Light Up the Northside

What is it, and why we’d like you to be involved

December 30, 11am-11pm

What is it?

  • We’re planning a multi-block holiday light display November 30—December 31.
  • The display will begin at Duncan Park and run up to the Arlington Lofts at North Broadway Park.
  • The lights will be on nightly through the end of the year.
  • The oldest tree in the North Limestone neighborhood is a Burr Oak in Castlewood Park and we are hoping to use this as our official holiday tree for the season.
  • We’ll plan a kickoff event on November 30 (Small Business Saturday), as well as December 7 with the official lighting of the streets and holiday tree.
  • The intent is for the mayor to flip a swith at 6pm to kick off the light season.
  • Retailers along these blocks will be open special hours on November 30 & December 7, offering giveaways and freebies (hot cocoa, ciders, etc) to launch the shopping season.
  • This kickoff coincides with Small Business Saturday, when small businesses are frequently already hosting special events, sales & general frivolity.
  • Details will be added as they develop, be sure to check back!

Who’s organizing this?

  • A newly-formed group (tentatively) known as North Lime Loyalty — made up of vested business owners and stakeholders along North Limestone who want to encourage more exploration of the charms (and businesses) of the Northside neighborhoods while honoring the history and unique character of the area.

How your business can participate:

  • If you’d like to participate, send an email to
  • Consider how you could add holiday lights to your business. A simple approach is more than welcome, but we encourage you to get creative, and go big.

Most businesses will stay open 11am-11pm on November 30 and December 7.

  • We intend to present a unified, consistent experience for people coming out to interact with participating businesses.
  • We’ll promote these hours as the window of time they can enjoy the festivities.
  • Businesses will have special promotions, free cocoa, incentives to come out and have fun.
List of participating locations
  • Al’s Bar
  • Arcadium
  • Army Surplus
  • ArtLab
  • Beach House
  • Broomwagon Coffee & Bikes
  • Bullhorn
  • Greyline Station
  • Charmed Life Tattoo
  • Cosmic Charlie’s
  • Favor
  • Fleet Street Hair Shoppe
  • Forage Plants
  • Homegrown Press
  • The Illustrated Barber
  • J. Gumbo’s
  • Kentucky for Kentucky
  • Mediocre Creative
  • Minton’s
  • North Lime Coffee & Donuts
  • PeriAve
  • Restaurant Supply Store
  • Riesig Group
  • Rock House Brewing
  • Seventh + Lime
  • Sidecar
  • Standing Room Only (SRO)
  • Thrive Kombucha
  • Varnish Nail Shoppe
  • Wild Fig Books