COVID-friendly activities this holiday season


Photo by Ofelia Mattingly

Ofelia Mattingly

Due to Louisville’s rising COVID-19 numbers, many festive activities have been canceled or adjusted to the CDC’s guidelines. Here are some activities that are still going on around the city that people can take part in while keeping their safety in mind. 

Santa’s Club 

Since children cannot visit Santa in person this year, Santa’s Club is hosting virtual meetings with Santa Claus for children to take part in. For a live meeting with Santa, the price is $49.99. For the memories, a keepsake video of the meeting is also included in this price.

City of Jeffersontown’s Holiday Light Show 

The City of Jeffersontown’s Holiday Light Show is a drive-through event that will showcase lights at Veterans Memorial Park. This free event runs through November 21 to December 31. 

Rudolph Run 

Sign up for Rudolph Run, a fun car adventure, where you find missing information from Santa’s list using the clues you find along the way. As a prize, every person who finishes the list is put into a contest to win a $100 gift card, and one person will be selected each week. The adventure will end at an ice-skating rink, where there is also a holiday market. Costs are listed on the website.

Light Up Louisville 

Take part in Light Up Louisville, where you will watch an array of lights to celebrate the winter season. Special guests like Frosty the Snowman and Santa’s elves will take part and accept letters to give to Santa Claus.

Winter Woods Spectacular 

Witness the thousands of lights and wintery scenes seen throughout the woods in your car at Iroquois Park’s Winter Woods Spectacular. Costs are listed on this website.

Lights Under Louisville 

Lights Under Louisville is an underground mega cavern where you can experience an array of lights while remaining in your car to celebrate the holidays. This light show is open nightly through January 3. Costs are listed on the website. 

The Brown-Forman Nutcracker Performance 

This Nutcracker performance by the Louisville Ballet organization is sponsored by Brown-Forman and will be broadcasted live by WDRB, so people can watch this event live on television. Costs are listed on the website.

Big Four Bridge: Holiday Lights and Music

The Waterfront Park will light up the Big Four Bridge to celebrate the holiday season. Music will be played as well to spread the holiday cheer. More information is listed on the website.