Light Up Louisville

Save the date! Light Up Louisville, November 24, 2017

Light Up Louisville

Run, Run Rudolph 5k | Lots of Lights Parade | History | Photo Gallery | Holiday in the City

Light Up Louisville has been a tradition for more than three decades for thousands of residents and visitors to our city. Heading into its 37th year, Light Up Louisville will serve as a kickoff celebration to Louisville's Holiday in the City.

Light Up Louisville is held the day after Thanksgiving with the arrival of Santa Claus who will help Mayor Fischer illuminate downtown Louisville. 

Schedule of Events 


Light Up Louisville  

Location: Holiday Square

  • Run, Run Rudolph 5K

  • Lots of Lights Parade​ 
    • Lots of Lights Holiday Parade will start at 7 pm
    • Parade assembly will begin at 5 pm.
    • The Lots of Lights Holiday Parade is an evening parade of lights, bands, carolers, car clubs, floats, children’s groups and civic organizations.
  • Santa's Arrival

    • Santa will arrive after the parade at 8 pm. He will join the Mayor at the entertainment stage, across from the ice skating rink.

  • Light Up Moment

    • Once Santa arrives on stage, he and the Mayor will light up the city on the entertainment stage, located across from the ice skating rink and Christmas tree.

Presenting Sponsors:

         MainSource Bank                    LG&E

                      Made possible by a gift from Mainsource Bank.             Powered by LG&E. Diversified energy services 

                       Every day, you'll find us working to strengthen                  company serving natural gas and electric 

                   the communities we serve. We're passionate about                          customers in the metro area 

                            helping our customers live better lives.                                     and surrounding counties.


Gold Sponsors:

4th Street Live!

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Silver Sponsors:


Jim Beam

Bronze Sponsors:

400 West MarketAxis

 HYATT kroger  MetroPCS USA Image


Media Sponsors:

106.9 Play! Courier Journal Louisville Magazine outfrontWLKYlogo


Special thanks to our partnering sponsor, Louisville Downtown Partnership Louisville Downtown Development


Special thanks to: ABCO Bramer, Anything Groes, Bob Ray Tree Company, Construction Consulting Services, DC Creative, EQ Louisville, Eventualities, Jeff Wyler Dixie Honda –Chevrolet, Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation, Louisville Metro Police Department, Public Works /Electrical Maintenance, Ramiro’s Cantina, Visual Presentations