Christmas in the City

Special Events Director

Judith Foltz
(865) 215-4248

400 Main St., Room 578
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Have your holiday event listed in our mobile app. Fill out the Christmas in the City Event Form for events taking place between Nov. 1, 2016 through Jan. 1, 2017. Events that do not occur during this time frame will not be listed. Deadline to submit events is Sept. 30, 2016.

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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 27, 2015 - January 18, 2016
Market Square
Knoxville's open air ice skating rink
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Window Wonderland
November 27-December 17
Various locations - See map
Participating merchants and restaurants have the opportunity to turn their windows into a festive holiday display coinciding with the Christmas in the City theme which is ‘How the Grinch Stole Knoxville’, or their own creative décor.The public will vote on their favorite window through The City of Knoxville’s Office of Special Event’s Facebook page or on the Knoxville events App. All winners will be announced on December 17th at 11:30am at Market Square Stage.
Download Map of participants

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! 

XFinity 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 2016 with your friends and family on Market Square. Ball drop at Midnight.
More information


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