Southern Lights Holiday Festival

Kentucky Horse Park
November 21 – December 31, 2014

Over twenty years ago, the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation presented the first ever driving tour of holiday lights, aimed at attracting the local community. Today Southern Lights has evolved to attract over 120,000 visitors each year from across Kentucky and surrounding states and is regularly chosen as a Top 20 Event in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society.

What to Expect at Southern Lights

Boasting over four miles of lights, Southern Lights continues to grow and improve each year, adding additional holiday displays along the driven route and expanding its indoor attractions.

After driving through the lights, guests are invited to park and enjoy the attractions in the Park’s interior, which are designed to entertain every member of the family-from local crafts, model trains and mini train rides, visits with Santa, to the ever popular exotic petting zoo. Indoor attractions are open every night except November 27 and December 24-31.


The 2014 Southern Lights are presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky. Thanks to TMMK and all of our 2014 sponsors for making this event possible. For more information about the Lights call 859-255-5727.

How to Get Here

Please note that GPS and phone mapping functions may not accurately direct you to the Kentucky Horse Park. Please use "4089 Iron Works Pike" (not "Parkway") as the street address when utilizing GPS and mapping software. Please note that you must access Southern Lights ONLY from Iron Works Parkway through the Campground Entrance. LISLE ROAD IS NOT AN ENTRANCE TO THE KENTUCKY HORSE PARK.


 Nov. 21 - Dec. 31 (Indoor activities closed Thanksgiving and Dec. 24-31)


 5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.


 Campground Entrance of the Kentucky Horse Park (3785 Campground Road, Lexington, KY 40511)


  • Sunday-Thursday: $15.00 per car (up to 7 people)
  • Friday and Saturday: $20.00 per car (up to 7 people)
  • Extended Van: $30 (up to 15 people)
  • Mini Bus: $50 (up to 25 people)
  • School Bus: $75
  • Motor Coach: $125

Shining Star Presenting Sponsor

Ribbons and Bows Sponsors


Chris Nentwick, Kentucky Horse Park Foundation