2013 Grand Rivers December Holiday Highlights

Xmas 2010 020The holiday season is magical in Grand Rivers. If you love the simple traditions of the holidays; Christmas lights, Christmas music, and good food with good friends, then Grand Rivers is the perfect place for you to make special memories that will last a lifetime.

Variety! Music, Memories and More’s December schedule includes the Variety! Christmas Spectacular, The Sanders Family Christmas, Down Home Country Christmas, A Tuna Christmas, the Big Band Christmas, and a special one night production of It’s A Wonderful Life radio show. Find the details and complete calendar on the Variety Website.

Patti’s Settlement Holiday Festival of Lights is in full swing in December. The decorations include over 700,000 lights in downtown Grand River and Patti’s Settlement and decorations in all the shops and dining rooms of Patti’s. The Festival of Lights continues through the first week of January, 2014. For details and reservations visit Patti’s 1880′s Settlement website.

Save the Date of December 12 as Patti’s 1880’s Settlement will be a tour stop for “The House of Fontanini” and one of the Fontanini family members will be here from Italy to sign Fontanini Nativity items purchased at Patti’s.

December brings the joy of home-made cookies, cupcakes & pies designed especially for the holidays.  At Sugar & Spice, they offer a huge selection of delightfully house-made goodies- all natural, and in many cases – original designs.  They are booking up fast for December dinner parties, and with their limited seating, will be out of weekend dates soon. Drop by for menu and take-out selections.  For the perfect gift for the cook you love, their Happy Endings cookbook is on sale for $10.00 through December. Visit Sugar & Spice on Barkley Drive or visit the website.

Jade & Earth Spa is the perfect gift when you want something special for a special person in your life. Give them the gift of relaxation with a gift card from Jade & Earth Spa. Now until Christmas, Jade & Earth is offering weekday specials!
Buy 2 receive 15% off, Buy 3 receive 20% off, Buy 4 and receive 25% off. Give some and keep some!
Sundays: OPI Nail Polish
Mondays: Jane Iredale Products
Tuesdays: Pevonia Skin Care Products
Wednesdays: Facebook Surprise – Check in with us for a special deal! www.facebook.com/JadeandEarth
Thursdays: Express Manicure $20 or Express Pedicure $30
Fridays: Body Treatments $99
Saturdays: 60 min Tropical Massage $55
Visit Jade & Earth at Green Turtle Bay Resort in Grand Rivers, or call 270-362-1820 or 800-498-0428.

For information on Grand Rivers and a Complete Grand Rivers Calendar of events, visit the Grand Rivers website.

Grand Rivers So Cool Gift Ideas

11212013260Part 3 in a series of Unique Gift Ideas from the shops of Grand Rivers. So Cool located in in Grand Rivers has gifts for him and for her.

Gifts for Him

Do you know a guy who likes to spend time outdoors? Tilley hats and Costa sunglasses make the perfect gifts for boaters, fishermen and outdoorsmen.

Tilley Hats are rated UPF 50+, the maximum rating for sun protection. These hats are also rain repellant and they float in water making them the perfect hat for kyakers, boaters and anglers alike. These hats are made to last a lifetime.

Costa Sunglasses started in 1983, when a group of hardcore fishermen couldn’t find worthy sunglasses, and they decide to build their own. Costa makes the clearest sunglasses on the planet for life’s great outdoor adventures. They are the perfect gift for the man that loves the outdoors.

For Both

Why not buy each other the gift of outdoor time together.11212013261 Easy Motion electric bikes differ from other electric bikes in that they are lighter and balanced to feel like a traditional bike. Easy Motion bikes offer both torque sensor pedal assist and power on demand (twist throttle). The Easy Motion Folding bike is popular with boaters and campers and is one of their best sellers.

Gifts for Her

11212013257So Cool also carries brands she will love including Pandora jewelry, Life is Good t-shirts, and Vera Bradley handbags and accessories.

Take a peek online at all the So Cool gift ideas and then visit So Cool in Grand Rivers today.

So Cool is located on J.H. O’Bryan Ave. in the heart of Grand Rivers.

Gift Ideas from Patti’s 1880′s Settlement

Patti's shopping11212013232Part 2 in a series of Unique Gift Ideas from the shops of Grand Rivers.

Patti’s 1880’s Settlement consists of two restaurants and 6 specialty gift shops. Christmas is a very special time at the Settlement with over half a million Christmas lights adorning the gardens and inside the restaurants and shops. View the lights and decorations as you shop for that perfect gift for everyone on your list. The Settlement shops offer a variety of gift ideas.

The ladies on your list would enjoy a gift of Brighton or My Flat in London. Brighton has been providing quality of well-tailored leather handbags, accessories and jewelry since the early 90’s. Any women would love to receive Brighton for Christmas. My Flat in London is Brighton’s new specialty line. If the lady on your list is pretty, witty, and wise then she will love a handbag, wristlet, or a piece of jewelry for the My Flat in London collection.


Patti'sAnother great gift idea for the ladies would be an item from the Spartina 449 collection. Spartina 449 is a collection of stain resistant linen and leather handbags and accessories. The patterns are beautifully designed and inspired by an Island off South Carolina’s coast named Daufuskie Island. Spartina 449 is stylish, comfortable, and durable.

Brighton, My Flat in London, or Spartina 449 makes great fit options for the ladies.

Fontanini makes a great gift options for everyone. For over a hundred years the Fontanini family of Italy, have been creating high quality nativity pieces. They have been the most popular nativity in American for over 30 years and should be a part of your Christmas tradition. The Settlement shops offer the largest variety of collectable pieces in Western Kentucky.

Lenny & Eva is sentiment leather jewelry handcrafted in the USA. It features timeless words for women of all ages while giving you the freedom to express yourself differently each day. Lenny & Eva is very fashionable and fun to wear.


11212013237Patti’s is known for their delicious food so the best gift to give is a Patti’s Gift Card. They can be used in the restaurant to enjoy an amazing meal or shopping in the Settlement shops.

Patti’s Specialty food products are great one-of-a-kind gifts. They are a little taste of Patti’s and allow your friends and family to enjoy Patti’s in the comfort of their own homes. Patti’s has gift basket selections or will create a gift basket from items you select.

Find Patti’s online at www.pattis-settlement.com

Personalized Gifts from Rivers Edge Market in Grand Rivers

Rivers Edge Personalized GIftsPart 1 in a series of Unique Gift Ideas from the shops of Grand Rivers.

Vida Gary here, and I want to let you know about our beautiful photo gifts and awards at our Rivers Edge Market (located in the Grand Rivers School gym). Your photos will be professionally imprinted on your choice of mahogany or cherry plaques, large to desk top sizes with easel backs, decorative arch tops, beautiful wood boxes with tile or hardboard inserts, glass or aluminum Christmas ornaments in various shapes, hand bags and messenger bags, totes, wine bags, and canvas gallery wraps and more.

Awards and Appreciation gifts for every occasion. Many of our awards come in shapes such as football or megaphones for the Cheerleaders in your family. Also, new, are customized frames for photos. Put your favorite quote or personalize for the newlyweds, the options for all of these photo gifts and awards are limitless!

Rivers Edge Market is open Fri & Sat 9AM – 3PM and Sundays Noon – 4PM.

I will personally be at the Market to take orders and help with your questions and choices on Saturday, December 7th & 14th.

Get Personal! Give a gift of memories this year.

Santa’s Schedule for Patti’s 1880’s Settlement

Santa at Patti's RestaurantSanta just confirmed his schedule for Patti’s 1880’s Settlement and here it is!!

November 23 5PM – 8PM
November 30 5PM – 8PM

And starting December 1st Santa will be at Patti’s 7 days a week through December 22nd.

Starting December:
Monday – Friday 5PM – 8PM
Saturday 11AM – 9PM
Sunday 11AM – 8PM

Santa’s visit to Patti’s is part of the Award Winning Holiday Festival of Lights. Each Year during the Festival of Lights, Patti’s 1880′s Settlement is transformed into a Christmas Wonderland. Outside 700,000 Christmas Lights glow and twinkle and Put on a Show for all to Enjoy. While Inside the Restaurants and Gift Stores there are hundreds of trees and garlands loaded with ornaments and lights too!

Make your Reservations for lunch or dinner at Patti’s by calling 888-736-2515. Patti’s is open seven days a week, but will close four days (December 23 – 26, 2013) to give their staff Christmas off to spend with loved ones.

The Festival of Lights opens November 8, 2013 and goes through the first week of January, 2014. The lights are visible each night at dusk.

For more information on Grand Rivers at Christmas time, visit the Grand Rivers website at www.grandrivers.org.

For more information on Patti’s 1880′s Settlement, visit www.pattis-settlement.com.