Kentucky really becomes something of a winter wonderland between Thanksgiving week and New Year’s Eve. A full list of all the Kentucky holiday lights would be too long, so we thought a short-list of some of the more well-known displays from around the state might be fun.
The Grand Rivers Festival of Lights
The Grand Rivers Festival of Lights, located in western Kentucky, features over 700,000 lights in downtown Grand Rivers on Kentucky Lake as well as at Patti's 1880s Settlement
. This incredible display has to be seen to be believed - I'll bet you can see it from space! Grand Rivers Festival of Lights remains up through the first week of January.
For more information, visit their website
Lexington's Southern Lights
Lexington's Southern Lights display gets bigger every year - this year it's up to over four miles of lights! Lexington's Southern Lights is primarily an outdoor course of lights and displays you drive through in your car, followed by indoor attractions, such as local crafts, model trains, mini train rides, visits with Santa, and even an exotic petting zoo. Lexington's Southern Lights are open from November 21 – December 31, 2014 - though the indoor attractions close for the holidays: November 27 and December 24-31.
For more information, please visit www.southernlightsky.org
Ashland's Winter Wonderland of Lights
Ashland's Winter Wonderland of Lights, in Eastern Kentucky, lights up downtown Ashland's 52 acre, Central Park with 50 magical holiday displays and more than 800,000 lights! There's even a Winter Wonderland Express Train offering rides to the kiddies. Ashland's Winter Wonderland of Lights is open from November 17th, 2014 to January 4th, 2015 (the Winter Wonderland Express Train closes Jan 21st, 2014).
For more information, please visit www.winterwonderlandoflights.com
Newport's Light up the Levee
Newport's Light up the Levee offers a display of Kentucky holiday lights like no other: a synchronized, musical array of over 1.2 million lights, a 30-foot Christmas tree with a six-foot-tall, Star of Bethlehem topper, spiral trees, five-foot snowflakes, wreaths and more transform the Newport on the Levee shopping center into a must-see holiday attraction. Newport's Light up the Levee is open from November 18th, 2014 through January 2, 2015 with 20 minute-long light shows starting every evening from 5pm to 1:50am.
for more information.
Lights under Louisville at the Mega Cavern
The Louisville MEGA Cavern is always good for a visit but, around the holidays, this massive, underground attraction transforms itself into a Kentucky Christmas wonderland with 17 miles of underground passageways decorated with over 2,000,000 lights, including over 850 lit characters! A 30 minute drive in your vehicle, Lights under Louisville is the only underground light show of its kind, anywhere. Open from November 21st, 2014 through January 4th, 2015.
Be sure to visit www.louisvillemegacavern.com
for more information.
We've only mentioned a few of the many hundreds of worthy displays of Kentucky holiday lights that can be seen. No matter where you go for your Kentucky Christmas getaway, you can be sure there's a community somewhere nearby with a beautiful display worth visiting for that special, Christmas spirit. It's the same with Kentucky Bed & Breakfast inns: no matter where your Kentucky vacation takes you, a member Kentucky bed and breakfast inn
has turned down a bed and is keeping the light on for you. Give yourself a treat and book a room - you wont regret it.