CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY
in the City is Knoxville's most anticipated winter festival. Our city
dresses for the holidays with lighted trees and decorations - including
the popular and growing Up on the Rooftops displays - plus dozens
of events guaranteed to bring holiday cheer!
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Parking is free in the City's Market Square,
State Street and Locust Street garages, and on meters, from 6 p.m.
weekdays and all day on weekends.
|WINDOW WONDERLAND WINDOW DECORATING CONTEST
|Many businesses downtown have joined a window decorating contest that will run from November 29 through December 15. The winner will be announced at 2:00 p.m. on Market Square, December 16.
Download map of participating merchants at http://www.cityofknoxville.org/christmas/windows.pdf
Vote for your favorite decorated window at http://www.facebook.com/CityofKnoxvilleSpecialEvents
|KNOXVILLE'S HOLIDAYS ON ICE PRESENTED BY HOME FEDERAL BANK
Open Friday, November 29, 2013 thru Sunday, January 5, 2014
Market Square in downtown Knoxville
Knoxville's only open-air ice rink opens November 29
Located in Downtown Knoxville at Market Square
Rink is open everyday, rain or shine
Admission is $10 for adults & $7 for children 12 years & younger.
Admission includes skate rental.
Every skater must sign a waiver of liability.
Parent / guardian signature required for all skaters under the age of 18 years.
For specific operational hours, special promotions & info on private parties, birthday celebrations, season passes & group rates call 865-215-4423 or visit www.knoxvillesholidaysonice.com.
Sponsored by Home Federal Bank, Regal Entertainment, WBIR, B 97.5, CBID and Knoxville News Sentinel
|REGAL CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS
Market Square, Krutch Park & Krutch Park Extension
Friday, November 29, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
WDVX Holiday Ho-Ho-Hoedown entertainment on Market Square Stage
Downtown Knoxville becomes a Christmas village with caroling and marshmallow roasting
Lighting of the 38 ft. Christmas tree
Krutch Park sparkles with more than 100,000 lights
Performances by french horns and choirs
Train rides for children of all ages
FREE activities including pictures with Santa Claus, hot cocoa by the Salvation Army, face painting, balloon animals & much more!
Sponsored by Regal Entertainment, Pilot, Krispy Kreme, WDVX, Kroger, WATE Channel 6, Cheerwine and Knoxville News Sentinel
|WIVK CHRISTMAS PARADE
Friday, December 6, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
|The parade route is as follows: Howard Baker Jr. to Church
Street, right onto Gay Street, right onto Jackson Ave.
(Floats will continue over Gay St. Viaduct and conclude at Depot.)
Gay Street in Downtown Knoxville
One of Knoxville's Christmas favorites
Floats & decorated vehicles
Marching bands & dancers
Special appearance by Santa Claus!
Live on WVLT
Sponsored by WIVK, Advanced Office Systems, WVLT Channel 8 and Knoxville News Sentinel
|COMCAST CHRISTMAS AT CHILHOWEE PARK
At Chilhowee Park
Friday, December 13, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
A forest of lighted trees floating on the lake
Performances by Knox County School choirs
Train rides for children of all ages
FREE activities including pictures with Santa Claus, marshmallow roasting, hot cocoa by the Salvation Army, face painting, balloon animals & much more!
Nightly self-guided driving tours through the park from December 13, 2013 - January 1, 2014
Sponsored by Comcast, WVLT Channel 8, Knoxville News Sentinel, 93.1 WNOX, Krispy Kreme, Cheerwine and Kroger
|NEW YEAR'S ON THE SQUARE
|Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Ice skating on the Holidays on Ice skating rink from 1 p.m. until midnight
Festival foods and face painting available at the ice rink
Music on the Square beginning at 11 p.m., with a big screen showing events from 2013
Countdown beginning at 11:59 p.m., with a ball drop and fireworks
Join in the singing of "Auld Lang Syne" following the fireworks
For more information please call the Special Events Office at 865-215-4248.