The Annual Light Up Louisville in Jefferson Square in November will illuminate Downtown the day after Thanksgiving to launch the holiday season.
Venue: Jefferson Square
Ages: All AgesTicket Price: Free
Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that the city’s largest and most beloved holiday event, Light Up Louisville, returns outside of Metro Hall in Jefferson Square.
Light Up Louisville is the official starting point for the holiday season in Louisville. This event has become a holiday tradition for scores of residents and their visiting friends and family. It is a day full of excitement, entertainment and community.
“Light Up Louisville is the perfect way for our city to usher in the holidays,” said Mayor Fischer. “After a big Thanksgiving meal the day before, grab your kids and relatives and join us outside for some fresh air, fun and fireworks!”
Light Up Louisville, always held the Friday after Thanksgiving, begins at 4 p.m.,
The Lots of Lights Parade – Various units, including floats, bands, carolers, car clubs, children’s groups and civic organizations, will march through downtown and disperse at Seventh and Jefferson streets. The parade will end with the arrival of a special guest from the North Pole, Santa Claus.
Around 8 p.m., Mayor Fischer and Santa will gather on stage to illuminate the city Christmas tree located in Jefferson Square. The official Light-Up moment will feature Zambelli fireworks, lasers and thousands of Christmas lights throughout Downtown.
Following the Light Up moment, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., entertainment on the main stage will resume.
“Louisville is known across the world for its unique festivals and events. As the city continues to grow its offerings as a regional destination for the holidays, Light Up Louisville is a great kickoff to the season,” says Karen Williams, President & CEO of Louisville Tourism, silver sponsor of this year’s Light Up Louisville. “This one-of-a-kind, free, family-friendly celebration serves as a great anchor for families to plan a visit around the arts, museums and other local attractions featuring holiday events.”
The holidays are a perfect time to spread a little more compassion. Mayor Fischer asks residents to get involved in this year’s community-wide Toys for Tots.
Mayor Fischer urges people to share their photos from Light Up Louisville on social media using the hashtag #AroundLou.Light Up Louisville Website