Bardstown Road Aglow is a Highlands favorite year after year. Just after you get your first taste of the holidays on Thanksgiving, this community event gets you ready for the Christmas season and the end of the year!
Bardstown Road Aglow is always the first Saturday in December, which means this year’s event falls on December 7th. The event kicks off at 5:30 pm with the lighting of the huge spruce tree by Wendy’s at the corner of Bardstown and Grinstead, and continues until around 10:00pm. Throughout the night there are special sales and events at participating restaurants and shops along Bardstown Rd, there is a special appearance by Santa Claus at Bearno’s Pizza from 6pm-8pm, and there is enough neighborly love and fellowship to go around!
But wait! There’s bourbon! Participating pubs and restaurants in the Highlands along Bardstown Rd and Baxter Ave will be competing in the Four Roses Holiday Bourbon Battle during the next two weeks (the two weeks prior to bardstown rd aglow). Basically it goes like this: each restaurant will create their own holiday concoction using Four Roses Bourbon, then you, the consumer, will dine out at these restaurants between November 22nd and December 7th and taste these signature Highlands Holiday cocktails. You can vote for your favorite cocktail via facebook or text, and the winning bartender/cocktail creator gets $500 cash and some other cool prizes.
Bardstown Road Aglow is always a fun time, and is appropriate for people of all ages. Come to the Highlands and take a stroll down Bardstown Rd, fellowship with your neighbors, and maybe even help vote a new bourbon cocktail into existence!