Light up your night at the Christmas parade
The annual Lexington Christmas parade starts at 7 p.m. at Main Street and Midland Avenue, then travels along Main Street to Mill Street. (Downtownlex.com)
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Lincoln House reveals her favorite things
The Mary Todd Lincoln House, 578 West Main Street, is hosting a Mrs. Lincoln’s Favorite Things tours at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. $15 single, $10 members, $13 per person for groups of four or more. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Space limited. Advance tickets recommended. (Mtlhouse.org)
Joe Bonamassa visits Lexington
The legendary guitarist plays 8 p.m. at the Singletary Center, 405 Rose St. $89-$125. (Finearts.uky.edu/singletary-center)
Lexington Singers do Handel’s ‘Messiah’
The performance of this holiday favorite starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose Street. ($10- $30; lexsing.org)
Reindeer will be running at Keeneland
The YMCA Reindeer Ramble, a 5K race open to serious runners and casual walkers, benefits scholarships for kids attending the YMCA summer camps. Costumes and holiday spirit are encouraged. The race starts at 9 a.m. at Keeneland. You may register as an individual or as members of a “Santapede” team of three to 10 people tied together like a team of reindeer with rope, ribbon, garland, etc. ($15- $225; ymcacky.org).
The Lexington Ballet: ‘The Nutracker’
The holiday favorite comes to the Lexington Opera House, 401 West Short Street. Performances are at 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17; 2 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18. ($20.75-$40.75; (Lexingtonballet.org)