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 to stream it live!

Important Dates

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

Coolidge Building

Vendor fair, holiday music, food and beverages at 499 East Maple Street.

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Christmas Shopping

Alternative Jewelry

Stop in for Christmas shopping at 118 1/2 North Main Street!

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Christmas Shopping

Nicholasville Florist

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

Tickled Pink

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.

Christmas Shopping

Coach Light Antiques

Stop in at 213 N. Main Street for shopping and light refreshments.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Christmas Shopping

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.

Christmas Candyland

J’s Place

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. 

Food Vendors

First Street Behind Courthouse

Sample some tasty treats from some of the area’s most popular food trucks.

12:30 p.m.

“The Grinch”

Catalyst Church

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.

2:30 p.m.

Community Christmas Choir

Courthouse Lawn

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.

4:30 p.m.

Ugly Sweater 5K Run

Main Street

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!

5 p.m.

Spirits, food and friends

Euro Wine & Tapas Bar

Open for spirits, food and friends at 201 S. Main St.

  5 to 8 p.m.

Delicious Food

Nicholasville Café

Stop in and enjoy home-cooked meal after shopping at 111 N. Main Street.

5:30 p.m.

St. “Nich” Christmas Parade

Main Street

Main Street from Frisch’s Restaurant to Kroger.

5:30 p.m.

Ugly Sweater 5K Race Results

Courthouse Lawn

Find out who won the race.

6:30 p.m.

Cocoa with Santa

J’s Place

101 S. Main St.

Come tell Santa Claus your Christmas wishes!

7 p.m.

Parade Float Awards

Courthouse Lobby

Find out who takes home the top prizes this year.

7:30 p.m.

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.