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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, December 9th, 2016

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

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Friday, December 9, 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.

8:30 am – 2:00 pm – Blood Drive, at the American Red Cross, 318 Washington Street, Use RapidPass to speed up donation time.  Visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Shop for the Animals, at New Leash on Life Thrift Store, 415 W Broadway.  Unique modern and vintage items for sale.  All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. 352-2229.

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

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Pilates, 11:45 am – 12:25 pm, 306 W Main St, 3rd floor. 227-3276

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

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

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Holiday History Train Display, 5:00-9:00 pm through December 31. This privately owned Lionel operating layout features three “o” gauge trains (100 or more car) running simultaneously. The trains simulate steam engine smoke and have working horns. Regular KHS admission applies.

Experience the magic of trains with the Holiday History Train Display. This privately owned Lionel operating layout features three “O” Gauge trains (100 or more cars) running simultaneously. The trains simulate steam engine smoke and have working horns. The display includes working crossing lights and carnival rides plus other accessories.

KHS is complementing the model train with never-before-displayed images from its collection.

Display will run Friday evenings and Saturdays – plus other special days – through Dec. 31. See history.ky.gov/events for full schedule.

Regular KHS admission applies:

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


Dusk until 11:00 pm nightly Holiday Lights at the Distillery, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

See a kaleidoscope of sparkling lights and displays that captivate your imagination on a drive through Buffalo Trace Distillery. Nightly December 1–January 2 from dusk until 11:00 p.m.

Buffalo Trace Light Display

5:15 pm – Yoga Classes, for beginner/intermediate located on the third floor of the McClure Building, 306 W Main St. at the Frankfort Yoga Studio. Click HERE for a complete class schedule. 223-3276

5:30 – 9:30 pm – Keith Hubbard, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

Elk Creek Vineyards 2

6:00 – 8:00 pm – Santa at the Distillery, at the Buffalo Trace Distillery, Visitor Center, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Have your children get their wish list ready for Santa as you celebrate the season with Jolly Old Saint Nick. December 9-10 and December 16-17, 6:00-8:00 pm at Buffalo Trace Distillery, Visitor Center. Complimentary.


6:00 – 8:30 pm – Rush of Fools Christmas Concert, at Sand Spring Baptist, 1616 Harrodsburg Rd, Lawrenceburg

Join us as we kick off the Christmas season with an evening of worship led by Rush of Fools, special guests “More Than This”, “Marathon Worship”, and Acton Bowen. Doors open @ 6, pre show @ 6:30, main show @ 7.

Presale tickets available: $8 pickup, delivery or online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rush-of-fools-christmas-concert-tickets-29148007475.

$10 at the door.


6:00 – 9:00 pm – Hogwarts Christmas Extravaganza, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping St.

A Harry Potter Theme Family Christmas Dinner! Complete with the full Hogwarts Christmas Experience, an Adult and Kid Friendly Dinner, and music. A One-of-a-Kind Event!  Tickets/more info, click HERE

A Hogwarts Christmas Extravaganza at The Lancaster at St Clair - 12-10-16

6:00 – 9:00 pm- Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, at Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moores Mill Rd, Midway

Join us December 9th for our Holiday Themed Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Tickets are $45 per person which includes your meal and show. Reservations are required for this event by December 8th at 5:00pm
Meal will be provided by Thyme Café and Catering


Sage and Pecan Stuffed Chicken Breast
Yukon Gold Smashed Potatoes
Cranberry and Maple Glazed Carrots 
Spring Mix Salad

To purchase tickets, please visit our website at http://www.equusrunvineyards.com/Equus%20Run%20Vineyards%20Murder%20Mystery%20Dinner%20Theatre
Or call the vineyard (859)846-9463
Tickets will sell out very fast for this special themed mystery!

Silver bells are ringing at this seasonal standup performance, but the jolly jokester gets upstaged by an event far worse than bad holiday comedy: a murder! With humbug hovering over the holiday, it is up to the unamused audience to unravel the mystery of whodunnit like last year’s tacky knitted holiday sweater. While murder is making the night not-so-merry-and-bright, you must gather information, bribe your guests for clues, and solve the crime before this comedy act becomes a tragedy!

Find your most festive holiday clothes to make this event a colorful spectacle as you seek to solve the crime! Ugly sweaters, garb gifted from the in-laws fit only for the back of the closet, and garish color clashes will be all the rage at this event.

Doors Open at 6pm
Dinner begins at 7:10pm
Show begins at 7:30pm

Get tickets HERE


6:30 – 8:30 pm – Live Music, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road

Prodigy Winery Logo

Dinner is available. Open 12 p-9 p at the farm

7:00 pm – “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Presented by the FHS Drama Club, at Frankfort High School’s Karen Kimmel Hatter Theatre, 328 Shelby St.

Performances continue on Friday and Saturday, 7:00 pm as well as Sunday, 3:00 pm. No advance tickets will be sold. Admission: $8/general admission, $4/students and senior citizens.


7:00 pm – Elf the Musical, at Martha Layne Collins High School, 801 Discovery Blvd, Shelbyville

Elf the Musical is based on the family-favorite movie Elf. The show runs a little over an hour and is kid friendly. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for students and kids. Tickets will be available at the door. We are not pre-selling tickets for these shows.

Friday 12/9/2016 7:00
Saturday 12/10/2016 2:00


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 or click HERE to check availability.

7:00 – 10:00 pm – December Teen Event, at the Carter House, 2456 Georgetown Road

Deadline to sign up is Tuesday Dec 6th, this is also the date to have your Guest Request Form turned in if you would like to bring a friend. Cost will be $10 each. This dance is more casual than the Spring Formal but we do still have a dress code- think “Sunday Dress Clothes”. Guys, you don’t have to wear a suit and tie unless you just want to but khaki’s and a polo or button down (with or without a tie) are permitted with dress shoes (no athletic shoes). Girls will wear dresses or skirts that are no more than 2 inches above the knee and are loose fitting (no tight clothes) with dress shoes (no athletic shoes). Tops must at least have straps. If your dress/skirt is above your knee then you must wear leggins under them and your outfit must modestly cover your figure type. If you have any questions please contact a committee member.


Any flavored margarita $3.99, at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395.

Live music, at Bourbon on Main, 103 West Main (KY 420), Frankfort

Bourbon on Main

Live Music featuring Electric Love Buzzards, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

9:00 pm – Eddie Barber, at The Knight Club, 1145 US Highway 127 South

$5 cover. 21 and older

GhosTown featuring Eddie Barber

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