The Ashland Beacon
Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Well then look no further… this weekend brings with it a plethora of things to choose from. No matter what you enjoy doing you are sure to find one or all these event’s intriguing.
The weekend kicks off on Friday, December 2, where you will have two opportunities to enjoy some great stand-up comedy at The Cinema at Camp Landing. Show times start at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. If you love all things ballet, then the Paramount Arts Center is where you will want to be on Friday. The Ashland Youth Ballet has partnered with the Huntington Symphony to bring you the iconic Nutcracker. Showtime starts at 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 3 has even more to offer with a wide variety of things to choose from. The sixth annual Brunch & Browse will be held at Broadway Square from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Here you can celebrate all your favorite locally owned boutiques and restaurants with a full day of shopping and giveaways. Brunch and Browse is a unique event that allows participants to sample dishes from some to the most popular downtown Ashland restaurants while offering shoppers a convenient way to support locally owned small businesses throughout the city. Many of your favorite shops will be offering special discounts and menu items during this time. Stop by the Ashland’s Visit AKY at 1509 Winchester Avenue to pick up your free tote bag. Tickets to this event are $5 and can be purchased online.
The AKY Merry Market will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Broadway Square. This unique event is brought to you by The AKY Mommas and the Ashland Animal Rescue Fund. This first-time event brings the sights and sounds of Christmas to you while you support local makers, farmers, creators and retailers. You can even have you pet’s picture taken with Santa for a donation that goes to the Ashland Animal Rescue Fund. If you get done with shopping and still find that you want even more of that Christmas spirit, then you could hop on over the Highlands Museum and check out the Highlands Christmas Tour of Homes. This event lasts from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and offers multiple start times to tour the area’s best Christmas themed houses.
The Ashland Area YMCA will be having its annual Christmas Tea Vendor and Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is one of the areas most anticipated vendor shows of the year. Not only can you find a gym packed full of local vendors, small-business owners, and artisans but you can even listen to some of your most favorite Christmas songs being sang by the one and only Holley Forbes. Holly will be singing from noon to 2 p.m. at the Ashland Area YMCA during this event.
With so much going on you are sure to stay busy this weekend. Check out this list of some of the areas other events going this weekend…
•Santa will be at the Summit Church of the Nazarene from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
•Crafts with Mrs. Claus at Camp Landing. This event is offered at three different times: 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30 p.m. Here your children can create multiple different crafts with Mrs. Claus.
•Switchfoot Christmas Tour beings at 8 p.m. at the Paramount Arts Center. Tickets can be purchased at The Paramount Arts Center box office or online.
•The 79th Annual Policeman’s Ball will be held at 1570 Grace Heights in Argillite Ky and begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 for a single and $125 for a couple. Dinner and drink are included. This is event supports the areas Shop with a Cop program.
•Jingle Bell Charity Ball will be held at Patriot RV and starts at 7 p.m. This unique event is a charity event that collects new toys and articles of clothing for children ages birth to 16.
•The Flatwoods Christmas Parade will start at 1 p.m. on Argillite Road in Flatwoods