Help Us Roast the Competition
If we asked you to name one of the best cities in America for food and dining, you’d probably say, “Well, it’s a matter of taste.”
And we’d agree. So we’d also encourage you to put your money where your taste buds are by voting for Possibility City inSouthern Living’s contest to determine where the South’s Tastiest Town is.
Once again, Louisville has been selected to be in the Top Ten Food Destinations in the South.
Fifteen Hundred Bucks for Living in the South’s Tastiest Town?
The voting began December 22 and continues through January 31. Not only can you vote every day, but you can be entered in a drawing to win a $1,500 cash prize for a trip to any Tasty Town of your choosing.
It’s said that revenge is a dish best served cold. Last year Lafayette, Louisiana, pipped Louisville for the title by a few hundred votes — but this year we expect to bring the award home to where it belongs.
VOTE FOR LOUISVILLE NOW and register your approval for Derby Pie, Hot Browns, Benedictine, bourbon, Henry Bain sauce, the cheeseburger . . . and almost anything that can be put on a stick and deep fried.
One Good Season Leads to Another
Sadly, the Nutcracker is over for yet another year, but that doesn’t mean Louisville audiences have anything less to cheer about.
In a town where extreme sports take place a few blocks from where the ballet rehearses, and where an auditorium that just shared the NCAA Division I volleyball championships is getting ready to host The Who, it should be no surprise that the biggest men’s sporting event of the year takes place the same weekend as the Ultimate Bollywood Dance Workout, the Princess Diana exhibit, and the Little Dancing Princesses.
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Lights! Video! Action!
This year Louisville’s pulling out all the stops when it comes to the year-end holidays. The relocation of activities to Fourth Street, a “40 Nights of Lights” featuring a four-block light show, a better-than-ever “Christmas at the Galt House,” an ice-skating rink at 4th Street Live!, and new sponsors will put renewed spark in the 32nd annual appearance of “Light Up Louisville.”
A Sampling of the Electricity In the Air
- “Light Up Louisville” begins the day after Thanksgiving, November 23, and includes the arrival of Santa Claus, who’ll help illuminate downtown; fireworks follow.
- The city’s Christmas tree, stationed for many years at Jefferson Square, will appear on the north side of 4th Street Live!
- An entire corridor will connect 4th Street Live! to the Galt House and to the Main Street entertainment area — bringing more Possibility Citizens and visitors downtown to celebrate the season.
- More lights, excitement, and activity.
- From Thanksgiving through New Year’s, the Frazier History Museum will be aglow with twinkling lights for “Holidays Around the World,” a visually stunning multicultural tree display celebrating the many holiday traditions found throughout Louisville’s diverse communities.
- A skating rink will be an added attraction, operating November 23 to December 28. The rink, made of synthetic ice, will be under the 4th Street Live! roof in the center of Fourth.
- Private donations in support of “Light Up Louisville” total nearly $250,000!
- Christmas at the Galt House will display some of the nostalgic old storefront holiday characters that adorned the downtown Stewart’s Department Store, and animated figures are included in a “12 Days of Christmas” exhibit and a Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” display. Click HERE for tickets.
- “40 Nights of Lights” will feature a nightly light show through New Year’s Eve. The changing colors of the lights will be synchronized with music, and the lights will be projected on buildings and trees along Fourth.
- Special free performances on Fourth will feature a diverse lineup of local performers on three consecutive Saturday evenings during the “40 Nights of Lights.”
- The annual “Run, Run Rudolph” 5K race.
- The “Winter Wonderland Holiday Parade” units will be decorated in festive lights and will include bands, carolers, car clubs, floats, children’s groups, and civic organizations. The parade route runs along Fourth from Liberty to Main.
- The Spirit of Jefferson is offering two “Light Up Louisville” cruises on November 23.
- And Metro Hall, the old Jefferson Courthouse, will again be decorated and lit for the holidays inside and out. During the “40 Nights of Lights,” Metro Hall will feature a colorful display of trees decorated by children from the 12 Metro Parks community centers.
- The season will culminate on New Year’s Eve with a light show and another fireworks display.
- Oh, and did we mention more lights, excitement, and activity?
For more details about “Light Up Louisville,” call MetroCall 311 or click HERE.
Did You Say, “But What About the Louisville Snow Globe??”
We thought so. The demand for this must-have accessory has driven it from ultra-cool to ultra-kitsch . . . and back again. And, as we did last year, we’re also recommending the stocking-stuffer-sized globe. Showing Louisville icons like the giant bat, the Churchill Downs spires, the Humana building, and much more, this is a gift best shaken, not stirred.
Click HERE to learn more (or better still, purchase a few).