Christmas on the Cumberland

Clarksville Parks & Recreation hosted its 19th Annual Christmas on the Cumberland recently with hundreds coming out to watch the ceremonial “throwing of the switch,” which lit more than 1,000,000 lights at the McGregor Park RiverWalk. Mayor Kim McMillan was joined by members of the Parks & Recreation team who have been working for months to bring the beloved tradition to life. She was also assisted by Santa and Mrs. Claus and one of Santa’s helpers from his North Pole workshop. The Rossview High School Choir performed Christmas songs on a chilly evening for an audience that filled the seating area. Acro Dance Express, and CAST & Crowns Performing Arts Studio performed some original dance pieces. Guests were also treated to food and beverages from Letters from Home Pizza, Big City Dogs, and Harmony Farms. Inside the RiverWalk Museum, they enjoyed some much needed hot chocolate. Visitors may see the holiday display through the end of the year. Lights will be on from 5 - 10 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and from 5 - 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There will be crafts, dancers, carolers and treats from 6 – 8 p.m. on December 9 & 16.