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Christmas in the City

Christmas 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! 


Regal Celebration of Lights
Friday, November 29, 2019
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Market Square, Krutch park Ext, and Market Street
Join us for the lighting of the Downtown Christmas tree.
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WDVX Holiday Ho Ho Hoedown
Friday, November 29, 2019
6:30 pm-9:00 pm
Market Square Stage
Live music with AP Strings featuring three cellos playing holiday tunes, Circus Number Nine which is a high energy bluegrass/jam roots band and Soulfinger - A Knoxville based Rhythm n Blues Band.

Holidays on Ice presented by Home Federal Bank
Friday, November 29, 2019 - opening day
Market Square
Knoxville's open air ice skating rink
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Window Wonderland
Friday, November 29, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Various locations
Downtown Knoxville will turn into a Peppermint Trail with windows of restaurants and merchants decorated with the peppermint theme. Merchants and restaurants will also have peppermint items for sale!

Christmas at Chilhowee

Friday, December 13, 2019
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Chilhowee Park
Join us for the lighting of the tree at the Chilhowee Park Bandstand
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WIVK Christmas Parade
Friday, December 6, 2019
7:00 pm
Parade will start on Church Avenue near the Coliseum, then turn right onto Gay Street, then turn right onto Jackson Avenue and will disband in the Old City past Barley’s. Join us for everyone's favorite parade, the WIVK Christmas Parade. Bands, dancers, lighted floats, characters and Santa Claus parade down Gay Street and brings fun holiday spirit to all! To enter a float in the parade you will need to fill out an application with WIVK.

New Years on the Square
December 31, 2019
Music starts at 10:00 pm, ball drops at midnight
Market Square
Bring in 2020 with your friends and family on Market Square. Ball drop at Midnight.