Seeing twinkling light displays is always a special part of the holiday season. If you’re living in an apartment, you probably don’t have a ton of space or a front yard to deck out in your own festive décor. Luckily, there are other ways to get your festive light fix in Lexington. Keep reading to learn about two must-see light displays in the city, both of which you can experience and admire from the warmth and comfort of your car.
Southern Lights Holiday Festival
The annual Southern Lights Holiday Festival has been a Lexington favorite for more than 25 years. In fact, it was named one of Kentucky’s Top 10 Winter/Holiday Festivals and Events by Kentucky Travel and Tourism. It’s a three-mile driving tour through the Kentucky Horse Park that features spectacular displays made up of more than one million twinkling holiday lights. Visitors are able to view the lights from their cars between 5:30 and 10 p.m. each night through December 31st, rain or shine. Tickets are just $25 per carload. You can go alone, or pile into a single car with a small group of friends to celebrate the season together.
Jones Family Christmas Light Show
Lexingtonian Ryan Jones has been setting up an elaborate light show synched to holiday must at his family’s home for several years. Jones, who is legally blind, synchronizes over 12,000 twinkling lights in his front yard. Once outside the home, which is located at 1748 Abbington Hill, visitors are encouraged to turn their car radios on to 89.5 FM, where they can hear the Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas songs and narration of the Christmas story that go along with the lights. The show takes place every night from 6:30 to 9 p.m. through January 1st (unless there’s inclement weather), and it’s completely free.