All New Attraction, Events, and Star Power for 5th Annual Christmas at the Galt House Hotel

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Christmas at the Galt House Hotel will return for its fifth year with complete transformations that will stimulate all of the senses when it opens on November 15 in Louisville, Kentucky. The 47-day Christmas event presents the all new featured attraction, KaLightoscope: A Christmas Carol, Pam Tillis & Friends: A Kentucky Christmas Dinner Show, English Village with animated figurines and children activities, Peppermint Express Kiddie Train, Gingerbread House Contest, Dancing Bellman, shopping, and much more!

KaLightoscope: A Christmas Carol experience will charm guests with the magical interactions of luminaries, performers, and 3D projection. The 130 all new luminaries will illustrate the story of A Christmas Carol. The luminaries, made with silk wrapped around new LED lighting, is sure to entice and entertain guests of all ages with beautiful lights, colors, smells, and sounds as the classic holiday story is told through an ancient Chinese art form. Custom designed props, mechanization and sounds enhances the storyline and separates this event from other light and luminary shows throughout the world.

The experience continues as guests move into the English village where they will pass storefronts with nostalgic holiday windows featuring animated characters portraying holiday scenes. Guests will be welcomed into an English lodge with a complimentary warm beverage that provides a stage for special holiday-themed performances of song and dance throughout the day. Children will have an opportunity to mail their letters to Santa at the new post office, among other activities.

A returning favorite, the Snow Fairy Princess, is back with an enhanced castle where children can 'Make a Flake' and find activities for all ages. It is here that guests learn the art of crafting intricate snowflakes with birds, dogs, stars, trees, and so much more inside. Mr. Sugar Pine, the Talking Tree, will greet the visitors as they exit the Snow Fairy Castle and make their way to the green screen Santa's Sleigh Experience. Guests will be sent the video of their family inside Santa's sleigh through email and can share it on social media.

The fifth anniversary of Christmas at the Galt House Hotel also brings more whimsical activities for families. This includes creating your own snowman—inside! Guests can build, dress, and decorate their own snowman and take pictures with him! Then, they can move into the snow play area and enjoy the white stuff without having to go outside in the cold. Next up is the Peppermint Express Kiddie Train Ride. Ernie the Engineer greets all the kiddos who are always eager to jump on the train and ride through the Candy Cane Forest, a playful area full of enchantment that will fascinate guests from young to old.

The KaLightoscope ticket is available Saturday, November 15, 2014 through Thursday, January 1, 2015. Tickets are value priced for families at $12 for an adult ticket and $5 for a child's ticket, with children under age three free. Details are available at

Country Music superstar singer and songwriter Pam Tillis ushers in a new era of Christmas at the Galt House Hotel. She will take center stage in the new Pam Tillis & Friends: A Kentucky Christmas Dinner Show. Tillis' beautiful voice will inspire holiday cheer in guests as she sings traditional Christmas songs and share some of her favorite holiday traditions with a tribute to her father, Mel Tillis. The CMA Female Vocalist of the Year winner will perform in this new holiday dinner show November 15 through December 13, 2014.

"I can honestly say that I love giving gifts as much as I love receiving them," said Pam Tillis. "That's why I am so excited to be partnering with the Galt House Hotel to create a brand new Christmas Show for the holiday visitors. There will be something for everyone from the young to the young at heart."

Other activities include Christmas Tea with the Snow Fairy Princess and Breakfast with Santa. These events are incredibly popular with families and continue to grow each year. The Snow Fairy Princess spends time with each child at her tea, while they indulge in cookies and cakes, tea and juices. Breakfast with Santa includes face painting, a DJ, and dance floor, with a visit from Santa. Tickets for both events include a ticket to The Christmas Village Experience. Tickets for these events are available now.

A favorite of hotel guests and community members are the Dancing Toy Soldier Bellmen. They will return to show off their new dance moves and entertain guests. The bellmen will perform the Countdown to Christmas Dance nightly from December 1 through December 24 every night at five.

As a gift to the community, Santa will return to the Christmas at the Galt House Hotel, November 15 through December 24. Families are invited to visit with Santa and take their own photos at no cost. In fact, they'll even get a video of their child with Santa to keep as a special holiday memory.

Christmas at the Galt House Hotel begins November 15, 2014. The KaLightoscope Ticket is available November 15, 2014 through January 1, 2015 with a portion of proceeds benefiting Heuer Hearing Institue. Pam Tillis & Friends: A Kentucky Christmas Dinner Show runs November 15 through December 13, 2014. Group packages are available now. Please contact our Tour and Travel Group Sales Department at or call 800-939-4258. Individual packages and tickets are also available now. For more information, visit


Hotel information:
140 N. Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(800) THE-GALT

Galt House Hotel, owned by Al J. Schneider Company is located in the Heart of Louisville, boasts 1,320 guest rooms and suites, 128,000 square-feet of convention space and more than 50 meeting rooms. Galt House Hotel features six full-service restaurants and lounges, including RIVUE, a 25th floor revolving restaurant with amazing cuisine, as well as the Rooftop Garden and Terrace, Club 360° Fitness Center and the three-story Conservatory that connects the two towers over 4th Street. For reservations, call 1-800-THE-GALT, or visit


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