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Five Places to Visit this Holiday Season

Where to spend the holidays in and around Louisville in December

photo: Winter Illuminations; Go To Louisville

Festive lights and holiday delights! Whether you’re a local or passing through, Louisville is the perfect place to find socially distanced holiday activities. Check out these five Red Penguin picks:

1. Drive through the Winter Woods Spectacular at Iroquois Park

Pack up the car and drive along the winding roads of Iroquois Park to experience the twinkling light display at Winter Woods Spectacular. Bonus, every ticket purchased directly supports the non-profit Louisville Parks Foundation and the community-driven projects they support in Louisville’s 120+ public parks and community centers.

Open November 27, 2020 – January 2, 2021. Tickets required: https://www.winterwoodsspectacular.org/shows

2. Take another drive through Mega Cavern to see Lights Under Louisville

Crank up the holiday tunes and take the whole family underground to see the impressive display of Lights Under Louisville.

Open November 13, 2020 – January 3, 2021. Tickets required: https://lightsunderlouisville.com/#/ 

3. Take a winter stroll across the Big Four Bridge

Bundle up and grab a hot cup of cocoa for a cozy stroll across the bridge connecting downtown Louisville and New Albany. Soak up sweeping views of the city along the .25 mile walkway with changing lights and holiday music overhead.

Get directions: https://goo.gl/maps/m5sPqgZsEPxyfPVv9

4. Walk through Winter Illuminations at the Parklands

Take the family for a walk along the 1-mile illuminated trail at Winter Illuminations in the Parklands at Floyd’s Fork. This magical trail features more than 10 light installations harmonizing light, music and nature.

Open Friday, November 20, 2020 – January 3, 2021. Tickets required: https://santasrocknlights.thundertix.com/events/177747?only_one=true

5. Drive a little further outside Louisville and experience the Southern Lights at the Kentucky Horse Park

Equine meets festive holiday lights at the Southern Lights of the Kentucky Horse Park. Drive through dazzling holiday light displays surrounded by historic horse farms.

Open November 22, 2020 – December 31, 2020. Tickets required: https://www.khpfoundation.org/southern-lights/

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