U.S. Capitol Christmas tree in Knoxville Friday as Christmas in Chilhowee kicks off

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Christmas in Chilhowee is lighting up the night a couple of weeks early on Friday.

This to welcome a special guest visitor, the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree. The 60-foot-blue spruce is making a stop in Knoxville on its way to Washington D.C.

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Along with checking out the U.S. Capitol Tree, kids can visit with Santa, enjoy free doughnuts, marshmallow roasting, face painting and even train rides.

Christmas at Chilhowee begins Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Chilhowee Park.

All Christmas in the city events can be accessed by public transit using either a KAT bus or one of KAT’s free downtown trolleys.

After tonight, the park will be open nightly for self-guided walking and driving tours until January 1.

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