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Don’t miss a minute of the family friendly festivities this weekend as Frankfort gets into the Christmas Celebrations!  Capital Living will be out and about and all over Frankfort this weekend.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Andy Barr12:00 – 1:15 pm –  Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from your Sixth District Congressman Andy Barr as he updates the Frankfort Area Chamber membership on upcoming legislative issues for 2014.

A Lexington native, Congressman Barr graduated from Lexington’s Henry Clay High School, and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Philosophy from the University of Virginia, and earned his law degree from the University of Kentucky. Congressman Barr took the oath of office as the new United States Representative for Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District on January 3, 2013.

Cost to attend is $15 per person and includes lunch.  Bring your business cards and network with fellow Chamber members.

Reservations are required – call/email the Chamber Office at 502-223-8261 or office@frankfortky.info.

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine Tasting, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. Info: 352-2600

Buffalo Trace Christmas Lights See a kaleidoscope of sparkling lights and displays that captivate your imagination on a drive through Buffalo Trace Distillery. Nightly dark – 11pm.

6:30 pm – Open Jam Session, Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 West Broadway

6:30 – 8:30 pm – Life-Sized Candy Land, Paul Sawyer Library, Kids, teens and families are invited to bring the game of Candy Land of life on the library’s giant board. families with children ages 4 and up., 319 Wapping St, 502-352-2665, office@frankfortky.infohttp://www.frankfortky.info

7:00 pm – Ghost Tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery, It’s rumored that there are more spirits at the Distillery than those aging in barrels. You will hear legendary stories and get a look at some of the Distillery’s most haunted areas, including Stony Point Mansion, where it’s been said that the ghost of Col. Blanton still resides. FREE.  Reservations are required for this tour.  113 Great Buffalo Trace, Reservations: 696-5926

Video DJ, on the big screen TV’s! at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

Karaoke at The Dragon Pub, 103 W Main St. Info: 875-9300.

Friday, December 20, 2013

9:00 am – 5:00 pm –  New Leash on Life Thrift StoreShop for the Animals, 415 W Broadway. Many unique modern and vintage items for sale in a lovely setting. All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. Info: 352-2229

12:00 – 2:00 pm – “Sax Lunch Special”, Rhonda Gauthier Fine Art Gallery, presenting music by SAMMY COULTER.  Hear Sammy sing and play sax, view original oil painting by Rhonda Gauthier. Bring your lunch and a friend! Visit the Gallery for Christmas gifts of archival prints and/or Original oil paintings. 115 Bridge St. Info: 320-3856.

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine Tasting, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. Info: 352-2600

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Buffalo Trace Christmas Lights Featuring special guest tonight, Santa Claus, 6:00-8:00 p.m. See  a kaleidoscope of sparkling lights and displays that captivate your imagination on a drive through Buffalo Trace Distillery. Nightly dark – 11pm.

6:30 – 8:30 pm – Prodigy Vineyards & Winery, Live Music for “Sip & Savor” Fridays, (502) 352-9400.

7:00 pm – Ghost Tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery, It’s rumored that there are more spirits at the Distillery than those aging in barrels. You will hear legendary stories and get a look at some of the Distillery’s most haunted areas, including Stony Point Mansion, where it’s been said that the ghost of Col. Blanton still resides. FREE.  Reservations are required for this tour.  113 Great Buffalo Trace, Reservations: 696-5926

Live music featuring the Ben Knight  and the Welldiggers at The Dragon Pub, 103 W Main St. Info: 875-9300.

7th Annual Kids at Christmas Benefit, $5 donation includes lives music by Slugger, The Slams, Chris Fallis, and Hybrid. And pizza from Buddy’s! at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

8:30 am – Couch to 5K running group, Downtown Frankfort.  Contact Linda for more info at forword@fewpb.net

9:00 am – 3:00 pm –  New Leash on Life Thrift StoreShop for the Animals, 415 W Broadway. Many unique modern and vintage items for sale in a lovely setting. All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. Info: 352-2229

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Christmas Wrap-up, Wilson Nurseries, Presentation is everything!  Allow us to do the wrapping with our nature-inspired gift wrap & toes and perfectly paired ribbons.  Free with each $25 gift item purchase., 3690 East-West Connector

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Christmas Open House, Jennifer Zingg’s Full Circle Studio & Gallery, located at 121 Bridge Street, Enjoy Artist Demonstration, music, door prizes, cookies & cider from 10:00 am -2:00 pm, Open all day from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, Info: 320-2221

12:00 – 2:00 pm – Christmas Centerpiece Workshop, Wilson Nurseries, Create your Christmas centerpiece to adorn your table or present at the ultimate hostess gift.  Join us in the greenhouse for this do-it-yourself, hands on workshop.  Fresh roses, greenery, vessel and as much instruction as you like are included for a $35 fee.  Check out our beautiful centerpieces on display to get your creativity flowing.  Reservations required., (502) 223-1488, wilsonnurseriesky.com, 3690 East-West Connector

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Buffalo Trace Christmas Lights Featuring special guest tonight, Santa Claus, 6:00-8:00 p.m. See  a kaleidescope of sparkling lights and displays that captivate your imagination on a drive through Buffalo Trace Distillery. Nightly dark – 11pm.

7:00 pm – Ghost Tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery, It’s rumored that there are more spirits at the Distillery than those aging in barrels. You will hear legendary stories and get a look at some of the Distillery’s most haunted areas, including Stony Point Mansion, where it’s been said that the ghost of Col. Blanton still resides. FREE.  Reservations are required for this tour.  113 Great Buffalo Trace, Reservations: 696-5926

Prideful Ball 2013 at Thornhill

7:00 – 9:00 pm – The Prideful Ball, Masonic Temple, Ann Street, Frankfort

Live music featuring Cain’s Rage  and Kentucky Ugly at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

As seen on NBC The Voice, Grace AskewFestivus Party and ugly sweater contest. Amazing show. 8:00 p.m. ($5)  UK Basketball All Games. Wing and pitcher or bucket specials at The Dragon Pub, 103 W Main St. Info: 875-9300.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Christmas Wrap-up, Wilson Nurseries, Presentation is everything!  Allow us to do the wrapping with our nature-inspired gift wrap & toes and perfectly paired ribbons.  Free with each $25 gift item purchase., 3690 East-West Connector

1:00 – 3:00 pm – Kentucky Coffeetree CafeThe Ridgewood Boys, 235 W Broadway St, Ridgewood Boys every Sunday

It's A Wonderful Life at the Grand

12:00 pm – Its A Wonderful Life, The Grand Theatre, Classic Christmas movie starring James Stewart and Donna Reed, See it the way it was meant to be seen – on the big screen in the historic Grand Theatre! 308 St. Clair. $5 adults/$3 students. Info: 352-7469.

Elf at the Grand

6:30 pm – ELFThe Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair. $5 adults/$3 students. Info: 352-7469.

Monday, December 23, 2013

The Plaza Grill and Deli, Now Open For Breakfast! 6:00-11:00 a.m. and serving lunch, 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., located inside the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson. Tina Emerick and the entire culinary team welcome you to see the new restaurant and try the great new menu! Info: www.capitalplazaky.com. 10%OFF for Government Employees, Active and Retired Military and Seniors 65+!

Plaza Deli and Grill Coupon

Buffalo Trace Christmas Lights See a kaleidescope of sparkling lights and displays that captivate your   imagination on a drive through Buffalo Trace Distillery. Nightly dark – 11pm.

8:00 – 11:30 pm – The Brick AlleyKaraoke/DJ hosted by Tony and Meagan, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Buffalo Trace Christmas Lights See a kaleidescope of sparkling lights and displays that captivate your   imagination on a drive through Buffalo Trace Distillery. Nightly dark – 11pm.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Crystal Healing 101, Friday, December 27. 6:00 -8:00 p.m. Learn the basics about crystals: what makes a stone a crystal, mineral, or gem; different types and formations of crystals; ways to choose a crystal; how to cleanse and program crystals; healing the aura, chakra, and meridians; basic stone layouts, and some historical and basic uses of crystals for personal health and healing at Vibrant Life, 338 St. Clair. $25. Get 10% off any stone purchase during class. More info and sign up at 502-352-2452 or www.vibrantlifefrankfort.com/Events.html

Candy Mountain Music Workshops, Thursdays, January 9-February 13 at Vibrant Life, 338 St. Clair St. A developmentally appropriate musical play group led by  Sarah Smitha with wonderful songs and lots of fun props! Parent attends  with child. $60/6-week session. 10:00-11:00 am Walkers (about 1 year) – 5 years and 11:30 am-12:30 pm 4 months – Crawlers (about 12 months)  Please register by January 2 at www.vibrantlifefrankfort.com/Events.html