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City searching for 'Light Up Louisville' alternatives

COVID-19 is also affecting the city's tradition when it comes to the holiday season.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The beginning of the holiday season is about a month away and city officials are looking for alternatives for their signature event, Light Up Louisville.

Jean Porter, a spokesperson for Mayor Greg Fischer’s office, cites the rise in COVID-19 cases.

“We cannot bring hundreds of thousands downtown for the traditional Light Up,” she said.

The event, held the Friday after Thanksgiving, kicks off the holiday season with a parade, fireworks show and Santa Claus.

Porter said officials will announce the new plans once they are finalized.

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