The Kentucky Museum to host annual Christmas in Kentucky


Alexandria Anderson, News reporter

The Kentucky Museum is hosting its 15th annual Christmas in Kentucky holiday event on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the museum. 

The event will feature a variety of free holiday activities, including ornament making with WKU Delta Zeta and the chemistry club, carol singing by the Treblemakers, appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus and a magic show. Gingerbread and cider will also be available to guests.

Christy Spurlock, the education curator for the museum, explained how glad the museum is to be hosting this event again.

“This will be our fifteenth year hosting this free, fun family event, so we have had children who have literally grown up coming to Christmas in KY—after the Jaycees’ Christmas Parade downtown,” Spurlock said. “We always say that Christmas in Kentucky incorporates the holiday spirit with the WKU spirit.”

She also spoke about the benefits the event has for the WKU community and how valuable keeping holiday traditions alive is for the museum.

“My daughter, who was WKU class of 2020, is all grown up, but I remember as a parent I was always on the look out for things to do with my child. We are all so fortunate to live in this community that has so many kid friendly events and activities,” Spurlock said. “In a high tech modern world, the activities at Christmas in Kentucky might seem old fashioned: ornament making, gingerbread and cider, carolers, a magic show and more. The day’s continued popularity, however, proves the appeal of simple holiday traditions.”

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