Light the Park runs through January 2

Sandra ClarkFarragut, Our Town Neighbors

Light the Park is underway in Farragut with Campbell Station Road illuminated by thousands of sparkling lights. The display begins at the commuter lot next to the town of Farragut welcome sign on N. Campbell Station Road and continues to Founders Park at Campbell Station, the Farragut Community Center and Mayor Ralph McGill Plaza at the Campbell Station Inn. Lights come on every evening at dusk through Monday, Jan. 2.

Additional parking is available at the Farragut Community Center (239 Jamestowne Blvd.) and the plaza at the corner of Kingston Pike and Campbell Station Road. Restrooms at Founders Park and the plaza will stay open until 10 p.m., except for Dec. 25, when restrooms are closed.

During Light the Park, there will be gift giveaways from local vendors and organizations and live entertainment most evenings through Dec. 23. Local food trucks will serve up holiday cheer through Jan. 2. A calendar detailing all activities can be found at

If your group or organization is interested in passing out goodies or caroling, contact Merritt Piper at 865-218-3376 or


The Authors Guild of Tennessee will meet Thursday, January 5, 2023, at 11 a.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church in Farragut. Social time and book exchange begins at 10:30. Published authors are invited to attend. AGT is now accepting applications for associate membership from authors who have written a book but are not yet published. Serious authors only. In the event of inclement weather, check the AGT website for updates.

Pickleball open gym is noon to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 4-6 p.m. on Thursdays. Cost is $4. No need to register, just bring a paddle and a ball.

Basketball open gym takes place from 2-9 p.m. on Mondays; 4-5 p.m. on Tuesdays; 2-5 p.m. on Wednesdays; 4-5 p.m. on Thursdays and 2-4:45 p.m. on Fridays. Cost is $4 per person per session. Bring a ball.

No open gym activities on Dec. 23, Dec. 26 and Dec. 30. Info about activities at the Farragut Community Center here.

Meeting rooms for rent: The Farragut Community Center offers a middle school-sized gym, two classrooms and an assembly hall for public rental. Info: here or email here  or call 865-281-3376.

Wendy Smith, PR and marketing coordinator for the town of Farragut, contributed to this report. Text your announcement to 865-661-8777. No charge. It’s what we do!

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