Light the Park

  • From left, Nicole Lade; Jeanette Krupski; Lily Rae Chidester, 6, (front) her mom Ashley Chidester with brother, Riker Chidester, 2 - Tammy Cheek

  • Garrett Smith, 6 - Tammy Cheek

  • From left, Jennifer Troope with friend, Maria Loggins, and son Garrison Loggins, 8 - Tammy Cheek

  • Santa (Shawn Austin) with siblings, Elliott Moats, 2, and Adelyn, 5 - Tammy Cheek

  • Landon Hohman, 6, with Knox the Fox - Tammy Cheek

  • Chris Brown with son, Sam Wright Brown; dachshund Nala; and Chris’ sister, Melissa Jones - Tammy Cheek

  • Logan and Brittany Simpkins with son, Maverick, 1 - Tammy Cheek

  • From left, Rea Dorothy Taylor, 9; mom Jessica Taylor; sister Anne Charlotte Taylor 9; and Jessica’s parents Dorothy and Bill Ballard - Tammy Cheek

Hundreds of families, many with small children, bundled up and enjoyed music from Farragut youth, both soloist and the 13-member Farragut High School Singers, plus Concord Brass — all of which led up to Santa and Farragut Mayor Ron Williams doing the honors of flipping the switch and illuminating more than 100,000 holiday lights along Campbell Station Road Monday night, Nov. 22.

The occasion was annual Countdown to Light the Park in Founders Park at Campbell Station, as Williams praised the Town’s Public Works department, while addressing the gathering, for their creative work with the lights, which included thousands of new lights this season arranged as ornaments — and a new arched lighted tunnel placed over a park sidewalk.

With the exception of Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25, the lights will be on for all to enjoy nightly — including Mayor Ralph McGill Plaza — from 6 to 10 p.m. through Sunday, Jan. 2.

Photos by Tammy Cheek