Next week’s grand opening that gets underway at 6:30p.m. will include holiday entertainment and the official lighting of over 1 million lights by Mayor Johnny Piper. Special guests including Santa Claus, the Channel 4 News Snowbird, Charlie Brown and Mrs. Tennessee International Cydney Miller will be at the ceremony to visit with the children.
Christmas on the Cumberland officially opens November 24 and runs through January 1. It will be open to the public nightly from 5-10p.m. and 5-11p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Admission to the event is free.
This year’s Christmas on the Cumberland will feature two nights of family fun in Santa’s Workshop. On December 18 children and parents can come and decorate their own Christmas cookies supplied by Kroger. Children and their parents can return the following night on December 19 to create wooden Christmas ornaments with materials provided by Lowes Home Improvement. Participation in Santa’s workshop is 6-8p.m. or until supplies run out. in the RiverWalk Museum.
Visitors can also enjoy performances by local dance academies during Christmas on the Cumberland. On November 27 Christy’s Dance Connection, Natalie’s Dance Network and Acro Dance Express will perform beginning at 6p.m. Lana’s Dance Center will perform November 28 at 6:45p.m.
Christmas on the Cumberland is presented by the City of Clarksville and is sponsored by Wendy’s, The Leaf Chronicle, Charter Communications, Clarksville Family Magazine, WJZM, Lamar Advertising, TVClarksville.com, Q108 FM, The Beaver 100.3 FM, Eagle 94.3 FM, and Z97.5 FM, among others.
For more information on Christmas on the Cumberland visit www.christmasonthecumberland.com or call Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 931-645-7476.