15 Fascinating Destinations – See the Holiday Lights in Ky and Indiana

If you’re a fan of Christmas lights, we’ve rounded up 15 fascinating Kentucky and Indiana destinations that you won’t want to miss, and they’re within driving distance!


Christmas at Panther Creek Park
Take the family to enjoy over 700,000 lights and more than 50 displays as you drive through Panther Creek Park, 5160 Wayne Bridge Road to see the annual lighted outdoor holiday displays. The lights will be on display from November 27th to January 2nd.

Vacation in the Park at Legion Park



Take a half-mile walk in the park while watching dancing trees, thousands of lights, and listening to Christmas music. The City of Owensboro Department of Maintenance is very proud to decorate the park for the holidays. They also adorn Smothers Park on the riverfront. The lights will stay on until January 2nd.

Everyone is welcome to stop by Haus Neihaus to take photos and make memories or even record a video. Carter Hoagland would love for you to drive or stroll by and check it out. Located at 2451 Hillbrooke Parkway in Owensboro.

Carter is a local college student who is totally into the holidays and loves to decorate. He does everything to create magic for the community.

Christmas at Stonegate



Talk about the Christmas tradition: The Lashbrook family’s Christmas lights have been a staple in Owensboro, Kentucky for over 25 years. Starting with just a few strands of reindeer and lights, the exhibit has grown steadily each year, with the current exhibit boasting over 300,000 lights! Every year they take donations from the community and give them to a local charity. This year they are donating to the Wendell Foster Center.

Sunday-Thursday 5-8:30 p.m

Friday & Saturday 5pm-10pm

Free entry to the neighborhood


Patti’s Festival of Lights

Patti’s 1880s FB

Patti’s 1880s FB

The Festival of Lights is happening now and will last through the Christmas period into the second week of January, and it’s completely free. The Festival of Lights begins every evening from 4pm to 10pm

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Southern Light is in Lexington. Enjoy an amazing ride through the lights on the 3-mile adventure at Keenland Race Track. Families can even ride a pony and walk through animal land. Lots of race horse lights!

This is the world’s only fully underground Christmas light show. There are over 850 different characters in the lights.

Winter Woods Spectacular features millions of twinkling lights integrated into dazzling holiday displays set to music as guests meander through the magical woods of historic Iroquois Park. This immersive vacation experience is like no other and great fun for the whole family.

November 25 – January 1

Twinkle at the Track is an absolute must for Christmas. You don’t even have to get out of the car to see all the huge light displays. There are over 25 different light displays and over two miles of track to cruise.

Santa’s Lookout FB

Santa’s Lookout FB

Just outside of Bowling Green in Scottsville, Kentucky. It’s a two-part experience where you and the family can drive through the Christmas lights and then meet live reindeer. There are even costume characters like The Grinch in 48 Locketts Dream Scottsville KY 42164.

Christmas in the Ark

Bring the family inside the life-sized Noah’s Ark during this free Christmas event in Cincinnati, NOR. Kentucky for an unforgettable evening of festive lights, live music/shows, holiday meals, gift shopping and more!

5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on selected days from November 25th to December 30th


Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights

Fantasy of Lights has been a tradition in the Tri-States for over 20 years. It’s a family drive-through display. Proceeds benefit Easter Seals. It is located in Garvin Park in Evansville with over 60 different lighted displays.

Santa Claus Land of Lights
Drive the 1.2 mile route of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in LED in Santa Claus, Indiana. The Santa Claus Land of Lights is the only light show in North America that tells a story in lights and storyboards. At 1.2 miles long, it is also one of the largest Christmas light shows in North America.

Open from December 9th to December 26th.

Hosted by Christmas Lake Village, drive through nine miles of festive light shows! Admission is free, but canned goods and cash donations can be dropped off at the gate and will benefit a local charity. Key Associates will match donations up to $1,000. From Saturday December 10th

Wilstem Winterfest light show

Experience the Twilight Drive Thru & Light Show in your personal vehicle. You will see our animals in a unique evening setting in the animal safari and then see the light show after dark.

Operating dates of the winter show: November 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, December 2, 3, 9, 10, daily December 16 to 23 and daily December 26 to 31 December.