Experience the magic of a small town Christmas. In Grand Rivers our Christmas celebration includes over 700,000 lights and displays in Patti's Settlement and downtown, Musical Christmas productions at the Badgett Playhouse, one-of-a-kind gifts at unique shops, memorable family meals at Patti's Restaurant, and cozy lodging beside Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. Join us in Grand Rivers for the day or for the weekend and celebrate Christmas Between the Lakes.
Patti's 1880's Settlement and Restaurant
Festival of Lights: Friday, November 6, 2015 through the first weekend of January, 2016.
Two Opening Night Celebrations to Choose From- Opening Night has become such a popular event, Patti's now has two dates to accommodate more visitors:
Friday, November 6, 2015 - Featuring Music By Eternal Vision, Lights Turn on at Dark.
Friday, November 13, 2015 - Music to be announced
The holiday decorations include over 700,000 lights in Patti's Settlement and downtown Grand Rivers. The Festival of Lights continues every night through the first week of January. For more information on Patti's 1880's Settlement and Restaurant Visit Patti's website here.
Be sure to make reservations during the busy holiday season. Call 888-736-2515. Make sure to inlcude dining at Patti's as part of your holiday traditions. Patti's Restaurant offers Award Winning Casually Elegant Dining. Patti's menu includes their famous two inch thick pork chop, flower pot bread and heavenly deserts; as well as wonderful steaks, chicken and seafood dishes. Patti's is Kentucky Lake dining at it's best!
Santa's schedule for visiting Patti's.
A visit with Santa at Patti's 1880's Settlement is a magical experience. Santa and Mrs. Claus will attend the lighting ceremony, and then make apperances at Patti's staring late November through the weekend before Christmas. Check back as we will post dates and times as soon as we get Santa's schedule.
Badgett Playhouse Musical Productions
Experience the music of the holidays with Variety! Christmas Spectacular. This production features two FULL HOURS of Christmas Classics and a professional cast of musician, singers and dancers. The Christmas show plays select dates in November and December. The November and December production schedule also includes the New Downhome Country Christmas Show, Big Band Christmas, The Sanders Family Christmas, and Tuna Christmas in addtion to the Variety! Christmas Spectacular. For the full schedule, visit Variety's website here. For tickets, call the box office at 888-362-4223.
From Boutiques to antiques, tackle to t-shirts and bikes to boats, Grand Rivers is a shopper’s delight. Go treasure hunting for that special one of a kind antique. Check out the cool fashions and gift items at So Cool or the Chandlery. Take home a new mountain bike from Wood-n-Wave. Find all the perfect Christmas gifts for family and friends. To preview the stores of Grand Rivers, visit our shopping page here.
Whether you are looking for a romantic place to curl up next to a fireplace with that special someone or room for the whole family with a big kitchen for home cooked meals, we offer a range of lodging options in Grand Rivers. Close to Land Between the Lakes, on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes, or in the heart of town, we also offer a variety of location choices. Most offer special rates or packages during the holidays. For information on special holiday rates visit our packages and specials page here. For more information on lodging choices in Grand Rivers, visit our lodging page here.
Holiday Event Calendar
For the schedule of events, visit our Events Calendar Here.