12 Days of Louisville

It’s Christmas time in Derby City.

Lit Christmas trees in a lot at night, below a mural reading "Neat or Rocks"

We started with 100 verses, but decided to trim it down.

Photo by LOUtoday

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The temps are dropping, trees are getting lit, and carolers are caroling. It’s that time of year, so we thought we’d contribute to holiday festivities with our own semi-original song, featuring our favorite topic. So, here you have it: LOUtoday’s 12 Days of Louisville.

On the 12th day of Christmas, Louisville sent to me... 🎶

A $12 million dollar distillery
Development news is one of our favorite gifts to give — like the new Trellis Brewing Co. and Ferncliff Distillery coming to Smoketown.

Eleven questions with David Dominé
We sat down with Old Louisville’s premier ghost story writer. He had plenty of local spooky stories to get you in the holiday spirit.

$10 lunches
Get more bang for you buck while trying all of the delicious lunches Louisville has to offer for $10 or less.

Nine pages in Southern Living Magazine
Smile, you’re on camera. See our city through the eyes of a first-time visitor.

Eight cocktails + mocktails ingredients
Build your bar and entertain holiday guests with liquor, mixers, syrups, and barware from local makers.

Seven winter drinks
If you’d rather leave it to the pros, these spots have festive coffee and cocktail concoctions for a limited time.

Six local tacos
A good taco works for every meal — so plan your whole day around these tacos available from breakfast to late night.

Five winter festivals
Nothing says “the start of the holidays” like lights, ice skating, and photos with Santa.

Four heritage trades
Louisville loves the classics, whether it’s our tintype photography or pizza with stone-milled flour.

Three unusual things to check out
And when we say “check out,” we mean “borrow from Louisville’s library of Casio keyboards and giant scissors,” of course.

Two immersive restaurants
No passport required to stop in at these restaurants capturing moments in Italian and Cuban history.

One great state
Celebrate the Bluegrass with an assist from our friends at LEXtoday — we even made a bourbon cocktail for you.