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 December 5th–A Kentucky Christmas at Ashland

Join us for a Kentucky Christmas at Ashland on Saturday, December 5th! From 10:00-6:30, we will have local craftspeople selling their wares in our Christmas Market here on the Ashland grounds. Our cafe will also be open selling seasonal treats. Admission is not charged for our market, but there is a $5 charge for parking and a charge for regular tours going on during the day, and for the Candlelight Open House in the evening.

Beginning at 5:15, we will have our Ashland Illumination. Instead of lighting the Norway spruce, we will be lighting trees closer to the house as well as our outbuildings, transforming the grounds into a quaint Christmas village.

A Candlelight Open House tour of the mansion will begin immediately after the illumination and will go until 7:30. Last guests admitted at 7:00. Please note that due to the need to set up for the Candlelight the regular 4pm tour will be cancelled on December 5.

A very special thank you to our Sponsors and Donors of this event:

Presenting Sponsor – Kentucky Bank

Illumination Sponsors – VisitLex and Anonymous

Performance Stage Sponsors – Sotheby’s Bluegrass International Realty; Keeneland and Audi of the Bluegrass

Santa’s Helper Sponsors – David and Phillipa Fogg

Christmas Candlelight Tours

Ashland invites you to joy in the magic of Christmas by attending one of our special Candlelight Open House tours! Tickets are available for purchase at the door and no reservations are required.

Dec. 5th–Immediately following the Ashland Illumination as part of A Kentucky Christmas at Ashland, approximately 5:30-7:30.

Dec. 13th–5:30-7:30

Dec. 26th–5:30-7:30 Note: In order to set up for the Candlelight tour the regular 4pm tour will be cancelled.

**Last guests admitted at 7:00**

Candlelight Tour Pricing:
Adults: $15
Students (age 6-college): $7
Children 5 and under: Free

**On Dec. 5th only, free Christmas treat at our cafe with purchase of Candlelight ticket. Other refreshments available for purchase at the cafe. On Dec. 13th and 26th, all refreshments are included in the price of Candlelight admission and will be available in the Keeper’s Cottage.**





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