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28th Annual Southern Lights @ Kentucky Horse Park

November 26 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm

$25 – $160

(Closed Christmas Eve)

The Southern Lights Holiday Festival presented by Friends of Coal is a three-mile driving tour through brilliant holiday lights!

Celebrating its 28th year at the Kentucky Horse Park, Southern Lights presented by Friends of Coal is a magical holiday tradition for thousands of families throughout the Bluegrass and beyond.  See over a million twinkling lights from the safety of your car and enjoy a stroll through the Holiday Village featuring safe and family friendly activities for all ages.

Drive through the lights nightly, November 26-December 31 (Closed Christmas Eve) from 5:30-10:00 pm. Avoid the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and check this item off your list by pre-purchasing your tickets!

Tickets are $25 per carload-PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Southern Lights is open nightly, November 26 -December 31 (Closed Christmas Eve). Thursdays-Sundays are very popular nights at Southern Lights. During these nights, long lines and wait times should be expected. We highly recommend purchasing tickets online. 

Named one of Kentucky’s Top 10 Winter/Holiday Festivals and Events by Kentucky Travel and Tourism, Southern Lights is a favorite holiday tradition throughout the Bluegrass and beyond. Southern Lights is a three-mile driving tour of lights that is a joy for the whole family!

At the end of the route, visitors have the option to park and explore the Holiday Village (included in admission).  The Holiday Village includes a visit with Santa, Santa’s North Pole Mailbox (where children can drop off their Christmas List), Animal Land, Mini Train ride, Bluegrass Miniature Train Display, and the Kentucky Horse Park Gift Shop.  Food options will be available.

Public restrooms are available by the Campground Entrance and Visitor Center.

Have more questions? Call us (833)-KY LIGHT (833-595-4448)


November 26 @ 8:00 am
December 31 @ 5:00 pm
$25 – $160
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