Christmas on the Cumberland lights up on November 21


CLARKSVILLE: City crews are hard at work stringing two million of lights along the city’s waterfront, preparing for Clarksville’s annual Christmas on the Cumberland. It will also be the season’s first appearance by the man in red — Santa Claus.,

The grand opening of the 2017 season will be held on Tuesday,November 21 at 5 p.m. at McGregor Park. 640 Riverside Drive. Thousands of people will flock to the Cumberland riverfront to experience the captivating displays of over two million lights.

Community organizations will lead seasonal crafts, dances, and activities on December 9 and 16 from 6-8 p.m.

What you need to know:

  • Tuesday, November 21 – Tuesday, January 2
  • Sunday – Thursday, 5-10 p.m.
  • Friday – Saturday, 5-11 p.m.
  • For ADA Assistance, please call 931-645-7476.

There is no admission charge to view the lights at Christmas on the Cumberland.

Christmas on the Cumberland stretches over seven-tenths of a mile along the McGregor Park RiverWalk.

You may bring your pets to walk through the park during the lighting display; however we do ask pet owners to clean up after their pets. Pets are not allowed in the stage/audience areas during the lighting ceremony or during public performances.

Vendors are contracted to sell concessions on weekends during event hours.

The park is approximately 7.5 miles from I-24 at Exit 4. It is 43 miles from Nashville via I-24 West; 25-5 miles from Hopkinsville, KY via I-24 East. For further directions visit Google Maps.

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


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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