Southern Lights

We have lived in Kentucky for 4 ½ years now and this year we finally saw the Southern Lights!

Southern Lights, presented by Toyota, is located on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park.  Visitors stay in their cars to view the lights, driving through the campground and gazing at hundreds of lighted figures.  Many of them are even animated (the running horses are my favorite).

Three French Hens

Three French Hens

 

A Gingerbread House!

A Gingerbread House!

 

After driving through the park for fifteen or twenty minutes, we arrived at a parking lot.  I wasn’t aware of how many attractions there are at Southern Lights.  There were vendors selling all kinds of great gifts, a train ride for the kids (or kids-at-heart), miniature trains, petting zoo, Santa Claus (Violet did not want to go see the Big Guy), pony rides and camel rides.

waiting for the train ride

waiting for the train ride

 

Our train car was a little cramped.  I prefer the term "snug".

Our train car was a little cramped. I prefer the term “snug”.

 

photo opp

photo opp 2

feeding the goats

feeding more animals

Mom getting cozy with a camel

Mom getting cozy with a camel

Violet got upset when some hungry animal ate part of the cone.

Violet got upset when some hungry animal ate part of the cone.

Violet loved watching the miniature trains.

Violet loved watching the miniature trains.

Violet's riding a camel all by herself!

Violet’s riding a camel all by herself!

I was a nervous wreck watching Violet ride the camel.  I shouted out, “Hold on tight!!” as the camel walked away from the loading dock.  Even though Vi insisted that she wanted to ride it, we all wondered if she would freak out once the time came.  But she had a blast!

hanging on a horse

We all had a great time at the Southern Lights.  It was our first time ever at the Kentucky Horse Park (every year we say we are going to go) and we can’t wait to go again in the Spring.

It looks like we have added another Christmas tradition to our family’s holiday season.  What about you?  Do you have a special place you like to visit during the holidays?  I would love to hear about the fun you have!

Until next time, Merry Christmas and God bless!

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5 responses to “Southern Lights

  1. We have a Christmas tree farm in Hahira, GA, that helps me get in the spirit. Thanks goodness it’s never been a Christmas Vacation experience!

    • I have never been to a Christmas tree farm, Traci! I think that we will be getting a live tree next year. I’ve only ever had artificial Christmas trees and I can’t wait to have the real deal. 😉
      Thanks for sharing!

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