St. “Nich” Christmas Fest
Published 11:00 am Thursday, November 30, 2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
The fourth annual St. “Nich” Christmas Festival, presented by the Jessamine Chamber of Commerce, will be hosted on Saturday, Dec. 9 in historic downtown Nicholasville.
The day will begin with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Nicholasville Rotary Club at Culver’s. The rest of the day will be filled with plenty of family fun and activities that include shopping, make and take crafts, singing, running and parade watching. Don’t forget to bring the ugliest sweater you can find to participate in the Ugly Sweater 5K.
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There will even be fun opportunities for your furry friend at the Shelter Pets’ Christmas Open House at the Jessamine County Animal Shelter.
The day will also include with plenty of opportunities to watch Christmas favorites, including “Elf” showing at the Jessamine County Public Library, “The Grinch” showing at Catalyst Church and special Comedy Christmas performances by KCAL Old Time Radio Hour at the Polvino Family Art Center.
Follow the Jessamine Chamber of Commerce and The Jessamine Journal on Facebook for updates.
If you can’t watch the parade in person, check out shopjessamine.com to stream it live!
Tuesday, Dec. 5
Mandatory parade meeting at 6 p.m. at Central Bank on 301 N. Main St. Deadline to participate in parade.
Wednesday, Dec. 6
Ugly Sweater 5K Early registration deadline
Saturday, Dec. 9
First Street from Maple to Walnut will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. for food vendors. Main Street from Frisch’s to Kroger will be closed from 4:30 pm to 7 p.m. for the Ugly Sweater 5K and the parade.
Please plan accordingly and use caution when traveling the Main Street and Maple Street Corridor, there may be increased foot traffic throughout the day.
7 to 10 a.m.
Nicholasville Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast
Culver’s 961 North Main St.
The pancake breakfast will be $5 per person. Proceeds benefit the Rotary service project — scholarships for Jessamine County residents.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Christmas at Coolidge
Vendor fair, holiday music, food and beverages at 499 East Maple Street.
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Stop in for Christmas shopping at 118 1/2 North Main Street!
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All Christmas decorations 25% off and FREE rose to everyone who stops by at 206 S. First St.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Christmas Open House
Stop in at 605 N. Main St. to shop for incredible gifts!
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
St. Nich Christmas Trolley
Sponsored by First Southern National Bank & Burley Ridge
See map for trolley stops and FREE rides offered to downtown destinations.
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Christmas Open House
Route 27 Vintage Vendors
708 N. Main St.
Shop for unique gifts.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Coach Light Antiques
Stop in at 213 N. Main Street for shopping and light refreshments.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This aNd That Vendor Mall
317 North Main Street
Christmas Specials & Storewide Sale
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Jingle & Mingle Craft Fair
Jessamine County Courthouse and Chamber Office (116 S. Main St.)
Shop for unique and one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Children will make their way to different stations to decorate some delicious sugar cookies.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Shelter Pets’ Christmas Open House
Jessamine County Animal Shelter
120 Fairground Way
Bring your pets for nail painting, pictures with Santa Claus, a bake sale and goody bags.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
First Street Behind Courthouse
Sample some tasty treats from some of the area’s most popular food trucks.
Watch this hit movie on the big screen at 101 N. First St.
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
“Buddy the Elf” Party
Jessamine County Public Library
600 S. Main St.
Come make snowflakes, play “snowball” toss, go through an obstacle course and dress in your elf costume and watch “Elf” the movie at 4 p.m.
Community Christmas Choir
Join the Community Christmas Choir to sing joyous carols.
4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Main Street Closing
Frisch’s to Kroger
Main Street from Frisch’s to Kroger will be closed from 4:30 pm to 7 p.m. for the Ugly Sweater 5K and the parade.
Ugly Sweater 5K Run
Pre-Registration begins at 3:30 pm at Coolidge Building Gymnasium, 499 E, Maple Street Nicholasville-Jessamine County Parks and Recreation sponsors the 4th Annual Ugly Sweater 5K. Special prize for the Ugliest Sweater, Most Holiday Spirit and First Garland Group to Finish!
Spirits, food and friends
Euro Wine & Tapas Bar
Open for spirits, food and friends at 201 S. Main St.
5 to 8 p.m.
Stop in and enjoy home-cooked meal after shopping at 111 N. Main Street.
St. “Nich” Christmas Parade
Main Street from Frisch’s Restaurant to Kroger.
Ugly Sweater 5K Race Results
Find out who won the race.
Cocoa with Santa
101 S. Main St.
Come tell Santa Claus your Christmas wishes!
Parade Float Awards
Find out who takes home the top prizes this year.
KCAL Old Time Radio Hour Christmas Show
Polvino Family Art Center
Comedy, Christmas stories, live music and more at 109 S. Main St! Must purchase tickets in advance.