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The third annual Christmas at the Galt House Hotel is Now Open and goes through January 2nd.
This year, there's a new Peppermint Express Kiddie Train Ride through the Candy Cane Forest. Inside, children are greeted by Mr. Sugar Pine, the talking tree. They'll also watch as nearly 100 new animated animals work to get ready for a holiday party in the forest.
Each year, the KaLightoscope Attraction is a favorite among guests. KaLightoscope is the only one of its kind in the world. These larger-than-life luminaries are more interactive this year and 40% of the attraction is new.
The Christmas Village also has many new additions, including four storefront windows featuring former characters from downtown department store windows that have been renovated and given new life. These windows bring guests back to the days when families traveled downtown to see the holiday windows. Nearly three-quarters of the Christmas Village is new and enhanced.
Children will enjoy meeting the Snow Fairy Princess and visiting her Castle, as well as meeting the Snow Fox and taking part in the children's activities.
The Colors of the Season Holiday Dinner Show features a holiday story, live music, a festive dinner, classical Christmas Songs, and dancing
Performances begin November 26 and run through December 15, 2012.
The holiday cheer spills onto the street with the new 40 Nights of Lights in downtown Louisville.
Galt House Hotel is a presenting sponsor of the event which will feature nightly light and music shows along Fourth Street from the Galt House Hotel to Fourth Street Live! entertainment district November 23 to New Year's Eve.
Christmas at the Galt House Hotel runs from November 17, 2012 to January 2, 2013.
FREE Child's Ticket with purchase of an $18.99 Adult KaLightoscope Christmas Ticket.
Individual and group packages are available.
The event helps raise money for the charity Blessings in a Backpack, a unique program designed to feed elementary school children on weekends through the school year.