The Cove opens Festival of Lights

Sandra ClarkFarragut

Knox County’s 19th annual holiday Festival of Lights at the Cove at Concord Park kicks off today and runs through Saturday, Dec. 30, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

The festival from 6-9 p.m. is free and open to the public, although canned food items will be accepted for donation to The Love Kitchen. The Cove is located at 11808 S. Northshore Drive.

The event showcases an illuminated three-quarter-mile greenway trail that features a sparkling light display coordinated to music. Pets on leashes are welcome.

Third Creek Coffee will be onsite each night with hot drinks – coffee, hot chocolate, apple cider – and holiday snacks, like cookies, cakes and the ingredients for S’mores.

The park staff at The Cove does all the decorating, which includes placing displays and adding several thousand lights to trees. Radio station B97.5 is a co-sponsor.

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