Christmas in the City

Special Events Director

Judith Foltz
(865) 215-4248

400 Main St., Room 578
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Christmas in the City

Christmas in the CItyChristmas 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
November 25, 2016
Market Square, Krutch park Ext, and Market Street
Join us for the lighting of the Downtown Christmas tree.
More information

WDVX Holiday Ho Ho Hoedown
November 25, 2016
Market Square Stage

Holidays on Ice presented by Home Federal Bank
November 25, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Market Square
Knoxville's open air ice skating rink
More information

Window Wonderland
November 25, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Various locations - See map
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!

WIVK Christmas Parade
December 2, 2016
Gay Street
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 which can be found at

Christmas in Chilhowee
December 9, 2016
Chilhowee Park
Join us for the lighting of the tree at the Chilhowee Park Bandstand
More information

Tour de Lights
December 16, 2016
Market Square
Decorate your bike with lights, garland and decorate yourself with decor for the holiday bike ride through 4th and Gill area.
More information

New Years on the Square
December 31, 2016
Market Square
Balldrop at Midnight
Bring in 2017 with your friends and family on Market Square. Mae Beth Harris will perform at 10:30pm,  Ball drop at Midnight.


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