Put on your Christmas hat and stack the family in the car, it’s time to head to the Louisville Mega Cavern for a bigger and brighter than ever before Lights under Louisville.
We’re all looking for safe things to do during the pandemic, and this holiday tradition, which opens on Friday, has it all – lights, music, holiday spirit and social distancing built into it.
Even if you’ve been there before, you haven’t seen all that the 30-minute ride through Louisville Mega Cavern’s Lights Under Louisville has to offer. There are over 40 themed displays, nine map projections, around 850 illuminated characters, and over 5 million points of light that will immerse your quarantine bubble in a megadosis of holiday spirit.
Louisville Mega Cavern executive vice president Charles Park has partnered with Fifth Third Bank and stepped up the annual light exhibit, which runs through 17 miles of the cave, for the most spectacular display to date.
“To create an unforgettable vacation tradition, we have added over a million twinkling lights, a projection mapping experience, a second light tunnel measuring 120 feet and three new themed areas over the past two years,” he said. declared Park. “This will be the biggest Lights Under Louisville experience ever.”
Additionally, new this year, Lights Under Louisville introduces Virtual Santa Messages, where families can receive a personalized video message from Santa.
To create a contactless experience, first pre-order your tickets online. This ticket will be scanned through your car window when you arrive at the entrance.
Visit lightsunderlouisville.com to purchase passes, starting at $ 29.99 per vehicle. To celebrate first responders, vehicles marked with first responders will be able to enjoy Lights Under Louisville for free.
For those who prefer to have someone else to drive, the “Christmas Express” will have a new loading procedure to help social distancing and keep the different parts separate in the open-top trailer.
The 2020 Lights Under Louisville runs from November 13 to January 3 and is open Monday through Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The underground vacation experience draws visitors from around the world and is located in a 100-acre limestone cavern under parts of the Louisville Zoo and the Watterson Freeway. Since 2016, the annual attraction has received awards from top national tourism publications. Southern Living Magazine named it “Kentucky‘s Best Vacation Experience,” Trip Advisor named Louisville Mega Cavern one of its top 25 nationwide attractions, and CNN Travel named Lights Under Louisville one of the top nine Christmas attractions around the world. .
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