Plus, tell us what you are thankful for this season.
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Today’s Forecast

57º | Cloudy | 16% chance of rain | Sunrise 7:23 a.m. | Sunset 5:22 p.m.

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree
Rows of Christmas trees
These views are a real tree-t. | Photo courtesy of Nieman’s Christmas Tree Farm
If you’ve put off decorating to find a Griswold-worthy fir, we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up seven spots to snag a tree that will leave your family members saying, “She’s a beaut, Clark.”

🌲 Cut your own

Barker’s Christmas Tree Farm, 1500 Deerhaven Ln.
While reservations are currently full for November, check back often for potential openings. If you score a spot, you can choose from White Pines, Canaan Firs, and Balled + Burlap Norway Spruces. Pro tip: Cash or check only.

Nieman’s Christmas Tree Farm, 5100 Sulphur Ln.
Fill your home with the scent of fresh pine from one of Kentucky’s only growers of Frasier firs in the state. Trees on this family-owned farm range from 6 ft to over 12 ft and White Pine, White Fir, and Blue Spruce are also available. Cut your own with tools provided or simply select and let the friendly staff do the heavy lifting... literally. Pro tip: Cash or check only.

A wooden building with holiday greenery strung up

Farewell, Landsdowne Shoppes. | Photo by LEXtoday

🌲 Pre-cut + ready to get lit

Hillenmeyer Christmas Shop, 120 Sycamore Rd.
This 70+ year family tradition has moved to Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate blending two holiday classics together. While Santa won’t be in attendance this year, rest assured the original sleigh, boxwood + bow collection, and manger animals (only on the weekend) will be on hand to make spirits bright.

King’s Garden Center, 4560 Nicholasville Rd.
The greenhouse turns into a winter wonderland with freshly cut Christmas tree varieties including Fraser, Grand, and Concolor firs. Wow your guests with other live festive greenery + decor like wreaths, centerpieces, and garland.

🌲 Local recommendations

  • Reader Heather R. said that although Tractor Supply is not flashy, the prices are fair + you can exchange it if it’s not up to par.
  • Sarah B. and Lauren A. both recommend checking out the parking lot by Southland Christian Church on Richmond Road.
  • Although we haven’t seen details online yet, Meredith W. loves Wilson’s Nursery.
Monday, Nov. 20
  • Derek Isaacs Happy Hour Music | Monday, Nov. 20 | 4-6 p.m. | Twisted Cork, 145 Burt Rd., Lexington | Free | Kick back and relax with live music at this “staple of south Lexington.”
  • Adult Cooking Class | Monday, Nov. 20 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Dunbar Community Center, 545 N. Upper St., Lexington | Free | Join for an evening of cooking, conversations, and candlelight as you create a quick + easy family dinner — registration is required.
Tuesday, Nov. 21
  • Fairytales in Fall | Tuesday, Nov. 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Fayette Mall, 3401 Nicholasville Rd., Lexington | Free | The Children’s Play area will transform into an autumnal wonderland featuring special characters, crafts, and treats.
Wednesday, Nov. 22
  • Turkey Crafts | Wednesday, Nov. 22 | 1-2 p.m. | Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, 3885 Raven Run Way, Lexington | Free | Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade will love creating crafts with supplies from nature — registration required.
  • Sixth Annual Pinsgiving | Wednesday, Nov. 22 | 6 p.m. | The Burl Arcade, 369 Thompson Rd., Lexington | Free | Make spirits bright with free pinball all night + special price pours of bourbons like Weller and Old Rip Van Winkle.
Friday, Nov. 24
  • A Night of Remembrance for Jimmy Buffett | Friday, Nov. 24 | 8-11 p.m. | Manchester Music Hall, 899 Manchester St., Lexington | $12-$35 | Escape Black Friday madness with this Jimmy Buffett Tribute — a limited number of seated tickets are available, so grab yours before they’re gone.*
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Ring in the holidays with these gifts
holiday gifts
This holiday season shop for unique gifts from our small business partners. | Photo by 6AM City
Our online shop (Six & Main), a site that celebrates small businesses locally and in our 25 sister markets, is dishing out major deals this holiday season. From coffee to artwork and apparel, there’s a gift for everyone.

Black Friday
  • 30% off items included in our gift guides for her + him
Cyber Monday
There are more savings this weekend for the foodies, pet parents, and more…
News Notes
  • $1 million. That’s how much Lexington Sporting Club + Keeneland will each receive from the city’s $3 million infill fund. City Council voted unanimously to approve the funds as the projects are expected to boost tourism and increase jobs in Fayette County. (Lexington Herald-Leader)
  • The 14th annual Gobble Grease Toss returns this Friday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Redwood Cooperative School, 166 Crestwood Dr. Fayette County residents can help the city’s sewer system by bringing used cooking oil to be converted into renewable fuel + used for research.
  • City planners are seeking resident feedback for its Campus to Commons Trail Connectivity Survey. The information received will be used to help create a shared-use trail that runs along Virginia Avenue, Red Mile Road, and Forbes Road — connecting campus to North Lexington. (UKNOW)
  • It’s a Christmas miracle. Reservations are now open for the Miracle Pop Up happening at Tuk Tuk Snack Shop this holiday season. The evening will include themed glassware filled with seasonal cocktails + fun snacks to bring holiday cheer.
  • Leestown Middle School needs your help feeding fellow Lexingtonians. The students have a goal to pack 80,000 meals for God’s Pantry, but still need support to reach their fundraising goal. Donations will be accepted through tomorrow, Nov. 21. (LEX18)
  • Did you know? Greenville, SC is a pet-friendly haven for travelers. Plan the paw-fect trip with these dog-friendly experiences.*
An attitude of gratitude
A mural featuring Abraham Lincoln with bright colors surrounding him
Gratitude from our heart shines like the light coming from ole Abe. | Photo by LEXtoday
In a recent newsletter + on Instagram, we asked, “What are you thankful for this year? Today, we’re sharing those answers and how you can get in on the local gratitude.

“Our amazing community that we get to serve our traditional and unique Japanese cuisine too!” — @omakaselex
“My sweet, supportive, and incredibly hilarious girl gang!” — Reader Caitlyn E.
“Always thankful for my wonderful wife.” — @maxiu1972
“Good health, friends, bourbon, and horses.” — Reader Terry A.
“Our first responders, fire fighters, and police.” — Reader Maryellen H.
Many of you mentioned that you are thankful for us, so excuse us while we cry tears of joy. Without our dedicated readers, followers, small businesses + local creatives, we wouldn’t be here. We’re grateful for Y-O-U.
The Buy
A Black Friday deal on the ultimate gift: A Bwine F7 GPS Camera Drone. They’ll have fun flying it and capturing incredible footage. Get it for $529.99 $370.99.
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The Wrap
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This weekend I went to the Living Arts & Science Center to check out the REIMAGINE exhibit and was surprised + excited to see that the Art by Nature exhibit was also on display. P.S. Jeromie K. and Cindy J., if y’all are ready this, it was so great connecting with you this weekend.
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