November 17, 2004 - The Craft
and Greenery Market, a four-day outdoor market featuring handmade crafts
and gifts, opens today at Market Square - the first of a host of holiday
activities slated for downtown Knoxville this year.
artisans, wreath and tree vendors will set up in the Square and adjacent
Krutch Park for the outdoor market that will run from Wednesday, Nov.
17 to Saturday Nov. 20.
The market will have extended evening hours on Friday, Nov. 19 when the Celebration of Lights begins at 6 p.m. Mayor Bill Haslam will kick off the evening's entertainment with the traditional lighting of the tree. Music, a children's area, a visit from Santa, and carriage rides will round out the evening's activities.
Other upcoming downtown holiday events include the Fantasy of Trees, November 24-28 at the Knoxville Convention Center; the RiverLights Festival, Nov. 26 at Volunteer Landing; and the Christmas Parade, Dec. 3.
more to do and see than ever before in downtown Knoxville," Mayor Haslam
said. "With diverse cultural attractions, shops, restaurants and special
events, downtown Knoxville is a fun holiday destination."
More information about Christmas in the City events may be found at
Parking is free in the City of Knoxville's State Street and Locust Street parking garages weekday evenings and throughout the weekend.