It's time to celebrate Christmas at the Cove.

Knox County’s 19th annual Holiday Festival of Lights at the Cove at Concord Park kicks off Friday, Dec. 15 and runs through Saturday, Dec. 30, except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

The free festival is open nightly from 6 to 9 p.m. and your pets are welcome as long as they are on a leash. The Cove is located at 11808 S. Northshore Drive.

The event includes an illuminated three-quarter-mile green way trail that features a sparkling light display coordinated to music.

Third Creek Coffee will be there every night with hot drinks, including coffee, hot chocolate and apple cider, and holiday snacks, like cookies, cakes and the ingredients for S’mores.

Park employees do all the decorating, which includes placing displays and adding several thousand lights to trees.

Knox County will be collecting non-perishable food items for The Love Kitchen, which provides meals, clothing and emergency food packages to the homebound, homeless and unemployed.