Christmas lights going up in downtown Knoxville

It's still more than two months until Christmas, but the City of Knoxville has already started decking the halls.

City workers are wrapping holiday lights around trees and hanging them from buildings in downtown Knoxville.

Though they won't be lit up for some time now, an early start is essential to get it all done. Getting Summitt Hill and Krutch Park in the holiday spirit alone takes more than 16-thousand lights.

"Yes, it does seem early but our crews always have to get ahead of the game with this. Our lights throughout the city entail quite a lot of labor," said Judith Foltz, with the City of Knoxville.

In total, crews will hang about a hundred-thousands lights across the city.

Knoxville's Christmas in the City runs from November 1 through January 1 and features dozens of fun, family-friendly events across town.

The city's downtown Christmas tree will be lit during the Regal Celebration of Lights on November 25 in Market Square and Krutch Park, with events planned from 6:00pm-9:00pm.

The popular ice skating rink in Market Square will open on November 25, and the WIVK Christmas Parade is scheduled for December 2.

You can get a complete listing of holiday events here.

 

(© 2016 WBIR)


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