Southern Lights Starts November 18th at Kentucky Horse Park

The Kentucky Horse Park will host Southern Lights, a drive-through light show that has become a holiday tradition for many Kentucky families for the past 23 years.

The light show, which acts as a fundraiser for the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, is followed by a Holiday Festival that includes Santa, craft vendors, a model train display and a petting zoo.

Southern Lights is open from 5:30-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18-Saturday, Dec. 31, with the Holiday Festival open each night, except for Thanksgiving on Nov. 24 and the week of Dec. 24-31.

For families who want to see the lights in a new way, the Southern Lights Stroll on Thursday, Nov. 17 allows families to preview the light show by walking, strolling or jogging through a portion of the exhibit.

Participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to God’s Pantry or to a local animal shelter.

People can register for the Southern Lights Stroll online at

Southern Lights costs $25 per vehicle (up to 7 passengers) for Friday through Sunday nights, and $15 for Monday through Thursday nights.

Extended vans, RVs and limousines (up to 15 passengers) cost $35.

A mini-bus (up to 25 passengers) costs $60, a school bus costs $75, and a motorcoach costs $150.

Discounted admission tickets can be pre-purchased by contacting the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation.

As the winter season rolls in, the Kentucky Horse Park change its hours of operation.

From Nov. 7 until March 14, the park will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The American Saddlebred Museum and Gift Shop will remain open during the new hours, as will the International Museum of the Horse.

Winter admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children.

Other events will continue throughout the winter, including the CP National Horse Show from Nov. 1-6 and the U.S. Dressage Finals from Nov. 10-13.


Info on Southern Lights: or (859) 255-5727

Info on Kentucky Horse Park: or (859) 233-4303.