Horse Park Happenings: December 2016


December already? While the year has certainly flown by, the good times are sticking around at the Kentucky Horse Park. While the number of events tends to be fewer in the cooler months, the indoor attractions are still nice and toasty. If it’s been a while since you’ve toured the Horse Park, take a trip to see the exhibits.

And don't forget to check the calendar in the New Year! 


Southern Lights

Through December 31st : 5:30pm-10pm Nightly

The Southern Lights are on... but this holiday favorite doesn’t last forever! Don’t miss out on this spectacular tradition. Twinkling lights will wow out of town guests, kids and kids at heart alike! Best of all is Holiday Festival indoors and on foot in the park’s interior. From visits with Santa to an exotic petting zoo, everyone will love seeing the Horse Park illuminated in this festive display. Please note that the indoor attractions are open every night except December 24th - 31st. Love a deal? Visit Southern Lights through the week. The lines are shorter and ticket price is lower.


10th Annual Holly Day Market

Friday, December 2nd – Sunday, December 4th

Alltech Arena

Get your holiday shopping started at the most festive market around! This three-day event is hosted by the Junior League of Lexington. The Holly Day Market combines holiday shopping with festive events and activities designed to get everyone in the holiday spirit. The admission fee goes to support the Junior League of Lexington and the many local non-profit agencies they support. To learn more, visit or call 859.252.8014.


Snowbird Dressage & Snowball Series Mounted Games

Searching for something fun to do this winter? The Horse Park has you covered. Check their online calendar for dates and times for their Snowbird Dressage shows and Snowball Series of Mounted Games. They’re great fun for the entire family in December, January and February!•



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