Light Up Louisville

Light Up Louisville


NEW DATE! Saturday, December 2nd

4 to 9 p.m.

Light Up Louisville is a free, annual event that will kick off the holiday season in the city! We look forward once again to welcoming Louisville citizens to Downtown to welcome the REAL Santa Claus!

The Lots of Lights Parade brings holiday cheer to Jefferson Street, aka Santa Claus Lane, with dozens of brightly lit groups singing and dancing in the street!
Sign up to participate in the Lots of Lights Parade today!

Lots of Lights Parade

Interested in donating a tree to the city to Light Up Louisville during the holiday season? Email [email protected] with your contact information and we will get in touch with you!

Stay tuned for more exciting details regarding Light Up Louisville festivities!



Thank you to our 2022 sponsors:


Light Up Louisville is powered by 







Kynect logo


Humana military


4th Street logo



Bell Group Logo






Axxis Inc.

Baam 360 Cam



DJ Jaybird

Honor Flight Bluegrass

Homewood Suites by Hilton

Lots of Light Parade Chairs, Paul Carroll & Dan Wasserzug

Louisville Metro Electrical Maintenance Division

Louisville Metro Facilities & Fleet

Louisville Metro Fire Department

Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation

Louisville Metro Police Department

Louisville Metro Public Works

Louisville Public Media

Miller's Mini Barns

Mr. C's Cheesecakes

Rodney and Pam Sutton & Family

Tavern on Fourth

The Elf Squad, from Greathouse Shryock Traditional

The Kaelin Family, city Christmas tree donors

The Mower Shop

United States Postal Service

Visual Presentations Inc.


Thank you to our parade committee and all other event volunteers!



2022 Mayor's Challenge Toys for Tots Toy Drive

Please join us in making some noise and bringing some toys during the 2022 Mayor's Challenge Toys for Tots Toy Drive! This year we hope to surpass our 2021 numbers and bring some extra joy to the boys and girls this holiday season! 

This year, the need is greatest for boys and girls ages 10 to 12, and 13 to 16. If you would like toys suggestions for these age groups, please see below: 


Boys, 10 to 12: Legos Sets, Action Figures, Star Wars, Science Kits, STEM Toys (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Race Cars – remote controlled, Board Games for 10&up

Girls, 10 to 12: Barbie Dolls & Accessories, Tie Dye / Jewelry Kits, Arts and Crafts Sets/Kits, Science Kits, STEM Toys (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Karaoke System, Board Games for 10&up

Boys, 13 to 16: AXE Sets, Basketballs (Regulation Boxed), Cologne Sets, Dart Boards, Ear Buds, Electronic Table Games, Headphones, Skateboards, Scooters, Tablets, Watches

Girls, 13 to 16: Bath Gift Baskets / Sets, Blow Dryers, Curling Irons / Flat Irons, Ear Buds, Headphones, Makeup Gift Sets, Perfume Sets, Skateboards, Scooters, Tablets, Watches


There are additional drop-off boxes at all Louisville Fire Departments, Paristown, and Mission BBQ. 

Please note, toys for ages 3 to 6 are not needed at this time due to the overwhelming love shown by the city.

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