Christmas in the City returns for holidays

Jay FitzDowntown, Our Town Outdoors

Over 150,000 lights have been hung as Knoxville readies for Christmas in the City. Some elements of the downtown holiday tradition were canceled or amended in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the full celebration is back. Christmas in the City runs Nov. 26 through Jan. 2 and includes:

Regal Celebrations of Lights
Friday, Nov. 26, 5:30-9 p.m.
Krutch Park – lighting of Knoxville Christmas tree

Holidays on Ice, presented by Home Federal Bank
Opening Friday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m. Market Square
More information available at here.

WIVK Christmas Parade
Friday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m. Gay Street

Christmas Drive-In at Chilhowee presented by Comcast
Friday, Dec. 10, 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Chilhowee Park Midway

Tour de Lights Holiday Bike Ride, presented by Visit Knoxville and Bike Walk Knoxville
Saturday, Dec. 11, 5:30 p.m. This festive bicycle ride for all ages is a Knoxville tradition. Go here for additional information.

New Year’s Eve at the Sunsphere
Friday, Dec. 31, at 9 p.m. DJ music starts at 9, ball drop at midnight
World’s Fair Park, Festival Lawn

For more information on the year’s Christmas in the City celebrations, go here.

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