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    Lighting up Louisville All Over
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    Chances are, your neighborhood is having a holiday lighting celebration in the next few days. Hit up your local festivities, or hit them all up for mostly free, family-friendly activities, a little shopping, and maybe a chance to talk to Santa.

    Light Up Middletown/Business Holiday Expo

    December 5, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    At the Middletown Community Center and Celebration Hall, 11700 and 11711 Main Street, this year’s festivities will include Lego displays from Bricks and Minifigs, and a new holiday expo in the Celebration Hall with booths from local businesses. Poinsettia giveaways, free food, free music and Santa!

    Light Up Jeffersontown/Holiday on Gaslight Square

    December 6, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    At the Jeffersontown Community Center, 10617 Taylorsville Road, Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Mayor will flip the switch and light the lights. Then, stay for free music, ice carving, free refreshments and free carriage rides. Inside the center, enjoy arts and crafts and holiday movies. Have your picture taken with Santa, too.

    Bardstown Road Aglow

    December 6, dusk to 10:00 p.m.

    The annual Bardstown Road Aglow event brings a holiday tree lighting by Santa, sales and specials all up and down Bardstown Road, and this year Selfies with Elfies: Find the Elf on the Shelf at participating locations, take a selfie with him, and enter to win a prize. Ride the free Trolley, with free musical entertainment.

    Light Up St. Matthews

    December 6, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    On Kresge Way, Brown Park’s lighting ceremony is free to the public. First, enjoy free carriage and train rides, pictures with Santa, ice skating, cookies and hot cocoa, music and more.

    Photo: Shutterstock Copyright: Mr Twister and Ricardo Reitmeyer

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