The City of Knoxville’s annual Christmas in the City celebrations have been adapted to safely accommodate participants and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 during the holiday season.
The formal “Celebration of Lights” will not take place on the Friday after Thanksgiving this year, but downtown Knoxville will be decorated and lit for the season beginning on November 23rd with our forest of lit trees in Krutch Park as well as the city’s 42 ft. Christmas Tree on Gay Street, a family photo favorite!
Bands, caroling, marshmallow roasting, lighting of the Christmas tree, sparkling lights, train rides, choirs, photos with Santa, hot cocoa, and more.
Lighting of the 42' tree in Krutch Park Ext. Music, carolers, train rides, pictures with Santa, face painting, marshmallow roasting and more. Market Street will have children's craft activities, Home Depot's Little Elves Workshop, and the opportunity to make cards to send to soldiers with 'Cards for Heros' by the American Red Cross. Kids can enjoy a ride on a miniature train down Gay St. Come enjoy it all, there's too much to list! Live music by the Blue Line Blues begins at 5:30pm, tree ceremony begins at 6pm.