November 15, 2005 - Pilot's RiverLights
Festival and Boat Parade - the first Christmas in the City event of
the 2005 season - will be held this Friday at Volunteer Landing.
Festivities begin at 6 p.m. and include music, marshmallow roasting,
music, ice carving, cookie decorating and the Golden Ladle Soup
Contest, where visitors can sample the city's best restaurants soups
and make a donation to benefit the Empty Stocking Fund, a charity
that serves families during the holiday season.
The parade begins at 7 p.m. with more than 20 boats decked out
in Christmas lights and holiday finery.
In addition, the lighted trees that comprise the City's Up on
the Rooftops display will be switched on to herald the season.
Christmas in the City continues for the next three Fridays with
the Celebration of Lights Festival on Market Square, Nov. 25; the
Fowler's/WIVK Santa Claus Parade, Dec. 2; and Comcast at Chilhowee
Park, Dec. 9.
For more information about those and dozens of other holiday events
in Knoxville visit www.cityofknoxville.org or call the City of Knoxville's
Office of Special Events, 865-215-4248, for a Christmas in the City