Thousands attend 33rd Light up Louisville - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Thousands attend 33rd Light up Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Light up Louisville kicked off the holidays downtown tonight with the annual parade and lighting event.  The action started Friday with live music, and a parade.

Santa Claus made a grand entrance into downtown Louisville Friday night to light up the city with the help of Mayor Greg Fischer using a ceremonial giant plug.

The lights will continue in downtown Louisville for 40 nights. Millions of Christmas lights will be on display until New Year's Eve.

The family friendly event brought out thousands of people. "We saw this on the Internet and thought it looked like so much fun," said Stephanie Murray.

There are two massive new Christmas trees this year, donated by Louisville families and over a thousand new LED lights strung along 4 blocks of downtown.

Event goers say this year's Light up Louisville tops all the other 32 years.  "There's been something for everyone and the weather's not too bad." Murray said, "We went and did Santa's workshop and enjoying music and it's just been a blast."

Light up Louisville will continue the rest of the year with special light shows every hour on the hour.

Several of the streets downtown will remain closed until 1am.

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