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"House Divided" Cemetery Walking Tours

Offered by the Mary Todd Lincoln House, the tour features graves of both soldiers and... more

Keeneland Thoroughbred Racing

No racing on Mondays or Tuesdays. See live Thoroughbred racing at the most elegant race... more

Keeneland's Behind the Scenes Racing Tour

Experience an early morning tour featuring an insider's look at the Jockey's Quarters,... more

Disturbia at the Distillery

It's a night of dinner, drams and drama!  The night starts with the popular Ghost... more

Fourth Friday

The Lexington Art League is honored to participate in the city-wide celebration of artist... more

CP National Horse Show

A week-long championship event held indoors at the Alltech Arena, Featuring... more

Night Market

A monthly pop-up open air-market/street festival held on the first Friday of every month... more

Big in the Bluegrass

This music concert features the blind Boys of Alabama, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and... more

Elf the Musical

The hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag... more

23rd Annual Southern Lights

The 23rd Annual Southern Lights includes a self-guided four mile journey through a... more

LexArts Gallery Hop

Thousands of locals and visitors alike converge on downtown Lexington to celebrate art... more

Holiday Live

Holiday Market, Holiday LIVE! and Lexington's Official Tree Lighting Festival all take... more

Lexington Christmas Parade

Love a Christmas parade? Wave to Santa and other celebrants at the Lexington Christmas... more

A Kentucky Christmas

The illumination begins at 5:15 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Enjoy... more

Handel's Messiah

Hear the holiday classic performed by The Lexington Singers and enjoy the 150-plus voice... more

The Nutcracker

Lexington Ballet's Nutcracker will be performed on December 10 and 17 at 2:00 pm and 8:00... more

Visit Santa at the Distillery

Have your children get their wish list ready for Santa as you celebrate the season... more

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

The ultimate holiday tradition, this has been one of America's favorite holiday tradition... more

James Burnie Beck

by Stuart, History Blogger

During the 19th century, the Scottish-born James B. Beck was a Lexington lawyer and a respected national politician.

Born in Dumfrieshire, Scotland, on February 13, 1822, Beck received his early ...


Link, the Percheron

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES This handsome horse is Link, who is new to theBreeds Barn at the Kentucky Horse Park this year.

Link, who stands about 18 hands tall, is a Percheron, whichis one of the breeds of the ...


Accident or Murder?

by Stuart, History Blogger

In 1854, a New York Times article described the death of Lexington resident James O. Frazer. Although Frazer's demise appeared to be accidental, both Frazer's wife and his overseer were later ...


Family Vacation Packages

All family packages are based on per night single/double occupancy and based on availability. (Kids under age 18 stay free with parents unless otherwise indicated).

Hotel 21c
Kids Exploration Package
Starts at $185
Gather the kiddos and bring on the fun at 21c Lexington. Kick off a family affair by exploring the gallery spaces at 21c with your very own iSpy guide, then venture to the Explorium of Lexington for some hands-on learning. Lastly, spoil the kids with an in-room camping adventure complete with tent and milk + cookies. Package includes Kid's Ispy Guide, Milk + Cookies (once per stay), two tickets to the Explorium of Lexington and a tent for in-room camping adventure. 
(859) 899-6800

Comfort Suites Beaumont
Spend a Day with Old Friends
Enjoy a deluxe breakfast and amazing accommodations, then take a tour of "Old Friends" home for retired horses and visit renowned stars like Seabiscuits "Popcorn Delight" or thoroughbred stallion "Gulch" and many many more.
(859) 296-4446 or (800)4choice

Clarion Hotel
Discover our Horse Heritage
starts at $115
Discover one of the main attractions in the Bluegrass region. Includes overnight accommodations with up to four passes to the Kentucky Horse Park, conveniently located less than five miles from the hotel. Package includes hot breakfast buffet for up to four guests. Additional discounted tickets for the Horse Park are available at the hotel.  Take advantage of our "Fun Dome" area with large swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool, exercise room, shuffleboard, ping pong, video arcade area and half-court basketball area.
(859) 233-0512 or (888) 390-4918

Family Play Getaway
starts at $115
Package includes hot breakfast buffet for up to four guests, a large pizza and soft drinks for up to four people, and $10 in tokens. Enjoy the "Fun Dome" area with large swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool, exercise room, shuffleboard, ping pong, video arcade area and half-court basketball area.
(859) 233-0512 or (888) 390-4918

Embassy Suites
Kentucky Horse Park Package
from $169
Come see what Lexington is all about! Enjoy a beautiful 2-room suite with complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and Manager's Reception, plus 2 adult tickets to the Kentucky Horse Park. This equine themed park and competition facility is dedicated to man's relationship with the horse. (Children's tickets available for purchase at the hotel.)
(859)455-5000 or (800) EMBASSY

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa
Kentucky Horse Park Package
from $179
Spend the day at the Horse Park and then unwind at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa. This package includes: deluxe guestroom accommodations and two general admission tickets to the Kentucky Horse Park, valid for two days during stay (children under six are free).
(859) 288-6121 or (800)228-9290

Homewood Suites by Hilton Lexington
Shop & Stay
$144 and up
Enjoy great shopping at the Fayette Mall and then come back and relax in home like accommodations at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Lexington.  The shopping package includes overnight accommodations in one of our residential style suites, our Suite Start hot breakfast buffet, a $25 Fayette Mall gift card, and a Fayette Mall goodie bag.
(859) 223-0880 or (800) CALL-HOME
Homewood Suites website

Homewood Suites Hamburg
Kentucky Horse Park Package
from  $159
Bring the Family and come stay at the newly renovated  Homewood Suites by Hilton Lexington-Hamburg and discover the Kentucky Horse Park.
Enjoy your all suite room which includes a Suite Start Full Hot Breakfast daily and the Welcome Home Reception offered Monday-Thursday from 5pm-7pm, along with two tickets to the Kentucky Horse Park. Additional tickets available for purchase.
Call (859) 543-0464 / (800) CALL-HOME

Shopping Package
from  $139
Experience Hamburg Pavilion Premier Shopping and relax in your all suite room at the newly renovated Homewood Suites by Hilton Lexington-Hamburg! The shopping package includes a $20 restaurant gift card, local area shopping map and a free gift wrapping station. Your stay includes a Suite Start hot breakfast 7 days a week and a Welcome Home Reception served Monday-Thursday from 5pm-7pm.
Call (859) 543-0464 / (800) CALL-HOME

Residence Inn Keeneland/Airport
The Tourist Package
$129.99 and up
Get a $25 gift gas card to help you explore Lexington's unique tourist attractions. Package also includes one of the Residence Inn's all suite rooms and a hot deluxe breakfast.

Residence Inn by Marriott, North
Discover Horses!
Enjoy a premier attraction of the Bluegrass Region - the Kentucky Horse Park! Package includes a spacious, two bedroom, two bathroom suite, a hot breakfast buffet, and admission for two adults and two children to the Kentucky Horse Park. (Additional tickets are available upon request.)
(859)231-6191 or (800)331-3131

All packages are:

  • based on per night single/double occupancy (unless otherwise indicated)
  • subject to availability
  • not valid with other discounts or group rates
  • non-inclusive of gratuity and other state and local taxes
  • commissionable