7 Wondrous Things to do in Kentucky in

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Sledding and snowy hikes and sparkly lights, Kentucky in winter is an exceptionally cozy time filled with so many opportunities to get out and have some fun!

Whether it’s enjoying a smooth glass of bourbon, admiring a gorgeous light display, or exploring snowy state parks, there is plenty of charm to go around in Kentucky in winter!

With its enchanting Main Street displays and vast array of holiday festivities, Bardstown in the winter is sure to bring out your inner child, but like with a LOT more bourbon.

1) Visit Bardstown

Nothing (and we mean nothing) can warm you up like bourbon can, since it gives you that undeniable “Kentucky hug” (the warming feeling of bourbon going down)!

2) Maker's Mark Bourbon

Patti’s 1880’s Settlement becomes a beacon of Christmas in the winter!

3) Patti’s 1880’S Settlement

J. Graham’s Cafe, located in The Brown Hotel, is where you can get the Hot Brown, an open-faced turkey sandwich with bacon, parmesan cheese, and a delicate Mornay sauce that’s served hot.

4) The Original Hot Brown

Carter Caves State Resort Park serves up winter whimsy when it gets cold out!

5) Carter Caves State Resort Park

Fête De Noël is Louisville’s answer to a European Christmas market, with plenty of twinkling lights, and a holiday market full of delicious treats (helloooo, gourmet hot chocolate!).

6) Ice Skating at Fête De Noël

Sprawling 3,000 acres, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is a gateway to yesteryear and a wonderful place to soak in all the beautiful things about Kentucky in winter.

7) Shaker Village

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Learn more about the ways you can enjoy winter in the great state of Kentucky!