Holiday Crafts the Berea Way: Gifts From the Heart and Hands
Enjoy the holidays in the arts-and-crafts capital of Kentucky, where you’ll make beautiful crafts, attend a holiday performance and see a display of over a million lights.
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Program No. 20987RJ
4 days
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At a Glance

Get into the Christmas spirit in the famed arts-and-crafts hub of Berea, where the enchantments of the season manifest in the works of dedicated artists and master craftspeople. Accomplished artisans invite you into their shops to create a craft as a gift or as a holiday keepsake of your own to treasure. The seasonal delights continue at the Kentucky Horse Park, where you take in the Southern Lights Holiday Festival, a dazzling display of more than a million lights adorning a lovely winter landscape. A Christmas production by the Berea College Music Department infuses your holiday crafts experience with even more smiles and wonderful memories.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Minimal walking and standing on this program.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Led by master craftspeople, make three beautiful and uniquely yours crafts.
  • Peruse the indoor attractions at the Kentucky Horse Park following the jaw-dropping Southern Lights Holiday Festival.
  • Enjoy cozy and friendly accommodations at the historic Boone Tavern Hotel, which resonates with more than a century of history and features furniture handmade by craft students of Berea College.
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Michelle Weston
As a child, Michelle spent hours studying tidal waters and sea creatures. Today, she coaxes 2,000-degree glass into inspired forms like her signature starfish. Born in New Zealand, Michelle and her parents immigrated to the United States in her youth. She received a master’s degree in fine art from Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Michelle’s goal is to provide high quality, handcrafted glass giftware at affordable prices. Each unique creation bears her signature and the date.
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Michelle Weston
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Amanda Cobb
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Janet Northern

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