Christmas on the Cumberland opens Tuesday with special guest, spectacular lighting

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CLARKSVILLE: The City of Clarksville’s Christmas on the Cumberland is sure to create lasting memories this holiday season as thousands experience the captivating display of more than two million lights.

Join with friends and neighbors to celebrate Christmas on the Cumberland’s 19th year with a grand opening ceremony at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 21 at the McGregor Park RiverWalk and Museum.

The event will feature the official lighting by Mayor Kim McMillan along with special guests, Chuck E. Cheese and Santa Claus! Don’t miss performances by the Rossview High School Choir, Acro Dance Express, and CAST & Crowns Performing Arts Studio. Food and drink will be available for purchase from Letters from Home Pizza, Big City Dogs, and Harmony Farms.

Christmas on the Cumberland, Clarksville’s popular lighted walk-through event, will be open nightly from 5-10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and 5-11 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays through Jan. 2, 2018. Admission is free.

Family-friendly activities will take place from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9 and 16.  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 Altra Federal Credit Union and is sponsored by 5 Star Radio Group and Clarksville Living Magazine.

To find out more, be sure to become a fan or follower on Facebook by searching “Clarksville Parks and Recreation” or call 931-645-7476.

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Christine Anne Piesyk has been a journalist for more than 45 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. In "retirement," she finds herself working on online websites and as a book editor. In her other life, she is a costumer in her daughter's company, Gemini Dream Designs.

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