Light Up St. Matthews



The 2020 Light Up St. Matthews will be limited to socially-distanced light displays and décor. There will not be an in-person lighting ceremony, any attractions or in-person programming during the event. While we encourage individuals to take in the light displays at Brown Park produced by the Chamber of St. Matthews and the City of St. Matthews, we ask that you do so following all current State and County mandated protocols.

The Chamber will be broadcasting the moment the lights switch on in Brown Park on December 5th live from the Facebook pageOne lucky family will be chosen to join the Mayor of St. Matthews and Santa to switch on the lights for the holiday season, this family will be chosen by participating in the Flip the Switch Coloring Contest sponsored by Park Community Credit Union. More details to come.

In order to continue to spread the holiday cheer and further Light Up St. Matthews into the community the Chamber of St. Matthews and City of St. Matthews are seeking entries for a new community-wide decorating contest event. Businesses, organizations and residents are invited to participate and showcase the holiday spirit in St. Matthews. More details about all of our events for Light Up St. Matthews are below.

There’s nothing better than seeing thousands of twinkling lights on a cold, frosty night. Join us this holiday season by decorating your house and helping to Light Up St. Matthews! The Chamber of St. Matthews and City of St. Matthews encourage you to deck your homes and businesses with lights, lawn ornaments, wreaths, and more to help bring holiday cheer to others in the area.

You even have a chance of winning one of the three cash prizes! Both residents and businesses are eligible, sign up sheets are below. The deadline to register is November 27th, all photos of displays must be turned in by December 4th. For more information contact The Chamber of St. Matthews at 502-899-2523 or

This contest will go live on Saturday, December 5th with voting concluding on on December 20th. Winners in all categories will be announced on December 21st. Participants will be asked to submit the form for their category below and turn in photos or 20 to 30 second video clips of their displays.

After registration closes those participating in the event will have their addresses put on a map for people to be able to enjoy driving by your displays.

To Participate as a Resident

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To Participate as a Business

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Get out those crayons and colored pencils! The Chamber of St. Matthews and City of St. Matthews and contest sponsor Park Community Credit Union are looking for some talented kiddos to participate in the Flip the Switch Coloring Contest. You can download the flier below!

One lucky kiddo and their family will be chosen to Flip the Switch at Brown Park on December 5th as part of our Light Up St. Matthews event. The deadline for this contest is November 27th , to submit the coloring sheets please send a photo of your entry either through our Facebook page or to

We ask that upon submission you provide your child’s First Name and Last Initial as well as a good contact phone number for us to reach you at to inform you if your child has won. The art will be voted on by the sponsor, Park Community Credit Union.

To Participate

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Photos with Santa may look differently this year but sponsor Independence Bank and their elves have been busy getting Santa to pose for some Zoom Backgrounds! While these are not traditional photos with Santa anyone who wants to make their own now can by downloading one of the three high quality images below and launching a Zoom call with their family! Don’t want to use them to make your own photo? Feel free to use them as a holiday inspired Zoom Background on any call of your choice! And if you want to set up your very own virtual visit with Santa himself you can by clicking here and scheduling with the big man directly!