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Kentucky Horse Park closed for Christmas / New Years Holidays

By: Press Release
By: Press Release


Lisa Jackson

Park Will Be Open Regular Schedule In Between Holidays

LEXINGTON, KY (December 21, 2012) The Kentucky Horse Park will be closed on Christmas Eve and Day, Monday and Tuesday, December 24 and 25, 2012 and again on New Year’s Eve and Day, Monday and Tuesday, December 30, 2012 and January 1, 2013. The park is normally closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season, so there will be no disruption to the park’s regular operating schedule in 2012. The park will be open Wednesday through Sunday, December 26 – 30, 2012 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and will reopen with this same regular schedule on Wednesday, January 2, 2013.

The special holiday driving event, Southern Lights, is OPEN every night from now until December 31, 2012 from 5:30 to 10:00 pm. The additional “inside” activities are open only through Sunday, December 23. The 3-mile lighted drive will be the only attraction offered from December 24 to 31. The cost is $20.00 per car on December 21 and 22, but will then be $15.00 every night until December 31.

The Kentucky Horse Park’s Bit & Bridle Restaurant will be closed for Christmas week and will reopen Wednesday, January 2, 2013. The park’s Farmhouse restaurant is now closed and will be reopen Monday, January 7, 2013.

Information about Kentucky Horse Park is available at 859/233-4303, 800/678-8813 or www.kyhorsepark.com. Information about Southern Lights is available through the KHP Foundation at 859/255-5727 or at foundation@khpfoundation.org.


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 Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and hosted more than 825,000 visitors and campers, as well as 15,000 competition horses in more than 200 special events and horse shows in 2011. The park is home to the National Horse Center which comprises more than 30 national and regional equine organizations. Located at Exit 120, Interstate 75, just north of Lexington, the Kentucky Horse Park is The place to get close to horses. Information about the park’s programs and activities can be found on-line at www.KyHorsePark.com, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube.

Lisa Jackson
Director of Marketing & PR

Kentucky Horse Park
4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511
#(859)259-4224, F(859)233-9924
Lisa.Jackson@ky.gov, www.KyHorsePark.com

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