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Posted on: November 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Christmas on the Cumberland returns to McGregor Park

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The banks of the Cumberland River will once again be lit with over a million dazzling lights as Christmas on the Cumberland returns to McGregor Park Riverwalk this holiday season.


The grand opening will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m on Nov. 24 at McGregor Park Riverwalk and Museum. The family-friendly event will include a visit with Santa and free hot chocolate provided by Pleasant View Baptist Church. The official lighting ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the lights being turned on shortly after.


New to this year’s Christmas light display are three (3) displays purchased with funds raised from the 2019 Christmas Light Run. In addition, Clarksville Parks and Recreation and the City of Paducah and Paducah Power System worked together by swapping out three (3) light displays to provide something new and different for each city’s Christmas displays.  


Following the grand opening, the display will be open nightly through Jan. 1, 2021.

  • 5:00 - 10:00 p.m. Sunday-Thursday
  • 5:00 - 11:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday

Visit with Santa

An opportunity to visit with Santa and enjoy free hot chocolate will be available on two additional nights in December from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

  • December 12 with hot chocolate provided by Tender Paws.
  • December 19 with hot chocolate provided by Frontier Basement Systems.

Christmas on the Cumberland is free and open to the public. Social distancing reminders will be placed throughout the park, and guests are required to wear cloth face coverings when social distancing of six feet cannot be maintained.


About Clarksville Parks & Recreation

Clarksville Parks & Recreation provides a variety of indoor and outdoor programs, facilities, nature activities and entertainment events for people living in the Montgomery County and Fort Campbell area. These free or reasonably priced, year-round experiences help residents enhance their health, wellness, and social engagement—resulting in a stronger, better community.

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