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23rd Annual

Lighting of the Trace

Thursday, December 2, 2021 – Saturday, January 1, 2022
Nightly, 5:30p-9:30p

Event Details




Date & Time

Nightly, 5:30p-9:30p

Thursday, December 2, 2021 through Saturday, January 1, 2022


Buffalo Trace Distillery

113 Great Buffalo Trace 

Frankfort, KY 40601

Lighting of the Trace

See a kaleidoscope of sparkling lights and displays that captivate your imagination on a drive through Buffalo Trace Distillery.

Santa will be joining the fun on our holiday lights route 12/9, 12/10, 12/11, & 12/12 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm!

On these special evenings, children may wave at Santa, drop off their letter to Santa in our “Letters to the North Pole” mailbox, and get a pre-packaged treat from one of Santa’s elves all while remaining inside their vehicles.

Additionally, please join us Thursday, December 2nd, for our Virtual Lighting of the Trace on Facebook to kick off this 2021 holiday season!

Buffalo Trace Gift Shop

Your Holiday Gifting Destination

Finding the best gifts for the bourbon fan in your life has never been easier. Shop gifts for serving, enjoying or simply celebrating America’s favorite spirit brought to you by the team at Buffalo Trace Distillery.