Light Up Louisville

Holiday in the City

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Light Up Louisville

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

Light Up Louisville, powered by LG&E, has been a tradition for more than three decades for thousands of residents and visitors to our city. Heading into its 36th 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 illuminate downtown Louisville. 

Schedule of Events


November 25, 2016 | Light Up Louisville  

Location: Holiday Square

  • Run, Run Rudolph 5K

  • Lots of Lights Parade

  • Santa's Arrival

  • Light Up Moment

November 25 – December 23, 2016 | Holiday Market  

Location: 4th Street (from Jefferson Street to Liberty Street)

  • Vendor Chalets

  • Entertainment

  • Food + Beverage

November 25 – January 31, 2017 | Holiday Square 

Location: Plaza at 4th & Jefferson Streets 

  • Pop Up Ice Rink:  100’ x 44’ real ice skating surface 

  • Santa's House:  open select days/hours for a visit and photo

  • Food + Beverage

In Partnership With:


Louisville Downtown Development

Presenting Sponsors:

  LG&E MainSource Bank


Gold Sponsors:

4th Street Live!

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Silver Sponsors:



Bronze Sponsors:

400 West MarketAxis



Media Sponsors:

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