Get lit this Christmas season by visiting these decorated destinations

Kernel Staff

Santa Claus will have no problem seeing certain Lexington locations from his sleigh in the sky because their Christmas lights shine brighter than Rudolph’s nose.

The Kernel staff visited several spots around Lexington perfect for viewing Christmas lights during the holiday season. Watch the video to get a glimpse of the holiday cheer, or see more information below so you can go see the lights for yourself: 

Southern Lights Holiday Festival at the Kentucky Horse Park

Southern Lights opened Nov. 17 and will remain open until Dec. 31. After you drive through the Christmas lights (reminder: no stopping!) make sure to go inside to see local artists’ work for sale, eat some yummy food, and be delighted by feeding the animals in the petting zoo.

Location: Kentucky Horse Park, 4089 Iron Works Parkway

Hours: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.


$15 for a vehicle with seven or fewer people, Mondays through Thursdays

$25 for a vehicle with seven or fewer people, Fridays through Sundays

More information can be found here.

Fire Station #20

The Lexington Fire Department Station #20 has lights tuned to Christmas music, which you can hear on your own car radio. Tip: Don’t forget to turn your headlights off once you park in front of the station.

Location: 3001 Arrowhead Dr.

Hours: Always open

Cost: Free

The Chinoe House

If you’re driving down Chinoe looking for a popular house for Christmas-lights viewers, you’ll definitely know it when you see it. This is a private residence, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Buddy the Elf lived there.

Location: 1008 Chineo Rd.

Hours: Always open

Cost: Free

There are definitely more great locations to view Christmas lights around the city of Lexington, but these were just a few of our favorites to get you started.