New2LouWe’ll be taking a break and heading home for the holidays, so no e-newsletter next week. So let us say in advance Happy Holidays and New Year to you, who are New2Lou!

What’s on the radar this week? Christmas carols, holiday extravaganzas and jingle balls, plenty to get you in the holiday spirit. Find more events by checking the local calendars on our events page and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates. Also mark your calendars for our January 2nd Wed Social on January 8. Event details will be posted on our website soon, so stay tuned.

Wednesday December 18 WFPK Winter Wednesday – Winter music series that runs once every month through February at the Clifton Center.  Musicians this month are Tony Joe White and K.S. Rhoads. Music starts at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Thursday December 19 – Monday December 23 Christmas Carol  the last chance to see the holiday classic A Christmas Carol at Actors Theatre of Louisville.  Grab your family and friends and watch the characters Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future come to life on the stage.  The perfect way to get you in the holiday “spirit”.

Friday December 20 – Sunday December 22 Brown-Forman Nutcracker – last chance to catch a wonderful holiday tradition, the Nutcracker, performed by the Louisville Ballet at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.  Tickets are still available and start at $30.

Saturday December 21 – Louisville’s SantaCon – jolly tour starts at 2:00 p.m. and ends at the North Pole Holiday Extravaganza, where you can compete in The Santa Olympics, enjoy delicious yuletide inspired cookies and cap off the ho-ho-ho-down on the dance floor.  Location will be announced on the evening of December 20 on the Facebook event page.$15 suggested donation.

Saturday December 21 – 5th Annual Ugly Sweater Jingle Ball – Celebrate your horrible Christmas fashion sense and help spread some holiday cheer! Party starts at 9 p.m. Live music and door prizes. $5 cover. All proceeds for this event are used to buy toys and donated to Kosair Charities on Christmas morning.

 On the Radar

Any interest in having New2Lou host a NYE party next year? If so, let us know so we can start planning a 2014 NYE bash.  We’ll give you a little hint on a proposed theme, you’ll have a “ball.”  Until then, below are a couple of NYE options for 2013.

Tuesday December 31 New Year’s Eve – New Years Late Night Bash on the Belle, New Year’s Eve Party at 21CRoaring Twenties with the Louisville Crashers, and multiple party options at the Galt House: Parrots in Paradise New Year’s Eve Party, New Year’s Eve Blackout Affair, Cotton Club New Year’s Eve in RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge.

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