2017 Tour de Lights

Thursday, December 21, 2017

2017 Tour de Lights

Fun and festive for all

The 11th annual Tour de Lights was incredible! More than 1,000 people participated in this fun, free bike parade through downtown, 4th & Gill and Old North Knoxville. Many spectators turned out along the route to watch and call out holiday greetings. Several musical groups serenaded the participants at the start and along the way.

The route is about 5 miles long and takes about an hour to ride. All streets are completely closed for the event. Cookies and cocoa were provided by Mast General Store and Three Rivers Market. Thanks to our other sponsors: Graphic Creations and the Epilepsy Foundation of East TN.

Prizes for the decorating/costume contest are awarded in these categories, with a runner up in each:

  • Best costume - Adult
    The Grinch and Max
  • Runner Up - Nightmare Before Christmas

  • Best costume – Child
    Elf on the Shelf
  • Runner Up - J Warner

  • Best bicycle and/or trailer
    Reverse Sleigh
  • Runner Up - Horse Bike

  • Best helmet
    Gingerbread House duo
  • Runner Up - Snowman Sleigh Wreath

  • Best group with theme
    Miracle on Market Square
  • Runner Up - Santa's Sleigh and 24 Reindeer

  • Best all around
    Peanuts gang
  • Runner Up - Candy Cane Crew

Thanks to these businesses for donating the prizes: Bliss, Fountain City Pedaler, Nothing Too Fancy, Tomato Head, and TVB.