Light the Park: Nobody blew a fuse

Jay FitzFarragut

Town of Farragut sure can throw a party. On Monday (11/20/23), Founders Park at Campbell Station was home to persons large and small, enjoying the  Countdown to Light the Park.

Entertainment included harpist Joanna Seiber, Southern Taps Clogging Company and holiday tunes from Mike Snodgrass. Younger visitors enjoyed a scavenger hunt, a firepit, crafts and treats.

For those unable to attend, East Tennessee PBS provided a live stream of the event on the Town of Farragut Facebook page and YouTube channel. A Light the Park holiday special featuring the event will air at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, and at noon on Sunday, Dec. 24. The special can also be viewed on-demand on PBS Passport.

Light the Park continues every evening starting at dusk from Tuesday, Nov. 21, through Monday, Jan. 1. There will be entertainment and giveaways from local vendors as well as food trucks at Founders Park most evenings through Dec. 23.

Additional parking is available at the Farragut Community Center (239 Jamestowne Blvd.) and at Ralph McGill Plaza at the corner of Kingston Pike and Campbell Station Road.

Santa’s mailbox will usher all wishes directly to the North Pole! Letters can be placed in the mailbox at Founders Park for delivery by elves to the North Pole. To receive a reply from Santa, please mail letters by Dec. 18 and include a return address!

To sign up to provide giveaways, carol or bring a food truck to Light the Park, contact the Parks & Recreation office at 865-218-3376 or

Holiday stroll

From dusk to 10 p.m. until January 1, 2024, the holiday lights will be on along Campbell Station Road from the I-40 commuter lot to the Campbell Station Inn Plaza at the intersection of Campbell Station Road and Kingston Pike. Enjoy strolling through the park, mailing letters to Santa and checking out the daily giveaways from local businesses and groups. Restrooms are open until 9 p.m. except on December 25.

Wendy Smith and the Town of Farragut contributed information for this story.

And like magic, the lights are on and the 80-foot tree stands ready to light up Farragut until next year.


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