Jessamine Co. has the Magic of Christmas without the Crazy

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WILMORE, Ky. (WTVQ)- For many people the holidays are a time for tradition, family and giving. But many people experience the rush of holiday shopping and miss local opportunities to experience the magic of the holiday season.

Lyssa High took ABC 36 on a tour of Jessamine County and met with the locals to find out the best way to get away from the crowds and find some holiday cheer.

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Nicholasville has several shopping destinations such as Sim’s Drug, Autumn’s Boutique, Gigi’s, antique shops and more. If you’re looking for larger chains but want to avoid the malls, check out the chain stores in Brannon Crossing.

Lyssa High joined Ronda May Fiegenbaum, Director of the Chamber of Commerce for Jessamine County in Nicholasville, Kentucky to find out about the holiday festivities happening in Jessamine County. The biggest holiday event of the year is the 5th Annual, St. “Nich” Christmas Fest on December 8th in downtown Nicholasville.

St. “Nich” Christmas Fest Events include:

Breakfast with Santa from 8:00am to 11:00am at Catalyst Church.

Live Nativity on the Courthouse Lawn from noon to 4:00pm featuring live animals and live nativity scene.

Craft and Food vendors around the Courthouse from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Craft and Food vendors at the Coolidge Building with Parks & Rec from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Have your pet’s picture taken with the Grinch at the Animal Shelter

Explore the event by Old Fashioned Trolley to take you from one event to the next

St. “Nich” Christmas Parade starting at 5:30pm will illuminate the streets with Christmas lights, floats and fun.

This event is free of charge but you may want to bring some cash to shop the amazing vendors and shop for holiday gifts. For more information about the St. “Nich” Christmas Fest go to www.jessaminechamber.org or check them out on Facebook here.

Lyssa also met with Harold Rainwater, the Mayor of Wilmore to learn about the events they have going on as well. Join him in Wilmore for the Old-Fashioned Musical Christmas all day until 8pm on December 1st.

Start off your day with pancakes at Wesley Village at 7am then head to the shops and vendors downtown to shop for gifts. Snack on some beanie weenies and other snacks at the City Hall, ride a pony or have your photo made with Santa. Stay to watch the Tree Lighting and the All-Town Choir for Christmas Carols at 8pm. For more information, call Wilmore City Hall.

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