It’s that time of year to begin filling up your calendar with fun Christmas activities! Louisville, Kentucky has no shortage of Christmas events. Below you will find the ultimate list of fun things to do this holiday season and find Christmas lights near you!
With everything from drive-through light displays, outdoor ice skating to photos with Santa, to an underground winter wonderland there is something fun happening every night from Thanksgiving to New Year.
Best Neighborhood Christmas Lights in Louisville, KY
Bright Light House
If you are looking for a house that is decorated so brightly, you can see it from space, then this is the house to visit!
They decorate every inch of the house, yard, and rooftop!
Located at 8815 Brittany Dr. Louisville, KY
Clay Street Christmas Show
Located across from Shelby Park, the light show features more the 5,000 flashing LED holiday lights that are synchronized to music.
Located at 1249 S. Clay St., Louisville, KY
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Kitschy Christmas Light Delight
This hidden gem is a house you don’t want to miss. The home is decorated with Santa’s workshop, Santa on a lawnmower, and more.
Feel free to walk around and take fun holiday selfies with the decor. It’s a great place to get in the holiday spirit!
Located at 219 Blackburn Ave., Louisville, KY
This is a unique house that is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit.
Guests are encouraged to walk around the property and even take a peek inside Santa’s workshop where he is building toys for all the kids.
Located at 6801 Melon Ct., Louisville, KY
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Windemere Place Neighborhood
This neighborhood bands together to create a winter wonderland. Every house is decorated with a massive amount of lights and decorations.
The best part is that it’s free! Make some hot coco before you leave the house and you have the perfect inexpensive date night or activities to enjoy with the family.
Located at Ashfield LN, Louisville, KY
Louisville Christmas Lights Events
Gardens Aglimmer at the Botanical Gardens
Sparkling snowflake, a blue light pond with swans, multicolor tunnel of lights, flowers, and flowers are what transforms the Waterfront Botanical Gardens.
Lights Under Louisville at The Mega Caverns
This is an absolute must-do when visiting Kentucky! Located near the Louisville Zoo, Louisville Mega cavern’s lights is a 100-acre limestone cavern.
During the holiday season, it because a winter wonderland. It’s the only underground holiday light show in the world! Each year they display new exciting themes.
Guests can enjoy more than 40 themed displays, projection areas, over 900 lit characters, several light tunnels, holiday music, and more than 6 million points of light.
The 30-minute drive through the attraction winds visitors through some of the 17 miles of underground caverns. It’s the only underground light show of its kind.
Visitors can drive their vehicle or book the Christmas Express where they can enjoy the tour on an open-top trailer. With miles of underground passageways to explore, this will soon be a holiday tradition.
The event takes place from November 11 to January 1.
Light Up Louisville
Happening after Thanksgiving is Louisville’s annual Christmas tree lighting. The event takes place on Jefferson Square and Metro Hall.
This free event celebrates all the winter holidays and has decorations for Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Hanukkah.
Light Up St. Matthews
This free event takes place at Brown Park. Guests can enjoy photos with Santa, ice skating, train rides, musical entertainment, cookies, and hot chocolate.
Each evening at 6 pm, the park is lit up with thousands of Christmas lights and light displays.
Winter Illuminations in The Parklands
Located at the Parklands at Floyd’s Fork, is a lighted winter trail that guests can walk through.
The mile trail is decorated with twinkling lights, light installations, and music.
Winter Wood Spectacular at Iroquois Park
Guests will enjoy a half-mile driving path that is decorated with stained glass windows, twinkling lights, holiday decorations, and lighted characters.
This magical winter woods spectacular is created by the producers of the Jack O’Lantern Spectacular.
Other fun things to do in Louisville this winter
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Put on your winter gear and head to Fete De Noel. This Christmas market features an ice skating rink, Christmas lights, a holiday market, Santa’s Workshop, and gourmet hot chocolate.
Guests can rent skates for 60. Minutes and enjoy the only outdoor rink in Louisville. The market runs from November to early January.
There are numerous parks throughout the city that are designed for sledding. Be sure to only sled when the “Sledding Hill Open” sign is displayed.
Talk a stroll through Old Louisville
When Old Louisville is blanketed with a fresh coat of snow, it brings out the old Victorian charm. Take a self-guided walking tour to get the full experience.