Light Up Louisville

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Friday, November 25, 2022

3 to 9 p.m.

Light Up Louisville, powered by LG&E, is a free, annual event that will have you and your loved ones in the holiday spirit! We look forward once again to welcoming Louisville citizens to Downtown the day after Thanksgiving to welcome the REAL Santa Claus! 

Beginning at 3 p.m. Children and families are invited to visit Santa’s Workshop sponsored in part by AT&T on Sixth Street, where children can enjoy holiday crafts such as cookie decorating and write letters to Santa and veterans through the Honor Flight program. They can also get a free photo with Santa.  

A Holiday Vendor Market, sponsored by Park Community Credit Union, will be open from 3 – 10 p.m. at Sixth and Jefferson streets, offering treats, holiday crafts and decorations for purchase. Also starting at 3 p.m., the Light Up Louisville stage on the west lawn of Metro Hall will feature live entertainment. Performances include some of Louisville’s most talented groups including DJ Jay Campbell, Asly Toro, Made New, and headliner JD Shelburne.

The Lots of Lights Parade starts at 7 p.m. at Seventh and Jefferson, led by Frosty the Snowman as Grand Marshal. The parade will move down Jefferson Street to Fourth Street, where it will turn and pass through Fourth Street Live! Mix 106.9, Louisville’s official Christmas radio station, and WLKY will emcee the parade announcements.

Around 8:30 p.m., Santa Claus will arrive and make his way to the entertainment stage to help Mayor Fischer officially “Light Up Louisville” by turning on tens of thousands of lights, including the city Christmas tree. A Zambelli fireworks show will follow.

Brought to you by Louisville Third Century, the Holiday Lights Spectacular, outside Metro Hall, will feature a nightly festive display of colors that will shine through the New Year.

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    600 W. Jefferson Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    United States

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