The most wonderful time of the year, and Somerset is an excellent place to spend the Christmas season! There is so much to see and do! We have a few highlights of activities to add to your holiday traditions.

Pep & Pizzaz presents: The Nutcracker Ballet

This classic ballet will be put on by local ballet students and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Somerset High School December 15 – First Show at 7:00pm

December 16 – Second Show at 2:30pm

Tickets are $12 More info


Glaze a Christmas Ornament

Head on over to the Shine House from now until Dec 16th during any of their open studio times (Mon from 10-3p, Tue-Fri 10-6p) and pick from 3 different ornament shapes to customize and make your own! These would be nice for your own tree or would make a great gift! Cost is $7 studio fee and $2 per ornament. More info:

Flashback Theater presents: “Ms. Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly

A nostalgic Christmas story featuring some of literature’s favorite characters from Jane Austen with a fresh perspective. This play would be enjoyable for literature buffs and everyone else!Tickets are: Adults – $18 Advance, $20 Door, Students – $12 Advance, $15 Door


Thursday, December 20th at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 21st at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 22nd at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 23rd at 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 27th at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 28th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 29th at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 30th at 2:30 p.m.

More info


A Christmas Concert: “Christmas with Exile”

A local American band, Exile was founded in Richmond Ky. Playing their hits and all the holiday favorites with their own special flare. At the Center for Rural Development Dec 13th 7-9p. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for students (pre-school through college). More info:

Burnside Tourism

Christmas Vendor Village will be Dec 15th from 2-7p Local vendors will have lots of crafts, food and decor for you to shop. Santa, the Grinch and Whoville characters will also make an appearance and be available for free photos. Burnside’s Christmas parade will be this day too at 5pm and will feature floats, mini-monster trucks, first responder vehicles, classic cars and, of course Mr. and Mrs. Claus and their elves. Also while you are in town be sure to check out the latest attraction, Christmas in the Park:Walking in a Winter Wonderland. It’s a smaller version of the infamous Christmas Island. Visitors walk the Cole Park trail behind City Hall in Burnside and see a number of festive light sights — toymakers, polar bears, Santa’s sleigh with his reindeer, and more. It will operate nightly through January 3, 2019, from Dusk until 10 p.m. And is free to public. More info:

Holiday Extravaganza

Lots of local vendors all under one roof! Get your Christmas shopping done in one stop at the Center’s Holiday Extravaganza! It will be December 9th from 9-2pm. Some of the vendors include, Lularoe, Sensty, Matilda Jane, Damsel in Defense, as well as others selling toys, books, soap, jewelry and more. There will be drawings for a gift basket of items from each vendor. Hot chocolate and baked goods will also be available to purchase from the SCA All-Star cheerleaders. More info: