Starting November 16, the 19th Annual Southern Lights will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation presents Southern Lights annually in support of the Kentucky Horse Park for the enjoyment of the public.
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, a petting zoo, pony rides, camel rides, model trains, holiday and craft vendors, refreshments and the Mini-Train Express. The lights are on each night through December 31, and the indoor attractions will be open each night, with the exception of November 22 (Thanksgiving) and December 24 to 31 (subject to change).
Special weekends and added exhibits or attractions will add to the holiday excitement throughout the event. The Southern Lights Stroll introduces the event again this year with a 5K race and fun walk on Thursday, November 15, which is the only night the lights can be viewed on foot.