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Louisville Holiday Guide


Every holiday—from 4th of July to Christmas—is filled with opportunities to visit friends, see Louisville’s lovely lights and create family memories. This guide will point you in the right direction to make the most of Louisville’s holiday attractions.
  1. Easter
  2. DERBY!
  3. 4th of July
  4. Halloween
  1. Thanksgiving
  2. Black Friday
  3. Christmas
  4. New Year's Eve



Enjoy family and friends during the Easter holiday season.


As soon as the New Year dawns, it's time to ramp up for Louisville's main event: Derby Day!

4th of July

Celebrate the 4th of July with Louisville style! With so many parks featuring July 4th fireworks, communities hosting Independence Day parades and free concerts, there is no shortage of ways to celebrate the birth of our country.


With spooky attractions and family fun free of scares, Louisville is full of ways to celebrate Halloween.



While many Louisvillians spend the holiday at home with family, others spend the day out on the town. If you're among the latter group, you'll want to know what restaurants and businesses are open on Thanksgiving in Louisville.

Black Friday

Christmas Gift

The biggest shopping day of the year brings Louisvillians out of their homes in the middle of the night for great deals on holiday gifts. The lines may be long, but the deals make the waiting worthwhile.


Christmas Tree

Sitting on Santa's lap, driving around town looking for the best Christmas light displays, shopping for the perfect gift--Christmas is a wonderful time of year to celebrate holiday traditions.

New Year's Eve

Champagne Toast

We may not have a party equal in size to the Times Square party in New York, but a Louisville New Year's Eve is no less exciting. Parties all over town include black-tie galas and masquerade balls, buffets and five course meals, champagne toasts and balloon drops.

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