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Christmas at Bardstown, KY

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Get immersed in the beauty, joy and magic of a small-town Christmas at Christmas Round Bardstown in Kentucky. This seven-week-long celebration packs 25 unique events into the holiday calendar, including Light Up Bardstown on Nov. 25 when the town comes together on picturesque Court Square for the official lighting of the Christmas tree and lamppost wreaths.

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Get immersed in the beauty, joy and magic of a small-town Christmas at Christmas Round Bardstown in Kentucky. This seven-week-long celebration packs 25 unique events into the holiday calendar, including Light Up Bardstown on Nov. 25 when the town comes together on picturesque Court Square for the official lighting of the Christmas tree and lamppost wreaths.

 

 

Families have their pick of Santa-themed train excursions, and each makes a wonderful shared memory grandparents, parents and children. Get tickets for the North Pole Express with Kentucky Railway Museum (KRM), Friday-Sunday, Dec. 2 to19, and on Monday, Dec. 19, featuring cookies and hot chocolate. KRM will also have a Santa Express every Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 to 18, and on Monday, Dec. 19.

 

 

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train hosts its popular North Pole Express the first three Saturdays and Sundays in December. Children can make crafts and watch a movie in the depot before boarding the train, where Santa Claus will join everyone.

 

 

The Bourbon Capital of the World, Bardstown will present a special evening with legendary Jim Beam Master Distiller, Fred Noe on Dec. 9 at the Jim Beam American Stillhouse. The “Come Home for the Holidays” dinner includes live music, mixology creations and premium bourbon tasting, along with a Christmas gift: holiday swag bags. At one of the world’s most well-known distilleries, Maker’s Mark, evening candlelight tours will take place at its decorated 1850s Victorian village on Dec. 3 and 10.

 

 

Only here: Take an evening candlelight tour of My Old Kentucky Home, Dec. 15 through 18. Recognized all over the world and one of the most cherished historical sites in Kentucky, Federal Hill shares the story of a Victorian Christmas accompanied by holiday music and refreshments.

 

 

Information and tickets: 800-638-4877, www.visitbardstown.com.

 

 

Kathy Witt

 

 

November 25, 2016

 

 

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Come to Bardstown’s Court Square on Friday, Nov. 25, for Light Up Bardstown.

Photo: Bardstown-Nelson County Tourist & Convention Commission

 

Bardstown’s Annual Christmas Parade takes place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1.

Photo: Bardstown-Nelson County Tourist & Convention Commission

 

Christmas Round Bardstown has 25 different activities, including Light Up Bardstown on Nov. 25.

Photo: Bardstown-Nelson County Tourist & Convention Commission

 

All aboard the Santa Express!

Photo: Kentucky Railway Museum

 

 

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