Kentucky Kingdom Unveils First-Ever Christmas Experience: ‘Christmas at Kentucky Kingdom’ Kentucky Kingdom Unveils First-Ever Christmas Experience: ‘Christmas at Kentucky Kingdom’

Kentucky Kingdom Unveils First-Ever Christmas Experience: ‘Christmas at Kentucky Kingdom’

March 07, 2024

Louisville, KY.— March 7, 2024— Kentucky Kingdom, Louisville’s Family Theme and Water Park, is thrilled to open its doors this holiday season for the first-ever winter spectacular: ‘Christmas at Kentucky Kingdom!’ A wonderland designed for the whole family; Christmas at Kentucky Kingdom will be a joyfilled, magical event unlike anything Kentucky has ever seen. The $8 million investment will extend Kentucky Kingdom’s season by an additional 24 days, bringing guests the longest, brightest, and jolliest season yet!


For the first time ever, guests will have the opportunity to ring in the holiday season and enjoy endless holiday fun throughout the entire park. As guests first enter, they will be immersed in a joyful winter wonderland adorned with more than one million glowing Christmas lights, lighting the paths to unimaginable adventures in every direction. As guests explore the park in all its festive glory, they’ll stumble upon Holly Jolly Junction where they can make reindeer food and snack on custom designed Christmas cookies. Next, they can explore Santa’s Village where he’ll be waiting to hear everyone’s holiday wishes. Finally, guests can frolic in the Snow Zone, a frozen paradise with Instagrammable iridescent snowflakes, an illuminated glittering tree, AND a four story, 175-foot-long snow tubing hill.


While at Christmas at Kentucky Kingdom, guests will enjoy Christmas character meet-and-greets, seasonal, mouth-watering foods, frameable photo ops, and even more surprises around every corner. This is an event that guests will not want to miss!


“We truly appreciate Kentucky Kingdom stepping up and furthering their investment in Louisville with this new programming. Christmas at Kentucky Kingdom will up the ante of our city’s attractions to help keep Louisville competitive throughout the holiday season,” said Cleo Battle, President & CEO of Louisville Tourism. “We fully expect Christmas at Kentucky Kingdom to draw visitors from all around the country, giving guests the opportunity to experience Louisville’s many tourism assets while they are in town.”


“At Kentucky Kingdom, we pride ourselves on bringing joy to all our guests. This year, we’re ecstatic to spread that joy to yet another season,” said Carly Uglow, Director of Sales & Marketing at Kentucky Kingdom. “‘Christmas at Kentucky Kingdom’ features Bright Lights and Wonder Nights. We’ll showcase Christmas classics, and throw in lots of surprises, too. Kentucky Kingdom is ready to bring Louisville even more excitement and magic this holiday season.”


Christmas at Kentucky Kingdom will open to the public beginning November 29, 2024 and will run through January 4, 2025. The best way to experience Christmas at Kentucky Kingdom is with a 2024 Season Pass, which includes unlimited visits for Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Guests can purchase season passes now, for as low as $74.99, at to get the most value out of their season pass and take advantage of all the thrills that Kentucky Kingdom has to offer— sun or snow!


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About Kentucky Kingdom: Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay is Kentucky’s largest amusement and water park, owned by Herschend and located in the heart of Louisville, Kentucky. Spanning over 67 acres, Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay offers family-friendly entertainment with over 70 rides and attractions – including five World-class roller coasters, two giant wave pools, and one of the largest selections of children’s rides in the region (King Louie’s Playland). Learn more about Kentucky Kingdom at


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