WORTH THE DRIVE: 5 million underground lights among the world’s most unique in Louisville

View the Louisville, Kentucky display safely from inside your own vehicle

A spectacular underground holiday light show in Kentucky is the biggest and brightest yet.

Lights Under Louisville — one of only underground light displays in the world — is available through early January at Louisville Mega Cavern.

The 30-minute drive takes visitors through underground passageways lined with 40 themed displays, mapping projections, 850 lit characters and 5 million lights.

PHOTOS: The biggest and brightest holiday light show is underground

Families can enjoy the display safely from inside their own vehicle. Tickets need to be pre-ordered and will be scanned through the car window upon entrance, to ensure a contactless experience.

“Families can join us for a safe, COVID-friendly holiday experience despite the unprecedented times we have faced,” Charles Park, Louisville Mega Cavern executive vice president, said in a release.

“To create an unforgettable holiday tradition, we have added more than 1 million twinkling lights, a projection mapping experience, a second light tunnel measuring 120 feet and three new themed areas in the past two years," Park said. "This will be the largest Lights Under Louisville experience ever.”

The whimsical underground experience — open through Jan. 3, 2021 — attracts visitors from around the world and has received awards from national travel publications.

In 2016, Southern Living magazine named Lights Under Louisville “Kentucky’s Best Holiday Experience.” In 2017, Trip Advisor named Louisville Mega Cavern among its top 25 attractions in the country. In 2017, CNN Travel named Lights Under Louisville among the top nine Christmas light attractions around the world.

Visitors can purchase passes, beginning at $29.95 per vehicle, in advance at www.lightsunderlouisville.com.

To celebrate first responders, marked first responder vehicles will be able to experience Lights Under Louisville for free.


WHAT: Lights Under Louisville

WHERE: Louisville Mega Cavern, 1841 Taylor Ave., Louisville, Kentucky

WHEN: Open daily through Jan. 3, 2021 from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. until Dec. 25. Christmas Day open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Dec. 26 and 27, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 28 to Jan. 1, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 2 and 3, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

ADMISSION: Passenger Vehicle (Car, Truck, Minivan) $29.99-$39.99; Full Size Van $49.99-$59.99; Limo/RV $69.99-$79.99; Small School Bus $69.99-$79.99; Full Size School Bus $139.99-$159.99, Motor Coach $5.99 per person; Priority Pass Standard Vehicle $54.99-$64.99; Priority Pass Full Size Van $69.99-$79.99; Emergency Response Car/Marked Car FREE

*Additional fees may apply when using a credit card. Please call for additional pricing information for oversized vehicles.

MORE INFO: lightsunderlouisville.com/#

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