Hot Chocolate Hop
The most challenging thing about the Hot Chocolate Hop isn’t the hopping, but the sheer amount of hot chocolate that’s going to be awaiting you at this event. At least 15 different downtown locations will be serving specialty hot chocolate in a variety of flavors and styles. Some of these choices will even have a splash of bourbon or rum for the adults. All you have to do is show up downtown and hop/walk/skip/run from place to place until you’ve had all the hot chocolate you can take! As part of Owensboro’s 12 Days of Christmas event, the Hot Chocolate Hop kicks off on December 10 at 5 p.m. You can snag a hot chocolate from the following restaurants and stores: Burger Theory, The Pub on Second, Don Mario’s, Colby’s, RiverPark Center’s GhostLight Lounge, SIP, Lure Seafood and Grille, Famous Bistro, Mellow Mushroom, The Brew Bridge, Owensboro Convention Center’s Energy on Ice, Brasher’s Lil’ Nashville, Simply Chic Home Accents and Willow and Pine.
Steven Curtis Chapman in Concert
Gospel Music’s most awarded artist, Steven Curtis Chapman, is performing live in Owensboro with his Acoustic Christmas concert. Fans can see the legendary singer and songwriter play a wide variety of Christmas and classic hits at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum on December 13. Chapman’s illustrious career includes five Grammys, 59 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, an American Music Award, 49 No. 1 singles and more than 11 million albums sold. Falling less than two weeks before Christmas, Chapman’s concert couldn’t come at a more opportune time! Tickets to see this multi-award-winning artist start at $46 so grab them while you can!
Santa at Reid’s Orchard
Santa Claus will be paying not one, but two visits to Reid’s Orchard this Christmas season! Parents, bring your kids and your camera to get some great photos because this FREE event is going to give you all the heartwarming holiday feels. Santa will be live and in-person on December 11 and 12 from 1-3 p.m. both days. And while you’re at Reid’s, stop inside the store to check out a wide variety of seasonal décor and treats, including holiday fruit and gift baskets, stocking stuffers and an assortment of candy and fudge.