Christmas in the City

Sandra ClarkDowntown, Our Town Neighbors

Say what you will, Knoxville knows how to throw a party. Check this out:

Comcast Christmas in the City – Underway, 6-9 p.m. Chilhowee Park, drive-thru, free, rain or shine. A great light show.

Regal Celebration of Lights – Underway, after dark, Market Square, Krutch Park Extension and Market Street, free walking tour, 42-foot decorated tree faces Gay Street.

Holidays on Ice, presented by Home Federal Bank – Ice skate on Market Square through Jan. 2, 2023. Details at

WIVK Christmas Parade – Friday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m. along Gay Street. Bands, dancers, lighted floats, characters and Santa Claus parade. To enter a float, fill out an application with WIVK. Parade will start on Church Avenue near the Coliseum, then turn right onto Gay Street ending at Magnolia.

Tour De Lights Saturday, Dec. 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m., free. Come watch bikers with lights and costumes pedal through the Old City, North Knoxville and downtown. Info at

New Year’s Eve at the Sunsphere, presented by Lowe’s – Saturday, Dec. 31, 2023, World’s Fair Park, DJ music starts at 8 p.m.; ball drop at midnight. Food trucks, live music at 9 and 10 p.m. More information.

Other activities

Nativity Pageant Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10-11, 3 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m., Knoxville Civic Coliseum. Free. Info:

Zoo Lights – fundraiser for Zoo Knoxville with tickets starting at $24 with discounts for children and Zoo members.

Jubilee Community Arts presents John McCutcheon at the Laurel Theater at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. He was the first music director of Jubilee Community Arts. Tickets/reservations available at Eventbrite, see

Stadium: Keep up with the downtown baseball stadium at For FAQs, go to

Email announcements to [email protected]/. No charge. It’s what we do!


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