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Plan Your Visit
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 now purchase tickets online which will help expedite your entry.
Named one of Kentucky’s Top 10 Winter/Holiday Festivals and Events by Kentucky Travel and Tourism, Southern Lights is a favorite holiday tradition throughout the Bluegrass and beyond. Southern Lights is a three-mile driving tour of lights that is a joy for the whole family! 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. Download your Santa Stationary here. Forget your letter? Santa’s elves will have extra stationary when you arrive, so think ahead of what you want to ask Santa for this year!
At the end of the route, visitors have the option to park and explore Animal Land (included in admission), ride a Camel ($6/person), or Pony ($6/person), and visit the Merchandise Tent for Southern Lights keepsakes!
Food trucks and kettle corn will be available at the end of the route near Animal Land.
Public restrooms are available by the Campground Entrance and Animal Land.
All indoor attractions are closed this year due to COVID. Our staff is working diligently to keep everyone safe and healthy while getting to experience the brilliant holiday lights!