If you're planning to #WalkTheBridge on Saturday, Dec. 5, don't miss out on these other fun festivities!
Jeffersonville Merchants’ Cookie Stroll
Shop at the 18 participating businesses in Jeffersonville and collect holiday cookies to eat as you stroll through downtown. (Only 350 tickets are available.)
When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: downtown Jeffersonville
Cost: $5 per person
Tickets available at:
- Choices Boutique, 437 Spring Street
- Schimpff’s Confectionery, 347 Spring Street
- The Springs Salon and Spa, 234 Spring Street
Light Up Jeffersonville, Jeffersonville, Ind.
Welcome Southern Indiana’s holiday season in style with a holiday parade in downtown Jeffersonville! After the parade, join around the Christmas tree for the annual Christmas Tree lighting.
When: Parade: 5 p.m. Tree lighting: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Downtown Jeffersonville, Ind.
Shop, Dine & Skate, Jeffersonville, Ind.
Jeffersonville brings a small slice of the Big Apple to downtown! The corner of Market and Spring Streets is turned into a "little Rockefeller Center." Ice skate outdoors, sip coffee and hot chocolate, and then shop in "hipstoric" Jeffersonville's boutiques, art galleries, and specialty shops.
Ice Rink hours: Noon- 9 p.m., Sunday – Thursday; Noon - 10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays
Through-Jan. 25, 2016
Where: Market and Spring Streets, Jeffersonville, Ind.
Tickets: $8 per person; $6 group rate (10 or more); $2 bring your own skates discount; $40 season pass
Info: www.JeffMainStreet.org and www.JeffParks.org
Watch how candy was made in the 1890s and how it’s still made today during Schimpff’s live candy-making demonstrations. This confectionery has a 1950's soda fountain and original tin ceiling. Old-fashioned candy jars, cases, and early 20th century equipment will transport visitors to the good old days of homemade candy and real fountain drinks. Its Candy Museum offers a glimpse into the world of historic candy making, packaging and advertising. Schimpff's is famous for its cinnamon Red Hot Drops and Modjeska candies. Call ahead to see when demonstrations take place.
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday
Where: 347 Spring Street, Jeffersonville, Ind.
Vintage Fire Museum
The Vintage Fire Museum features a nationally-known collection of restored firefighting equipment. Visitors can see hand-pumpers dating from 1756, horse-drawn steamers, early truck engines, and more. Kids may even get a chance to climb aboard and crank a fire engine’s siren.
Hours: Fridays: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Where: 723 Spring Street, Jeffersonville, Ind.
Admission: Adults: $6; Firefighters & Seniors (60 & over): $5; Children ages 3-15: $2; children 0-3: free
Howard Steamboat Museum
Step back in time to the Great Steamboat Era at the Howard Steamboat Museum. This beautiful 1894 home, built by premier steamboat builders – the Howards of Jeffersonville – features original furnishings, brass chandeliers, stained glass windows, and intricate carvings throughout. The museum preserves the Howard family story, the mansion and the family’s shipyard history.
Tours: start on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 1101 E Market St, Jeffersonville, Ind.
Admission: Adults: $7; Seniors (65+) and firefighters: $6; Students: $5
Info: http://www.howardsteamboatmuseum.org/, 812-283-3728
Big Four Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge
Walk on water… or at least over it. The one-mile bridge spans the Ohio River, giving visitors a chance to walk from Louisville, Kentucky to Jeffersonville, Indiana. After crossing, visitors can continue along the Ohio River Greenway or head for a bite to eat or a shopping excursion in downtown Jeffersonville.
Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Where: entrance located on Market Street in Jeffersonville
Want more info about things to do in the area?
Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Tourism Bureau and the Jeffersonville Main Street Downtown Revitalization Organization will have a booth at the base of the bridge. Stop by to pick up a 2015 Visitor Guide, a map of downtown Jeffersonville shops, and a coupon sheet featuring special offers from participating merchants. You can also talk to the knowledgeable staff at the Southern Indiana Visitor Center, the yellow building located next to the Clark Memorial Bridge at 305 Southern Indiana Avenue.