KaLightoscope opens next week [Family & Parenting]


Galt House Hotel is host to Kentucky’s Biggest Christmas Event open to the public in its second annual year. The multi-million dollar 46 day annual festivities kick-off on November 17th , 2011 and run through January 2nd, 2012 and is expected to attract over 80,000 attendees downtown.

A more re-imagined and interactive KaLightoscope attraction is back bigger and better this year and flaunts 11 themed areas that include a brand new ice skating snowmen scene, a walk-thru Candy House, and a 15 ft. Santa. Composed of larger-than-life luminaries and handcrafted by more than 30 Chinese artisans from Zigong, China in conjunction with New York based Hotopp Associates, Ltd. and International Special Attractions, Ltd. this attraction will magnify the sights, sounds and colors of the Christmas season. The KaLightoscope lanterns are inspired from Chinese folk art and have been adapted for Western Christmas enjoyment.

In the spirit of giving during the season of hope, Galt House hotel is proud to be partnering with the its charity of choice, Blessings in a Backpack, a unique program designed to feed elementary school children whose families qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal program, and have little to no food on the weekends. “During this time of year when tradition is to fill our children’s minds with the beautiful lights and sounds of Christmas, this partnership allows us to go further….to fill them with food. This powerful statement of compassion and understanding by Christmas at the Galt House brings the true meaning of Thanksgiving and Christmas to our children with great purpose,” said Stan Curtis, founder of Blessings in a Backpack.

Registration for Christmas at the Galt House 2011 is now open with special accommodation and event packages available for groups. To speak with a representative from the Galt House about creating a custom KaLightoscope Christmas group package or student group package, please contact Mary Alice Greenamyer at

502-375-6617 or email magreenamyer@galthotel.com. Tickets on sale now. Visit www.christmasatthegalthouse.com for more information.


Photo source: Galt House Hotel