One of the most anticipated winter festivals, Christmas in the City in Knoxville brings residents and guests together for a Made in Tennessee Christmas celebration. The city is adorned with Christmas lights, decorations and music throughout the season. Highlights include a parade, Tour de Lights featuring illuminated bicycles, and the Window Wonderland, where businesses compete to have the best window displays, voted on by the general public.
More Holiday Spirit in East Tennessee
New this season, Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art is adorned with 750,000 lights throughout the property for Holiday Lights at Cheekwood. Santa’s real reindeer and holiday carolers get everyone into the holiday spirit. Sip on a Hot Toddy to keep warm and purchase GLOW goodies in the gift shop. Visit with Santa and decorate cookies, then attempt to make the perfect s’more at the fire pits.
More Christmas Cheer in Middle Tennessee
Follow the star to Memphis for Orion Starry Nights, where 1.5 million lights twinkle in the night. The drive-through light show and festival is the largest in the Mid-South and celebrates iconic places in Memphis this year. Park the car and walk through Mistletoe Village for the petting zoo, photos with Santa, camel and pony rides and caroling.
More West Tennessee Holiday Ideas
Spend your 12 days of Christmas (or longer) with these 13 ways to celebrate the season in Tennessee. From live reindeer to millions of lights, Tennessee is filled with holiday cheer.Experience a Tennessee Christmas