New Bourbon Manor Inn, New KY Bourbon Marketplace just in time for Christmas

Venues add to Kentucky’s popular ‘Christmas Round Bardstown’ event
By: Bardstown-Nelson County Tourist & Conv. Commission
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BARDSTOWN, Ky. - Oct. 13, 2013 - PRLog -- The new Bourbon Manor Inn – a bourbon-themed bed and breakfast, cafe and spa – and the new Kentucky Bourbon Marketplace add spirit to Bardstown, Ky.’s, already festive atmosphere for the holidays. The “Bourbon Capital of the World” goes all out, with nearly two dozen events planned for its annual “Christmas Round Bardstown” event.

See the full schedule,, which opens with a Holiday Preview, Nov. 8-10, when the stores surrounding Bardstown’s historic Court Square invite shoppers to get a jump on their holiday decorating and gift buying.

New attractions add to ‘Christmas Round Bardstown’

The new Bourbon Manor Inn features 10 guestrooms named for distinguished Bourbon figures; a Bourbon Spa with bourbon-oriented treatments; bourbon-themed breakfast goodies like Bourbon Vanilla Pancakes topped off with hot caramel sauce; and nightly desserts – think Bourbon Bread Pudding, Bourbon chocolates, Bourbon Apple Cake – served at the inn’s Bourbon Bar.

Just in time for the holidays in 2013, Bourbon Manor Inn is offering several packages, including a VIP Bourbon Tour & Tasting Package, with deluxe overnight accommodations, Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour, VIP dinner, Rebecca Ruth’s Bourbon Chocolates and more for $399.  A VIP Bourbon & Spa Getaway Package, which includes two nights’ accommodations, VIP Bourbon Distillery Tour & Tasting, couple’s massage, VIP dining certificate, three-course Fine China & Crystal Bourbon-themed breakfast and more, is available for $699.

The new Kentucky Bourbon Marketplace celebrates all things bourbon. Sample the best of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® bourbons at the Marketplace’s distinctive Bourbon Bar & Tasting Room. Find upscale bourbon souvenirs and presents for the bourbon aficionados on your list at its gift shop.

‘Christmas Round Bardstown’

The Christmas season officially kicks off in “The Most Beautiful Small Town in America” on Fri., Nov. 29, with PNC Bank’s Light Up Bardstown and the lighting of the official Christmas tree accompanied by music, refreshments, extended shopping hours and the arrival of Santa Claus. That same night, My Old Kentucky Home opens its doors for guided Candlelight Tours followed by bourbon barrel cake, cookies and hot cider. (Visit for additional tour dates.) On Dec. 7, Bardstown’s Christmas Tour of Homes, including My Old Kentucky Home, takes place.

More holiday fun

Santa Claus comes to the Old Nelson County Courthouse on Nov. 30 as well as Dec. 7, 14 and 21. Catch him also with the Kentucky Railway Museum for one of its Santa Express excursions or with My Old Kentucky Dinner Train for its North Pole Express. Or join the crowd for the Bardstown-Nelson County Christmas Parade at6 p.m. onDec. 5 to see Santa’s arrival.

Watch the Spencer family (more familiarly known as The Waltons from the TV show of the same name) spend a heartwarming holiday during the Great Depression when Bardstown Community Theater presents “The Homecoming” onDec. 6-8 and 13-15 at the Bardstown Civic Center.

Join Mrs. Julia Beckham (the only woman in the world to be the mother, sister and daughter of a governor) for a Victorian Christmas Tea at historic Wickland Estate on Dec. 7 and 8. Stay in the era with a candlelight tour of Maker’s Mark Distillery and its charming 1850s Victorian village on Sat., Dec. 8.

Shopping downtown

Bring your list for one-of-a-kind Christmas shopping on Court Square: Shaq and CoCo for affordable luxury; Fine Arts Bardstown Society (FABS) for artisan jewelry, sculptures, paintings and more; At Mary’s Arts and Antiques for fine art garden accessories. There are antiques, boutiques, bookstores and more, along with charming restaurants in easy walking distance.

See all the holiday events planned during “Christmas Round Bardstown” at Book your overnight stay as soon as possible as Bardstown’s hotels and inns fill up quickly for this six-week long celebration.


Dawn Przystal (, Vice President-Bardstown-Nelson County TCC, 800-638-4877 x 114

Bardstown-Nelson County Tourist & Convention Commission


Visit My Old Kentucky Home for the holidays during “Christmas Round Bardstown.”

Photo: Bardstown-Nelson County Tourist & Convention Commission

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ABOUT BARDSTOWN (, KY | Located in the heart of Kentucky Bourbon Country and situated at the trailhead of the famed Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Bardstown ( is  more familiarly known as the “Bourbon Capital of the World.” It is home to five distilleries, including Barton 1792 and Willett Distillery and these three Kentucky Bourbon Trail distilleries: Heaven Hill, Maker’s Mark and Jim Beam. Major attractions include the “Stephen Foster Story,” Kentucky’s official outdoor drama that takes place in My Old Kentucky Home State Park; the Civil War Museum of the Western Theatre (one of the four most significant such museums in the country); The Kentucky Railway Museum, where Thomas the Tank Engine is known to put in appearances; My Old Kentucky Dinner Train; and the narrated Heaven Hill Trolley tour. Additionally, Bardstown has four 18-hole golf courses, three wineries, two haunted tours and numerous religious attractions. It was selected as the “Most Beautiful Small Town in America” in the Rand McNally/USA Today 2012 “Best of the Road” contest and was designated a certified Kentucky Cultural District in 2013, one of only six Kentucky cities to achieve this honor.
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