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Ring in the new year in style like never before! Come aboard our luxurious rail cars for a three-hour ride enjoying the beautiful scenery of Kentucky Bourbon Country. Enjoy FIVE courses of decadent and festive cuisine prepared onboard by our culinary team amidst live music in our 1940s dining cars. Join us as we ring in the new year with a “mock midnight” countdown with our train and champagne toast. Arrive early to enjoy our live band, cocktails and champagne during our social hour.

Come dressed to the nines for a chance to win a prize in our BEST DRESSED CONTEST!

From :
$ 139


  • 3 hour, roundtrip excursion
  • New Year’s Experience
  • Live music in depot and onboard the train
  • Gourmet, five-course dinner prepared fresh onboard by our dedicated culinary team
  • Glass of Champagne upon arrival
  • Champagne toast at mock-midnight
  • Souvenir champagne flute
  • All non-alcoholic beverages, including after dinner coffee and tea

Dinner Menu

First Course
Garlic and Herb Boursin Cheese and Crackers

First Course
Lobster Bisque

Third Course
House Salad with Golden Spike Dressing

Main Course Options
Vegetarian Available upon Request

  • Prime Rib
  • Stuffed Lobster

Fifth Course

  • Seven-layer chocolate cake
  • Crème Brule cheese cake

Excursion Information

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train features four beautifully restored 1940’s vintage dining cars, which are pulled by two 1950’s F-unit locomotives. Before your journey begins, take a moment to browse our gift shop full of unique mementos or sit back and enjoy a specialty cocktail from our depot bar stocked with premium wine, beer, and liquor, including more than 35 types of bourbon.

Embark on your journey from our historical depot nestled in Bardstown, Kentucky, named Most Beautiful Small Town in America by Rand McNally and USA Today in 2012 and in 2014 America’s Best Small Town by Fodor’s Travel Guide in 2014! Throughout the journey, the train travels through the breathtaking Kentucky countryside, traveling by sites such as Jim Beam distillery, Jesse James’ safe house, and the Jackson Hollow Trestle in the Bernheim Forest.

While My Old Kentucky Dinner Train’s patrons travel across the beautiful natural scenery and historical sites during the two and a half hour excursion, they are invited to embark on a culinary journey equally remarkable. The delicious prix fixe meal is prepared fresh while en route by our culinary team and served throughout the evening alongside refreshments and specialty cocktails. The traditional tables of four are perfect for conversation yet cozy enough for privacy. All that’s left is to sit back, relax, and enjoy the wonderful moments with those around you.

Additional Information

  • Social hour begins one hour prior to excursion time
  • Dress code for event is Semi-Formal (There will be a best-dressed contest!)
  • Excursions depart promptly at time listed (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Excursions depart from and return to the depot in Bardstown, KY
  • The five-course dinner is served throughout the evening
  • Full-service bar available at the depot and while on board
  • Additional celebratory flower arrangements and desserts may be purchased in advance
  • For more information, visit our FAQ page or call our reservations team