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38th Louisville Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival

38th Louisville Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival

St. Paul United Methodist Church offers five performances of the long-running Louisville Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival on December 29, 30 and 31, 2017. This annual holiday event is among a handful of Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festivals performed in the United States today.

2017 marks the 38th season of the Louisville Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival. On December 29 and 30, performances will start at 5:00pm and 8:00pm, and on December 31, 2017, the performance will start at 6:30pm. All performances are held in the Sanctuary of St. Paul United Methodist Church, which is on the corner of Bardstown Rd. and Douglass Blvd.

The Louisville Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival is a unique musical and theatrical experience depicting hope and peace coming into the world. Based on the Boar’s Head festivals of medieval times that told the triumph of good over evil, the Festival celebrates the miracle of Christmas through music, dining, drama, and dance. Professional musicians and performers from across the region perform with volunteers in creating this special event.

Performance and Dinner Tickets are Available Friday, December 1

Free tickets are required for all performances. Tickets are available beginning Friday, December 1. Guests are asked to donate a canned good as entry to the show. Canned goods will be donated to Highlands Community Ministries and the St. Paul food pantry for distribution to those in need.

Additionally, an elegant candlelight dinner in the medieval tradition will be offered each night. On December 29 and 30, 2017, dinner is served at 6:30pm, and on December 31, dinner is served at 5:00pm. The cost of dinner is $25 per person. Dinner tickets available at the ticket office. Dinner attendees are guaranteed reserved seating for the performance.

The ticket office is open from Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 2:00pm (starting December 1), and is located on the first floor of St. Paul United Methodist Church. The office can be reached at 502-459-1595. Performance tickets are also available anytime at stpaulchurchky.org/boars-head.

Special Performances

More than 130 celebrants decked in ornate and period costumes take the audience on a trip, traveling gradually backward to the first Christmas. Each performance is introduced by a choral and instrumental prelude that features seasonal music.

Press Contact

The Louisville Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival is coordinated by St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2000 Douglass Blvd, Louisville, Kentucky 40205 | stpaulchurchky.org | 502-459-1595

If you would like to schedule an interview or more information, contact Amy Lee Carpenter, Director of Communications at 502-459-1595 x 11 or amylee@stpaulchurchky.org.