Knoxville, TN (WOKI) Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs will flip the switch to open the 25th annual Holiday Festival of Lights at The Cove at Concord Park this Friday, November 24.
The family-friendly Festival will run from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. through Saturday, December 31, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The park is located at 11808 S. Northshore Dr.
The event is free and open to the public though visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate to The Love Kitchen, which provides meals, clothing, and emergency food packages for the homebound, homeless, and unemployed.
“This will be the 25th anniversary, and traditions like this are what makes this time of year special,” Jacobs said. “Folks have the chance to drop by, enjoy the festive atmosphere, and even help give back to the community or just spend time taking in the lights and activities.”
Opening night will feature Storytime and letters to Santa. A concession stand will also offer snacks like pizza and hot dogs throughout the month.
During the festival, the park’s greenway trail will be decorated by a light display coordinated with music. The Cove also has several grills and fire pits available for the public.