December 06, 2021

These Vintage Photos Show What the Holidays Were Like in Northern Kentucky in Decades Past

The holidays are here, and it's time to remember Christmases past. Here's a look back at photographs from decades past documenting the "most wonderful time of the year." All photos are courtesy of the Kenton County Library's Faces and Places: Northern Kentucky Photographic Archives.
Photos by Kenton County Library
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Fort Mitchell, 1973
"Chris Piper (5) and friends with Christmas Tree"
Kenton County Library

Fort Mitchell, 1973
"Chris Piper (5) and friends with Christmas Tree"

Florence, 1982
"Sarah Boatright (1-1/2) daughter of Eddie and Pam Boatright, Walton. Doesn't want anything to do with Santa at Florence Mall."
Kenton County Library

Florence, 1982
"Sarah Boatright (1-1/2) daughter of Eddie and Pam Boatright, Walton. Doesn't want anything to do with Santa at Florence Mall."

Richwood, 1980
"Christmas decorations, Doug Robinson in front of parent's home, Shirley & G.L. Robinson"
Kenton County Library

Richwood, 1980
"Christmas decorations, Doug Robinson in front of parent's home, Shirley & G.L. Robinson"

Covington, 1977
"Winter scene, looking south on Madison from 5th Street"
Kenton County Library

Covington, 1977
"Winter scene, looking south on Madison from 5th Street"

Florence, 1981
"Joyce Brown, Independence, making a Christmas Village at Ceramics Plus."
Kenton County Library

Florence, 1981
"Joyce Brown, Independence, making a Christmas Village at Ceramics Plus."

Covington, date unknown
"Teacher William Gray (26) sixth grade at Sixth District and students: Beverly Thompson (12), Deron Ballinger (11), Charles Luke (12), and Kenny Meyer (12) decorating for Christmas"
Kenton County Library

Covington, date unknown
"Teacher William Gray (26) sixth grade at Sixth District and students: Beverly Thompson (12), Deron Ballinger (11), Charles Luke (12), and Kenny Meyer (12) decorating for Christmas"

Erlanger, date unknown
"Unidentified home on Commonwealth Avenue decorated for Christmas."
Kenton County Library

Erlanger, date unknown
"Unidentified home on Commonwealth Avenue decorated for Christmas."

Burlington, 1991
"Cassie Jo Hill (1), held by mother Connie, laughs at Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer (Dan Maher)"
Kenton County Library

Burlington, 1991
"Cassie Jo Hill (1), held by mother Connie, laughs at Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer (Dan Maher)"

Hebron, 1980
"Burr Reeves, Dan Mai (15), Bob Reeves (19) trimming and pruning Christmas trees at Reeves Farm"
Kenton County Library

Hebron, 1980
"Burr Reeves, Dan Mai (15), Bob Reeves (19) trimming and pruning Christmas trees at Reeves Farm"

Northern Kentucky, 1966
"Santa in the fourth annual Burlington Hometown Christmas parade"
Kenton County Library

Northern Kentucky, 1966
"Santa in the fourth annual Burlington Hometown Christmas parade"