The Southern Lights holiday lights event, put on annually by the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation as a fundraiser in support of the Kentucky Horse Park, is in its final weeks.
From 5:30 until 10:00 pm each evening, visitors will be awed by the dazzling display of majestic lights. The drive will begin at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground, and will proceed through an enhanced dreamland of dazzling lighted and often animated figures. While many displays represent the holiday season, favorites are customized to represent the Bluegrass state.
Inside the park, visitors will be able to leave their cars behind to see a multitude of holiday happenings including seasonal entertainment, the Kentucky Horse Park Gift Shop and holiday craft vendors, Santa Claus and Frosty, an exotic petting zoo, pony rides, camel rides, the Mini-Train Express and model trains, dollhouses, the International Museum of the Horse, and the Bit & Bridle Restaurant serving dinner and seasonal goodies.
The lights are on each night through December 31, and the additional attractions inside the park will be open each night through December 23.
For more info -
Personal Vehicle - Sunday – Thursday $15.00
Friday and Saturday $20.00
Extended Van $30.00
School Bus $75.00
Additional Attractions (through December 23 only) -
Kentucky Horse Park Gift Shop
Holiday Craft Fair
Pony Rides and Camel Rides ($)
Exotic Petting Zoo
Santa Claus w/visits from Frosty, pictures with Santa by Lexington Rotary Club ($)
Live Entertainment and Children’s Activities
Bluegrass Railroad Club Model Trains
The Bluegrass Miniature Society Dollhouses
International Museum of the Horse, a Smithsonian Affiliate
Bit & Bridle Restaurant, home of Santa’s Workshop
Location and Parking-
Enter at KHP Campground entrance, drive through lights,
Park in Main Visitor Parking to go to additional attractions inside park (thru Dec. 23)
Directions* to the Kentucky Horse Park: http://kyhorsepark.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=610&Itemid=336
*Southern Lights Travel Tip: Come early and avoid I-75, exit 120, and Georgetown Road. Approach the Southern Lights entrance (KHP Campground) from the east, heading north from Newtown Pike or I-75, exit 115.
Dates and Times –
November 16 through December 31, 2012
5:30 to 10:00 pm each evening
Driving tour only December 24-31**
**(The additional Southern Lights attractions such as the KHP Gift Shop, craft vendors, Santa Claus, Mini-Train Express and model trains, Bit & Bridle Restaurant, International Museum of the Horse, dollhouses, pony rides, camel rides, and exotic petting zoo are open nightly through December 23.)
Prices and dates are subject to change without notice.