Light Up Louisville begins the day after Thanksgiving (Friday, Nov. 23), 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 this year 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 Specials--
Spirit of Louisville Special
Participants can park at the 4th Street Wharf and walk to this year’s event! The pre "Light Up" cruise boards at 2:30 pm and cruise from 3 pm-4:30 pm. Tickets are $15. With the post "Light Up" cruise boards at 9 pm cruise 9:30 pm-11:00 pm. Tickets are also $ 15. Visit www.belleoflouisville.org  to purchase tickets.
Galt House Special Hotel Rate
The Galt House Hotel will have special reduced room rates from Wednesday to Sunday during week of Light Up. They are offering a “Buy A Day Get A Day Free” on their Best Available Rate from Wednesday-Sunday also. For those who want to stay only Friday night, November 23rd, they have a promotional $85.00 + tax room rate for the RIVUE Tower and $115 + tax for an Executive Suite. Contact the Galt House, 1-800-The-Galt or (502) 589-5200 to make reservations today.
The Friday night rate discounted rate will not apply to the Buy A Day/Get A Day promotion.
Hyatt Regency Hotel Rate
$79 resident rate / from Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve guest will get free skate rental at Fourth Street Live ice-skating ring and 10% off coupon for Taste of Kentucky
Frazier Museum Will be extending the museum’s operating hours on Friday November 23 until 10 pm. In addition to extend hours, they will be offering half-off all admission tickets to the museum-- including the “Diana: A Celebration” and “Holidays Around the World”-- from 4 pm until 10 pm
Louisville Visitors Center
In celebration of Light Up Louisville, they will have a free gift with purchases of $10.00 or more. Children accompanied by an adult will receive a special holiday surprise. In addition, they will selling specially designed Light Up Louisville & 40 nights of Lights sweatshirt. Various discounts will run on certain items at different times throughout the night.
Muhammad Ali Center
"Feel Like a Kid Again" at the Muhammad Ali Center from 4-8 pm on November 23. Adult admission will be reduced to the children's price from 4-8 pm and children are free!