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Big Lex Videos
“If it’s on the internet, it must be true, right?

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Keeneland Thoroughbred Racing

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

"House Divided" Cemetery Walking Tours

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

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 ...


New Year's Eve Packages

Here's what was offered for New Year's Eve 2015.  Hotels usually update these packages in the fall:


The Campbell House
Neon New Year's Night Package 2015
Starts at $259.00 for standard rooms
Neon New Year's GROOVY NIGHT package includes overnight accommodations,  admission to the party at Bogart's, buffet breakfast New Year's Day in Kilbern's Restaurant and a late checkout of 1:00pm.
Neon New Year's DYNAMIC NIGHT package includes overnight accommodations, dinner for two at Kilbern's, admission to the party at Bogart's including Open Bar from 9 p.m. to midnight, midnight snacks, a buffet breakfast New Year's Day in Kilbern's Restaurant and a late checkout of 1:00 pm.
Glow and dance with live music from Superfecta. Doors open at 8 p.m. Party favors included!
Available: 11/30/2015 - 12/31/2015
Requires pre-payment. Non-refundable.

Clarion Hotel
New Year's Eve 2015
starts at $150 per couple
Enjoy one of three party venues: Radio 80's in the Grand Ballroom, Karaoke in The Sports Page Bourbon Bar & Grill, and DJ Chris Dedman in the open function area. Champagne reception at Check-In starting at 4 p.m. Three packages to choose from. Call for details. (859) 233-0512 or (888) 390-4918

Clarion Hotel Conference Center - South
2015 NYE for Two
$169.99 + tax

Ring in the New Year with your friends and family at the Clarion Hotel Conference Center - South. Package includes room accommodations for two, entrance to the New Year's Eve Party, party favors, and a DJ and dancing from 9 p.m. till 1 a.m. Unlimited open bar from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Also enjoy a hot breakfast buffet on New Year's Day. Call for reservations.
(859) 263-5241

  Doubletree Guest Suites
New Year's Eve 2015
$349 and up
Ring in the New Year at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton! Includes accommodations for two, two tickets to the New Year's Eve Celebration and breakfast buffet for two New Year's Day. The party includes open bar from 9pm - midnight, food, party favors, DJ, dancing and a balloon drop at midnight! Full buffet breakfast on New Year's Day.
(859) 268-0060

 Hyatt Regency Lexington
Time's Square New Year's Eve 2015

$219 + tax (non-refundable)
Hyatt New Year's Eve Package includes luxurious guestroom accommodations and New Year's Day breakfast buffet for two in the Bluefire Grill plus a late checkout. Includes two tickets to a New Year's Eve party featuring the power pop rock band "Caught Red Handed" in the Bluegrass Ballroom.
Requires pre-payment. Non-refundable.
(859) 253-1234 or (888) 591-1234 

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