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!
The Vendor Village will take place on 6th and Jefferson Streets. The Vendor Village will feature many wonderful local food and craft vendors selling holiday goods and treats. Throughout the event you will find additional food vendors to enjoy a treat to keep you warm all evening long!
Derby City Light Up Toys
Gimme Hugs Dude
Gye Ngame Books & More
Maman African American Designer
Matters of the Heart Natural Products
Permalinx by Heather & Courtney
Savannah's Sweet Spa
Amiracle Ade Lemonade
Chic-La-Lou Food Truck
Gimme Some Suga Signature Cotton Candy
Herbs & Smoked BBQ
Paradise Island Tea
This year we will be working in tandem with Louisville Downtown Partnership to co-host their Downtown Holiday Market! The Downtown Holiday Market will take place at 4th and Jefferson Streets, in the Aegon Plaza and surrounding areas. The event will take place from 2 to 9 p.m. and will be great place to walk to and from the Main Stage at Light Up Louisville and do some additional holiday shopping!
To learn more about the Downtown Holiday Market presented by Louisville Downtown Partnership, click the image below.
Enjoy free, live entertainment from two stages this year at Light Up Louisville! The Main Stage will be located in front Metro Hall on Jefferson Street and the Jingle Stage will be found in Jefferson Square Park. Entertainment schedules listed below:
Cheryl Price & Dave Seely
Visions of Life Outreach Ministries & Music 4 the Culture
Olivia Henken & John Logan
Dancensation Showbiz Kids
Ariana Roshae & Band
Light Up Louisville is made possible with the support and sponsorship of
Special thanks to
Lots of Light Parade Chairs, Paul Carroll & Dan Wasserzug
Louisville Metro Electrical Maintenance Division
Rodney and Pam Sutton & Family
The Forum at Brookside, city tree donors
Visual Presentations Inc.
Thank you to our parade committee and all other event volunteers!
2023 Toys for Tots Toy Drive
Everyone is encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to Light Up Louisville this year.
There will be drop off areas in both the Children’s Winter Wonderland and Vendor Village, as well as at the parade assembly area.
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
Please note, toys for ages 3 to 6 are not needed at this time due to the overwhelming love shown by the city.