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Christmas in the City

Christmas in the City is Knoxville's most anticipated winter festival with our city dressed for the holidays with lighted trees and decorations! There are dozens of events and activities offered throughout the season guaranteed to bring holiday cheer!


SOME OF THE POPULAR HOLIDAY EVENTS INCLUDE:


REGAL CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS

Friday, November 26, 2021

5:15 pm-9:00 pm
Market Square, Krutch Park Extension, and Market Street

Join us for the lighting of the Downtown 42-ft Christmas tree with live music with K-Town band at 5:15 pm, free activities and more! Lighting of the tree will take place at 6:00 pm. Enjoy free music with Tray Dahl & The Jugtime Ragband with the WDVX Holiday Ho Ho Down on Market Square at 6:30pm. More Information


HOLIDAYS ON ICE
PRESENTED BY HOME FEDERAL BANK

Friday, November 26, 2021 through
Sunday, January 2, 2022

Market Square

Take a skate on Knoxville's open air ice skating rink.
More information available at knoxvillesholidaysonice.com.


WIVK CHRISTMAS PARADE

Friday, December 3, 2021

7:00 pm
Along Gay Street

Join us for everyone's favorite parade, the WIVK Christmas Parade! Bands, dancers, lighted floats, characters and Santa Claus parade down Gay Street and brings fun holiday spirit to all! To enter a float in the parade you will need to fill out an application with WIVK. Parade will start on Church Avenue near the Coliseum, then turn right onto Gay Street, right onto Jackson Street ending at Jackson & Patton.


CHRISTMAS DRIVE-IN AT CHILHOWEE
PRESENTED BY COMCAST

Friday, December 10, 2021
5:30 pm-9:00 pm
Chilhowee Park Midway

Join us for free photos with Santa and free activities from 5:30 pm-7 pm with a drive-in holiday movie to follow at 7 pm!


TOUR DE LIGHTS

Saturday, December 11, 2021

5:30 pm-8:30 pm
Starting at the corner of Willow Ave. and Patton St.

Tour de Lights is a fun, free, family friendly bike ride through the Old City, North Knoxville, and downtown. Participants are encouraged to get in the holiday spirit by decorating themselves and their bikes. The event engages neighborhoods and businesses, along with others who come out to view the festivities.
More information available at bwknox.org/tourdelights


NEW YEARS EVE AT THE SUNSPHERE

Friday, December 31, 2021

DJ Music starts at 9:00pm, Ball drop at Midnight
World's Fair Park, Festival Lawn

Bring in 2022 with your friends and family at World's Fair Park with food trucks, free activities, DJ Music at 9pm and live music by Mike Snodgrass Band at 10pm. Ball drop from the Sunsphere at Midnight.
More information