Hopkinsville will celebrate Christmas with a large event downtown on December 8, which will include the Pennyrile Polar Express put on by the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville and the Pennyroyal Arts Council.
Museum Director Alissa Keller recently appeared on WHOP and says the Polar Express event will be a little smaller this year, due to renovations, but the fun will still be on from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Fire Transportation Museum.
That museum is located on East Ninth Street next to the Christian County Historical Society. Keller says the Salvation Army will be there with hot chocolate and there will be model trains and other things.
She says museum staff is working closely with an exhibit designer and she thinks the renovations will begin in earnest before the end of the year.
The mini-Polar Express event is completely free and open to the public. It’s not the only thing going on that weekend, as there will be ice skating at Founder’s Square from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m., the Alhambra Theatre will play the Polar Express movie starting at 7 p.m. and the Hopkinsville Christmas Parade will start at 5:15.