Lights Under Louisville, A Local Tradition

Sarah Clark, Features Writer

Lights Under Louisville is a local holiday event that takes place from the middle of November to the beginning of January each year. A 17-mile-long passage full of Christmas lights and displays, it’s the only underground holiday light show in the world. Its 600,000 points of light bring joy and awe to Christmas lovers. Families can choose to drive through the cavern in their own vehicles or, this year, ride an open-top trailer with the Christmas Express.

This light show is a great way to spend time with family or friends during the holiday season and enjoy the unmistakable Christmas-time atmosphere. Constant displays matched with holiday music will undoubtedly get you and your family or friends into the Christmas spirit. To heighten the excitement, you could wear matching Christmas pajamas with your family or friends and sip on hot chocolate as you ride through the cavern.

This event is located at 1841 Taylor Avenue in Louisville, starting on November 11th and ending on January 1st. On opening day, the passage opens at 6pm and closes at 10pm. After that, they’re open from 9:30am to 10pm, except for Christmas Day, where they’re open from 5:30pm to 10pm. To drive your own standard vehicle, tickets are $34.99 per car. To experience the light show on a 30-minute tour while riding an open-top trailer, tickets are $19.99 per person. More information on the event and its ticket pricing can be found on their website at