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Candlelight at the Old State Capitol

Title: Candlelight at the Old State Capitol

Start: November 9, 2023, 5:00 pm EST

End: November 9, 2023, 8:00 pm EST

Address: 300 Broadway St. Frankfort, KY 40601

Cost: FREE

The annual Candlelight holiday event holds a special place in the hearts of Frankfort residents. This year the Kentucky Historical Society joins the celebration from the Old State Capitol -- the heart of the city – with choirs on the steps, family-friendly activities inside, and the magnificent tree lighting on its lawn. Take a tour of the building to see it decorated in a traditional Victorian style for the holidays.

6:00 pm - Tree lighting on OSC lawn with Mayor Layne Wilkerson and special guests

6:15 pm - Holiday Crafts in the OSC

7:00 pm - Capital City Chorale performance in OSC Vestible


Downtown Frankfort Inc. Candlelight Weekend

Date: Thursday, November 9th - Saturday, November 11th, 2023

Time: 5:00 - 8:00 pm (each day)

Location: Historic Downtown Frankfort

Presented By: Commonwealth Credit Union

Our biggest event of the year, Candlelight Weekend, is here! Join us as our historic downtown transforms for the holidays - making the perfect backdrop to kick-off your holiday season.

Event Highlights

🎄 Lighting of the Christmas Tree Ceremony: A tradition that lights up the heart of our town with the Stewart Home Choir

⛸ Ice Skating: Glide into the season with some icy fun!

🐎 Horse Carriage Rides: Journey through downtown in style (a thank you to our sponsor, Harrods Brother Funeral Home)

🐐 Petting Zoo: A delightful experience for kids and adults alike (a thank you to our sponsor, J.O. Osborne)

🎅 Meet Santa & Holiday Characters: Perfect photo ops to remember the season!

🍽 Festive Foods & Drinks: Savor seasonal delicacies and heartwarming beverages from your local favorites.

🖼 Window Decorating Contest: Witness the creativity of local businesses and vote for your favorite! (a thank you to our sponsor, AE Electrical Solutions)

🛍 Holiday Vendor Booths: Discover unique gifts, crafts, and more!

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