LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Several hundred people packed Jefferson Square to celebrate a Louisville tradition, Light Up Louisville.
People enjoyed food, crafts, and games. During the day there was a Run Run Rudolph 5K Run/Walk by Baptist Health. Then, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., kids enjoyed free activities inside Metro Hall. At 6 p.m., people watched the Winter Wonderland Holiday Parade. There were several floats, local bands, dance groups, and vintage military vehicles featured.
The kids celebrated when they saw Santa Claus arrive in his sleigh around 8:50 p.m. It's his second stop on his World Tour. Immediately, Santa Claus gave Mayor Jerry Abramson the traditional magic plug to turn on the lights for Light Up Louisville. The lights glowed around 9 p.m. It's the 30th Anniversary of the event and Abramson has celebrated 21 of them as Mayor.
The lights will stay glowing through Christmas.