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Thousands flock to Fourth Street for Light Up Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)---The activities are underway along Fourth Street to help ring in the holiday season.

Friday afternoon, performers took the stage. A parade in the evening also included an appearance by Snow Fox, and other favorites.

"This is our first time being out at Light Up Louisville with my children and we are just having a great time despite how cold it is, we are enjoying the parade and everything," says LaTasha Thomas.

Families gathered along Fourth Street, for the 32nd celebration of Light Up Louisville, but this was the first time it was held in this location, and not Jefferson Square.

"We should always experiment and try new things and see if it's better and good for business and see what people think and keep improving it every year," says Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

Complete with fireworks for the occasion, the four-block festival of lights, which is set to music,  illuminates downtown Louisville from the Galt House to Fourth Street Live.

An ice skating rink within Fourth Street Live is also part of the festivities that people can experience.

"I think it's really cool and I really enjoy being here," says Cheyanne Thomas.

"It's just wonderful. Everybody's so happy and the kids are so excited. That's what it's for," says Kathy Young.

With the light shows taking place every night for 40 nights and the ice rink opened as well, Mayor Fischer says he hopes it's not only good for business, but is something families don't forget.

"Seeing the children happy and then watching the tree light up. It's wonderful," says Kayla Young.

"There's always great energy in the air for that. A lot of families together for the Thanksgiving holidays  and a lot of kids come out and this is one of their Christmas memories," says Mayor Greg Fischer.

A light show and fireworks display will also help ring in the New Year.

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