It's Christmas in the City in Knoxville!

The downtown area is transforming into a winter wonderland Friday with a variety of holiday-themed events throughout Market Square and Krutch Park.

The Regal Celebration of Lights lasts from 6 to 9 p.m. Get there early to hear Blue Line Blues perform some rockin' Christmas tunes on stage in Krutch Park Extension at 5:30 p.m. and watch the lighting of the 42-foot Christmas tree at 6 p.m.

The WDVX Holiday Ho Ho Hoedown kicks off at 6:30 with free music until 9 p.m. on the Market Square Stage. Check out a full list of performers here.

Knoxville's open air ice skating rink, Holidays on Ice, opens for the season in Market Square at 4 p.m. The season features daily events until Jan. 8. Find daily hours and ticket information here.

Window Wonderland also begins Friday with windows of restaurants and merchants decorated to create a Peppermint Trail. Participating vendors will sell peppermint items.

Information on all the Christmas in the City events is available on the City of Knoxville website here.

WBIR has live coverage of these events throughout the night.