Knox County's 19th annual Holiday Festival of Lights at the Cove at Concord Park kicks of Friday, Dec. 15 and runs through Saturday, Dec. 30.

The event will not be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

The festival is open from 6 to 9 p.m. nightly and is free and open to the public.

The event is showcased by an illuminated three-quarter-mile greenway trail that features a sparkling light display that is coordinated to music. Pets on leashes are welcome.

Third Creek Coffee will also be onsite each night with hot drinks, including coffee, hot chocolate, and apple cider. There will also be holiday snacks like cookies, cakes, and S'mores.

Although the event is free, Knox County will collect non-perishable food items for The Love Kitchen. The Love Kitchen provides meals, clothing, and emergency food packages to the homebound, homless, and unemployed.

The Cove is located at 11808 S. Northshore Drive.