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USA TODAY Names Lights Under Louisville Top 10 Best Public Holiday Lights Display in the Nation

December 21, 2021 GMT

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 21, 2021--

Louisville Mega Cavern’s Lights Under Louisville has just been named one of the Best Public Holiday Lights Displays in the nation. Lights Under Louisville was ranked in the top 10 in the 2021 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest, in addition to being ranked in 2018 and 2020. Visitors can drive underground to enjoy one of the best public holiday lights displays in the nation and experience millions of enchanting lights until January 2, 2022. For more details, please see USA Today’s announcement,

Louisville Mega Cavern’s Lights Under Louisville returned with more than 40 themed displays, 10 mapping projections, approximately 900 lit characters, exciting new themes, and over 4,000,000 points of light that will immerse visitors in a megadose of holiday cheer. Lights Under Louisville will take visitors on a merry 25-minute ride through one mile of cavern passageways.


Lights Under Louisville is the perfect holiday tradition for families to celebrate the season safely from their own vehicle. Guests will need to pre-order tickets that will be scanned through their car window upon entrance to create a contactless experience at

“We are so excited to welcome visitors back to Lights Under Louisville, once again! Friends and families can join us for another safe, COVID-friendly holiday experience where they will see new, immersive surprises! To create a one-of-a-kind holiday tradition, we have added more twinkling lights, new themed areas, lasers, light curtains and more surprises that you will have to see to believe. 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 magical 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, CNNTravel named Lights Under Louisville among the top 9 Christmas light attractions around the world. Lights Under Louisville was ranked in the top 10 in the 2018, 2020, and 2021 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards.

Adding to the festivities, Louisville Mega Cavern is welcoming back Christmas Express where visitors will be driven through the holiday adventure in the open-air tram!

Visitors interested in the holiday fun may visit to purchase passes, beginning at $32.99 per vehicle. Guests can skip the waiting to see Lights Under Louisville even sooner with a Priority Pass. Priority Passes must be purchased by 2:00 pm on the date of attendance. All passes must be purchased online in-advance as cash will not be accepted. Guests can find additional information and answers to frequently asked questions at

About Louisville Mega Cavern:

The Louisville Mega Cavern, a 100-acre limestone cavern, has more than 17 miles of underground passageways and is home to Mega Zip Lines tour, Mega Quest ropes course, Mega Walking tours and Mega Tram tours. Learn more at or join the conversation on social media on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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SOURCE: Louisville Mega Cavern

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