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Highlights for Saturday, December 10th, 2016

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

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Saturday, December 10, 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.

9:00 – 10:30 am – Breakfast With Santa, at Vineyard Community Church Frankfort, 2250 Lawrenceburg Rd, Frankfort

Everyone is invited to come eat breakfast with Santa on December 5th at our Frankfort Campus! Santa will be here between 9:00-10:30 and a free continental breakfast will be served. There will be crafts for the kids and free photos for everyone.

Vineyard Community Church Frankfort Campus
2250 Lawrenceburg Road
Frankfort, KY 40601


9:00 – 11:00 am – Santa, Mommy & Me, at Harvest Coffee & Cafe, 524 Main St, Shelbyville

Surprise your little one with a special Mommy and Me event being hosted at Harvest. We will have a keepsake ornament crafts, sugar scrub station for older children, letter to Santa Claus, Christmas Story time with Hot Cocoa and Cookies, and a visit from Mr. White Christmas himself, SANTA.! We will have someone taking pictures of Santa with your children and there will be a digital copy available. Please join us for this super special Christmas event!!!! Space is limited and RESERVATIONS are required. Cost per Mommy and 1 Child $16.99 each additional child $6.99. Call today 633-8090 to reserve your spot!


9:00 – 11:30 am – Breakfast with Santa 2016, at Journey Church, 320 Hope Ln, Versailles

Breakfast with Santa is open to anyone in the community and totally FREE. We will have a pancake breakfast, pictures with Santa, petting zoo, inflatables, games, crafts, and more!


9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Santa Paws 5K Race, at Shelby County Humane Society, 40 North 7th Street and 400 Hudson Blvd, Shelbyville

Come Out and join us again for our annual Santa Paws 5K run Dec 10th, 2016 Sign up at HeadFirstPerformance.com. Start location is 6th and Main Streets Shelbyville, KY.. Dogs on leashes welcome to run with their pet guardian!


9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Tis The Season Holiday Market & Craft Fair, at Georgetown Middle School, 730 S Hamilton St, Georgetown

Lots of vendors and crafters and plenty of shopping!


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.

9:45 – 11:00 am – All Levels Yoga, at Frankfort Yoga Studio, 306 W Main St, 3rd floor. Info: 227-3276

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Christmas Tour of Historic OwentonOwen County, KY, 102 W Seminary St, Owenton

Meet Poplar Express who will be giving tours of historic Owenton. First tour at 10:00 am last at 4:30 pm. Meet us at the Visitors Center on corner of Main St. (Hwy 127) & Seminary St. To get your ticket.


10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Picture Your Pets with Santa, at the Feeders Supply, 1303 US Highway 127 S

Bring your pets to meet Santa for pictures on either Dec 3 10:00-4:00 or Dec 4 from 11:00-4:00. The family can join in too. Photo packages start at $12, Metal & Porcelain Ornaments $21-$24. These will be truly special holiday gift items and all proceeds benefit the Franklin Co Humane Society. Thank you Feeder’s Supply.


10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Alpaca Haven Farm & Gift/Fiber Shop OPEN, at Alpaca Haven Farm, 1 Earthaven Drive, Waddy, KY in Franklin County

Fiber lovers! Did you know there is an alpaca fiber shop in Franklin county?

The gift and fiber shop will be open on weekends starting Saturday, August 20 from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, August 21 from 1 pm to 4 pm until Christmas.
New shipment of our Franklin County alpacas yarn, roving, and batting in stock. Luxurious alpaca gloves, hats, gloves, sweaters, scarves, socks, fur toys, roving, batting, yarn and more!

Farm tours by appointment. 502.682.0617 or dowdy@alpacahavenkentucky.com


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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

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Santa Trains!, at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Rd, Versailles

When snowflakes start to fly in Kentucky, Santa and Mrs. Claus bring Holiday Cheer to the Bluegrass Railroad Museum!

Six trains will be available this year! On Saturday the 10th and the 17th, we’ll have trains at 11 am and 2 pm. On Sundays, the 11th and 18th, we’ll have a 2 pm train.

Once the train pulls out of the station for a two hour train ride, Santa visits with every child. Our Conductors and Car Hosts will help you pass the time while waiting for your turn with the jolly old elf. Enjoy singing carols, watching the winter countryside or just relaxing with your family. At the end of the ride, there are candy canes for everyone before Santa gives his final farewell.

Unfortunately, we don’t offer restrooms onboard the train.

You may purchase tickets online. The larger your party is, please arrive earlier, such as 10:15 for the morning trains, or 1:15 for the afternoon trains. It will be easier to seat you together if you board early.

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10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Holiday History Train Display, NOW running 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


10:30 am – 1:00 pm – Second Saturday Genealogy – Oral History, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway Street

KHS Oral History Administrator Allison Tracy will discuss how oral history can help with genealogical research, including what oral history tells us about the past and the tools that are available to help collect and access oral histories.

Admission is free. Registration is strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. To register, call the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792 ext. 4460 or e-mail khsrefdesk@ky.gov


11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Annual Holiday Market, at the Franklin County Farmers Market, Located under the Farmers Market Pavilion at River View Park

Locally-grown produce, baked goods, local meats and shrimp, cornmeal, honey, wreaths and greenery, soaps, and a wide range of locally-made crafts,  hot drinks and a cooking demonstration and samples from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.  The market accepts SNAP, credit and debit cards. Located under the Farmers Market Pavilion at River View Park.

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Ann Dangelo Author Showcase, at the Sixth and Main Coffeehouse, 547 Main St, Shelbyville

On a cold November night in 1936, the body of beautiful LaGrange businesswoman Verna Garr Taylor is found in a ditch along a lonely highway in rural Kentucky. Verna has been shot through the heart, and her fiancé, former state lieutenant governor and brigadier general Henry Denhardt insists she committed suicide. But the evidence points to murder, and General Denhardt quickly becomes the target of investigators.


1:00 – 3:00 pm – Storybook Snowflakes, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

You’re sure to be in the holiday spirit when you join PSPL for a Storybook Snowflakes craft workshop! Participants will create their own handmade snowflake from discarded book pages, a unique decoration perfect for gift giving or adding a festive touch to your home or office this holiday season.

Adult patrons, please register for this free workshop online or at the Library. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

Register online at the following link: http://bit.ly/storybooksnowflakes1


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

2:00 – 5:00 pm – Letter Writing Event,  at the Sixth and Main Coffeehouse, 547 Main St, Shelbyville

We will be writing letters and drawing pictures of welcoming and encouragement to send to our immigrant and refugee friends at Centro Latino, Americana Community Center, and more. We welcome all to use this time to catch up on any correspondence, including sending holiday cards. Bring the kids and bring your own supplies


2:00 & 6:00 pm – The Nutcracker, at the Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair

The Frankfort School of Ballet (FSB) will present two showings of the holiday classic The Nutcracker on the Grand Theatre Stage, 308 St. Clair. At 2:00 pm AND 6:30 pm. Tickets: reserved seating can be purchased for $15 at FSB Credit card purchases are available at FSB. $10 General Admission ticketing available at the Grand Ticket Office (cash or check only)

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4:00 – 7:00 pm – Bomar & Ritter, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

Talon Winery Logo

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


5:30 – 9:30 pm – Jordan Antoine Wilson, 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 – 8:00 pm – Hosanna: A Buck Run Christmas Concert, at Buck Run Baptist Church, 1950 Leestown Rd

The Worship Ministry invites you to an evening of great music and congregational worship. Hosanna is a celebration of Jesus Christ in Christmas featuring the musical talent of Buck Run’s Worship Choir, Worship Band, and KidsChoir. Join us and kick off the Christmas season with a God-glorifying, Christ-exalting holiday celebration.


6:00 – 9:00 pm – YMCA Christmas Ball, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero St

The 11th Annual YMCA Christmas Ball is a holiday event designated for individuals with intellectual disabilities, and their friends, family, guardians and loved ones. This free event provides music, dancing, arts and crafts, snacks and beverages, optional paid dinner, photos with Santa and more!

The Frankfort YMCA is proud to be hosting its 11th annual YMCA Christmas Ball.  The Ball is an outstanding event that is designated for individuals with intellectual disabilities and special needs.  This creates opportunities for positive interactions through a quality event.  At the YMCA, we strive to provide fun and exciting programs and events for our community.  Providing an event such as this is only the tip of the iceberg of what our YMCA offers.  Each year this event gets bigger and better than the year before.  Last year brought in a new record of nearly 800 people in attendance.  This year, we are setting our sights even higher at 900 participants!

What to expect?
Music and Dancing
Arts and Crafts
King and Queen Award
Games and Prizes
Photos with Santa
Snacks and Beverages
Optional meal*
And More!

*Meal tickets can be purchased during registrations or at the event
$3.00- Hot Dog, Chips, Cookie and Drink
$4.00- Hamburger (with or without cheese), Chips, Cookie and Drink

Admission is FREE event thanks to all our sponsors; however, we gladly accept any donations!

Email Brent Wallace or call at 502-875-9276 x.102 for more information, or to sponsor, donate, volunteer or participate!


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 – 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.

HYBRID album release party!, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

Open at 2:00 pm. Live music, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720.

Bourbon on Main

9:00 pm – 1:00 am – Holiday Bash Killin Time Band LIVE, at Bourbon Street on Main, 204 S Main St, Lawrenceburg

The Holiday Bash with The Killin Time join us and celebrate with one of our favorite local groups. Barry Drury and Jeremy Richardson keeps all of us Rocking around the Christmas Tree. We will have some of our fab Christmas drinks for the season. 9pm-1am Cover charge for this special event.

Killin' Time Band at Bourbon Street on Main - 1-2-16

9:00 pm – 3:00 am – DCP INVESTIGATION AT T.B. RIPY HOUSE, at the T. B. Ripy House, 320 S Main St, Lawrenceburg

$50 each member for a 6 hour private investigation for our team. Hosted By Derby City Paranormal


9:30 pm – FuzzBoxx Unplugged, at MyBar, 610 Ridgeview Drive

FuzzBoxx Unplugged Acoustic will make their first appearance at MyBar. Prater and Ritchie, will be singing some country, and Southern Rock. This will be a great night, you ain’t gonna wanna miss it.

There will be a Cover Charge at the Door to Enter with Picture ID. NO ID, NO ENTRY, NO EXCEPTIONS, MUST BE 21+ TO ENTER.


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