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Metro Newsroom

17th Annual “Olde Tyme Christmas on Frankfort Avenue” returns to District 9

Tuesday December 4, 2012

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville – It’s the chance to celebrate the holiday season on a trolley or in a carriage. It’s a time to take a nice holiday walk with your family pet or sit back and enjoy the sounds of the season on one of Metro Louisville’s well established neighborhood streets.

“Olde Tyme Christmas on Frankfort Avenue” returns to mark the holiday season on Saturday, December 8th.

“The Frankfort Avenue Business Association takes great pride in showcasing the neighborhood during this special time of year,” says Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9). “It is a time for many businesses and organizations to get together and honor volunteers and others who help make District 9 the great community that it is.”

The “Olde Tyme Christmas on Frankfort Avenue” will take place from 9:00 am to 6:00pm and is sponsored by the Frankfort Avenue Business Association. It features a dog walk, free trolley rides, horse carriage rides, live music, holiday refreshments and fun.

“If you need to do some shopping or just want to have some fun, I encourage you and your family to come visit Frankfort Avenue,” says Ward-Pugh. “You will see a community that takes pride in its history and cares for others at this important time of year.

2012 Olde Tyme Christmas on Frankfort Avenue

Schedule of Events

9:00 a.m. until 2:00pm – Third Lutheran Church Homemade Bourbon Balls, Living Nativity, Craft Fair, Creche Display and a Bake Sale. Located 1864 Frankfort Avenue. For more information 502-896-6383.

Noon until 5:00 p.m. – Free trolley service up and down Frankfort Avenue.

1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. – 50 cent horse carriage rides up and down Frankfort Avenue.

10:30 a.m. - Holiday Dog Walk – Participants will meet at the Crescent Hill Library Parking Lot, walk to the Comfy Cow for recognitions and return back to the Library. Prizes will be handed out for the most festive dog! Representatives from the Animal Care Society will be on hand as well. Call (502) 585-3430 for more information.

10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. - Ornament Making Workshop at the American Printing House for the Blind. The work shop will showcase methods and materials used by blind artists to make ornaments in the spirit of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza. Admission is free but registration required. Call 899-2213 before December 8th to register. Open to all ages.

12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. - Santa will be hand out candy canes and greet children and families at Margaret’s Consignment, 2700 Frankfort Avenue..

1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. – The Sacred Heart Madrigal Singers will sing holiday carols while riding up and down the Avenue on horse and carriage then perform on the 2700 block of Frankfort Avenue.

2:00 p.m. The Good Neighbor, Business of the Year and Golden Antler Awards will be presented in front of Margaret’s Consignment, located at 2700 Frankfort Avenue.

For more information about this year’s “Olde Tyme Christmas on Frankfort Avenue,” stop by any participating business or visit Or you can contact Councilwoman Ward-Pugh’s office at 574-1109.

Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 9