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Press Release Date:  November 30, 2004
Contact:  Cindy Rullman, 859-259-4209,

            LEXINGTON, KY  (November 30, 2004) The organizers of Southern Lights: Spectacular Sights on Holiday Nights and the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation have announced that any kindly, unselfish, lion-hearted soul who boldly marches into the Central Kentucky Blood Center from December 20-30 will be rewarded this side of heaven with a complimentary ticket to Southern Lights.

            From 5:30 pm to 10 pm, every evening through December 23, Southern Lights is a self-guided 4-mile drive through the fabulous, ever-increasing light displays in the park, and includes a petting zoo, mini express train and trolley, model railway, various live musical performances and visits with Santa Claus (photos with Santa are sponsored by the Lexington Rotary Club, which uses the event to raise money for purchasing gloves and coats for the needy).  The park’s award-winning gift shop will be open, as will numerous holiday craft and food vendors and the world-famous International Museum of the Horse. 

            The outdoor light display will continue to be open through December 31.

            Admission to Southern Lights is $15 per vehicle for up to seven people (except for the intrepid, chivalrous heroes who donate blood and get in for free).  Proceeds from Southern Lights will benefit the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation.  Proceeds from the arms of blood donors will save lives!

            For more information, contact the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation at 859-255-5727.

            New Seasonal Hours and Rates: November 1-March 14 daytime admission is $9 for adults, $6 for children 7-12.  Children six and under are always admitted free of charge.  The park is open from 9 am until 5 pm Wednesday through Sunday. Admission includes the American Saddlebred Museum. 


            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 Commerce Cabinet that hosted 913,000 visitors and 80 special events and horse shows in 2003.  The park is located at Exit 120, Interstate 75, just north of Lexington.  The place to get close to horses, the park is open daily March 15 to October 31, and Wednesday through Sunday, November 1 to March 14.


Last updated: Tuesday, November 30, 2004