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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Outdoor market begins today in downtown Knoxville
Christmas in the City Info
Holiday Events for Nov-Dec
All Events for Nov-Dec
Downtown Parking Info
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.

Market Square Craft and Greenery MarketLocal 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.

Market Square Craft and Greenery Market"There's 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 www.cityofknoxville.org/christmas.

Parking is free in the City of Knoxville's State Street and Locust Street parking garages weekday evenings and throughout the weekend.
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