Jessamine County notes: Oliver Perry House to celebrate Christmas, 1860s style

November 28, 2012 

Experience an 1860s-style Christmas at the Oliver Perry House at Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature a holiday celebration typical of how the Perry family celebrated Christmas in their residence before and after the Union Army occupation. The house will be decorated in period style, Christmas carols will be sung, and treats will be provided, including General Bull Nelson Rum Cake. Re-enactors will provide guided tours of the house and take visitors on a candlelit tour to the interpretive center, barracks and museum. Call (859) 881-5716 or visit

Wilmore's old-fashioned Christmas

Share the spirit of the season at Wilmore's Old-Fashioned Musical Christmas on Saturday. Numerous businesses will be hosting seasonal music, a pancake breakfast, Christmas craft fair, carriage rides and an elf costume contest. All events are free and will remain on schedule regardless of the weather. Restrooms available in the churches. Visit, then click "Events" and "Old Fashioned Christmas."

Tree-lighting ceremony set

The annual Jessamine County tree-lighting ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Friday on the courthouse lawn. Complimentary hot chocolate and free photos with Santa will be available. Choirs from Brookside Elementary and East Jessamine Middle School will provide musical entertainment, and the Jessamine County Ministerial Association and representatives of the Jessamine County Public Library will provide readings of holiday works. More at

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