November 2023

How to Enjoy a Kitchen-Free Turkey Day

Leave the stress and mess behind this Thanksgiving! Several SoIN restaurants are hosting Thanksgiving meals to enjoy in restaurant or to carry-out and enjoy from the comfort of home. Have a delectable dine-in experience with your family and friends at Joe Huber’s or gobble up a carry-out order from Seeds and Greens.

Click the button below for more ideas to keep your kitchen mess free and holiday stress free!

Kitchen-Free Turkey Day
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Gift Guide: SoIN Staff's Holiday Picks

Shop local during the season of giving! SoIN is full of shops, restaurants and experiences to cover everybody on your list. Click the link for our staff’s top gift picks!

Holiday Gift Guide

Discover 10 Scenic Spots in One Weekend

Take the scenic route through Southern Indiana this fall with the Scenic SoIN Passport! Click the link to learn how you can fit 10 stops into one weekend, earning you a fun and funky print by artist and SoIN Native Matthew Clinard.

Scenic SoIN Passport
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Book Your Stay for the Holidays

If you’re traveling to SoIN for the holidays, or if your family and friends need a place to stay while in town, book a room at one of our Southern Indiana hotels! Many locations offer quick access to SoIN’s culinary scene and downtown shopping in New Albany, Jeffersonville, and Louisville, plus you’ll be close to holiday events and performances.

Follow the link to find the best accommodation for your holiday stay in SoIN.

Places to Stay

Louisville-based artist Mark Priest uses his work to uncover and retell powerful and poignant narratives surrounding slavery, especially the stories of freedom seekers. See Priest’s exhibit, “The Underground Railroad: The Still Family & Charles Nalle” on display at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany through November 11.

Mark Priest Exhibit

Grab your best sneakers and head to Sam Peden Community Park in New Albany for the 3rd Annual Be a Blessing 5K & 1M Fun Run on Saturday, November 4. This community-wide, family friendly event raises funds to alleviate childhood hunger in Floyd County.

Be a Blessing

Celebrate the lives of loved ones who have passed at the City of New Albany Parks and Recreation's Día de los Muertos: Day of the Dead event on Saturday, November 4. Head to Silver Street Park for plenty of performances and family-friendly activities, plus enjoy food from La Catrina Mexican Kitchen.

Day of the Dead

Travel to Origin Park on November 4 for This Land Speaks and Native American Talking Circle – a two-part, two-hour talk and ceremony with Rev. CJ Wright (Awahili Gawoni-Cherokee) to engage with the Indigenous stories of the land. The event is free, but donations to Origin Park are encouraged. Space is limited.

This Land Speaks

Spend the afternoon celebrating Wine Shop’s one-year anniversary at their Taste the Shop Anniversary Party on Saturday, November 4 in downtown New Albany. Ticketholders will go on a guided tasting journey of 20 wines, highlighting the owners’ favorite producers and regions.

Taste the Shop

Join the Falls of the Ohio Foundation on Sunday, November 5 to make Gyotaku - Japanese Fish Prints at Falls of the Ohio State Park! This technique was developed in the mid-1800s so fishermen could record their fish on rice paper. Program is free thanks to the foundation.


Get in the holiday spirit with a performance of “A Christmas Carol” or “Jack Frost Saves Christmas” at Derby Dinner Playhouse. Tickets for holiday shows go fast, so don’t delay! Tickets include dinner, show, tax & parking.

Derby Dinner

Add tickets to Clarksville Little Theatre’s performance of “A Christmas Story” to your holiday wish list. This beloved holiday favorite is on stage from November 10-12 & 17-19.

A Christmas Story

The IU Southeast Theatre Department presents 12TH NIGHT, a Shakespeare adaptation by Tyler Tate set in the late 90s Y2K era. Performances are November 10-12 and 17-19 in the Robinson Theater at the Ogle Center. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.

IUS 12th Night

Enjoy cheese, chili, live music, and, of course, wine at the annually anticipated Pop's Reserve Release Party at Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards! The event is from 6 – 9 p.m. on November 16 at Huber's Plantation Hall.

Pop's Release Party 

Shop for gifts, visit Santa Claus, enjoy seasonal music provided by the Thomas Family Brass Duo, and share light refreshments at the Howard Steamboat Museum's Holiday Open House from 12 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 3.

Holiday Open House

Ice Skating is back at the Depot in Jeff starting November 17! Jeff on Ice tickets are $12 (plus fees) and go on sale November 2. Tickets include complimentary skate rental. The rink will be open Nov. 17 - Dec. 31.

Jeff on Ice
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Holiday Light Events in Southern Indiana

Light up your holiday season in SoIN! Pack up the car, turn on the holiday music, and get ready to experience enchanting lights and dazzling decorations across Southern Indiana.

Click the link for more info on Light Up Charlestown and more!

Holiday Light Events

Holiday Shopping in SoIN

From boutiques and jewelry shops to apothecaries and candle bars, Southern Indiana’s downtowns and small towns offer a variety of shops to help you get a jump on your holiday shopping. 

Shopping in SoIN


Feeling spontaneous? Plan a getaway for any reason at all. Check out our hotels. Only a mile from downtown Louisville.

Find things to do in the area whether you’re visiting from out of town or a local who just wants to get out and explore!

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