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Capital Living Event Highlights - Thursday

Highlights for Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Don’t miss a minute of what’s going on this weekend in and around the Frankfort Area!

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

6:00 am – OPEN! Start your day at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Now open earlier for your caffeine, muffin, scone or egg-baby fix! Info: 875-3009.

8:00 am – 7:00 pm – Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center, 299 Kings Daughters Drive


Frankfort Yoga Studio, Beginner’s Yoga, 10:00 – 11:00 am, Tai Chi, 12:05 – 1:00 pm, Meditation, 5:00 – 5:30 pm, All Levels Flow Yoga, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Tai Chi, 5:45 – 6:45 pm. at the Frankfort Yoga Studio, McClure Building, 3rd Floor, 306 W Main St. Info: 227-3276 or www.frankfortyoga.com

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Capital City Museum, 325 Ann Street, Open Monday through Saturday, Free Admission

Telling the big story of Kentucky’s small-town capital city

In November of 2004, the Capital City Museum opened its doors to the public. Housed in a 150 year old building that represents all that is left of the Capital Hotel, which burned in 1917, the museum is a large room filled with history and character. There are plenty of details to explore, with exhibits painting a vivid picture of both political and personal life in Kentucky over the past 200 years.

The Capital City Museum is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Saturday

Admission to the museum is free.

Capital City Museum

Featuring the new exhibit

Frankfort’s Fishing Reels: Jewels of the Bluegrass

Frankfort has a very unique place in history as being the town where the bait casting fishing reel was perfected and first produced. Every place has its historic event or figure, but only we have this distinction. It was a Frankfort industry for over 100 years. Local craftsmen handmade these gems to fish the renowned streams of central Kentucky. Their reputation for quality and beauty was recognized around the world.

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10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway, Open Tuesday through Saturday


(Includes all sites open at the time of visit.)

Adults: $4 | Youth (6-18): $2 | Veterans: $3
Children (5 and under), KHS and KJHS members: FREE

Exterior shots of the Kentucky History Center and the State Arsenal

10:30 – 11:30 am – Storytime, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Join Miss Susan each Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. to enjoy picture books, crafts and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for the children. Registration required.

NOTE: If Owen County Schools are closed for any reason, Storytime will NOT be held.


Kids Eat FREE! with the purchase of two adult meals, at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395

1:30 pm – Guided Tour of Historic Liberty Hall, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 218 Wilkinson Street.

Guided tours of Liberty Hall are given Monday-Saturday and depart from Liberty Hall located at 218 Wilkinson Street at 1:30 pm. Tours by appointment may be made during normal office hours with advance notice of 7 days. Guided tours last approximately 75 minutes, ending in the museum store.  Las paseos en Español disponibles con cita; habla con Becky Shipp.

The grounds of Liberty Hall Historic Site are open to the public daily, dawn to dusk. Leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds. Photographers are welcome with a pass; click here to read more about our photo policy.

Tour Prices

$6 for adults (18+)
$3 for youth (age 5-18)
Free for children (under age 5)
Free for Friends of Liberty Hall (click here to learn more about becoming a Friend)

School tours must be scheduled in advance.  The fee for school tours is $3.00 per child.  One chaperon per every 10 children is free; each additional adult pays $5.00. To schedule a school tour, call (502) 227-2560 or contact us by email.


The first floor of the Orlando Brown House is wheelchair accessible via a ramp on Wapping Street, adjacent to the building. A handicapped-accessible restroom is also available at the Orlando Brown House.  Please call for more information. Liberty Hall is not wheelchair accessible.

Liberty Hall Tours and Hours

3:15 – 4:30 pm – Caroling at the Library, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Do you like to sing? Gather round the piano and sing songs of the season. All school age singers invited!


4:00 – 6:00 pm – Happy Hour, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road

Buy one get one half price on wine by the glass from 4-6 pm.

Prodigy Winery Logo

4:00 – 7:00 pm – OPEN HOUSE with Santa, at Align Your Spine Chiropractic, LLC, 859 E Main St, Ste 7A, Frankfort

This is a fun event for all families! Come take pictures with Santa and the elves.


4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine Tasting, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. More info: visit http://www.capitalcellars.com or call 502.352.2600

Capital Cellars

Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway, Happy Hour, 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Open Jam Session, 7:00 – 10:00 pm,  1/2 price bottles of wine or beer bucket of 6 select beers for $17.95. Info HERE

Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe 3

5:30 – 8:30 pm – Lighting Of The Trace, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

It’s time to put on the mittens and prepare your holiday wishes, for Jolly Old St. Nick will be making his appearance soon at Buffalo Trace Distillery! The holidays come to Buffalo Trace Distillery on Thursday evening, Dec. 1, for the eighteenth annual “Lighting of the Trace.”

This jolly evening will be complete with guaranteed snow, refreshments, carols, Christmas stories read by Santa’s elves, and of course a visit from “the jolly old man” himself.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., a special candlelight tour of the Distillery will start, featuring carolers from the choir at Kentucky State University along the tour route.

Then, at 6:30 p.m. the Commissioner of Travel and Tourism, Kristen Branscum, will press the “magic button” that will light up more than 130,000 lights across the Distillery, including a new must-see light display.

Directly following the Lighting ceremony there will be pictures with Santa Claus in the Clubhouse as the KSU choir sings more holiday carols. Cookies will also be served along with hot chocolate to keep you warm.

The Buffalo Trace Gift Shop will be open until 7:30 p.m. that evening for all your holiday shopping needs. Plenty of great holiday gift ideas are in stock, including holiday gift baskets, food products, specialty clothing and much more!

Buffalo Trace Distillery is located at 113 Great Buffalo Trace, in Frankfort, Ky. For this event, guests are asked to enter at the traffic light on Wilkinson and Fair Oaks Lane and follow signs to the parking lot, as the main entrance will be closed. There is no charge for this event or the candlelight tour and it will take place regardless of weather conditions.

If you are unable to make it to the Lighting, Santa will return to the distillery Dec. 9, 10, 16 and 17 from 6 – 8 p.m. Please visit Santa in the Single Oak Room, located on the upper level of the Visitor Center. Visitors are also invited to drive through the Distillery grounds nightly from dusk to 11 p.m. Dec. 1 through Jan. 2. The Distillery will be a winter wonderland with thousands of lights and colorful displays as in years’ past. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Newnam at 502-696-5929 or sarah.newnam@buffalotrace.com.

Please note children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the event. There will be no unaccompanied children permitted to enter the Buffalo Trace grounds. No pets other than service animals are allowed on the grounds.

All activities are complimentary.

5:30 – 8:30 pm – Tech Holiday Gift Guide, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Thinking about getting someone a techy gift for Christmas? We will have a variety of devices on hand for you to try out! Including…Amazon Fire STick, Google Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku, and an iPad. Drop by and try out these devices before you buy!


5:30 pm (preview starts at 3:00 pm) – Public Auction, Waverly House Auction, 140 Hahn Drive (corner of US 127 and US 420), semi load of merchandise from big box retailers.  Save up 90% off of retail! Plus, some items from a nice estate!!!  Preview begins at 3 pm.  Check out photos of their items on Facebook HERE.  Info: (859)743-2472 or on their website HERE.

6:30 – 8:30 pm – Commonwealth Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting, at the Kentucky State Capitol, 700 Capital Ave, Frankfort

Governor Matt Bevin and his family would like to invite you to join them in the Capitol Rotunda as they honor the long-held tradition of lighting the Capitol Christmas Tree.

The holiday program will include music by the choirs of Crestwood Baptist Church and Franklin County High School and dance performance by the Frankfort School of Ballet.

Following the official lighting of the tree, festivities will continue at the Governor’s Mansion with Christmas carols, photo opportunities, and treats with Santa.



6:30 pm – Trivia, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720.

Bourbon on Main

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

7:30 pm – Bluegrass Theatre Guild – One-Act plays, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

The Bluegrass Theatre Guild will present an evening of one-act plays celebrating Christmas, “The Gift of the Magi” and The Silent Bells.”

Tickets: $15 / $12

A Grand Theatre-Bluegrass Theatre Guild Partnership

Bluegrass Theatre Guild - One-Act plays at the Grand Theatre - Dec1-4

7:30 – 9:00 pm – Voice Recital, Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin, at Kentucky State University Bradford Hall, 400 E Main St, Frankfort

Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin
World premier arrangement by Daniel Arnold
for piano and string quartet


DJ Music Night, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. 875-2559.

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The Kentucky Historical Society

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