Christmas at the Galt House
It's a holiday event so spectacular it was featured on the Travel Channel's "Christmas Crazy" special: Christmas at the Galt House Hotel! This year, there's a new Peppermint Express Kiddie Train Ride through the Candy Cane Forest. Inside, children will be greeted by Mr. Sugar Pine, the talking tree. They'll also watch as more than 100 animated animals work to get ready for a holiday party in the forest. World-renowned animator Mr. Lou Nasti is creating the characters. Nearly three dozen of them, long-forgotten and found discarded in a garage, have been brought back to life. They were once the characters inside department stores holiday windows, and now that tradition can be passed along to the next generation.
Each year, the KaLightoscope Luminaries are a favorite for guests. These larger-than-life lighted creations will be more interactive in 2012. You'll find even more themed areas created by Chinese artisan.
One sure fire way to get in the holiday spirit is to enjoy the Colors of the Season Holiday Dinner Show. It's the essence of the holidays all rolled together into one, enchanting experience. Produced by Nashville's renowned Gary Musick Productions, this custom dinner show features a holiday story, live music, a festive dinner, classical Christmas Songs, and dancing. Performances begin November 23 and run through December 15, 2012.
Bing Travel named Galt House Hotel One of the Twelve "Most Decked Out Holiday Hotels." From trees to lights and everything in between, guests are wowed by the grandeur. There's even a life-sized gingerbread house!
Christmas at the Galt House Hotel runs from November 17, 2012 to January 2, 2013. Tickets are $18.99 per adult and one child gets in free with each adult ticket purchased for KaLightoscope. The event helps raise money for the charity Blessings in a Backpack, a unique program designed to feed elementary school children on weekends through the school year. For more information, visit ChristmasAtTheGaltHouse.com.
Galt House Hotel is one of the largest hotels in the Southeast, with 1,290 guest rooms and suites, 128,000 square-feet of convention space, and more than 50 meeting rooms. The hotel features the rooftop Club 360° Fitness Center with sweeping views of the skyline and waterfront, and the Conservatory, a three-story ‘Crystal Jewel' that connects the hotel's two towers. In all, the Galt House features seven full-service restaurants and lounges, including RIVUE, a 25th floor revolving, rooftop restaurant, with amazing cuisine. For reservations, call 1-800-THE-GALT, or visit www.GaltHouse.com.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
2777 S. Floyd Street
4044 Taylorsville Road
1631 Rowan Street
The Habitat Restore sells donated building materials, furniture, tools and appliances. A new store just opened in the Portland neighborhood at the corner of 17th and Rowan Streets.
Families working with Habitat for Humanity toward the purchase of their home are required to partner with Habitat by working 400 hours of sweat equity before they are allowed to purchase their home. In December 2005 the Zehnder family was accepted into Habitat for Humanity. John Zehnder starting working at the original ReStore on Floyd Street to earn his sweat equity hours. He earned his 400 hours in record pace and purchased his Habitat home in the Portland neighborhood in the summer of 2006.
John stayed active as a volunteer with Habitat ReStore as his work schedule allowed, and in May 2009 became the only Partner Family to be employed by Habitat for Humanity. John has worked diligently for the past three years working his way through almost every position ReStore has to offer and now has lead the effort for the new store in which is only 5 blocks from his home.
Women 4 Women, Inc
Women 4 Women, Inc is celebrating their 20th Anniversary with a book, "A Celebration of Women", that will pay tribute to women and raise money for the Women 4 Women Fund for Women and Girls Endowment at the Community Foundation of Louisville. Tributes can be purchased from $100 to $1000 and are tax-deductible. To purchase your tribute, contact Women 4 Women at (502) 751-3882 or w4w.org by December 31st.
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