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Lights Under Louisville Expands Holiday Hours

LOUISVILLE, Ky – Louisville Mega Cavern is welcoming visitors to experience the spectacular light show with new expanded holiday hours. Visitors can now drive underground to enjoy millions of enchanting lights, beginning at 11 AM every day until Christmas Eve, except Thanksgiving Day.

Louisville Mega Cavern’s Lights Under Louisville has returned with over 40 themed displays, 9 mapping projections, approximately 850 lit characters, and over 5,000,000 points of light that will immerse visitors in a megadose of holiday spirit. Lights Under Louisville will take visitors on a merry 30-minute ride through almost one mile of underground passageways.  

Lights Under Louisville is the perfect holiday tradition for families to enjoy the season safely within their own vehicle. Louisville Mega Cavern has created an opportunity for families to experience the magic of the season while staying safe for COVID times. Guests will need to pre-order tickets that will be scanned through their car window upon entrance to create a contactless experience. 

“This year, we are looking forward to Lights Under Louisville even more! Families can join us for a safe, COVID-friendly holiday experience; despite the unprecedented times we have faced as a community. To create an unforgettable holiday tradition, we have added more than one million twinkling lights, a projection mapping experience, a second light tunnel measuring 120 feet and three new themed areas in the past two years. Built over eight weeks, this will be the largest Lights Under Louisville experience, ever,” stated Charles Park, Louisville Mega Cavern Executive Vice President. “We have the wonderful privilege of partnering with Fifth Third Bank to showcase the experience. We look forward to welcoming visitors this holiday season.”

The whimsical underground experience attracts visitors from around the world and has received a number of awards from top 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 9 Christmas light attractions around the world. 

Adding to the festivities, Louisville Mega Cavern is introducing virtual messages from Santa, where families may receive a personalized video message from Santa Claus! 

Visitors interested in the holiday fun may visit to purchase passes, beginning at $29.99 per vehicle, in-advance for the contactless drive-through experience. To celebrate first responders, marked first responder vehicles will be able to experience Lights Under Louisville for free. Guests can find additional information and answers to frequently asked questions.

Lights Under Louisville began on Friday, November 13, 2020 and runs through Saturday, January 3, 2021. With more lights than ever before, friends and families can experience holiday cheer in a safe and COVID-friendly way. 

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