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2010 Louisville Holiday Shopping Events


You could spend the months before Christmas fighting for elbow space in one of Louisville's malls, or you could give up the fight and find the perfect gift at one of these Louisville holiday shopping events.

Festival of Trees and Lights

When: November 12-14
Where: Louisville Slugger Field
What: From Their Website: Hosted by the Children's Hospital Foundation, hundreds of volunteers design and decorate Christmas trees, wreaths, and hand crafted holiday items, all of which are for sale to benefit the neonatal intensive care unit at Kosair Children's Hospital.

KaLightoscope Christmas

KaLightoscope Christmas
Photo Courtesy KaLightoscope Christmas
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.

Black Friday in Louisville

Christmas Gift
Photo © L'Amour Olivia
When: November 26
Where: Throughout Kentuckiana
What: Black Friday is a huge shopping day in Louisville. Shoppers line up at stores and malls all over Kentuckiana to cash in on the major Louisville Black Friday sales.

Black Friday Trolley Hop

(c) 2008 Michael Maupin
When: November 26
Where: Frankfort Avenue
What: This special Black Friday trolley hop lasts all day, from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and features Christmas shopping and art browsing at all of Frankfort Avenue's favorite independent businesses and art galleries.

Light Up Louisville

Light Up Louisville
(c) 2008 Jessica Elliott
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.

21C Artist Market

When: November 26
Where: 21C Museum Hotel
What: Fill those stockings with the wares of local artists. Some of the areas most talented craftsman will be at the 21C Museum Hotel for this Christmas art sale.

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.

Hollydays Art and Gift Market

When: December 3-5
Where: Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center
What: From Their Website: Mark your calendars now to enjoy vendors and artists from all over the country offering items from gourmet foods to children's clothing, ladies accessories, jewelry, and household items.

Olde Tyme Christmas on Frankfort Avenue

When: December 4
Where: Frankfort Avenue
What: This Louisville Christmas event features the Santa Sprint Run and Stroll, festive Dog Walk, Good Neighbor Awards, holiday refreshments, photo opportunities with Santa at the Louisville Water Company, and trolley, horse, and carriage rides.

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