Mayor Greg Fischer is excited to announce that Louisville native Dave Moisan, a recent contestant on NBC’s “The Voice,” will headline this year’s Holiday in the City entertainment, with a performance during Light Up Louisville on Friday, Nov. 25.
“Dave represented our city so well during his appearances on “The Voice,” and I know his hometown neighbors will be thrilled to hear him perform during our beloved Light up Louisville,” the Mayor said.
Moisan has also been named honorary grand marshal for the Lots of Lights Parade, which will begin at 7 p.m. on Light Up night. (The grand marshal is Steve Buttleman, official bugler of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby.)
After the parade, Moisan will perform on Holiday in the City’s main entertainment stage, on Jefferson Street across from Holiday Square, until Santa’s arrival at 8 p.m.
Holiday in the City is a month-long celebration that promotes holiday happenings and events throughout Downtown Louisville, and markets the city as a holiday destination for residents and visitors.
This free, family friendly event would not be possible without the generous sponsorship of: LG&E, MainSource Bank, Fourth Street Live!, Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, Ford/UAW, Beam Suntory, MetroPCS, Hyatt Hotel Louisville, 400 West Market, USA Image, WLKY, Outfront Media, 106.9 Play, Louisville Magazine and The Courier-Journal.
“Holiday in the City is a perfect way for a wide cross section of our community to come together Downtown to celebrate this special season,” said Rebecca Matheny, Executive Director of the Louisville Downtown Partnership, which is working with the Mayor’s office on this event.
The Holiday Square’s real, 40-by-100 foot ice skating rink, located on the plaza at Fourth and Jefferson streets, will open on Nov. 18 and will remain open seven days a week through Jan. 15. A 60-minute session, which includes skate rental, is $10.
This year, Fourth Street Live! will host the Holiday Market, with vendor chalets and live, programmed entertainment every Thursday through Sunday, from Nov. 25 to Dec. 23.
Thursday programming will focus on local charitable giving and performances by various local choir groups, street entertainers and roaming carolers. Sunday entertainment will include various church choirs, while also showcasing two classic Christmas movies; “Elf,” and “It’s A Wonderful Life.”
Groups interested in performing on Thursdays or Sundays may contact Dell Courtney at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays is being programmed by 1200 LLC and will feature live music from local organizations, community groups and local bands. The set list is full of eclectic and diverse entertainment at the stage located at Fourth Street Live!
In addition, from 3 to 7 p.m. each Saturday, children are invited to participate in Seven Nine Eighty Art Stations, for ornament making, stocking decorating, snowflake decorating, holiday coloring, Elf Yourself video wall, and holiday cookie decorating.