Get in the holiday spirit with Ari’s Winter Workshop starting December 1!

Get in the holiday spirit with Ari’s Winter Workshop starting December 1!

Get in the holiday spirit with Ari’s Winter Workshop starting December 1!
Holiday crafts, storytime and more! Offered daily in December at Kentucky Derby Museum

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (December 1, 2022) – Kentucky Derby Museum is excited to announce the newest holiday festivity in town - Ari's Winter Workshop! Happening daily in December, families can turn any day into a holiday outing.

Ari, the Museum’s miniature horse, has been a busy little elf! He used all his holiday magic to transform the Museum into his Winter Workshop. For a slight upgrade to the children’s General Admission ticket, children will be entertained with holiday crafts, a scavenger hunt, and storytime! Each child will receive a gift bag with reindeer antlers, an ornament to decorate, two holiday postcards to color, crayons, candy cane, and scavenger hunt.

Kids can don their antlers and get ready for an adventure and plenty of photo opps! Families can work together on a fun scavenger hunt through the Museum, and enjoy a holiday storytime. Kids can decorate their postcards and address them to our Stable horses, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, or Santa! (Don’t forget to drop them off in the UPS holiday dropbox in the Museum lobby!) Finally, visit the Stable to see Ari and take some memorable photos!

"With Ari's Winter Workshop happening each day in December, it's easy for families to plan a day at the Museum making holiday memories together," said Emily Dippie, Curator of Education at the Museum. "We are excited to offer a unique way to celebrate the magic of the season with a dash of Kentucky Derby flair."

Ari’s Winter Workshop only costs an additional $8 at the door with each child’s General Admission ticket. Since the Museum is free for children 4 years old and under, it will just cost $8 for this age group. On top of all the fun festivities, everyone will have access to the Museum’s two floors of interactive exhibits, the signature 360° movie, and a guided visit of Churchill Downs Racetrack.

Ari wants to thank UPS for sponsoring his Winter Workshop! He can't wait to make tons of new friends at the Museum all month long.

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Media Availability: Thursday, December 1 at 10 A.M. Video, photo, and interview opportunities.

About the Live Stable Exhibit: The Stable Exhibit is located outside the Museum by the Oaks Garden Terrace and is FREE to visit! No Museum ticket required. Please note, the Museum welcomes the public to take photos and videos of the animals, but visitors are not allowed to pet or interact with the horses for their safety and the safety of guests.

About the Kentucky Derby Museum ( The Kentucky Derby Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit pubic charity organization in Louisville, Kentucky that has a commitment to ENGAGE, EDUCATE, and EDUCATE everyone about the extraordinary experience that is the KENTUCKY DERBY.