Frankfort Avenue will host a variety of holiday events beginning Saturday, December 7th and culminating with the 18th Annual Olde Tyme Christmas on Saturday, December 14th. The Olde Tyme Christmas celebration will include the Holiday Dog Walk at 10:00am, free trolley rides from 12:00pm to 5:00pm, 50-cent horse and carriage rides from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, and an appearance by Santa Claus himself. Many businesses will host open houses, live music, special sales, and holiday refreshments. For the most up-to-date schedule and information, visit www.frankfortave.com.
The schedule of the week’s events is as follows:
Saturday, December 7th
9:00am – The Santa Sprint and Stroll benefitting United Crescent Hill Ministries, will start at 9:00am at Barret Traditional Middle School, 2561 Grinstead Drive. Registration begins at 8:00am. For more information, visit http://uchmlouky.org/
9:00am until 3:00pm – The Holiday Bazaar at St Mark’s Church, 2822 Frankfort Avenue. The event will include crafts, baked goods, used books and other items, vendor booths, a silent auction, a chili lunch, baked goods, and photos with Santa.
9:00am until 5:00pm – Holiday Open House at Hadley Pottery, 1570 Story Avenue. The event will include home-made goodies snacks, hourly giveaways, store-wide discounts and the first 50 customers with a $25 purchase get a FREE 2013 ornament.
10:30am until 12:30pm – Holiday Card Factory Workshop at The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue. Using tactile materials, participants will make unique holiday cards and explore different materials that evoke the spirit of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza, and add a message in braille. This event is free but space is limited and registration by December 5 is required. Call (502) 899-2213, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, to register. Visit www.aph.org/musuem for more information.
Saturday, December 14th – “Olde Tyme Christmas Celebration”
8:30am until 10:00am – The Pancake Breakfast – Held at United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM), 150 State Street, this homemade breakfast is a fundraiser for UCHM and is sponsored and cooked by the East Louisville Lions Club. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children.
10:00am - Holiday Dog Walk – Participants will meet at the Crescent Hill Library Parking Lot, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, and then walk to The Comfy Cow for recognitions and return back to the Library. Prizes will be awarded for the most festive dog! Representatives from the Animal Care Society will be on hand as well. Call (502) 585-3430 for more information.
12:00pm until 3:00pm - Santa Claus will pose for photos and give out candy canes at Margaret’s Consignment, 2700 Frankfort Avenue. Free Louisville Pure Tap Water bottles will also be given away.
2:00pm – The Good Neighbor, Business of the Year and Golden Antler Awards will be presented in front of Margaret’s Consignment, located at 2700 Frankfort Avenue.