Have a Hallmark Holiday in Historic Madisonville

There’s no place like Madisonville & Hopkins County for the holidays! Magical light displays, downtown strolls, and seasonal events will have you feeling festive no matter your age.

Deck the Park

Nightly from Thanksgiving – New Years Day

Madisonville City Park

The City of Madisonville, Kentucky and The Hopkins County Tourist & Convention Commission, are excited to announce that Deck the Park will be returning for its 3rd consecutive season. This FREE nightly Christmas attraction includes a Christmas Light drive thru, Community Christmas Trees, a Christmas Bazaar, a 33 foot LED Christmas tree, as well as the newest addition, a 60 foot, 40 passenger Ferris Wheel and Reindeer Ride. Deck The Park will run nightly from November 24th through January 1, 2023 from 4:00PM – 9:00PM with featured guests each weekend. Guests include various food and retail vendors, a live nativity scene, carolers, a Christmas Bizarre and of course, Santa Claus!

Mistletoe Art Stroll

December 2 @ 5 pm – 8 pm

Downtown Madisonville

Shop the Mistletoe Stroll! Experience shopping in downtown Madisonville like never before! The second annual Mistletoe Art Stroll will be held in downtown Madisonville on Friday, December 2nd.

The Mistletoe Art Stroll is guaranteed to be a shopping experience with style! Support small businesses and creative artisans, all while checking off your holiday shopping list! Downtown businesses will open their doors and host artisans in their stores! Designated “stroll stops” will feature the local businesses you know and love and a guest artisan in their space! You can expect to find one-of-a-kind art, including locally poured candles, handcrafted jewelry, pottery, custom home décor, and so much more! Many local stores and restaurants will also have event specials and sales.

This family-friendly event will feature several holiday activities including free horse-drawn carriage rides, balloon twisting by Buddy The Elf, and more! Stay tuned for more info!

For additional information contact [email protected] or call 270-821-4171.

Madisonville Christmas Parade

December 3 @ 5 pm

Downtown Madisonville

Marching bands, floats, lights… and Santa! Don’t miss the county’s largest Christmas parade, sponsored by Madisonville Noon Kiwanis. The theme for the 2022 Parade is “Vintage Christmas!

The Parade will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022, beginning at 5:00 PM, CST. Parade lineups will begin at 3:00 PM that afternoon in the designated lineup areas.

In the event of rain on the parade date, the Parade will be conducted on the following Saturday, December 10, 2022, at the same time.

Click here for registration information!

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Return to Bethlehem

December 9-12

First Baptist Church | 246 N. Main St., Madisonville

Remember the reason for the season as you step back in time to Bethlehem on the evening of Christ’s birth during this walk through drama. Reenactors portray shopkeepers, families, soldiers, prisoners, and others involved in the daily activities of life in ancient Israel. Experience the place, the sounds, the smells and the anticipation of the town’s people as they go about the city selling their wares, tending their animals, and rearing their families. Admission is free; offerings are accepted. Large groups are welcome and encouraged to call ahead. Enjoy live music in the Sanctuary as you wait your turn to make the journey.

Friday, Saturday, & Monday: 5 – 8 pm

Sunday: 2 – 4 pm

For more events and information, please visit our event calendar HERE!