Celebration of Lights to kick off Christmas in the City Friday

Celebration of Lights to kick off Christmas in the City Friday

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Knoxville's annual Christmas in the City celebration is set to kick off Friday night with the Regal Celebration of Lights.

The lighting of the 38-foot-tall Christmas tree in Krutch Park Extension will take place at 6:15 p.m., emceed by Good Morning Tennessee anchors Bo Williams and Tearsa Smith.

Free activities include pictures with Santa Claus, face painting, balloon art, train rides and marshmallow roasting.

The city is also asking dozens of businesses and organizations to turn on the hundreds of brightly lit rooftop trees adorning buildings downtown.

Knoxville's Holidays on Ice with ice skating on Market Square opens at 10 a.m. on Friday and will remain open, rain or shine, through January 5, 2014. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under, and includes skate rental.

For more on the Regal Celebration of Lights presented by Regal Entertainment Corporation, click here, and for a complete list of Knoxville Christmas in the City events, click here.

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