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Special Candlelight Tour at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 Kicks off the Season

FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY (Nov. 28, 2017– Do you hear those sleigh bells jingling? 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, Nov. 30, for the nineteenth 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. Frankfort Mayor, Bill May, will press the “magic button” that will light up more than 140,000 lights across the Distillery, including a couple of new light displays.

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.

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 eveniSang 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. 8, 9, 15 and 16 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.

About Buffalo Trace Distillery

Buffalo Trace Distillery is an American family-owned company based in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky. The Distillery’s rich tradition dates back to 1773 and includes such legends as E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee.  Buffalo Trace Distillery is a fully operational Distillery producing bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is a National Historic Landmark as well as is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Distillery has won 21 distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Its Col. E. H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain Bourbon was named World Whiskey of the Year by Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2018.  Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than 500 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies. To learn more about Buffalo Trace Distillery visit www.buffalotracedistillery.com.  To download images from Buffalo Trace Distillery visit http://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/media