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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! 


Christmas at Chilhowee Featuring the Capitol Christmas Tree
Friday, November 22, 2019
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Chilhowee Park
Join us for the lighting of the tree at the Chilhowee Park Bandstand
More information

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.
More information  |  Watch the 2018 Regal of Celebration of Lights

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.
See some scenes from the 2018 WDVX Holiday Ho Ho Hoedown

Holidays on Ice presented by Home Federal Bank
Friday, November 29, 2019 - opening day
Market Square
Knoxville's open air ice skating rink
More information  |  See some scenes from opening day in 2018

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!

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.
Watch the 2018 WIVK Christmas Parade

Tour de Lights
Friday, December 13, 2019
6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Market Square, Downtown Knoxville
More than 1,000 people participate in this fun, free 5-mile bike parade through downtown, 4th & Gill and Old North Knoxville. Many spectators watch along the route. Participants decorate their bikes and themselves to try to win one of the coveted awards.
More information   |   Watch the 2018 Tour de Lights

New Years on the Square
Tuesday, 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.