Are you looking for the BEST Christmas Light displays in Kentucky?
I’m sharing the top Christmas light displays to see throughout the Bluegrass state.
These holiday displays are a great adventure to experience with family or friends.
Use these tips for viewing holiday lights before you go.
Lights Under Louisville Underground Drive-thru Christmas Light Display
MEGA Cavern has the ONLY underground holiday light show in the world!
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: Open NOV. 13, 2020 – JAN. 3, 2021
Open Daily at 11am until 10pm Christmas Day.
Christmas Day 5PM to 10PM
December 26 to December 27: 5PM to 10PM
December 28 to January 1: 6PM to 10PM
January 2 to January 3: 5PM to 10PM
*Lights Under Louisville will be open nightly through January 3rd.
*Monday through Thursday is the best time to avoid the crowds
Passenger Vehicle (Car, Truck, Minivan) $29.99
Full-Size Van $49.99
Small School Bus $69.99
Full-Size School Bus $139.99
MotorCoach $5.99 per person
Priority Pass Standard Vehicle $54.99-$64.99
Priority Pass Full Size Van $69.99-$79.99
Emergency Response Car/Marked Car FREE
*Additional fees may apply when using a credit card.
Winter Nights, River Lights in Newport, KY on the Purple People Bridge
425 York St, Newport, KY
Enjoy a socially distanced family activity with a beautifully lit holiday walk across the Purple People Bridge and along the river at the Levee.
Be sure to complete your visit by stopping at the Wish Tree to make someone’s holiday wish come true!
The Wish Tree is located on the Newport side of the bridge approach.
While you are at Newport on the Levee, schedule a visit to see Scuba Santa at the Newport Aquarium.
Admission: There is no admission fee to walk across the bridge.
Park at Newport on the Levee Parking Garage
1 Levee Way, Newport, KY
Parking Garage Rates:
- Monday – Sunday:
- 0-1 hour stay – Free
- 1-2 hour stay – $3
- 3-24 hour stay – $5
- Lost ticket – $5
Light Up the Fair at the Boone County Fairgrounds
5819 Idlewild Rd Burlington, KY
A Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Drive Through Christmas Lights Display, at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
There are a 500,000 individually controlled LED Christmas lights!
Each and every one of the ½ million LED Christmas lights that adorn the 1.5-mile driving path at the Light Up The Fair this year, are individually controlled.
Captivating displays along the way will light the path with something the whole family is bound to enjoy. Articulately choreographed to holiday-themed music, the show is conveniently broadcast live to the comforts of your car radio’s 97.9 FM channel.
When: November 13-January 3
- Sunday – Thursday 5:30-9pm
- Friday and Saturday 5:30- 10pm
- Open all holidays including Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years Eve, and New Years Day
Children under 3-FREE!
You can order tickets in advance online or pay with cash or credit at the gate
Southern Lights Holiday Festival at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington
4089 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, Ky
See over a million twinkling lights from the safety of your car!
When: Southern Lights is open nightly, Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 through Thursday, December 31st, 2020 from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM.
Thursdays-Sundays are very popular nights at Southern Lights.
During these nights, long lines and wait times should be expected. Guests can purchase tickets online which to help expedite their entry.
$25 personal car, Extended van, RV, Limousine
$65 Mini Bus
$80 School Bus
$160 Motor Coach
This year Santa will be incorporated into the driving route, where families can wave hello and have the option to drop off letters in Santa’s North Pole Mailbox.
Besides the driving route, Animal Land -a live exotic zoo, pony, and camel rides will be open this year. *Pony and camel rides are an additional fee. You can also purchase food to feed the animals. They are open every night from 5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
ChristmasTime at the Ark
1 Ark Encounter Dr, Williamstown, KY
You’ll also enjoy a life-size ark and gardens illuminated in rainbow-colored lights, Ararat Ridge Zoo, festive food and drinks, traditional Christmas carols, a massive fair trade market and gift shop for Christmas shopping, and so much more.
Bring the family for an unforgettable evening of festive lights, gift shopping, and more at the life-size Noah’s ark.
When: 5 PM–8:30 PM on Select Days -Wednesday through Sunday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. (ET) from November 27 through December 20.
Every evening beginning at 5 p.m. from December 21–30, closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Parking: $10 per vehicle
*Addition fee to tour the Ark Encounter
2800 Bullittsburg Church Rd, Petersburg, KY
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, they add new designs and more color throughout the garden trails, so that 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: Wednesday through Sunday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. (ET) from November 27 through December 20.
- Every evening beginning at 5 p.m. from December 21–30
- *Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Hours: 5 PM–8:30 PM on Select Days
- Parking $10 per vehicle
- *Addition fee to tour the Creation Museum
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