Christmas on the Cumberland, Clarksville’s walk-through holiday light display, will open for its 10th year on November 25, with a lighting ceremony and entertainment at Clarksville’s McGregor Park RiverWalk on Riverside Drive.
The Grand Opening Celebration next Tuesday will begin with holiday entertainment performed by the Austin Peay State University Honors Brass Quintet and Hypertension. Clarksville’s Mayor Johnny Piper will officially light up the park during a lighting ceremony that begins at 6:30 p.m. The Mayor’s Youth Council will be serving up hot chocolate and apple cider and children will be able to visit with Santa and The Grinch.Admission to Christmas on the Cumberland is free and the event will be open nightly through January 1, 2009 unless inclement weather occurs.
Downtown visitors will enjoy an extra treat with the holiday lights extending from Public Square to University Avenue and including the newly renovated Strawberry Alley this year. More than 300 businesses in the Central Business District, including downtown and Riverside Drive, were asked to join the holiday celebration by decorating their stores and shops for the holidays as well.