Grand Rivers Festival of Lights  

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.

Grand Rivers Festival of Lights              
Celebrating Christmas Between the Lakes   


Patti's 1880's Settlement and Restaurant 
Festival of Lights: Friday, November 3, 2017 through the first weekend of January, 2018.

Opening Night Celebration

Friday, November 3, 2017

Featuring Eternal Vision Gospel Group. Lights Turn on at Dark. 

Opening Night Celebration

Friday, November 10, 2017

Featuring music by the cast of The Badgett Playhouse Christmas Show, performing in Patti's Gazebo. Lights Turn on at Dark. 

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! 


Please Note: Patti's Settlement is closed December 23 -25, 2017, so that staff may have Christmas time off with family.

Check back for Santa's schedule for visiting Patti's. 

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, and The Sanders Family 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. 

Unique Shopping  
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. 

Cozy Lodging 
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.   

Event Calendar
For the schedule of events, visit our Events Calendar Here.