November 3, 2004 - Two 20-foot live trees were
installed Tuesday in downtown Knoxville - harbingers of Christmas
in the City festivities.
The trees are just the beginning of holiday decorations that will
adorn Knoxville in the coming weeks. Poles will be decorated with
100 wreaths, 400 trees will sit atop rooftops and more than 100,000
lights will be strung.
Norway spruce trees, donated by the Corum family of East Knox County,
are located in Krutch Park near Gay Street and the Cradle of Country
Music Park on Summit Hill Drive.
The decorations provide a festive setting for a multitude of events
planned for November and December.
Local arts and crafts and plenty of greenery will fill Market Square
Nov. 17 to Nov. 20 for the Crafts and Greenery Market.
Mayor Bill Haslam will flip the switch that lights up downtown on
Nov. 19 during the Celebration of Lights festival on Market Square.
The activities begin at 6 p.m. and include music, a children's area
and wagon rides.
Festivities move to the waterfront on Nov. 26 for the Pilot Riverlights
Festival, which includes music, entertainment and a boat parade.
A list of holiday activities, including special offerings from Knoxville
area arts and non-profit organizations, can be found on the City of
Knoxville's web site, www.cityofknoxville.org/christmas.