• Joey Amato

Pride Journey Holiday Spotlight: Louisville, Kentucky


Louisville is home to more than just delicious bourbon. This holiday season, the city is offering a variety of events worth exploring.


Winter Woods Spectacular: From the producers of the popular Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular, this event is held in Louisville’s scenic Iroquois Park through Dec. 31. It features a half-mile drive of lighting and artistry exploring and celebrating the holiday season.

Winter Illuminations: New this year, The Parklands of Floyds Fork is igniting an illuminated trail walk. Designed to be Louisville’s premiere winter tradition, the one-mile trail features more than 10 light installations harmonizing light, music and nature. We invite you to bring your family and friends to experience the magic of this one of a kind illuminated trail. Open Nov. 20 through Jan. 3.

Paristown’s Fête de Noël: Start a new tradition this holiday season at Paristown’s Fête De Noël ("Festival of Christmas") Winter Holiday Festival, a 6-week Winter village featuring Louisville’s only authentic outdoor ice skating rink. Skate, shop, eat, and drink in the heart of Paristown and enjoy holiday movie nights, karaoke and silent disco on ice, Stoneware & Co. ornament decorating and much more. The holiday memories begin November 25.

Igloos at 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen: Cozy up and get toasty in your own heated igloo at 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen. The downtown rooftop bar, located at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, has created a winter wonderland featuring six themed, all-weather igloos. Sip champagne in the elegant Diamonds & Fur igloo or get comfy in the flannel bedecked Winter Lodge.

Lights Under Louisville: At this holiday favorite, Louisville Mega Cavern is transformed into a festive underground light spectacular Nov. 13 through Jan. 3. Enjoy a 30-minute ride through part of 17 miles of underground passageways. Featuring more than 850 lit characters with three million points of light.

Mary M. Miller Riverboat: Cookies with Captain Santa, Saturday, December 5 & 12. Take a cruise with Saint Nick during the Cookies with Captain Santa event. We will turn the Mary M. Miller into a winter wonderland for you and your family to enjoy! This family-friendly event includes socially distanced photos with Santa, cookie decorating kits, hot cocoa and plenty of festive activities to get you in the holiday spirit.

New Years Eve Bash, Thursday, December 31st

Say SO LONG to 2020 and cruise out of the year in style with our New Year’s Eve party cruise. We will leave 2020 behind as we cruise down the Ohio River. Grab your friends and reserve a table for an elegant, fun-filled night that includes a champagne toast, Hors d’oeuvres, NYE swag bags and a DJ.



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