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CITC BrochureChristmas 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!

View 2013 Christmas in the City Event Guide [PDF] - This file is over 4 MB in size. For best performance, download the PDF document to your computer before viewing - right click on link and select "Save Target As". Larger documents may not display quickly when opened from the web.

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.
HollyHollyMany 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

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

    Friday, November 29, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

  • Market Square, Krutch Park & Krutch Park Extension
  • 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 / Fowlers Christmas Parade

    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.)
    Friday, December 6, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

  • 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

    Comast Christmas at Chilhowee Park

    Friday, December 13, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

  • At Chilhowee Park
  • 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
    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.
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