Monday, December 16, 2013

Trip Tip: Avoid Highway 41 to view Beautifully Lit Holiday Homes in Henderson

During the busy Christmas Holiday season, avoid the busy traffic entering Henderson, Kentucky from the north on US Hwy 41 N.  Turn right at Watson Lane then turn left onto N. Elm Street.  Turn right at 12th Street then left onto Main Street.  This route takes you through neighborhoods with some spectacular Christmas lighting displays.  If it snows again, well you’re in for an extra treat of awesome wonder!
When you cross the bridge,
which route do you take?
Christmas in downtown Henderson, Kentucky
Decorated homes on Main Street
Trip Top submitted by Alice Siemers of the Henderson County Tourist Commission.
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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Ruby Moon Winery Hosts Annual Open House

The winery decorated for the holidays
Ruby Moon Vineyard & Winery in Henderson, KY will host its Annual Holiday Open House this Saturday, December 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We will have lots of goodies to eat, drawings for door prizes, tours of the wine making area, unadvertised specials and of course, complimentary wine tasting. 

The winery is located at 9566 US Hwy 41 A in Henderson, Kentucky.

For questions, please contact Ruby Moon at 270-830-7660

Downtown Henderson Historical Church Tour

Photo via Flickr
A walking tour will be held on Sunday December 15, 2013 from 2-5pm in downtown Henderson, highlighting several area churches. The tour is free to the public.

A host or hostess will be available at each of the following churches:

Saint Paul's Episcopal Church
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church
Zion United Church of Christ
First Missionary Baptist Church
Henderson's First Baptist Church
First United Methodist Church
Presbyterian Church of Henderson

Stop by and learn more about the interesting history of these churches!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Travel Effect: Childhood Trip Memories

It's never too early to start planning a summertime trip!

Pictured are the Ohio Riverfront Water Fountains during Bluegrass in the Park 2011.
Stats from via U.S. Travel Association.

Homes for the Holidays Home Tour Scheduled For Saturday

American Cancer Society
Relay for Life Homes for the Holiday Home Tour 2013
 Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 10 am to 4 pm.

$25 Ticket Donation. Please make checks payable to American Cancer Society.

Homes on the Tour:
Tea House - Sweet Pea’s Gift Shop - 3000 Hwy 60 East
Alan Chamness - 900 Cove Court
Studio 4905 - 4905 Timberlane Drive
Nancy Satterfield - 2029 Brookstone Drive
Herb Lane & Ronald Shelton - 638 N. Main Street
Mark & Monica Hargis - 401 S. Main Street
Skeeter & Lynda Wathen - 231 S. Main Street

For more information, please contact, or call (270) 826-4410

Monday, December 9, 2013

Trip Tips: Christmas in the Park

Submitted By: Jessica Mitchell

Christmas in the Park is officially set up in Central Park! Although these pictures were snapped during the daylight hours, I can promise you it looks even better at night! Christmas in the Park offers a fun place for children to view Christmas lights and decorations, ride in Santa's sleigh, send a letter to the North Pole or meet Santa himself.

Santa is in the park on Saturdays and Sundays until Christmas. Saturday you can find him 11am-3pm and Sundays 1-3pm. 

If you haven't had a chance yet, bring your family to downtown for some shopping and dining, and check out the lights and decorations. Speaking of decorations: Do you know someone who has fantastic decorations in the area? Feel free to share your photos with us at and we will post them throughout December.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Travel Effect: Why Travel Matters

Over the next few weeks, we'll be sharing statistics that show the significant impact of travel on both adults and children. These statistics are thanks to the U.S. Association of Travel's Travel Effect campaign and research. As you plan your holiday trips and your upcoming summer vacations, think of Henderson, Kentucky - where there are lots of great family-friendly events and attractions. Learn more at or download our free Visitors Brochure here.