845 or [email protected].


Queen City Holiday Bike Ride

No further details.

Sunday, December 2


Baker Hunt Holiday Craft Show

11:00AM - 4:00PM at Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center on Greenup Street. Come join for an afternoon of fun and holiday merriment, browse some amazing art, and find that unique gift for someone special. Admission and refreshments are free! More details: Click Here

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