Last call for Southern Lights
Southern Lights, the three-mile holiday light display at the Kentucky Horse Park, closes for another season. Hours are 5:30 to 10 p.m. $15 for a carload. (Kyhorsepark.com)
Out partying too late? A good walk will help
Start 2015 on a healthy note with a New Year's Day hike at 11 a.m. at McConnell Springs, 416 Rebmann Lane. Participants will take a short hike and enjoy all of the winter sights and sounds at the park, heralded as the site where Lexington was founded. Free. (Mcconnellsprings.org)
College football playoffs are here
Finally, major college football lets more teams in the mix for its national title, and that means New Year's Day again has become a home for big-time games after years of dwindling importance. The day of bowls begins at noon, building up to a 5 p.m. matchup between No. 2 Oregon and No. 3 Florida State in the first semifinal and finishing with an 8:30 p.m. game between No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Ohio State. Both games are on ESPN. The winners play in the national championship Jan. 12.
Kentucky Invitational Truck & Tractor Pull
Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena, 4089 Iron Works Pkwy. $20, free ages 6 and younger. Kyhorsepark.com.