We’re within the remaining residence stretch until Christmas Day, which suggests while time is getting tight earlier than Dec. 25, there’s still plenty of festive ways to rejoice the holiday season.

Listed here are a handful of vacation occasions, from “The Brown-Forman Nutcracker” to “Fifth-Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol,” to a glass ornament-making workshop at Flame Run Gallery that may make you are feeling additional festive.

Oh, and we might be remiss to not point out the household-pleasant Christmas occasions that take over Louisville every vacation season, from Lights Under Louisville to a Breakfast with Santa and new this year, the Holiday Laser Dome, that is sure to make even the youngest Christmas fan smile. 

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DANCE

‘The Nutcracker’

  • Sacred Heart School for the Arts Dance Department 
  • Ursuline Arts Center, 3113 Lexington Road
  • 7 p.m. Dec. 14; 2 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16
  • Information: shslou.org; 502-897-1816 

‘The Brown-Forman Nutcracker’

  • Louisville Ballet presents the classic story of Marie and her journey with the Nutcracker Prince. 
  • Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall, 501 W. Main St.
  • now through Dec. 23
  • Information: 502-584-7777; louisvilleballet.org, kentuckycenter.org 

MUSIC

‘Krampus: A Houndmouth Holiday Show’

Louisville Youth Orchestra

  • “Festive Fiddles and Fanfares”
  • Youth Performing Arts School, 1517 S. Second St.
  • 4 p.m. Dec. 16
  • Information: 502-896-1851, www.lyo.org 

THEATER

‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

StageOne Family Theater

  • The story of the Herdmans, the worst kids in the world and how they bullied their way into the church’s annual Christmas pageant. 
  • Memorial Auditorium, 970 S. Fourth St.
  • 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 22. Recommended for ages 8 and older
  • Information: 502-584-7777, 800-775-7777, kentuckycenter.org 

Fifth Third Bank’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ 

Actors Theatre of Louisville

  • Celebrate holidays with Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Based on the book by Charles Dickens, adapted by Barbara Field.
  • Pamela Brown Auditorium, 316 W. Main St.
  • Now through Dec. 23
  • Information: 502-584-1205 or 800-428-5849, actorstheatre.org 

‘Christmas Carol Murder’

WhoDunnit Murder Mystery Theater

  • Who shot the actor portraying Ebenezer Scrooge? A new twist on the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol.” 
  • Bristol Bar & Grille Downtown, 614 W. Main St.
  • Fridays: Dec. 21 and Jan. 4; Saturdays,  Jan. 5
  • Information: 502-538-4100; whodunnitky.com 

‘Greetings’

Bunbury Theatre

  • When Andy brings his Jewish atheist fiancé to meet the folks on Christmas Eve, his worst fears about family blow-ups are realized. 
  • The…