Carols in the City

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.

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Event Dates

11/30/2018 – 11/30/2018

Admission Fee


Ages Event is Appropriate For

All ages

Pet Friendly Notes

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

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.


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.

Sandy, 3/1/2012

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