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Knoxville is getting ready for Christmas in the City!

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Crews are already hanging nearly 150,000 lights as Knoxville prepares for Christmas in the City. Officials said that some elements were canceled or amended in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are so excited to celebrate the holiday season together and to bring back traditions that so many of us missed… Keep Reading

Juneteenth events happening this week in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — One of the oldest holidays in American history will be celebrated this year with events the public is invited to attend and commemorate Juneteenth. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the U.S. that is recognized on June 19. Local Juneteenth events The Dr. Martin Luther… Keep Reading

Spring Break ‘staycation’ ideas in Knox County

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. — Spring Break is a week away in Knox County and Mayor Glenn Jacobs is encouraging residents to enjoy some ‘hometown fun’ with a staycation this year! Jacobs five-part video series with Visit Knoxville began today highlighting some of Knoxville’s rich history. Knox County features seven historic homes: Blount Mansion Known as the “Birthplace… Keep Reading

Victims Remembrance Tree service honors loved ones

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A Victims Remembrance Tree stands in the City-County building, set up by the the group, Hope For Victims. On Tuesday, Hope For Victims along with families of victims of violent crimes attended the service, and hung ornaments on the tree in memory of their loved ones. While it’s an emotional time,… Keep Reading

Annual Knoxville Christmas Parade returns Friday

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Dozens of festive floats will make their way through downtown Knoxville Friday night for the 47th annual WIVK Christmas parade. This holiday favorite will step off onto Church Street at 6 p.m. and travel along Gay Street to Magnolia Avenue. There will be high school marching bands, dance groups, costumed characters,… Keep Reading

Tennessee State Parks host Thanksgiving buffets

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The Tennessee State Parks system is offering families a unique way to spend Thanksgiving this year. Six parks across the state are hosting a traditional Thanksgiving buffet, which will feature traditional roasted turkey and dressings as well as homestyle sides and desserts. The buffets open Thanksgiving morning at 11. Prices start… Keep Reading

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