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The second night of the Downtown Frankfort and Commonwealth Credit Union Candlelight Tour Weekend brought out families to enjoy the activities, festivities and the music.  Friday night is always the Illumination Night.   Families enjoyed visiting with Santa and businesses from the Chamber of Commerce at the McClure Building.  They were also treated to performances by the WHHS Chorus and bend as well as the
The Frankfort Christian Academy band and chorus.  The free carriages rides took families through the downtown streets of Frankfort and past the festivities.

Saturday, November 9th — The Radiance Continues…

The Tweed Ride, 3:00 p.m.
Bike Carriage/Pedicab Rides, 5:30-9:00 p.m.
The Candlelight Cocktail Stroll, 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Capital Cellars: Pumpkin pie martini and apple cider sangria for the Candlelight Stroll.

Capital Gallery: Featuring the works of Diane Tesler, new oils & gouache painting.

Completely Kentucky: Artist Bill Rodgers will be demonstrating his wood carving technique and will have many new Santas and wood spirits for sale too! cocktail stroll TWIST: Support you favorite local non-profits and same some of KY’s finest Bourbon balls and warm cider with Flag Fork mulling spice.

Frankfort Yoga Studio: Open House 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Classes to take or watch.
9:45-11:00 a.m. All levels yoga
11:15-12:00 Laughter yoga
12:15-1:00 Drum Circle (Free event)
1:00-1:45 Children’s Yoga, ages 4-9
3:00-4:00 Preteen yoga ages 10 and up
4:15-5:00 FREE yoga class

Franklin County Farmers Market: Open 7:00 a.m.-sellout (usually around noon)

Franklin County Homemaker’s Quilt Guild: Quilts on display at the Frankfort School of Ballet.

Gibby’s: ~5 pm.– 9:00pm. “All you can eat” spaghetti and meatballs, with salad, garlic bread for  $10.99           Try ”Gibby’s Spaghetti challenge”, Beat the record of EATING 4 plates of spaghetti meatballs, a salad,  4 garlic breads and drink (your choice) and you will receive a Gibby’s T-shirt, $10 Gift card and you eat for “FREE”  (See server for rules )  10% of all Gibby’s gift cards sold throughout Candlelight will be donated to the Franklin County Humane Society.     

Liberty Hall Historic Site:
Children’s Activity: Gingerbread Houses: Two sessions, 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Children ages 4 and up are invited to decorate their own gingerbread house. $6.00 per child. Reservations recommended, space is limited to 12 children per session. Call 227-2560 to make reservation.
Hearthside Cooking Demonstration: 12 Noon – 4:00 p.m. Learn about early Kentucky foodways and cooking technology in this demonstration led by historical re-enactors. Free admission.

Magee’s: Open House 1:00-9:00 p.m. Cookies, doughnuts and more! Also featuring live music by Roger Barkely, Jr. outside from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

New Leash on Life Thrift Store: Open 9:00-5:00 p.m. featuring special sale items, mulled cider and desserts. Wayward, The Humane Society’s mascot, will be greeting guests.

Nitro of Frankfort: Candlelight specials, changing daily including the release of the new holiday Vera Bradley patterns.

Plaza Grill and Deli: Now Serving Breakfast, 6:00-11:00 a.m. New lunch hours, 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 10% off for government employees, active and retired military and seniors 65+ (Valid ID required)

Poor Richard’s Books: Drawings for “Free Preview copies of new titles for adults and children, and a $25 gift card.

Rhonda Gauthier Fine Art Gallery:
Open House through 8:00 p.m. Cider and cookies (Located at 115 Bridge Street)
6:00-8:00 p.m. Sammy Coulter will perform JAZZY CHRISTMAS MUSIC with his saxophones.

Selbert’s: Store wide sale! 20% off regular price merchandise (excluding Pandora) and clearance merchandise 50-75% off regular price.

The Grand Theatre: 1:00 p.m.  Puccini’s  Tosca performed by the Metropolitan Opera , Live streamed in HD.

The Milam House: Open House 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Select items 50% off.

The Tweed Ride, 3:00 p.m.  Join the FolkBike Recyclery and Walk/Bike Frankfort for this unique combination of cycling, music, theatrics, and Victorian costume. Meet like-minded cycling enthusiasts under the Old Capitol Christmas Tree for a jaunty spin around town. Victorian or Edwardian dress is encouraged and prizes will be awarded for Most Dapper Gent, Snappiest Lass, Most Sporting Demeanor, Most Well Turned Out Youth, Most Spirited Steed, Most Marvelous Mustache and Most Magnificent Millinery.

The Candlelight Cocktail Stroll-5:00-9:00 p.m. Spend a lovely evening downtown enjoying special Candlelight Cocktails & Appetizers. Complete your Stroll Card by having it stamped at participating stops and be entered to win a Jim Beam American Stillhouse gift basket!  A complete listing of specials will be available on the Downtown Frankfort Inc. website Friday.  Bike carriages (pedicabs) will be available throughout the evening to festively pedal participants along the stroll!

The Woolery: Open house 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (See coupon in The State Journal)

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History: Open from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  Visit the 1792 Store and receive a 20% discount off merchandise! Explore the Kentucky Historical Society exhibits, “A Kentucky Journey” and “Toyota Kentucky Hall of Governors.” Trace your family’s roots in the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library. The Lionel train display is back and bigger than ever!  Courtesy of the Trivette family. (Located in the Brown-Forman Kentucky Room.) Lionel train display Courtesy of the Trivette family. (Located in the Brown-Forman Kentucky Room.) From 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.