Comcast Christmas at Chilhowee Park Dec. 10, 2010

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Comcast Christmas at Chilhowee Park Dec. 10

Posted: 12/08/2010
Enjoy Comcast Christmas at Chilhowee Park from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, December 10. The Christmas tree lighting will beat 6:15 p.m. at the Gazebo. Chilhowee Park is located at at 3301 Magnolia Avenue

City Councilman Daniel Brown representing the City of Knoxville: Russell Byrd, senior manager for government affairs for Comcast Cable; Shirley Nash Pitts of WVLT-TV and chairman of the City of Knoxville's Public Assembly Facilities Advisory Board; and Paul Moore, program director for Q 93.1-FM will be speaking. In addition there will be musical performances by the Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church Choir followed by singer Brad Blackwell.

This free family event turns Chilhowee Park into a Christmas wonderland featuring dozens of lighted trees including many floating in the lake, it also includes free attractions and treats ranging from horse drawn carriage rides and photos with Santa to marshmallow roasting, cookie decorating and snow cream and eggnog provided by Mayfield.

This is the 10th Comcast Christmas at Chilhowee Park. The event developed from the company's desire to take part in the City of Knoxville's Christmas in the City celebration, to give something back to the community and to do it at a location near the company's office.

It has become one of the city's most popular Christmas traditions and features nightly self-guided driving tours through the holiday light display – which opened on Nov. 26, and continues through Jan. 2, 2011 - drawing several thousand visitors to Chilhowee Park.

The park is open to motorists from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. every night through January 2, - with the one exception of this Friday night when the event will be taking place on the grounds.

In addition to Comcast other sponsors of Comcast Christmas at Chilhowee Park are WVLT-TV Channel 8, The Knoxville News Sentinel, Q93.1 FM, Today's Continuous Country and Mayfield.