Light Up Louisville & 40 Nights of Lights

Light Up Louisville & 40 Nights of Lights
November 28th- January 2nd

Light Up Louisville & 40 Nights of Lights

Light-Up Louisville has been a tradition for more than three decades for thousands of residents and visitors to our city.

For its 34th year, the city’s annual celebration launching the holiday season is expanding and returning to 4th Street, creating a four-block festival of lights set to music between the Galt House and Fourth Street Live.

Light Up Louisville begins the day after Thanksgiving (Friday, Nov. 28), with the arrival of Santa Claus who will help illuminate downtown Louisville, followed by fireworks – all centered at new locations – starting from 4th and Main Streets all the way to Fourth Street Live!

The big transformation is the addition of the 40 Nights of Lights component featuring a nightly light show set to music on 4th St. Along the corridor, tree and street lights will be synchronized with the main music and light shows at Fourth Street Live! and the Galt House Hotel. The nightly spectacle also includes light projections on buildings along 4th Street.

Light Up Louisville will have two drop off centers for new, unwrapped toys to be distributed as a Christmas gifts to needy children in the community.  

Road Closures???
Find out the road closures for Light Up Louisville.

Ride TARC to Light Up Louisville!
Click here to find a route and schedule.

Looking for parking suggestions? Here is a map of parking garages in downtown. The Fourth Street Live Parking Garage will be free all day November 29 on a first come first serve basis.  Non-Bagged Meter parking on the street is free after 6pm.

To request more information on Light Up Louisville & 40 Nights of Lights, please click here.

Presenting Sponsors:

Christmas at the Galt House
Fifth Third Bank

Supporting Sponsors:

4th Street Live!

Media Sponsor:


107.7 The Eagle

lite 106.9

New Country Q 103.9

Country Legends 103.9

Contributing Sponsor:



Hyatt regency

Special Thanks:
Abco Bramer
Bob Ray Tree Company
Café Press
Eddingfield Family
Event Company
Landmark Community Newspapers
Main Street Association
Moe's Southwest Grill 
Visual Presentations
Wessel Family