Next weekend will offer a range of holiday events for the community.
First up is the Fredonia Christmas parade, scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Dec. 6. Fredonia Valley Bank has been chosen grand marshall for the lighted procession.
This year's theme is Small Town Christmas.
"We've heard there may be more entries than ever this year," said Michelle Travis, a planner for the event.
Travis has organized the parade on her own in the past, but this year, the City of Fredonia gave her help, establishing a committee to carry out planning.
Travis said there will also be a tree-lighting ceremony on the grounds of Fredonia Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The church will offer restrooms for use and warm drinks during the evening.
Entries are still being taken, and Travis can be reached at 270-625-6963 to register. Line-up begins at 5:30 p.m. Updated information can be on Facebook by searching for "What's Happening in Fredonia, Kentucky."
Christmas in Kuttawa
The celebration shifts to Lyon County for third annual Christmas in Kuttawa and the first-ever Festival of Trees.
Planned for Dec. 7, the Festival of Trees spectacle is being held as a benefit for the community and the Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce. It is being held in conjunction with the Kuttawa Christmas Festival at the pavilion in front of Kuttawa City Hall.
The display of decorated wreaths and trees from residents, school and civic organizations, churches, neighborhoods and businesses throughout the community is free to the public.
Attendees will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite entry during public viewing that begins at 2 p.m. and will be given the opportunity to purchase items as they go up for auction at 3 p.m. All monies will be returned to the donating entity for their charity of choice.
The Chamber will also feature an old-fashioned baked goods auction complete with hot cider and hot chocolate.
Holiday tunes will fill the air along with the Lyon County Line Dancers taking to the street with their steps of holiday charm.
"We are excited to host this fabulous holiday event showcasing the many holiday creations provided by our talented residents of the area, creating a beautiful atmosphere for families to kick off the holiday season and start a new community holiday tradition," said Deb Domke, executive director of the Chamber.
The Chamber can be reached at 270-388-4769 for additional information or can be found on Facebook by searching for "Lake Barkley Chamber Of Commerce."
Christmas Card Lane in Kuttawa will also be on display Dec. 7 during the Kuttawa Christmas Festival, which runs noon to 4 p.m.
Residents are encouraged to make giant Christmas cards to be displayed along U.S. 641 near the pavilion. Card-making packages are available for $30 at Akridge Farm Supply in Eddyville and are due Monday for display during the Lighting of the Lane. Holiday music will be provided that night by Sean Mestan and Friends.
For more information, call 270-388-7151 or find the City of Kuttawa on Facebook.
On Dec. 8, the 20-person Jazz Patrol will be at the Kuttawa Amphitheater from 2 to 4 p.m. A Lyon County choir group will also be a part of the music.
And there will be a meet-and-greet with Santa Claus for the children.
Santa will also appear in Eddyville on Dec. 14. Eddyville Fire Department will be driving St. Nick around town starting between 3 and 4 p.m.