christmas tree 2015HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/2/19) — Hopkins County Tourist and Convention Commission reports Christmas is in full swing around the community, with lots of upcoming festivities planned.

A Christmas Extravaganza is set for noon-4 p.m. Saturday in downtown Madisonville beginning with the Winter Wonderland at noon. The city will be offering Christmas music, free activities, pictures with Santa, take-home crafts, food and shopping vendors.

The Christmas Tree Lighting will be held at the Historic Courthouse 4:45 p.m. followed by the Madisonville Noon Kiwanis Christmas Parade SATURDAY along Main Street.

Nortonville Library and Museum is holding a Holly Jolly Christmas Party that includes special storytime with Mrs. Claus, Christmas crafts, snacks, hot chocolate, gingerbread houses and museum open house 4 p.m. Saturday in addition to the Nortonville Christmas Parade.

Christmas at Munns, 1650 Princeton Road, Madisionville, hosted by Pennyroyal Herb Club, is coming up 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday featuring a Holiday Open House and Craft Sale.

Another exciting Christmas event will be held at First Baptist Church in Madisonville 5-8:30 p.m. Dec. 14 featuring “Return to Bethlehem.” Visitors can step back in time to experience the place of Christ’s birth. Groups of 20 or more should call ahead for reservations at (270) 821-3611.

Tourism specialists say the best time to be outside and explore Hopkins County is wintertime. A guided hike is scheduled at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park this Saturday, focusing on rock formations, sunsets and landscapes. In addition, Mahr Park Arboretum is guiding a Winter Solstice hike Dec. 21.

Christmas Time is Here with Jamiee Paul and the MCC Singers 7-9 p.m. Friday at Glema Mahr Center for the Arts.

First Presbyterian Church will host the 58th Annual Handel’s Messiah 6-8 p.m. Saturday.

Oak Grove Baptist Church will hold a Christmas Holiday Concert 5-8 p.m. Dec. 21.

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