Christmas in the City begins in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Christmas is 50 days away, but the holiday cheer is already in the air.

The annual Christmas in the City celebration runs through December 31. This year's theme is "A White Christmas in Knoxville."

The lighting of a 38-foot tree in Krutch Park Extension will kick off the holiday season on November 29.

Organizers have many activities planned.

"One of the other things we are promoting this year is the rooftop trees. We are urging business owners and those that own buildings downtown to have rooftop trees again," said Judith Foltz, Director of Special Events.

Construction also started Monday on the open-air ice skating rink in Market Square. It will open Friday, November 29. It will close Sunday, January 5.

The Christmas parade will take place Friday, December 6 at 7:00 PM on Gay Street in downtown Knoxville.

Christmas in the City started in 1978.

For a complete list of activities, click the link below.

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