Christmas in Knoxville 2022

Updated 12/1/22  • Check Back Often • We Will be Updating the Page as the Info is Received

Holidays on Ice • Event by City of Knoxville Special Events and Knoxville’s Holidays On Ice at Market Square, Knoxville • Enjoy skating under the stars and twinkling lights while listening to music every night on Market Square! Holidays on Ice makes for the perfect evening with family, friends or on a date! • Admission price includes entry fee, skate rental and unlimited time on ice! • Adult: $12 & Children Age 12 & Under: $9 • Season Pass Adult: $50 & Season Pass Children Age 12 & Under: $35 • November 25, 2022 – December 21, 2022:  Monday through Thursday: 4:00 – 9:00 pm & Friday and Saturday: 10:00 – 10:00 pm & Sunday: 1:00 – 9:00 pm • Extended Hours December 22, 2022 – January 2, 2023 • Monday through Thursday: 1:00 – 9:00 pm • Special Holiday Hours for Christmas & New Years: December 3: 2:30 p.m. – 10:00 pm // Christmas Eve: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm // Christmas Day: Closed // December 26: 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm // New Years Eve: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 pm // New Years Day: 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm • More Info & Tickets Here 


The Peppermint Trail • Event by Downtown Knoxville • Follow the trail of peppermints on the sidewalks of Downtown Knoxville to discover all sorts of treats featuring the favorite red-and-white candy from November 25, 2022 to January 8, 2023 • From candy cane coffees at morning brunch to craft cocktails sipped by candlelight, you’ll find peppermint treats round almost every corner – along with plenty of gingerbread, cinnamon, cranberry, apple spice, and other holiday flavors • Plus, boutiques and gift shops feature peppermint-themed t-shirts, scented soaps, candles, and all kinds of holiday surprises • More Info Here 


The Elf on the Shelf® Adventure • Event by Downtown Knoxville • Santa is sending Scout Elves to Downtown Knoxville for a magical scavenger hunt in more than two dozen downtown businesses! And Saint Nick has granted these special elves permission to remain in Knoxville from Friday, November 25, 2022 to Sunday, January 8, 2023 • 📖 You can pick up a North Pole Pass at Mast General Store or Knoxville Visitors Center to guide you through the adventure. The first 5,000 participants will receive a holiday stamp to self-stamp their passes. Or you can download a North Pole Pass on our website • Find 20 or more Scout Elves and register to win prizes. Share your fun photos with #ElvesinKnox! • More Info Here 


Zoo KnoxvilleZoo Lights • Zoo Lights presented by Chick-fil-A Knoxville is back for its 3rd annual year with all new lanterns! • New this year, take a picture with Santa Claus! Santa will be at Zoo Lights every night through December 23rd. (Zoo Lights is closed every Monday and Tuesday.) • Zoo Lights is a light extravaganza featuring colorful animal lanterns, mythical creatures, tree lights, and festive food and drinks. Zoo Lights opens on Friday, Nov. 25 and continues through Jan. 8, 2022 from 5:00 – 8:30 pm each evening • Children under 2 are admitted FREE. Zoo Members get $4 off regular admission price! • Frequently Asked Questions: Can I attend with my Circle of Friends or Zoo Membership? CoF and Zoo Members receive a discount on Zoo Lights admission. All guests attending Zoo Lights must purchase a Zoo Lights ticket • Does Zoo Lights stay open during rain? Yes, Zoo Lights is open rain or shine • Do I need to reserve my place for Santa online?  No, you may walk-up for Santa photos. But reservations are strongly encouraged • Are photos with Santa an additional cost? Yes, Santa photo packages are an additional cost • More Info & Tickets Here • 5:00 – 8:30 pm


Holiday Festival of Lights • Event by The Love Kitchen and Knox County Parks & Rec at The Cove • The 24th Annual Holiday Festival of Lights will take place daily Dec. 1 – 31 from 6 – 9 p.m. at The Cove at Concord Park • Come take a stroll through the illuminating Christmas displays along the mile park loop • Park staff will be offering train rides on Monday evenings through the month. Lights will only be accessible via train ride on Monday’s • Donations will be accepted for our partners at the Love Kitchen nightly • 6:00 – 9:00 pm


Light the Park • Event by Town of Farragut at Founder’s Park • Kick off the winter holidays with Light the Park! Campbell Station Road, from the commuter lot next to the Town of Farragut sign to the community center, is illuminated by more than 100,000 twinkling lights! Lights come on every evening at dusk from Tuesday, Nov. 22, through Monday, Jan. 2. Restrooms at Founders Park and the plaza stay open until 10 p.m. nightly, except for Dec. 25, when restrooms are closed • Light the Park offers special events every day through Dec. 23. There will be gift giveaways from local vendors and organizations, caroling at the park and local food trucks serving up delicious holiday cheer • See Schedule Here • Santa’s mailbox is the best way to send wishes directly to the North Pole! Place letters in the giant mailbox at Founders Park beginning Monday, Nov. 21. To receive a reply from Santa, please mail letters by Monday, Dec. 19, and remember to include a return address! • Tonight: Keoke Coffee Bar  – Food Truck from 6:00 – 8:00 pm 


Christmas in the City 2022 • Event by Safety City- Knoxville • Safety City’s Christmas Public Hours are back! Guest may bring bicycles, non-motorized scooters, push cars, strollers and wagons to come ride or walk thru the City • MUST have helmet to ride • ALL riders must stay on the street, leave sidewalks clear for pedestrians • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times • No running around buildings or grass due to lights and cords • No pets • NO motorized scooters/bikes, roller-skates/blades, hoverboards, one wheels, or skateboards • Dates and times subject to change for weather: Nov. 29th – Dec. 1st , Dec. 6th – 8th, Dec 12th – 15th • All From 4:00 – 8:00 pm 


Clarence Brown TheatreCharles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol • Scrooge and the ghosts return to the Clarence Brown Theatre in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” running November 23rd to December 18th on the Main Stage. Children 12 and under see the show for just $12. UT Faculty/Staff receive 15% off ticket prices. UT Students see the previews for FREE and the rest of the performances for $5, excluding Opening Night • More Info & Tickets Here • 7:30 pm


Three Rivers Rambler 2022 Christmas Lantern Express • Climb onboard the “Christmas Lantern Express” and be a part of this beloved Knoxville tradition. Enjoy festive decorations, holiday treats, storytime with celebrity readers and a special visit with Santa. Trips last roughly 2 hours and boarding starts 20 minutes before departure time • Click Here For Tickets & Schedule Here 


Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center Christmas in the Village • Join us at the Heritage Center for the 3rd Annual “Christmas in the Village” festivities! If you’re interested in a taste of Appalachian Christmas traditions, complete with living history demonstrations, evening tours of our historic structures, and warm refreshments, don’t pass up your opportunity to visit with us this holiday season! • On Friday, November 25, you can expect Saro Lynch-Thomason to provide two 30-minute workshops on wassailing — the first at 6 PM and the second at 7 PM. These workshops are FREE to those with paid admission for the evening • You will also experience open-hearth cooking demonstrations, crafting, and ornament making. Of course, there will be plenty of hot chocolate, apple cider, and coffee available to keep spirits warm and bright! • Register Here • 5:30 pm


TKD Presents “One Christmas Eve at Evergreen Mall!” • Event by Theatre Knoxville Downtown • ONE CHRISTMAS EVE AT EVERGREEN MALL follows eight intertwined stories in a Midwestern mall on the last day of shopping before the holiday. A diverse cast of characters—from a lovesick mall Santa to an overeager mall cop, from a pair of brainy misfit teenagers to a pair of battling actors in a production of A Christmas Carol, from a petulant college freshman to a pair of newlyweds—navigate first meetings, second chances, and last-minute choices. ONE CHRISTMAS EVE wraps the joys and sorrows of the season into one festive package. • Get Tickets Here • 8:00 pm 


Thursday December 1st

Lenoir City Christmas Parade • Kick-off the holiday season with the Lenoir City Christmas Parade! Each year, thousands of families come together on a magical December night to watch the excitement of a parade and catch the first glimpses of Santa as the holiday season begins. Historic downtown Lenoir City provides beautiful lights and sounds that will please parade fans everywhere! • 6:30 pm

Saturday December 3rd

Powell Christmas Parade – 40th Annual • Event by Powell Lions Club • Parade will begin @ Powell Middle School as it makes its way through beautiful Downtown Powell and finishes at Powell High School • 5:00 pm 


THE CLINTON CHRISTMAS PARADE “A Storybook Christmas” • Clinton’s traditional Christmas Parade of bands, floats, dancers, local artists and more will process through Historic Clinton on Saturday, Dec. 3rd at 6:00pm.  This year’s theme is “A Storybook Christmas”. • 6:00 pm
Free Hearts Sing! Chorus Peace, Love, Joy Concert • Event by Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. • Central Bearden • A Choral Experience Connecting People and Music with Joyful Purpose. Join us for a FREE concert full of joy! The Hearts Sing! Chorus is designed for people in early to mid-stage memory loss, their support partners and volunteer singers . They come together to share the love of music and now they will share it with you! As a part of the Giving Voice Initiative, Hearts Sing! Chorus is committed to bringing joy, well-being and community understanding to those who sing and those who hear our songs • 6:30 pm 


Annual Oak Ridge Tree Lighting Ceremony • Event by City of Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department at Bissell Park • The City of Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department will hold its Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 1, 2022, beginning at 6 p.m. in A.K. Bissell Park. The tree, a Norway Spruce which was presented by the Woman’s Club to the City, has become part of a growing community tradition. The event will kick off at the outdoor, A.K. Bissell Park Secret City Commemorative Walk on the east side of the Oak Ridge Public Library parking area for a brief ceremony beginning with the tree lighting • Following the Tree Lighting, participants will proceed to the A.K. Pavilion where there will be seasonal music and the Recreation and Parks Advisory Board awards ceremony. There will also be light refreshments provided by Y-12 Federal Credit Union and the Recreation and Parks Advisory Board. The entire program will take place outside in the park (weather permitting). Guests are encouraged to dress appropriately. In the event of rain, the music program will take place in the Civic Center’s Shep Lauter Room (gymnasium) • 6:00 pm 

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