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Grand Rivers Festival of Lights - 2020

Festival Event

Susan Jones

ADA Accessibility Notes


Ages Festival is Appropriate For

All ages

Grand Rivers Lights up the town the first weekend of November with the Festival of Lights.

Lighting Ceremony will be held at Patti's 1880's Settlement at dusk on November 1, 2020 and a second ceremony will take place on the 8th of November. The ceremonies include live music and kicks off the Christmas season in Grand Rivers. The Festival of Lights runs through the end of January each year.

Strolling through Grand Rivers during the holidays is like being the star in a Christmas movie. The celebration includes over 700,000 lights and displays in Patti's Settlement and downtown. There are musical Christmas productions at the Badgett Playhouse, one-of-a-kind gifts at unique shops, memorable family meals at Patti's Restaurant, and cozy lodging beside Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. Did we mention the festive, illuminated boats at Lighthouse Landing Resort and Marina? Enjoy Grand Rivers for the day or for the weekend and celebrate Christmas Between the Lakes.

How to Get There

From Nashville, Tennessee - Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes
Follow I-24 W to KY-453 S/Dover Rd in Livingston County. Take exit 31 from I-24 W
1 h 35 min (113 mi)
Follow KY-453 S/Dover Rd to Ohio Ave in Grand Rivers
5 min (3.6 mi)
Welcome to Grand Rivers, Kentucky 42045

From Memphis, Tennessee - Approximately 3 hours, 15 minutes
Follow I-40 to TN-14 N/Jackson Ave. Take exit 8 from I-40
9 min (9.5 mi)
Continue on TN-14 N. Take Mt Carmel Rd to US-51 N in Covington
45 min (34.0 mi)
Continue on US-51 N. Take US-412 W, US-51 N and Purchase Pkwy N to KY-453 S/Dover Rd in Livingston County. Take the KY-453 exit from US-62 E/US-641 N
2 h 21 min (140 mi)
Continue on KY-453 S/Dover Rd. Drive to Ohio Ave in Grand Rivers
3 min (2.0 mi)
Welcome to Grand Rivers, Kentucky 42045

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets must be on a leash of 6 foot or less. Owners are responsible for all pets.