Light up the Cumberland


cumberlandCLARKSVILLE:  Christmas on the Cumberland will celebrate its 18th year with a grand opening ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 22 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the McGregor Park RiverWalk and Museum. The holiday display showcases one million lights displayed along the Cumberland River.

The grand opening will feature the official lighting of the Cumberland by Mayor Kim McMillan along with a visit from Santa Claus! The grand opening includes a performance by the Rossview High School Choir.

Christmas on the Cumberland will be open nightly from 5-10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and 5-11 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays through Jan. 1, 2017. Admission is free.

Family friendly activities will take place from 6-8 p.m., December 10 and 17.  This year’s free activities include holiday crafts and performances by local school and church choirs and dance groups.

Christmas on the Cumberland is presented by the City of Clarksville and is sponsored by The Leaf-Chronicle, 5 Star Radio Group, and Clarksville Living Magazine.

For more information about Christmas on the Cumberland, please visit or call (931) 645-7476.

The mission of the Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department is to provide a variety of positive recreational experiences to enhance life values for individuals, families, and our diverse culture. To learn more, visit, like us on Facebook, or call (931) 645-7476.



About Author

Christine Anne Piesyk has been a journalist for more than 50 years. Her credits include positions as Editor in Chief, Managing Editor, Staff Writer specializing in education, leisure living, food and arts and entertainment. She was co-producer, writer and on air persona for the Entertainment Review for 25 years. Now "retired," she finds herself working on online websites and as a book editor. In her other life, she is a costume designer in her daughter's company, Gemini Dream Designs.

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