The holidays are a wonderful time to visit Bowling Green, as the community comes to life with Christmas and seasonal cheer. Keep reading for a few holiday highlights, and then head over to our Holiday landing page for a full run-down of things to do in Bowling Green during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. 

Skate into the holiday season with a visit to the SOKY Ice Rink, which opens on Nov. 15 at the SOKY Marketplace and runs through Jan. 5. Kid-friendly themed nights are a highlight of this holiday favorite, and you can even ring in 2020 on the ice since the rink stays open until 1am! 

Experience more than two miles of dazzling lights at the inaugural Twinkle at the Track, the new drive-through Christmas display opening Nov. 22 at the NCM Motorsports Park track. On Dec. 6, Santa's Lookout returns with its drive-through lights, costume characters from classic Christmas movies, and its new Holiday Pavilion. 

If walking through a Winter Wonderland is more your speed, then come to Fountain Square Park on Dec. 6 for Downtown Lights Up. Head back downtown on the morning of Dec. 7 for the annual BG Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade Santa
BG Christmas Parade

Make time to cross some names off your holiday shopping list with visits to some great shops, including Barbara Stewart Interiors, Steel Mill & Co., the Mistletoe Market at the SOKY Marketplace, or the Christmas at Shakertown Holiday Market — check out our Shopping page for even more options. 

Barbara Stewart dog
Barbara Stewart Interiors 

Head over to our Restaurants and Lodging pages for ideas on where to eat and stay while you enjoy all that BGKY has to offer for the holidays. We are Geared for Cheer, and we wish you a wonderful Christmas and holiday season!