Is there a better holiday tradition than piling in the car to check out the city’s best Christmas lights? Probably not, and luckily there are some really great destinations for the best Christmas lights near Louisville that will surely impress. Have one amazing evening and hit up all four of these spots, or split them up for enchanting fun all season long. This Christmas Lights Road Trip around Louisville is nothing short of magical.

PS: If you’d like to adjust the trip itinerary, you can easily do so on Google Maps.

These four stops around Louisville will make for many happy holiday memories. Where do you head around town for the best Christmas lights? Let us know in the comments!

And for another spectacular light display in Kentucky, check out our previous article about an enchanting walk-thru event.

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What are the best drive-thru light displays near Louisville?

About an hour east of Louisville, the Kentucky Horse Park puts on an amazing drive-thru display that's sure to enchant visitors, young and old alike! The Southern Lights Holiday Festival is a three-mile drive-by Christmas lights display that takes our equestrian enthusiasm here in Kentucky to a whole other level and is sure to make your holiday season totally magical. For nearly 30 years, Southern Lights has been one of the premier holiday events in Kentucky. This holiday event would easily win "Best in Show," with an epic drive-thru, model train show, and Holiday Village offering guests an enchanting winter wonderland experience.

Another drive-thru display that's a newer addition to Kentucky is Light Up the Fair. Hailed as Northern Kentucky's only drive-thru light show, this event takes place at the Boone County Fairgrounds and is a really fun way for families to experience the holiday magic together.  A magical Christmas light display, Light Up the Fair in Kentucky is a mile and a half of twinkling lights and dazzling displays that are definitely worth the drive from Louisville!

Finally, each year, the National Corvette Museum takes on a new atmosphere as it is transformed into Twinkle at the Track in Kentucky. This two-mile, drive-thru holiday light display hasn’t been around long, but it’s already a favorite family tradition around Christmas time. Cars and larger passenger vehicles can drive right onto the track, past over one million twinkling lights along the way!