adidas boxing boots Knoxville’s Christmas in the City events
Confetti and fireworks fill the sky during the City of Knoxville’s lighting of the downtown Christmas tree to kick off the 2016 Christmas in the City celebration.(Photo: SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL)Buy PhotoKnoxville will welcome in the Christmas spirit with 100,000 holiday lights, live music, ice skatingand a tree lighting ceremony at its 2017 Christmas in the City kickoff event, the Regal Celebration of Lights. Friday, Nov. 24, in Market Square, Market Street and theKrutch Park Extension, according to a press release from the City of Knoxville. in the Krutch Park Extension. on the Market Square stage.
Christmas in the City continues throughout the holiday season. 24, with its ice rink in Market Square.
Weather permitting, the ice rink will be open daily from Nov. 24 through Jan. 7 except for Christmas Day, according to thepress release.
Admission is $11 for adults and $8 for children 12and under. The ice rink will open on Friday, Nov. 24. Friday, Dec. 1.
The parade will feature floats, bands, dancers, twirlers, performers, decorated vehicles and Santa Claus. The route will begin on Church Avenue near the Knoxville Civic Coliseum, turn right on Gay Street,
turn right on Jackson Avenue and end in the Old City past Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria, according to Christmas in the City’s website. Friday, Dec. 8, for the park’s free Christmas at Chilhowee event.
Christmas at Chilhowee will have lighted trees floating on its lake, photo ops with Santa Claus, marshmallow roasting, face painting, live music, balloon animals, gingerbread house building and train rides.
From Nov. 24 through Jan. 1, the park also will be open nightly for self guided driving tours, according to the press release.
Info:Buy PhotoCyclists attend the annual Tour de Lights bike ride in downtown Knoxville. The event will take place on Friday, Dec. 15. (Photo: CAITIE MCMEKIN/NEWS SENTINEL)
Tour de LightsTake a casual bike ride through downtown Knoxville in the annual Tour de Lights. Friday, Dec. 15, and is open to all ages and skill levels. The route starts at Market Square and explores downtown, 4th and Gill, and Old North Knoxville areas.
Helmets, white front lights and red rear reflectors are required for the ride, according to the press release.
Additional Christmas eventsIn addition to Christmas in the City events, other happenings will take place in Knoxville and surrounding areas that will celebrate the holiday season.