Lots of Lights Parade Tips & Ideas

LOL- Lots of Lights


When it comes to creating and decorating your parade entry, there are tons of options. Light Up Louisville wants you to light up Fourth Street with thousands of dazzling and twinkling lights! 

This year, Light Up Louisville is expanding the nighttime aspect of the parade. The 2014 parade theme is 'LOL- Lots of Lights'.

In keeping with the theme, all entries must use lights to decorate their floats. The parade will start at 6:30 pm.  Make it fun, make it festive and make it bright!

Ideas and Tips


Start with a basic holiday theme and LIGHT IT UP!

Christmas Trees, Gifts & Presents, Winter, Snow, Angels, Stars, Nativity, Elves... but not the "big guy"....Santa will be at the end of the parade, so please do not use a Santa on your float. 

Below are some great resources for float ideas...here are a few:

Here are a few links to help with the basic building of a float:    

Lights are the biggest part of the parade! Your unit needs to be bright, shining and twinkly to be in the Light Up Lousiville parade!

But you may be thinking, "How do I put lights on a float"? Here are a few links to help you power your lights: