Southern Lights Holiday Festival

Kentucky Horse Park
November 20 – December 31, 2015

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.

Southern Lights Stroll

What to Expect at Southern Lights

Given record turnouts last year, we suggest you consider a weeknight - the lines are shorter and the ticket price is lower. Same great attractions! Another tip, arrive as close as possible to opening time (5:30 pm), the lines will be shorter and you will have more time to visit our Holiday Festival attractions!

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 Holiday Festival 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. Holiday Festival attractions are open every night except November 26 and December 24-31.

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. 20 - 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)


  • Monday-Thursday: $15.00 per car (up to 7 people per passenger vehicle)
  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: $25.00 per car (up to 7 people per passenger vehicle)
  • Extended Van: $35 (up to 15 people)
  • Mini Bus: $60 (up to 25 people)
  • School Bus: $75
  • Motor Coach: $150

Chris Nentwick, Kentucky Horse Park Foundation

859-255-5727 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
859-259-4200 (5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.)