More than a dozen neighborhoods have decorated their homes and yards for the Neighborhood Holiday Trails, a citywide, pandemic-friendly celebration debuting this week.

“It’s a holiday tradition to enjoy your neighbors’ decorations and lights,” says Debbie Sharp, Coordinator of the City Office of Neighborhood Empowerment. “We wanted to encourage neighborhood organizations to go all out to make their houses, porches and yards festive for neighbors and visitors to enjoy, since group celebrations like potlucks and caroling are ill-advised due to risks of spreading COVID-19.”

The Office of Neighborhood Empowerment collaborated with the Office of Special Events on planning and promotion of the Holiday Trails, which began earlier this year with the successful Neighborhood Trails of Red White and Blue.

These neighborhoods have signed up as participants:

  • Riverhill Gateway
  • Downtown Knoxville
  • Island Home
  • Lake Forest
  • Historic 4th & Gill Neighborhood
  • Old North Knox
  • Historic Gibbs Drive
  • Park City
  • Chilhowee Park Neighborhood
  • Holston Hills Neighborhood
  • Northwest Hills Subdivision
  • Westmoreland Blvd
  • West Hills Gazebo

Jewelry Television, at 9600 Parkside Drive, will join the fun starting Dec. 4.

To view a list of participating neighborhoods, featured streets and links to maps of the trails, visit and click Holiday Trails at the top of the page (or under the more tab if you’re accessing the site via mobile device).