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Press Release Date:  October 20, 2004
Contact:  Cindy Rullman, 859-259-4209,

           LEXINGTON, KY  (October 20, 2004) The official lighting of the 11th Annual Southern Lights: Spectacular Sights on Holiday Nights will take place on November 19th.  This year’s light display will be open until December 31st and will be highlighted by special weekends and added surprise exhibits.

            From 5:30 pm to 10 pm, Southern Lights evenings through December 23rd (except Thanksgiving night) will also include a self-guided 4-miledrive through the fabulous, ever-increasing light displays in the park, 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.

            Admission to Southern Lights is $15 per vehicle for up to seven people.  Proceeds from Southern Lights will benefit the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, which is the fundraising arm of the Kentucky Horse Park.

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

            Daytime admission to the Kentucky Horse Park through October 31 is $14 for adults and  $7 for children ages 7-12.  Open daily.  New Seasonal Hours and Rates: November 1- March 14 admission is $9 for adults, $6 for children 7-12.  Children six and under are always admitted free of charge.  Winter hours are 9 am until 5 pm Wednesday through Sunday. Admission always 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: Wednesday, October 27, 2004