Kentucky Horse Park Open Friday through Sunday in Holiday Weeks

Park Closed Dec. 22-25, 29-31, Jan. 1; Southern Lights Open Nightly through Dec. 31

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 16, 2014) – The Kentucky Horse Park will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 24-25), and again New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day (Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 31 – Jan. 1). The park is normally closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season, so the park will also be closed as scheduled on the Mondays and Tuesdays in those holiday weeks (Dec. 22-23 and 29-30).

The park will be open Friday through Sunday, Dec. 26-28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will reopen in 2015 on Friday, Jan. 2, with the regular winter schedule of Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The special holiday driving event, Southern Lights, is open every night from now until Dec. 31, 2014 from 5:30-10 p.m. The other holiday attractions inside the park are open only through Tuesday, Dec. 23. The lighted driving portion will be the only attraction offered from Dec. 24-31. The cost is $15 per car Sunday through Thursday nights and $20 per car on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19-20, but will then be $15 every night until Dec. 31.

The Kentucky Horse Park’s Bit & Bridle Restaurant will be closed for the holidays starting Dec. 17, reopening Friday, Jan. 2. The park’s Farmhouse restaurant is closed for the winter and will reopen in March.

Information about the Kentucky Horse Park is available at 859-233-4303, 800-678-8813 or Information about Southern Lights is available through the KHP Foundation at 859-255-5727 or at

The Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm/theme park and equine competition facility dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse. The park is an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and hosted more than 800,000 visitors and campers, as well as 18,400 competition horses in more than 200 special events and horse shows in 2013. The park is home to the National Horse Center, which comprises more than 30 national and regional equine organizations. Located at Exit 120, Interstate 75, just north of Lexington, the Kentucky Horse Park is THE place to get close to horses. Information about the park’s programs and activities can be on-line at, and on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram.

Lisa Jackson
Kentucky Horse Park

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