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2010 Louisville Christmas Lights and Decorations

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One of the best things about the holidays is driving around town to experience the many wonderful Christmas lights and decorations in Louisville. From light-up events to neighborhoods that go all out when decorating, there are plenty of ways to get your fill of Louisville Christmas lights and decorations.

KaLightoscope Christmas

KaLightoscope Christmas
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When: November 18-January 3
Where: The Galt House
What: KaLightoscope Christmas features a landscape of larger-than-life, lighted holiday sculptures, a world-class dinner show, an arts and retail marketplace, a life-sized gingerbread village, imaginative Santa events, and other delights.

Light Up Okolona

When: November 19
Where: Lone Oak Park
What: Gather with neighborhood groups to ring in the holidays with Santa.

Lights Under Louisville

Lights Under Louisville
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When: November 19 - January 2
Where: Louisville Mega Cavern
What: From Their Website: Load up the kids and enjoy a 30-40 minute ride through part of 17 miles of underground passageways, which will feature over 500 lit characters with over 2,000,000 points of light. It’s the only underground light show of its kind on the planet.

Light Up Lyndon

When: November 24
Where: Lyndon City Hall
What: Light Up Lyndon is an annual event to kick off the holidays featuring family-friendly activities such as pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, musical entertainment, face painting, carriage rides, refreshments, and more.

Light Up Louisville

Light Up Louisville
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When: November 26
Where: Jefferson Square Park
What: This day-long celebration draws more than 75,000 attendees and features music, a parade, and a market, ending with the lighting of Jefferson Square and the Louisville Christmas tree.

New Albany's Holiday Fest

When: November 27
Where: Main Source Bank Stage
What: Event will feature a scavenger hunt, light up New Albany, pictures with Santa, a gift-buying and wrapping workshop for kids, free carriage rides, and a jingle walk.

Light Up Corydon

Light Up Corydon
Photo © 2008 Jessica Elliott
When: November 27
Where: Historic Corydon Square
What: From Their Website: Immerse yourself in the ambiance of an old-fashioned Christmas while you are shopping for that special holiday gift.

Light Up the Village

When: December 3
Where: Westport Village
What: From Their Website: Westport Village presents “Light up the Village” from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy live music, holiday carolers, sleigh rides, pictures with Santa, and the lighting of the tree.

Maker's Mark Holiday Candlelight Tours

Maker's Mark Holiday Candlelight Tours
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When: December 4
Where: Maker's Mark Distillery
What: From a Press Release: Maker’s Mark Holiday Candlelight Tours are an annual event held at Maker’s Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky. The entire Distillery is covered in holiday lights and decorations. The event is free.

Light Up St. Matthews

When: December 4
Where: Brown Park
What: From Their Website: This event features radio letters to Santa, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, train rides, horse-drawn carriage rides, a petting zoo, Ronald McDonald, strolling carolers, cookies, hot chocolate and apple cider and much more. At 6 p.m. the switch is thrown and Brown Park lights up with thousands and thousands of lights.

Old Louisville Holiday House Tour

Old Louisville Holiday House Tour
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When: December 4-5
Where: Old Louisville
What: From Their Website: This event features visits inside eight elegantly-decorated residences and local bed and breakfast inns in the heart of the country’s grandest Victorian neighborhood.

Maker's Mark Holiday Candlelight Tours

Maker's Mark Holiday Candlelight Tours
Photo Courtesy Maker's Mark Distillery
When: December 11
Where: Maker's Mark Distillery
What: From a Press Release: Maker’s Mark Holiday Candlelight Tours are an annual event held at Maker’s Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky. The entire Distillery is covered in holiday lights and decorations. The event is free.

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