Holiday calendar

Get in the holiday spirit with these local holiday events


>Buffalo Trace’s 15th annual Lighting of the Trace is Thursday. A candlelight tour of the distillery begins at 6 p.m. followed by the lighting ceremony, featuring the Kentucky State University Choir, at 7.

>The Bluegrass Theatre Guild’s staging of “The Miracle on 34th Street, the Play” opens 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Grand Theatre. The play continues at 7:30 Friday and Saturday and concludes with a 2:30 matinee Sunday

>Frankfort High School Drama Club presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, concluding with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday. All performances are in the school’s Karen Kimmel Hatter Theatre, 328 Shelby St. No advance tickets will be sold. Admission is $6, with students admitted for $3 and senior citizens and preschoolers for $2.

>Alton Christian Church, 1686 Old Frankfort Road, Lawrenceburg, will host a living nativity scene from 6-9 p.m. Friday through Sunday. There is no admission and refreshments will be served.

>The Shelby County Community Theatre will produce “A Christmas Carol,” adapted by Michael Paller from the story by Charles Dickens. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the theater, 801 Main St. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students, and may be purchased by calling 502-633-0242. 

>The 65th annual Jaycees Christmas Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Old State Office Building. It will proceed up Mero and Ann streets to Broadway, Washington, Main and back onto High to the staging area. The parade will be held regardless of the weather.

>First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St., presents “Miraculum,” a musical journey telling the greatest story at 7 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday at the church. The event is free but tickets are required and seating is limited. Call 502-227-7430 for tickets and/or more information.

>The Kentucky State University Concert Choir and Concert Band will present a free concert 4 p.m. Sunday in the Carl H. Smith Auditorium in Bradford Hall on the Kentucky State University campus.

>Lessons and Carols, a traditional candlelit service to benefit the Resource Office of Social Ministries (ROSM), will be held 5 p.m. Sunday at Church of the Ascension, 311 Washington St. The service will feature traditional scripture readings and music for Advent. 

>Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church, 495 Duckers Road, Midway, will present “What Sweeter Music,” a festival of carols presented by the church’s choir, orchestra, children’s choir and soloists. The event will be 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with doors opening at 5.


Send information for the Holiday Calendar to Philip Case, or The State Journal, 1216 Wilkinson Boulevard, Frankfort, KY 40601. Please include a contact number or email. If you have questions, call Case at 502-227-4556, ext. 258.

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