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Carols in the City

Choirs present sounds of the season on the steps of each church on the trail.
The sounds of Christmas fill the air from the steps of historic St. Luke's Episcopal Church.
Santa is greeted by the mayor and many excited children!

Event Dates: November 30, 2012

Description of Event

Mainstreet Cleveland lights the community Christmas tree and welcomes Santa Claus.  After the community tree lighting, the crowd walks together to each of the historic downtown churches for a musical presentation on the steps of each church. "Reverse caroling" is a charming way to start the holiday season. Always 6 p.m., the Friday night before the Cleveland Christmas Parade, which is the first Saturday in December.

Admission Fee: Free

Ages Event is Appropriate For: All ages

How to Get There

From I-75, take Cleveland exit 25 and travel east. After about a mile, turn right on Ocoee Street. This will fork to the right and become Broad Street. The crowd will gather for the event start on Broad Street behind the Bradley County Courthouse.  The streets on the reverse caroling route will be closed. Parking can be found on side streets and public lots.

 Pet Friendly Notes
One of the most unique and charming Christmas events in Tennessee.

For More Information, Contact:

Sharon Marr
160 Second Street, NE, Cleveland, TN 37311

Sandy wrote on March 01, 2012: This is one of our favorite events in Cleveland. It’s a great way to get into the Christmas spirit. The beautiful and historic St. Luke's Episcopal churh allows the crowd to come inside and warm up with some wonderful Anglican music. It's like being transported back to eighteenth century England.

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Latitude: 35.160407000
Longitude: -84.876326000
Elevation: 866 FT (264 M)
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