Christmas in the City Kicks off with Large Crowds

(Article and photos by Heidi Hornick) When a city is in the throes of a renaissance, it’s a wonderful thing. The downside, though, is it often means there is less elbow room, especially during events. Such was the case on Friday night with the kick off of Christmas in the City. Balmy weather probably brought […]

So What Makes Christmas in the City a Top Twenty Tourism Event?

While I haven’t run a poll, I think it is safe to assume that every city in the U.S. has holiday celebrations of various sorts starting this time of year. No doubt many of them are wonderful. So, why would the Southeast Tourism Society name Knoxville’s Christmas in the City as a “Top Twenty Event,” […]

Final Knoxville Christmas Photographs 2015

It seemed this Christmas season was busier than ever around downtown. I struggled to list all the events happening around the city in my ten-day-calendar. It’s slowed a bit, now, except for one final blow-out on New Year’s Eve. After that we’ll settle into a slower winter rhythm – assuming winter really does make a […]

Window Wonderland Contest Underway Downtown

According to the City of Knoxville’s website the annual window decoration event is underway and will run from November 27 – December 17. Called “Window Wonderland,” businesses were encouraged to decorate their window – or windows – in a friendly contest to see who did the best job. A map of participants indicates that twenty-six (one has […]

Strollstice 2014

With all the dark, damp and cool weather it might have been easy to overlook the fact that Sunday was the shortest day of the year. Many of them have seemed short and dark and Sunday may have appeared to be more of the same. But it was the shortest day and, correspondingly, the longest […]