Where to See Christmas Lights in Knoxville

Driving around town to find the best light display has always been one of my favorite Christmas traditions. My parents drove us around every year of my childhood and my husband and I have been doing the same with our kids for the last 15 years. Always – always – with The Carpenters playing in the background (my Christmas playlist is long, but Karen Carpenter will always take the top spot). Holiday decorations have changed (a lot!) since the ’80s and the Knoxville area has some amazing light displays that you just shouldn’t miss!

Christmas Lights in Knoxville

Below is a list of some of our favorites and a link to a map so you can plan out your holiday tour for all the Knoxville Christmas lights. If you know of other locations, please leave a comment – we’ll be adding to this list throughout December!

My family also added a new tradition last year – a Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt. We’re slightly competitive and had a blast trying to check off all of the items on our list. I’m sharing this Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt printable with you and hope that you enjoy adding this fun tradition to your holiday season!

Knoxville Christmas Lights and Surrounding Areas

Download your free printable – and enjoy!Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt

Boyd Family Christmas Light Show
1936 Winter Winds Lane

West Hills Christmas Light Show
7008 Hampshire Drive

West Knoxville Light Show
11617 Foxford Drive

Wonderful Lights of Woodshire
1211 E. Woodshire Drive

Johnson Christmas Lights
4901 Fragrant Cloud Lane

Loveday Christmas Light Show
4321 Roaming Road

Old North Knoxville
One of my favorites – gorgeous older homes decorated to the nines – with their annual Holiday Home Tour coming up December 3rd – 4th.

Gray Eagle Lane (off of Bob Gray Road)

2908 Cross Valley Road

1818 Canby Hills Road

Bryce Garrin Way, Powell

10875 US-11, Lenoir City
If you’ve ever driven down Kingston Pike past Watt Road, into Lenoir City, you’ve seen this one! Gorgeous display.

The Trout House
312 Country Lane
Loudon, TN 37774

200 Oologila Place, Loudon

139 Coyatee Circle, Loudon

3421 Ardennes Drive, Maryville

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland
3540 Line Drive (Smokies Stadium)
November 4 – January 8

Christmas in Chilhowee
3301 E. Magnolia Avenue
Drive-through lights are up throughout December
Tree lighting with live music and free activities will be held on December 9 from 6 – 9pm.

Campbell Station Park
405 N. Campbell Station Road
December 1 – 31

Holiday Festival of Lights at the Cove
11808 S. Northshore Drive
December 17 – 31

Window Wonderland
Various downtown locations
November 25 – January 8
Downtown Knoxville will turn into a Peppermint Trail with windows of restaurants and merchants decorated with the peppermint theme. Merchants and restaurants will also have peppermint items for sale!

Secret City’s Atomic Lights
108 Capital Circle Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Here’s a link to a google map of the above list – we’ll add to it and to this list as we find out about more light displays.

Also if you are heading down south to Chattanooga check out our Sister Site’s Round up

RavenEdwardsProfilePicAbout Raven

Hi! I’m Raven, an East TN native and UT grad. I could color in a good coloring book for hours, I love to find and paint “well-loved” furniture and I just adore pretty things. In my 14 years of marriage to David, I have experienced just about every work/home balance possible and currently work full-time in a fantastic position that allows me the flexibility to (try to) make it all work. Having tweens/teens is a lot like having a newborn – everything is new again, there are lots of opinions, and there is definitely no official guidebook. I’ll be sharing our stories from this phase of life and look forward to connecting with other moms who are in this super-fun/emotional/totally-nutso stage, too.



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26 Responses to Where to See Christmas Lights in Knoxville

  1. Brian December 1, 2016 at 7:21 pm #

    Just a note about Shadrack’s: it’s a great light show, and it features a variety of songs. It includes the usual Christmas or holiday classics, but also somewhat more aggressive songs.You can get some info from their website at http://shadrackchristmas.com/music; lyrics for one of the songs is at http://www.letssingit.com/go-fish-lyrics-christmas-with-a-capital-c-w1735qt. Some will be happy with songs like this, some won’t (and this isn’t the forum to debate that — I don’t think a few sentences on the internet will accomplish much), but it’s different enough from a “normal” Christmas playlist that it’s worth knowing what to expect.

  2. Jessica Raab December 2, 2016 at 7:12 am #

    The Trout House
    312 Country Lane
    Loudon, TN 37774

    They’ve decorated for years and it’s a beautiful display.

    • Natalie
      Natalie December 2, 2016 at 9:06 am #

      Thanks we’ve added it to our list! 🙂

    • Richard Clemons December 3, 2016 at 7:25 am #

      Check this house out at 3263 Lancaster Dr, just off of Sevierville Pike 2 doors down from the Roundup restaurant and the Kenjo Market. It is decorated tastefully and thousands of lights!

      • Richard Clemons December 3, 2016 at 10:58 am #

        3623 Lancaster Dr
        Cace’s Annual Christmas Lighs Display 2016
        Over 20,000 lights!

  3. alisha bacon December 2, 2016 at 1:16 pm #

    We just started a synchronized show this year in Maryville.

    The Bacon House
    1110 Mountain Breeze Court
    Maryville, TN 37803

    Tune into 101.1FM for the music.

  4. Matthew Underwood December 2, 2016 at 2:40 pm #

    5625 Dodge Rd Knoxville, TN 37912
    Beautiful lights set to music!!

  5. Richard Clemons December 3, 2016 at 7:33 am #

    Cace’s Annual Christmas Display 2016
    Over 20,000 lights line the yard and the house.
    The display will not be running in the rain.
    Lights on until 10pm, sometimes until 11pm

    Come out, bring your children and loved ones and help us
    make this Christmas even Brighter! 🙂

    Merry Christmas Everyone!
    God Bless Gatlinburg!

  6. Richard Clemons December 3, 2016 at 11:02 am #

    Cace’s Annual Christmas Lights Display 2016
    3623 Lancaster Dr
    Over 20,000 lights!

    Lights on at dark and run until 10pm, sometimes until 11pm
    Lights will not be running in the rain.

    Drive on by and honk if you like it!
    Merry Christmas!
    God Bless Gatlinburg!

  7. Michelle December 3, 2016 at 7:48 pm #

    There was nothing on Wildwood Lane in fountain city or in the 4th and Gill neighborhood. We just drove by there tonight.

    • Natalie
      Natalie December 3, 2016 at 8:02 pm #

      Thanks we will update our list!

    • Heidi Schmutzler December 18, 2016 at 10:23 pm #

      Ditto our experience- 5935 Wildwood Ln NE, Knoxville didn’t have any. 4th & Gill had some tasteful pretty lights but not a lot.

      Thanks for the list!

  8. Chelsea Marlowe December 4, 2016 at 8:05 pm #

    The address for the gray eagle lame house is 1008 gray eagle lane and it’s the marlowe’s house

  9. Michelle December 4, 2016 at 10:11 pm #

    We found a house with lights synchronized to the radio. It’s on Cross Valley Road in East Knoxville off of Washington Pike.

  10. Kim Abdulla December 7, 2016 at 2:19 pm #

    6521 Spring View Lane, Knoxville, TN, 37918. This is my brother’s house. It’s a light show synchronized to music. He used to be in Pisa Circle in Corryton– in case anyone saw it then.

  11. JOY OKAIN December 8, 2016 at 10:54 am #

    Check out the house in Karns in stoneridge subdivision. It has thousands of lights and great

  12. Alan FIshmoore December 10, 2016 at 11:04 am #

    We use this list every year for our minivan express. One of our family highlights every Christmas. My kids are now 7 and 8 and this is going to be our 6th annual minivan express. We go tonight, so very happy to see the great map this year and we are going to try and hit as many of these as we can! Thanks so much for always posting these light displays for us to use. We are so lucky to have this out there for easy use. Santa needs all the help he can get these days! Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season!

  13. Renee Byrd December 11, 2016 at 7:02 pm #

    St James Lane, Clinton TN…2 synchronized light shows that are very nice…worth a drive.

  14. Hannah Franklin December 13, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

    Do you know of any limo services that are reasonable to take a couple of families out to these areas?

    • Natalie
      Natalie December 14, 2016 at 7:45 am #

      Twin Lakes in Lenoir City is reasonable I believe!

  15. Nathan December 14, 2016 at 7:37 pm #

    Know of any places in the pigeon forge area?

  16. Jason Heydasch December 18, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

    Can’t even begin to thank you enough for putting this together. We’re planning an outing tomorrow — with the scavenger hunt! — and this is going to be so convenient.

  17. Cynthia Branch December 18, 2016 at 9:16 pm #

    We have a synchronized light show at 929 Oak Haven Rd, Knoxville, TN
    7 songs total (22 min, 45 sec)
    Show runs 6-10:30pm (Mondays- Thursdays and Sundays) and 6pm-11:30 pm Fridays and Saturdays) Tune to 93.7FM
    Last day of show will be January 6th.

    * We cannot run a show if it’s raining*

  18. Angie Glass December 19, 2016 at 9:42 pm #

    401 Hamilton Road
    Knoxville 37920
    Colonial Village off of Chapman Highway


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