This Horse-Themed Drive-By Christmas Lights Display In Kentucky Will Make Your Holiday Season Magical

Kentucky is known for many things: fried chicken and bourbon, epic caves, and, of course, horses. Kentucky is horse country, and Derby Day is our absolute favorite holiday. But don’t have to wait until spring to celebrate horses; there is a horse-themed Christmas lights display in Kentucky that’s sure to make your season merry and bright! 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.

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The 2023 Southern Lights Holiday Festival in Kentucky is open nightly from November 24 – December 31, 2023 (Closed Christmas Day) from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation website. And don’t forget to bundle up in your coziest winter jacket!

For more only-in-Kentucky holiday fun, be sure to check out this epic underground drive-thru display!

Address: Kentucky Horse Park, 4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511, USA
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Southern Lights In Kentucky

October 14, 2022

What are some other magical unique holiday festivals in Kentucky?

Grand Rivers Festival of Lights is another unique holiday festival in KY.

The dazzle of holiday lights and all of the festive activities during the final months of the year are some of the best things about the season. Many Kentucky towns transform throughout the month of November and are fully decked out in holiday cheer before Christmas arrives. One lakefront destination happens to be one of the best places to celebrate Christmas in the South, and it would make for a magical getaway this holiday season. Grand Rivers Festival of Lights offers plenty of sparkling lights and festive events, so consider a visit this year. Patti’s is *the* place to be in Grand Rivers, and this amazing destination is known for its extensive Christmas light display. Over 1.5 million lights twinkle and shine each year at Patti’s Settlement, an event that’s been lauded as one of the best holiday light displays not only in Kentucky but in the entire country!

Aside from Patti’s, Grand Rivers is also famous for its lighthouse and lakefront location… as you wander by the water, you might even catch some boats decorated, or perhaps even a Kentucky Christmas Island!



Address: Kentucky Horse Park, 4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511, USA