Frazier History Museum

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A Kentucky Christmas at the Frazier

Rich in tradition and surrounded by sights and sounds of the holidays, A Kentucky Christmas at the Frazier offers guests a warm and wonderful escape from a cold winter’s chill. With hot wassail, homemade cookies, and live performances every weekend by youth choirs and musical acts, the Frazier is curating a Christmas season tailor-made for Kentucky!

DECOR
With lump-of-coal and cardinal bird ornaments and wreaths made with iron Bourbon barrel hoops, our festively-decorated interior pays tribute to Christmas in the Bluegrass State. A dozen real conifers with twinkling lights illuminate the Great Hall, which is garlanded with gold glitter laurel leaves and pomegranates. Snap a family photo with our holly berry and magnolia-filled trees, or visit the Museum Store to browse our selection of 60 different Kentucky Bourbons.

The holidays are the perfect time to visit the Frazier History Museum — where the world meets Kentucky for Christmas!

PROGRAMMING
Our calendar of family-friendly programming features a wide variety of hands-on activities and holiday-themed events, including an artisanal craft market, gingerbread house-making tutorials, Appalachian dulcimer lessons, gallery interactions, musical performances, live interpretations, and story readings.

EXHIBITS
With the recent opening of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Welcome Center, the holidays are the perfect time to come visit the Frazier. Our current attractions include The Spirit of Kentucky®, a multi-million-dollar permanent exhibit devoted to the people, industry, and culture of America’s native spirit; and Kentucky Craft Luminaries: Sharing the Stories (Nov. 19, 2018 – Mar. 24, 2019), a temporary exhibit that explores the work of 18 trailblazing folk artists — including weavers, quilters, potters, sculptors, glassblowers, basketmakers, and corn shuck artists — whose roots are in Kentucky.

HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING AT THE FRAZIER

  Kentucky Hand-Made Market:  Find the perfect unique gift for the holidays while shopping local makers at the Frazier History Museum! There will be crafting demonstrations by Storyteller, Emily Ridings, and Berea College Craft.   NOV 24-Dec 22:  Mon. - Sat.: 9am-5pm, Sun.: noon to 5pm   More info HERE

Kentucky Hand-Made Market: Find the perfect unique gift for the holidays while shopping local makers at the Frazier History Museum! There will be crafting demonstrations by Storyteller, Emily Ridings, and Berea College Craft.

NOV 24-Dec 22:
Mon. - Sat.: 9am-5pm, Sun.: noon to 5pm

More info HERE

   Stories with Santa   Saturday, November 24th: 11am - 1pm  Santa Pat, the Derby City Kringle, makes a stop at the Frazier to share holiday-themed stories and speak with children and their families.

Stories with Santa
Saturday, November 24th: 11am - 1pm

Santa Pat, the Derby City Kringle, makes a stop at the Frazier to share holiday-themed stories and speak with children and their families.

   Stories with Santa  Sunday, November 25th: 1 - 3pm   Santa Pat, the Derby City Kringle, makes a stop at the Frazier to share holiday-themed stories and speak with children and their families.

Stories with Santa
Sunday, November 25th: 1 - 3pm
Santa Pat, the Derby City Kringle, makes a stop at the Frazier to share holiday-themed stories and speak with children and their families.

   Live Music Performance  Saturday, December 1st:   11 - 11:30am  -  St. Francis Lower School Choir 2 - 2:30pm -Gyuli Kambarova Piano Studio

Live Music Performance
Saturday, December 1st:
11 - 11:30am - St. Francis Lower School Choir
2 - 2:30pm -Gyuli Kambarova Piano Studio

   Live Music Performance     Sunday, December 23    2 - 2:45 pm - Kentucky Borderline

Live Music Performance

Sunday, December 23

2 - 2:45 pm - Kentucky Borderline

   Gingerbread Jamboree with Happy Camper Confections  Saturday, December 1st: 1:00- 1:45pm  Our friends from Happy Camper Confections will lead a cookie decorating workshop to help your family create the best-dressed gingerbread man (or woman) that you have ever seen!  Admission fee: $5 includes 2 cookies and unlimited family fun!

Gingerbread Jamboree with
Happy Camper Confections
Saturday, December 1st: 1:00- 1:45pm
Our friends from Happy Camper Confections will lead a cookie decorating workshop to help your family create the best-dressed gingerbread man (or woman) that you have ever seen!
Admission fee: $5 includes 2 cookies and unlimited family fun!

  Live Music Performances Saturday, December 8th  11 AM - Louisville Orff Ensemble, led by Penelope Quesada,  1 PM - Louisville Dulcimer Society 2 PM Master’s Conservatory Choir

Live Music Performances
Saturday, December 8th

11 AM - Louisville Orff Ensemble, led by Penelope Quesada,
1 PM - Louisville Dulcimer Society
2 PM Master’s Conservatory Choir

   Live Music Performance  Sunday, December 9th -  2 - 2:30pm The Panpipes Flute Choir.

Live Music Performance
Sunday, December 9th -
2 - 2:30pm
The Panpipes Flute Choir.

   The Gift of the Magi  Saturday, December 15th: 12 - 12:30pm   An interpretative performance of O. Henry’s classic story of love, sacrifice, and gift giving is staged by Frazier’s talented Teaching Artists.

The Gift of the Magi
Saturday, December 15th: 12 - 12:30pm
An interpretative performance of O. Henry’s classic story of love, sacrifice, and gift giving is staged by Frazier’s talented Teaching Artists.

   Live Music Performance  Saturday, December 15th:   11 - 11:30am - Olmsted Academy South 3 - 3:30pm - Shir Chadash choir at  The Temple

Live Music Performance
Saturday, December 15th:
11 - 11:30am - Olmsted Academy South
3 - 3:30pm - Shir Chadash choir at The Temple

   Stories with Santa  Sunday, December 16th: 1pm - 3pm   Santa Pat, the Derby City Kringle, makes a stop at the Frazier to share holiday-themed stories and speak with children and their families

Stories with Santa
Sunday, December 16th: 1pm - 3pm
Santa Pat, the Derby City Kringle, makes a stop at the Frazier to share holiday-themed stories and speak with children and their families

   The Gift of Magi  Saturday, December 22nd: 11 - 11:30am   An interpretative performance of  O. Henry’s classical story of love, sacrifice, and gift giving is staged by Frazier’s talented Teaching Artists.

The Gift of Magi
Saturday, December 22nd: 11 - 11:30am
An interpretative performance of
O. Henry’s classical story of love, sacrifice, and gift giving is staged by Frazier’s talented Teaching Artists.

  Live Music Performance Saturday, December 22nd: 2 - 2:30pm  Youth Performing Arts School Choir

Live Music Performance
Saturday, December 22nd: 2 - 2:30pm
Youth Performing Arts School Choir