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    The Summit will usher in holiday spirit at its signature holiday event “Lights Up” on Friday, Nov. 18 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on The Terrace. The annual event is free to attend and attracts families from all over Louisville. The North Oldham Little League All Star team has been selected for the honor of turning on The Summit’s holiday lights and kicking off the fireworks show. The team represented the region at the 65th Little League World Series this past summer. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Northeast Christian Church will provide live music entertainment with a concert including contemporary takes on holiday music classics. Santa Claus will make his grand entrance at approximately 7 p.m. For more information, please visit

    The Lights Up event will feature a baseball theme with a special appearance from Buddy Bat. In addition to interacting with our special guests, families will have the opportunity to participate in several games and children’s activities with prizes and giveaways including a prize wheel, pitching machine and a live ice-carving demonstration. Santa will also be available for complimentary professional photos with families between Mitchell’s Fish Market and Martini Italian Bistro. Patrons are urged to arrive early and enter from the Springdale Rd. entrance near the GAP for easier parking.

    “The Summit is a magical place during the holidays and events like Lights Up at The Summit have become holiday traditions for so many families in Louisville,” said Becky Norton, general manager of The Summit. “Since its opening 10 years ago, The Summit has become a gathering place for Kentucky and Indiana families during the holiday season.”

    Once again, The Summit has pulled out all the stops for customers this holiday with extended hours, enticing shopping offers, a free customer shuttle and security escort services. Beginning on Black Friday, Nov. 25, The Summit will offer extended holiday shopping hours on select days in November and December. The Guest Services office will also be open for extended hours during this time to accommodate shoppers who need assistance or are interested in purchasing gift cards. The Summit’s Cards for a Cause program benefits either the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the American Cancer Society. At no additional cost to customers, five percent of the card’s value will be donated to the Louisville chapter of the selected charity. Gift cards can be used at any of The Summit’s retailers and restaurants. For a schedule of holiday hours or more information on the Cards for a Cause program, please visit or call (502) 425-3441.  

    Other special events at The Summit include:

    $3,000 Giveaway: Nov. 25, registration begins at 8 a.m.

    Join The Summit on Black Friday for a chance to win a $500 or $100 gift card at three different times: 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

    Santa Sleigh Rides: Nov. 19, 20, 26, 27 /Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 -- Noon – 5 p.m.

    Santa will be waiting for you next to ULTA Beauty throughout the season and will offer complimentary sleigh rides. Each family will receive a free photo with Santa and all children that visit with Santa will receive special holiday goodies! Additional photos are available for download or to order as gifts, holiday cards or prints with 20% of the proceeds benefiting the Home of the Innocents.

    Menorah Lighting ceremony: Dec. 20 at Sundown

    Join Chabad of Kentucky for a Menorah Lighting in front of Quest Outdoors.

    Breakfast with Santa:  Dec. 3 and 10, 9 - 10:30 a.m.

    Santa will be available for breakfast with the entire family at Martini Italian Bistro. There will be special holiday activities during the breakfast including crafts, photos with Santa and much more. Call (502) 394-9797 for ticket prices and reservations.

    Shoptimum Rewards: Nov. 28 – Dec. 4

    Spend a total of $250 across five stores or restaurants and receive a free $25 gift card to The Summit. Receipts must be dated between Nov. 28 and Dec. 4 and should be presented at Guest Services to receive the $25 gift card. 

    About The Summit Lifestyle Center in Louisville, Ky: The Summit Lifestyle Center provides the complete shopping experience with a variety of premier shops and restaurants. Located at 4300 Summit Plaza Dr., the shops at The Summit are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, visit

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