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Lorrie Morgan’s Enchanted Christmas Dinner Show Scheduled for this Week

Country music sensation Lorrie Morgan will host a special Enchanted Christmas Dinner Show at the Lawrenceburg Event Center this week.  Scheduled for Friday, December 12, the evening will include a delicious dinner buffet followed by a live musical performance featuring some of her greatest hits and holiday favorites.  Doors open at 6:30pm with Lorrie’s performance beginning at 8:30.


A veteran of the country music scene, Lorrie Morgan has been topping the country music charts for more than thirty years and has had numerous number one singles.  Her Enchanted Christmas Dinner Show, which has been performed across the country, includes songs from Lorrie’s popular Merry Christmas from London album in addition to other fan favorites.


For more information on the Lorrie Morgan show, or for information on other upcoming events at the Lawrenceburg Event Center, click here.  To purchase tickets for the Enchanted Christmas Dinner Show, click here.   


Holiday Events to Kick Off This Weekend

Now that the turkey is finished and the kitchen’s cleaned up, we’re shifting into holiday mode here in Southeast Indiana.  In fact, the holidays will kick off this weekend with several great events scheduled in Aurora and Lawrenceburg.


In downtown Lawrenceburg, the Winter Wonderland Ice Rink will open for the season this Saturday, November 29 at noon.  Located at Todd Creech Park, the rink offers a low admission fee of $4 per person (including skate rental) and will remain open through January 25.  There will also be lots of great activities taking place throughout the day as both Aurora and Lawrenceburg celebrate, “Small Business Saturday,” including merchant open houses, special offers and more.  Finally, the City of Lawrenceburg will offer special tours of the Lawrenceburg Event Center in the afternoon, followed by the city’s official tree lighting at 5:30pm.


Downriver in Aurora, the city will kick off the start of its “Miracle on Main” holiday weekends with a full slate of activities on Sunday, November 30.  In addition to Hillforest Mansion’s “Victorian Christmas Exhibit,” which will be open from 1-5pm, the day will include special “Bethlehem Experience” activities for children, Dickens Village and toy display, and holiday musical performances.  The city’s lighted Christmas Parade (including the arrival of Santa Claus) begins on Second Street at 6pm, followed by the annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree at 6:30. Santa will then be available for visits at the Aurora Lions Club from 7-8pm.


Throughout the month of December, the region will host additional holiday activities, including Lawrenceburg’s Winter Wonderland Celebration on December 6 and “Miracle on Main” holiday weekends in December.  To learn more about things to do in Southeast Indiana this holiday season, visitors can log on to our online Calendar of Events, call us directly at 800-322-8198 or find us on Facebook


Mark Your Calendar for Holiday Events

Even though it’s only November, we’re gearing up for the holidays here in Southeast Indiana, with a variety of seasonal celebrations and holiday open houses guaranteed to get you in the spirit.  Visitors of all ages can experience the magic of Christmas past at historic Hillforest, where the mansion will be decked out in its Christmas finest from Nov. 20 through Dec. 30.  Or, check out one of Hillforest’s many holiday events, which include several three-course Victorian Christmas teas as well as a Holiday Open House featuring costumed docents, entertainment and refreshments.

 


Action-packed holiday weekends will also be on the agenda in downtown Aurora, where “Miracle on Main” is the theme of the season.  In addition to the city’s tree-lighting ceremony on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the event will feature weekend activities throughout December, including a large Dickens Village and toy display, breakfast and visits with Santa, the “Aurora Express” train rides, live entertainment, live reindeer and more.


Over at Lawrenceburg’s Winter Wonderland, visitors can enjoy the seasonal outdoor ice skating rink (open Nov. 29-Jan. 25), then attend Winter Wonderland’s Opening Day on Sat., Nov. 29, which includes the opening of the ice rink, the city’s tree lighting ceremony downtown at the levee, and several “Small Business Saturday” activities in the shops downtown.  Then in December, mark your calendar for the annual Winter Wonderland Celebration – an all-day event scheduled for Dec. 6 which features breakfasts and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a special Winter Wonderland art show, Christmas parade, prizes and more.


Whiskey City Festival Continues Tonight


Lawrenceburg’s Whiskey City Festival continues this evening with a variety of whiskey-related activities, including whiskey and craft beer vendors, a signature cocktail contest, food vendors and more.  The event, which will run through 8pm, costs $30 at the door, which includes ten tastings.


The Whiskey City event will also include a performance by legendary rockers REO Speedwagon, who will take the stage at the Lawrenceburg Event Center following Saturday evening’s activities at approximately 8pm.  Tickets for this special performance are $65/floor and $55/riser. 


To learn more, visit www.whiskeycityfestival.net

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