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  • A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Resort | Her Life in Ruins

    A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Resort

    Christmas is right around the corner, so I’m finally rounding out my posts on Christmas lights and decorations with one of Nashville’s most famous hotels: The Gaylord Opryland Resort. Each year, Opryland puts up massive Christmas decorations in their gorgeous atriums. Opryland has a variety of holiday activities (see the full list here), but this post will only discuss the Christmas decorations around the resort. Cascades We parked near the…

  • Cheekwood Holiday Lights: A Nashville Night Out | Her Life in Ruins

    Cheekwood Holiday Lights: A Nashville Night Out

    The holidays are one of the greatest times of the year. There’s hot chocolate, catching up with family and friends, and the decorations are amazing! Luckily, Cheekwood Estate & Gardens is the perfect place for all of the above! Bundle up and head to this Nashville gem for a perfect night out with loved ones this holiday season. What is Cheekwood? Cheekwood Estate & Gardens is a 55 acre estate…

  • Lights Under Louisville: An Underground Holiday Adventure | Her Life in Ruins

    Lights Under Louisville: An Underground Holiday Adventure

    The holidays are the greatest time of year and one of my favorite holiday activities is looking at decorations! One of the most common decorations is huge, festive, themed lights. After exploring the Southern Lights in Lexington and My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown, I decided to head west to Louisville to one of the most unique light experiences in the world: Lights Under Louisville. Lights Under Louisville is an…

  • Merry and Bright at My Old Kentucky Home | Her Life in Ruins

    Merry and Bright at My Old Kentucky Home

    If you’ve been following the blog lately, you know how much I love the holiday season! I’ve been visiting as many holiday-themed places around Kentucky as possible over the past few weeks. That list, of course, wouldn’t be complete without a visit to My Old Kentucky Home. History The mansion at My Old Kentucky Home State Park was originally named Federal Hill. The mansion was renamed “My Old Kentucky Home”…

  • Southern Lights at the Kentucky Horse Park | Her Life in Ruins

    Southern Lights at the Kentucky Horse Park

    It’s the greatest time of year: the holidays. One of my favorite holiday activities is driving around looking at all the lights people display. Lucky for me, there are dozens of fun light displays around where I live. I visited my first light display of the season over Thanksgiving weekend: the Southern Lights Holiday Festival. Each year, the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation sets up over 3 miles of lights for…