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Southern Lights at the Kentucky Horse Park

Celebrating its 27th year at the Kentucky Horse Park, Southern Lights presented by Friends of Coal is a magical holiday tradition for thousands of families from throughout the Bluegrass and beyond. In 2019, more than 100,000 individuals in nearly 25,000 vehicles traveled through the miles of dazzling holiday light displays along the charming farm lanes at the Kentucky Horse Park. Purchase tickets ONLINE or at the gate.
When: Nightly  from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm November 22 – December 31.
Where: 4089 Iron Works Pike, Lexington 40511
Cost: $25 per carload
2020 Update: The display will be up for all to enjoy!

Photo from the Fire Station 20 Facebook Page

Lexington Fire Station # 20 

The fire station is a great family tradition! It’s timed to music so be sure to tune in while you’re there! The channel is posted on a sign just outside the station.
When: Nightly
Where: 3001 Arrowhead, Lexington 40514
Cost: Free (Drop a toy for the Toys for Tots program if you’d like!)
2020 Update: Be watching for info on 2020!

Photo from the Shaker Village blog

Shaker Village Illuminated Evenings

During the holiday season, Shaker Village will bustle with light-hearted moments that remind us of long-ago winter days filled with wonder and laughter. Make time to delight in life’s simple gifts with family and friends, as lively music, merriment and candlelight illuminate the Village. In addition to our regular Holiday festivities, Illuminated Evenings will feature holiday music, roaring fires, twinkling lights and an appearance by Mrs. Claus! December 5, 12, and 19 will feature different performers, programs and tours.
When: Saturday evenings in December 5, 12, 19. 5 pm – 8 pm
Where: 3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg KY 40330
Cost: $5 after 5 pm. Donations of new gloves, hats, scarves and non-perishable food for the Shaker Village Giving Tree are encouraged in place of regular $5 admission, and will be given to local families in need.
2020 Update: This event is happening for 2020!

Entrance of Buffalo Trace Distillery with holiday lights and decorations

Holiday Lights at Buffalo Trace Distillery

See a kaleidoscope of sparkling lights and displays that captivate your imagination on a drive through Buffalo Trace Distillery.
When: Nightly, 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm December 3, 2020 – January 1, 2021
Where: 113 Great Buffalo Trace Frankfort, KY 40601
Cost: Free
2020 Update: This will be open for 2020!

Photo from Queenslake

Queenslake Drive-Thru Christmas Festival of Lights

Christmas Reflections at Queenslake Horse Farm in Georgetown, KY is on a mission to provide family-friendly, COVID-safe activities for residents to safely alleviate the adverse effects from pandemic-related isolation. Over 10,000 feet of Christmas lights on the fences, barns, and main house. Floating light displays on the lake, world-class holiday light show on the 6,000 sf. residence, carolers, Christmas barn, photos with Santa Claus. And on New Year’s Eve, the midnight ball drop spectacular. Hundreds of carloads of visitors will attend each night.
When: 11/27-28-29 – 6pm-10pm  – Opening Weekend/Sneak Preview/Media
12/4-5-6 – 6pm-10pm – Christmas Reflections at Queenslake
12/11-12-13 – 6pm-10pm – Christmas Reflections at Queenslake
12/18-30 – 6pm-10pm – Christmas Reflections at Queenslake
12/31 – 8pm to 12:30pm New Years Eve Ball Drop Spectacular
Where: 292 Soards Road, Georgetown, KY 40324
Cost: $20 per carload
2020 Update: This event is happening in 2020!

Photo from Mustard Seed Hill’s Facebook page

Christmas at Mustard Seed Hill 

Outside the house, visitors can park their vehicle, and get out and walk through the campus, getting an up close vantage of the grand scale of the illuminated attractions. On three select weekends in December, visitors will also engage with local artisans and food vendors at our Christmas Market + Hospitality Tent. This European-styled market will welcome local vendors from Central Kentucky to showcase art, holiday crafts, and much more. Food vendors will offer filling holiday refreshments to enjoy during your experience. Christmas at Mustard Seed Hill is an ideal holiday attraction for the whole family, for your church fellowship group, for social and civic clubs, for a romantic holiday date night, and for anyone who delights in the festive scene of stunning lights, Christmas carols, the warm aroma of gingerbread, and the fellowship of holiday cheer.
When: Nightly 5 pm – 10 pm November 22 – January 22
Where: 1122 Main Street Millersburg, KY 40348
Cost: Free – Get tickets online
2020 Update: This event is being held for 2020!

Photo from (Mark Dumont)

Cincinnati Zoo Festival of Lights 

Things may look a little different this year, but The Cincinnati Zoo will still be shining bright as we’re once again transformed into a “Wild Wonderland” for the 38th annual PNC Festival of Lights! In addition to admiring the beauty of 4 million LED lights, visitors can ride the North Polar Express train ride, marvel at the spectacular Wild Lights show on Swan Lake, or snack at one of two S’mores-n-More stands. Santa will be available for socially-distanced visits starting at 4 p.m. through December 23.
When: Nightly 1 pm – 9 pm Nov. 21, 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021
Where: 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
Cost: Prices vary – see online
2020 Update: This event is happening in 2020!

Photo from Lights Under Louisville online

Lights Under Louisville

Drive your own vehicle through the MEGA Cavern to experience the ONLY underground holiday light show in the world! Each year the LOUISVILLE MEGA CAVERN is transformed into an underground holiday light spectacular for the Christmas season. Enjoy a 30 minute ride through part of our 17 miles of underground passageways. Featuring over 850 lit characters with over 3,000,000 points of light. It’s the only underground light show of its kind on the planet!
When: Nightly Monday – Friday 6 pm – 10 pm, Saturday & Sunday 5 pm – 10 pm November 13 – January 3
Where: 1841 Taylor Ave Louisville, KY 40213
Cost: Prices vary for vehicle type – find ticketing info online
2020 Update: This event is happening for 2020!

Photo from Winter Illumunations’ Facebook page

Winter Illuminations (Louisville)

Winter Illuminations is an illuminated trail walk. Designed to be Louisville’s premiere winter tradition, the one-mile trail features more than 10 light installations harmonizing light, music and nature. We invite you to bring your family and friends to experience the magic of this one of a kind illuminated trail.|
When: Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday: 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:45 pm to 9:00 pm November 20th – January 3rd
Where: 1411 Beckley Creek Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40245
Cost: Prices vary by age and day you visit. Find out more online.
2020 Update: This event is happening for 2020!

Photo from Creation Museum

Creation Museum

ChristmasTown at the Creation Museum is becoming a Christmas tradition for families in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Stroll through the museum’s botanical gardens amid the breathtaking display of thousands of multi-colored lights. Each year, we add new designs and more color throughout the garden trails, so your experience is never the same! Enjoy a live nativity, petting zoo, skating on our Glice® (synthetic ice) rink, festive treats and shopping, and so much more!
When: 5 PM–8:30 PM on Select Days (See Calendar online)
Where: 2800 Bullittsburg Church Rd. Petersburg, KY 41080
Cost: Parking $10, Lights and outdoor nativity experience are FREE. Additional activities are available for a fee or museum admission.
2020 Update: This event is being held for 2020.

Mt. McKinley Lights

Enjoy this annual tradition with new things planned each year. They typically offer a food donation opportunity so be sure to check their Facebook page for updates on making a non-perishable donation while you are there!
When: Nightly  from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm Thanksgiving through New Year’s eve.
Where: 2956 Mt. McKinley Way, Lexington KY 40517
Cost: FREE (Food donations encouraged)
2020 Update: The display will be up for all to enjoy!

Photo posted to Reddit

Turner House

The Turner family has been decorating for the holidays for decades and their beautiful light display is always a favorite of families across Central KY!
When: Nightly during the holidays
Where: 1008 Chinoe Road, Lexington KY 40502
Cost: FREE
2020 Update: Watching for an update for 2020!

Photo from the Toronto Road Holidays Facebook page

Toronto Road Holidays

If you’re a fan of the colorful, inflatable yard decorations or have kids who love these or want to see some favorite classic holiday and cartoon friends this is the stop for you! Enjoy a HUGE display of fun characters including Rudolph, Mickey, Snoopy, Spongebob and MORE!
When: Nightly from around Thanksgiving through New Year’s eve.
Where: 200 Toronto Road, Lexington 40515
Cost: FREE
2020 Update: The display will be up for all to enjoy!

Photo from the Jones Family Christmas Facebook page

Jones Family Christmas Light and Music Show

A wonderful display set to music! Tune in to 89.5 and enjoy the show!
When: Nightly from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm December 1st – January 1st.
Where: 1748 Abbington Hill, Lexington 40514
Cost: FREE
2020 Update: The display will be up for all to enjoy!

Photo from the Abbington Hill Lights Facebook page

Abbington Hill Lights

Enjoy this stop just down the street from the Jones Family Christmas Lights! This home is decorated with lights programmed to music.
When: Nightly from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm November 1st – January 1st.
Where: 1713 Abbington Hill, Lexington 40514
Cost: FREE
2020 Update: The display will be up for all to enjoy!

Photo from the Wild Lights website

Wild Lights

Enjoy this special display a local 14 year old created!! The Wild Lights musical light show in Jessamine County is set to music too! Drive by, tune to 88.5 FM. @WILDLIGHTSKY
When: Nightly through January 8th.
Where: 112 Bernie Trail, Nicholasville KY 40356
Cost: FREE (Accepting food donations to benefit Packin the Pantry)
2020 Update: The display will be up for all to enjoy!

366 Bourbon Acres Road, Paris, KY 40361

106 Briarwood Road, Versailles, KY 40383

400 Farmbrook Circle, Frankfort, KY 40601 – Music synced with lights

3293 Featherston Drive Lexington, KY 40515

720 Pinnacle Court, Lexington, KY 40515 – Tune in on your radio to music synced to the lights

412 Kimberly Place, Lexington, KY 40503 – Lots of lights and displays and Santa and his reindeer are on the roof!

136 Wells Court, Nicholasville, KY 40356

705 Troy Trail, Lexington, KY 40517 – The owners have built a Whoville village in their yard and the lights play to the soundtrack of the Grinch, they also have a Grinch cut out to take a picture with and ornament bags for the kids to take home and decorate.

737 Sundollar Cove, Lexington KY 40515

3881 Ormesby Place, Lexington, KY 40515

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