Patti’s 1880’s Settlement Festival of Lights has over 700,000 lights to get you in the Christmas spirit. Stroll through the Settlement in November and December and experience a walk in a winter wonderland of lights.
Starting Friday, November 6, the lights are on each night at dark. The Festival of Lights continues nightly through the second weekend of January. A walk through Patti’s 1880’s Settlement and Grand Rivers to see the lights is always free.
Traditionally, the Festival of Lights opening night includes musical guests. DUE TO COVID, the ceremony will not take place in 2020. As always, guests are still invited to stroll through the settlement and view the Christmas lights and displays.
Call 270-362-8844 for dinner reservations at Patti’s or for more information on the lights.
Located in the village of Grand Rivers, only 2 miles from interstate 24 KY Exit 31.
How it started
Patti’s is named after owner Chip Tuller’s mother. The business started as a hamburger and ice cream parlor in the 1970s. And that’s when the tradition of the Christmas light display began.
As with all things Patti’s, the festival of lights grew from heartfelt family traditions. When the Tullar children were little, Patti and Mr. Bill loaded the family into the station wagon at Christmas. They drove around their neighborhood to see the Christmas lights. So began the tradition of family bonding over Christmas light displays.
Owner Chip Tullar remembers these family times fondly. He created the Christmas light displays to share these same nostalgic moments with other families. Over the years, the display grew and expanded, but always at its core were the traditional lights of the season to bring joy to children at Christmas.
For over 40 years, the Patti’s Festival of Lights has delighted children. Many of the children that attended the early festivals years now bring their grandchildren to visit the lights of Patti’s. And the tradition continues- for generations to share, to bond, and to create treasured memories.
For Reservations, call 270-362-8844.
Reservations are required during the Festival of Lights. The Kentucky Governors mandates on safe practices during COVID-19 include face masks and social distancing, and now include no indoor dining through December 13. To-go is available, and Patti’s will do outdoor seating as weather permits.
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Please note: Patti’s closes three days at Christmas so employees may have time with family. Patti’s is closed Dec 24, 25, 26.
The Settlement Shops, T. Lawsons Grill, and Grist Mill Outdoor Café
The Settlement and Shops are OPEN. The shops at Patti’s are open seven days a week.
T. Lawson’s Grill, is open and located across from Patti’s with a unique atmosphere and menu. Open Thursdays through Mondays each week (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays). Closed to indoor dining through December 13.
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This schedule was accurate at time of posting. Please call before you travel.