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Knoxville is getting ready for Christmas in the City!

Officials said that some elements were canceled or amended in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Credit: Office of Mayor Indya Kincannon

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Crews are already hanging nearly 150,000 lights as Knoxville prepares for Christmas in the City.

Officials said that some elements were canceled or amended in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are so excited to celebrate the holiday season together and to bring back traditions that so many of us missed last year,” Mayor Indya Kincannon said. I am looking forward to seeing families create memories downtown ice skating, taking pictures in Krutch Park and enjoying the Regal Celebration of Lights the day after Thanksgiving!”

Christmas in the City runs from November 26 through January 2, 2022, and includes:

  • Regal Celebrations of Lights on Nov. 26 from 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at Krutch Park
  • Holidays on Ice will open on Nov. 26 at 10 a.m. at Market Square
  • Christmas Parade on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. on Gay Street
  • Christmas Drive-In at Chilhowee on Dec. 10 from 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at Chilhowee Park Midway
  • Tour de Lights Holiday Bike Ride on Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m. This event is for all ages. For more information, click here

Details about the New Year’s Eve event plans are still in the works, officials said.

For more information, click here.