With kids out of school and many parents at home, too, families did not miss their opportunity for snowmen, sledding, and snowball fights.
People of all ages took advantage of the snow day.
"This is the deepest snow I've had since I moved to my new house," said Johnica Hubbard, 8, who recently moved to South Knoxville from Kentucky.
Hubbard and her friend, Adeline, were in the middle of a snowball fight when 10News crews spotted them.
They said they hadn't had any luck in making a snowman, but they were having no trouble keeping entertained.
"It's good for making snow mountains so you can shove your face in them," she added.
The Houck family could be found at a nearby South Knoxville hill sledding.
"It's fantastic! I used to do this when I was a kid and come right to this hill and I wanted them [his children] to go," said Daniel Houck.
Houck taught his two kids how to sled.
"It's just really fun because it gets all the wind blowing in your face," said Houck's 8-year-old son.
Lakeshore Park in West Knoxville was packed with sledders as well. Even though much of the snow was beginning to melt by midday, dozens of families used sleds and inner tubes to slide down the hills.
"We've stopped about three places in Knoxville," said Mike Pung, "This is just one of them and we've had fun at them all."