Spreading Christmas Cheer at Mustard Seed Hill

A look at a new spectacular holiday tradition that you’ll want to partake in with friends and family.


Willa Michel

A sign welcoming you to Christmas at Mustard Seed Hill, set against a beautiful light display.

Located in Millersburg, Kentucky, the heart of Bourbon County just 30-minutes outside of Lexington, Christmas at Mustard Seed Hill is a celebration of joy and community. The fourth annual Christmas at Mustard Seed Hill event kicked off on Saturday, Nov. 27th, and continues through Saturday, Jan. 1st.

An overhead view of the ribbon tree and other light displays, as shown from the window of the Allen House. (Willa Michel)


Visitors of Mustard Seed Hill experience a magnificent light display, which spans over 3-acres and includes a 30 foot tall ribbon tree, a 14 foot tall illuminated walk-through ornament, and many more beautiful displays, which you will have to check out!




The grand prize winner of the Adult category, an intricately decorated chapel, complete with sugar-stained-glass windows. (Willa Michel)



Also included on the campus, in the newly-renovated McIntyre Hall, is the 3rd Annual Gingerbread House competition, with over 60 handmade houses on display. The champion houses are shown at the historic Allen House. These gingerbread masterpieces will be up until December 23rd.



One last feature of Mustard Seed Hill is the Artisan Market. According to their website, the market includes “a lineup of 60+ artists” which provide “more than 200 handmade products” including “handcrafted wooden toys, cutting boards, pottery, home décor, one-of-a-kind ornaments, jewelry, soaps, clothing and bakery items.”

A lovely poinsettia display inside the “Holiday Tent”, where you can warm up with a fresh hot cocoa. (Willa Michel)

The lights and main campus are on and open from 5-9 PM nightly. Tickets are $5 for general admission, and all youth under 7 get in free! According to the website, “All ticket proceeds for Christmas at Mustard Seed Hill will be used to support relief efforts for those affected by the devastating tornadoes and storms across Kentucky.” Directions to Mustard Seed Hill can be found here, and if you wish to buy tickets you can do so here!

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  • The logo of Christmas at Mustard Seed Hill projected on the side of McIntyre Hall; a perfect welcome onto the campus.

  • A close-up view of the lovely ribbon tree. It was magnificent indeed!

  • A view of the interior of the historic Allen House, which has been renovated over the past year and is now a beautiful wedding venue.

  • A picture of the property map. Though the campus is small, there’s plenty to do while you enjoy some holiday happiness!

  • One of the available bedrooms in the Allen House. When it’s not the holidays, this historic home is used as a bed and breakfast and wedding venue, so these suites are stayed in year-long.

  • Some beautiful interior decor inside the Allen House. The masterminds behind this event sure know how to decorate: everything was breathtaking.

  • Beautiful glowing arches that welcome you onto the campus.

  • One of the gorgeous light displays photographed from afar.

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