7, 2007 - One of Knoxville's most visible Christmas in the
City events comes to life November 23, 2007 during the Celebration
of Lights. Up On the Rooftops features over 500 light trees that illuminate
Knoxville's skyline during the Holidays.
The roof top trees will go on at 6:00 p.m. Friday November 23.
This will take place during the tree lighting ceremony when Mayor
Haslam turns the lights on the First Tennessee Foundation tree that
will illuminate Downtown Knoxville. Lights will be on until 8:00
a.m. each morning if possible.
Businesses are encouraged to participate in this uniquely Knoxville
event by purchasing or building their own light trees. This program
has grown from a mere 11 trees in 1995 to over 500 trees in 2006.
With the support of Knoxville businesses this holiday tradition
will grow with each passing year.
For information regarding the Up On the Rooftops program and the
different tree options or for more Christmas in the City facts please
call the City of Knoxville's Office of Special Events at (865) 215-4248.