Light Up La Grange
Sponsored By Baptist Hospital Northeast and Norton Brownsboro Hospital
Thank you to all our sponsors and helpers for making this event possible.
All the Public Works Staff, Ballardsville High Riders, Cracker Barrel, Jimmy Walker and the Regulators from Oldham County Jail, Kevin Collett and the La Grange Police, Leaders of the Pack, La Grange Light Up Committee, Oldham County Road Department Workers, Stock Yards Bank, The Oaks Residents, The Rawlings Foundation, Volunteers, YMCA.
And a very special Thank you to Mike and Vonnie Glover of You Deserve It Travel for designing, coordinating and orchestrating all of our lights.
An Old Fashioned Holiday Extravaganza on Main Street in downtown La Grange, this event is held on the first Friday evening every December. Santa Claus and the Mayor arrive to start the festivities by lighting up the town at 6:00 pm. Activities include carolers, dancing/musical entertainment, shopping and dining.
La Grange, an historical 200-year-old town, is one of the only three towns in the country that has a working railroad that runs right down the middle of Main Street. Main Street is filled with beautiful and unique shops, galleries and restaurants all open for your enjoyment during this exciting celebration.
Start your Christmas shopping here where you will find anything from toys to evening gowns, galleries filled with fine art by local artists, sporting goods, home furnishings, fresh and silk flowers and a pet store and more. Dine at one of our restaurants which include: The Irish Rover Too, a traditional Irish Pub; Big Rs BBQ Shack, home of award winning ribs; Serendipity Cafe and Gift shop; Red Pepper Deli and Cafe; One-Nineteen West Main, and and finish it off with ice cream or candy at Serendipity Ice Cream Station or a sweet treat from Q&A Sweet Treats. Top it off with a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate at Karen’s Book Barn & Java Stop or at LaGrange Coffee Roaster.
This year (2012), entertainment promises to be spectacular with local school and church groups, jazz ensembles, violinists, carolers and more, including a train ride around town for adults and for kids. Additionally, La Grange Fire & Rescue will return to their station at Main and Second to offer their traditional chili dinner along with music in the bays.
The History Center will hold a Grinch Christmas on Friday evening and on Saturday. The Community Center also has activities on Friday evening, including face painting, games and caroling. See our calendar to stay updated on all the activities this town has to offer.
If you would like to make it a weekend experience, we have the beautiful Bluegrass Country Estate Bed and Breakfast and the Pillow and Paddock beds & breakfasts are located just minutes from the historic downtown!
Please visit the parking and road closing page to learn more about street closings for this event.
PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS for the 26th Anniversary of Light Up La Grange!
(updates to follow)