Christmas ’Round Bardstown

“Merry & Bright” at My Old Kentucky Home

November 17 – December 30

My Old Kentucky Home State Park | 501 E. Stephen Foster Ave. |

Guides in Victorian hoop skirts and gentleman in tailcoats sing the song “My Old Kentucky Home,” on your tour of Kentucky’s most famous landmark decorated for Christmas, My Old Kentucky Home!

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train’s North Pole Express

Saturdays & Sundays| November 18 – December 17

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train | 602 N. 3rd Street |

Santa and Mrs. Claus invite you and your little ones to ride with them aboard the North Pole Express. You are treated to a gourmet three-course meal and hot cocoa. Santa and Mrs. Claus join us on the train for activities and a sing-a-long. Parents and children are welcome to wear their pajamas. Kids of all ages welcome.

Thanksgiving Dinner

November 22 | 6:00PM

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train | 602 N. 3rd Street |

Gather around a new table this year as you and your family toast to the many things you are thankful for. Savor an elegant twist on the classic flavors of the holiday as you share stories of the year past and cultivate new memories together. There is nothing more precious than quality time together this Thanksgiving, so we invite you to bring the whole gang over to our place. Let us serve you our best and celebrate how thankful we are for both the family we’ve been given and the family we get to choose.

Light Up Bardstown and Events

November 24

* Shop & Meet Local Artists at The Gallery: 4:00PM – 8:00PM

Bardstown for the Arts/The Gallery | 90 Court Square | (502) 348-0044

Stop in for a meet and greet featuring local artists, including paintings, photos, sculpture, jewelry, fiber, clay and wood art pieces.

* Light Up Bardstown: 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Welcome Center Plaza | One Court Square

Come enjoy the official lighting of the city of Bardstown’s Christmas tree, lampposts wreaths, stars, and frolicking deer. There will be music, refreshments, and Santa with Mrs. Claus.

* The Christmas Corner: 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Corner of Court Square | 90 Court Square

Before Light Up Bardstown, kids can enjoy hot cocoa, cookies, balloons and face painting on Court Square!

Holiday Sip ‘N Shop

November 25 | 10:00AM – 6:00PM

McIntyre’s Winery | 85 McIntyre Lane

Join us for wine and shopping homemade items from small local businesses.

Shop Small Saturday & Sunday

November 25-26 | 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Downtown Bardstown

Support local businesses while doing some Christmas shopping with Shop Small Saturday & Sunday.

Guthrie Opportunity Center’s Festival of Trees

November 25-27

Guthrie Opportunity Center | 900 Nutter Drive |

Join us for our 3rd Annual GOC Festival of Trees. Beautifully decorated Christmas trees & wreaths will create a magical festive holiday atmosphere that you must see to believe!

Santa Express/North Pole Express

Saturdays & Sundays | December 2-17 | 3:00PM & 6:00PM

Kentucky Railway Museum | 136 S. Main St., New Haven |

All aboard the Santa Express! Bring the children on a nostalgic journey to meet Santa while listening to the sounds of the season. Visit with the man in the red suit while traveling through the Rolling Fork River Valley and enjoying a historic train excursion. For even more fun, the whole family is welcome to wear their pajamas!

Brunch with Santa & Mrs. Claus at The Legacy at Dant Crossing

December 3, December 10 & December 17 | 9:40AM – 1:00PM

The Legacy at Dant Crossing | 225 Dee Head Rd., New Haven |

Take a 30-minute train ride to The Legacy at Dant Crossing for brunch and a visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus!

Bardstown Kiwanis Club’s Annual Christmas Parade

December 7 | 6:00PM

Downtown Bardstown

The Bardstown Kiwanis Club’s Annual Christmas Parade will again delight the children and adults with floats, bands, and lots of holiday spirit. Begins at 5th Street and Broadway then comes down 3rd Street to the Welcome Center.