Light the Park

  • Akima Club Singers were among the performers at “Countdown to Light the Park.” (Photo Submitted)

  • Ezra Klicka, 7, left, and siblings, Bristol, 7, and Carson, 2, pose with the Grinch.

  • Heather Sipf with her children, Reece, 7, left, and Cayden, 11

  • Farragut High School singers sang a selection of Christmas music.

  • Brent Gagley carries his son, Knox, 4, alongside his wife, Katie Gagley.

  • Princesses Morgan Cowell, left, and Lynzee Brown with Penelope Cornelius, 4

  • Town Parks and Recreation director Sue Stuhl was a picturesque “Mrs. Claus.”

  • Richard and Sarah Hubbard with their children, from left, Michael, 15; Lily, 14; Matthew, 11; Joshua, 8; and Rose, 4

  • Farragut Vice Mayor Louise Povlin, left, expresses excitement as “Santa Claus” flipped the switch, turning on Town Christmas lights for the season. Also pictured is Town Mayor Ron Williams, who helped facilitate.

Hundreds of Farragut and area families made what has become an annual late November visit to

Founders Park at Campbell Station, as Town of Farragut’s Countdown to Light the Park featured more

than 70,000 lights being turned on by Santa Claus Monday evening, Nov. 21.

Providing entertainment in the minutes leading up to the lighting ceremony included Akima Club Singers,

Concord Brass, Angela Floyd Students and an FHS Choral group.

The lights will be on from 6 to 10 p.m. nightly through Tuesday, Jan. 2, with the exceptions of

Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, and Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25.

Photos by Michelle Hollenhead and Alan Sloan except where indicated