Downtown Knoxville: Aglitter with lights and snow

Sandra ClarkDowntown, Our Town Neighbors

Cynthia Moxley posted this photo at 6:25 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, 2022, as unexpected snow fell in downtown Knoxville.

The ASTROrdinary Dobbs Foundation visited East Tennessee Children’s Hospital on Saturday, Dec. 24, along with Santa Vol to hand out toys to all the good little girls and boys –which, of course, was everyone! Thank you, Josh Dobbs, for your ongoing support of all our patients. Santa Vol said “Josh wasn’t able to be there, but his parents, Robert and Stephanie, joined me as we spent the day visiting the patients and staff.”

Holiday events downtown

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

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:

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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