As we move through the holiday season, there are so many options for festive activities throughout the Bluegrass. If you are anywhere near central Kentucky and Lexington, one of your annual traditions may be a visit to Southern Lights at The Kentucky Horse Park. Known as one of the best drive-thru light displays in Kentucky and even in the region, this long-running attraction has so much to offer. Ride a magical Christmas lights train and much more at the Visitor Center and enjoy what may just be the best holiday event in Kentucky.

Southern Lights takes a favorite destination in the Bluegrass and transforms it into a magical attraction for all ages. With a drive-thru display, train rides, visits with Santa, and more, it is definitely in the running as the best holiday event in Kentucky. Is a trip to Southern Lights an annual tradition for your family? Tell us about it in the comments!

For more information, visit the Southern Lights website and follow along on Facebook. On the website you’ll find specific hours, pricing, and a description of the entire event.

And for more reasons to visit The Kentucky Horse Park throughout the year, take a closer look in our previous article.

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Kentucky is known around the world for horses and caves (and bourbon, but that's beside the point), so it's only appropriate that both of these Bluegrass icons would be represented during the holidays. Southern Lights at the Kentucky Horse Park is an amazing seasonal event that celebrates the state's equestrian culture, and if you're into caves, there's an underground holiday light display at Louisville Mega Cavern that's truly one-of-a-kind!  If you’re looking for something a bit more unique that will still get you excited for Christmas, you definitely need to check out Lights Under Louisville in the Louisville Mega Cavern. As one of the best holiday light displays in Kentucky and definitely the most unique, Lights Under Louisville is an exciting way to celebrate the holiday season. Around Christmas time, the cavern lights up. Lights Under Louisville is one of the most popular holiday attractions in the city. You drive your own car through the 17 miles of glowing underground tunnels, and the tour takes about 30 minutes. Upon entering, you will be dazzled by over three million points of light and over 850 light displays. Amazing, right?

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