Regal Celebration of Lights Set for Nov. 26, 2019

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Kristin Farley
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400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Regal Celebration of Lights Set for Nov. 26, 2019

Posted: 11/26/2019
christmas in the cityDowntown Knoxville will display its seasonal best at Regal Celebration of Lights this Friday, Nov. 29, when Mayor Madeline Rogero and other City officials gather to light the 42-foot tree and welcome Santa Claus with fireworks and lasers. 

Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with music from The K-Town Band in the Krutch Park Extension at Gay Street. Mayor Rogero and special guests begin the tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. The event continues through 9 p.m. with food vendors, activities, children’s train rides, face painting, marshmallow roasting and free hot cocoa and doughnuts.

Temporary no-parking zones will go into effect on Union Avenue and Market Street starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, and continue through 10 p.m. Friday. Parking on Gay Street will be prohibited starting at 3:30 p.m. Friday.

These streets will be closed Friday: 

• Union Avenue between Walnut and Gay streets, 2 - 10 p.m.  

• Market Street between Clinch and Union avenues, 2 - 10 p.m.

• Market Street between Church and Clinch avenues, 5:20 - 9:15 p.m. 

• Gay Street between Summit Hill and Church avenues, 5:15 - 9:15 p.m.

• Clinch Avenue between Walnut and State streets, 5:20 - 9:15 p.m.

Regal Celebration of Lights sponsors are the City of Knoxville, Regal, Pilot Flying J, WDVX, WATE Channel 6, 93.1 WNOX, The Home Depot, Salvation Army and Krispy Kreme.

Additional events downtown on Friday include:

• The Holidays on Ice skating rink, presented by Home Federal Bank, is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday in Market Square. Admission is $11 for adults, $8 for children 12 years and younger, and includes skate rental and sales tax. Check online for operating hours and promotions throughout the season.

• WDVX’s Holiday Ho-Ho-Hoedown begins at 6:30 p.m. on the Market Square stage, featuring music performed by AP Strings, Tray Dahl & The Jugtime Ragband, and The Royal Hounds. Admission is free.

• Peppermint Trail paves a path of sweet treats and special offers at a variety of downtown businesses listed at

Visit for more details on all Christmas in the City events.