Light Up Louisville & 40 Nights of Lights
November 29th- January 1st
Light-Up Louisville has been a tradition for more than three decades for thousands of residents and visitors to our city.
For its 33rd 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. 29), 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.
The Story of Light Up
Schedule of Light Up Events
Holiday Shopping at Light Up
Run, Run Rudolph 5k Run/Walk
40 Nights of Lights
Light Up Louisville "ShineBrightly" Parade
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.
Find out the road closures for Light Up Louisville.
Looking for parking suggestions? Here is a list and price for Light Up Louisville event parking. The Fourth Street Live Parking Garage will be free all day November 23 on a first come first serve basis. Non-Bagged Meter parking on the street is free after 6pm.
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