This River City Weekend: December 21-23

What are your plans this weekend?

Happy Holidays from the team at River City Weekend! Check out what's happening this weekend around the Tri-State.

Santa Claus is Coming to Therapy

Friday & Saturday

7 p.m.

Six mental health professionals came together to make ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Therapy’. It’s a fun, adult comedy made to put a lighter spin on mental health issues. The play will debut Friday and have its last show on Saturday.

Everyone that has ever experienced anxiety, depression, or been a member of a dysfunctional family can relate!

This show isn’t for kids. Repeat. This show is not for kids!

Tickets are $20. The proceeds of this event benefit Theatre Workshop of Owensboro and New Beginnings Sexual Assualt Support Services.


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Holiday Movies at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame

Saturday and Sunday

Watch It’s a Wonderful Life or National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on the big screen at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum. Tickets are $6. There will be Holiday beverage specials and concessions available during all showings, too!

It’s a Wonderful Life 

  • Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

  • Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

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Holiday light shows

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Jump into something warm and festive. These holiday light shows are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights

Garvin Park has been transformed into a land of wonder with over 60 winter light show exhibits. Drive through in the comfort of your own vehicle or if you’re feeling especially festive, choose to ride through on a horse-drawn carriage. Horse-drawn carriage rides are available every night, weather permitting.


  • Sunday-Thursday 5 – 9 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday 5-10 p.m.
  • Christmas Eve 5-10 p.m.
  • Christmas Day 5-10 p.m.


Cash only!

  • $7 Drive-through, up to six people
  • $10 Drive-through, seven to fourteen people
  • $25 Drive-through, fifteen or more people
  • $30 Horse-Drawn Carriage, up to six people

Christmas at Panther Creek 

Christmas at Panther Creek is open Thanksgiving night through January 2nd from 6 – 9 p.m.

Head to Panther Creek Park for Christmas to enjoy over 500,000 shinning holiday lights. Drive through in your own vehicle or choose to take the wagon ride. Wagon rides are available nightly depending on the weather.


$3 per vehicle

Santa Claus Land of Lights

Santa Claus Land of Lights is open Thanksgiving night through December 30.

The Santa Claus Land of Lights is a 1.2-mile drive that tells the story of Santa’s guiding light, Rudolph the red nose reindeer through thousands of LED lights and displays. Every vehicle gets a free photo with Rudolph, but don’t wear any green colored clothes! The photos are taken on a green screen and any green clothing will disappear into the background.

Find $4 coupons available at area McDonald’s. A portion of the proceeds benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities. Coupons can be found at these locations:

Indiana: Ferdinand, Boonville, Evansville, Jasper, Mt. Vernon, Newburgh, Petersburg, Princeton and Tell City

Kentucky: Beaver Dam, Central City, Greenville, Henderson, Madisonville, Morganfield, Owensboro and Providence

Illinois: Albion, Carmi, Fairfield and Mt. Carmel


5pm – 9pm CST

Closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


  • $15 per vehicle
  • $50 per shuttle bus (15-20 people)
  • $75 per motocoach (21+ people)