Christmas on the Cumberland 2

Celebrate Christmas on the Cumberland’s 21st year with a grand-opening ceremony Nov. 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the McGregor Park RiverWalk and Museum. SUBMITTED 

Christmas on the Cumberland will offer the opportunity for thousands to experience the display of more than 2 million lights.

Celebrate Christmas on the Cumberland’s 21st year with a grand-opening ceremony Nov. 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the McGregor Park RiverWalk and Museum.

The event will feature the official lighting by Mayor Joe Pitts at 6:30 p.m., along with special guests, Mr. and Mrs. Claus. There will be performances by the Rossview High School’s choir, Acro Dance Express, Natalie’s Dance Network and CAST & Crowns Performing Arts Studio. Food will be available for purchase from Kadi’s Tacos and More.

Christmas on the Cumberland, Clarksville’s lighted walk-through event, will be open nightly Sundays through Thursday from 5-10 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 5-11 p.m. through Jan. 1. Admission is free.

Family friendly activities will take place Dec. 14 and Dec. 21 from 6-8 p.m. This year’s free activities include free hot chocolate, holiday crafts and performances by local dance groups.

A partnership with Fleet Feet Clarksville will provide a whole new way to experience the dazzling lights at the first Christmas on the Cumberland Light Run on Dec. 14 at McGregor Park. All proceeds will go toward the purchase of new Christmas on the Cumberland light displays.

Registrants can choose to participate in either the one-mile event for $10 or the 5K for $20, beginning at 4 p.m. Visit clarksvilleparksrec.com to register. In-person registration will be Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the parks and recreation office at 102 Public Square in downtown Clarksville. Registration will close Dec. 11.

For more information, become a fan or follower on Facebook by searching “Clarksville Parks and Recreation” or call 931-645-7476.

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