FRIDAY, NOV. 25
Light Up Louisville
Downtown Louisville (various locations; see link)
Free | 3-10 p.m.
Santa Claus and Mayor Fischer will light the city Christmas tree together. There’ll also be a parade (led by none other than Frosty the Snowman), live music, holiday vendors and fireworks.
Lights on Main
615 W. Main St.
Free | 4-9 p.m.
Local businesses, organizations, families and individuals have decorated trees for this fundraiser event, which is free to guests. Judges will pick the best trees in several categories: “Best Branding,” “Judges’ Favorite,” “Most Unique,” “Most Festive,” and “Most Lou Spirit,” This event runs through Sunday, Dec. 11.
The Flea Off Market @ Logan Street Market
Logan Street Market
Free | 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Avoid the malls and shop antiques and artisanal work from local vendors.
SATURDAY, NOV. 26
Paristown Fête De Noël
Old Forester’s Paristown Hall (outside)
Free to enter, $5 for a train ride, $10 for a photo with Santa, $15 for ice skating, $125 for a season pass to the ice skating rink | Times vary
There’ll be ice skating, holiday vendors, photos with Santa, a train ride, a “Christmas Carol”-themed escape room, movie nights and more at this six-week festival.
SUNDAY, NOV. 27
The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays
$52.65-$87.75 | 6:30 p.m.
Live stage magic with seasonal flair. Check out the trailer below.