Light Up Louisville 2015
The day after Thanksgiving is commonly known as Black Friday, featuring amazing sales and waves of shoppers at stores around the coutnry. This year in Louisville the same day will also mark the 35th Annual Light Up Louisville event in downtown Louisville.
The city will celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season by creating a 4-block festival of lights between the Galt House and 4th Street while listning to Christmas music. Santa Claus will arrive in Louisville and help light up the area with the help of Christmas cheer from the approximately 75,000 in attendance!
The Light Up Louisville parade will begin at 6:30pm and will feature festive lights, bands, carolers, floats, and every other thing that makes Christmas parades memorable. Santa Claus will arrive to the event around 8 pm, a half hour earlier than the usual 8:30 time slot. This year will feature an additional Christmas tree and a beautiful firework show as well as the Run, Run Rudolph 5K! This race will take place before the parade and it encourages avid runners, athletes, families, and chidlren to join in the festivities. Registration is $35 up until race day, when the price goes up to $40.
Although all of this will be captured in one night it doesn't end there. 40 Nights of Lights will continue this year with nightly light shows through January 1st featuring a dancing light and music show along the 4th Street Live area. Also returning for its fourth year is the skating rink at 4th Street Live!