Holidays on Ice, presented by Home Federal Bank, opens Friday, Nov. 24, for another festive season of open-air ice skating in Market Square.


“There’s no better way to spend ‘Black Friday’ than coming downtown to enjoy skating on our open-air ice rink, do some local shopping and enjoy the beautiful holiday decorations,” says Judith Foltz, Director of Special Events. There will be plenty of opportunities to do all of the above, as Friday marks the beginning of Christmas in the City launched by the Regal Celebration of Lights kick-off ceremony.


Sponsors of Holidays on Ice include the City of Knoxville, Home Federal Bank, Pilot Flying J, Regal Entertainment, AT&T, WBIR Channel 10, B97.5 FM, the Knoxville News Sentinel, Holston Gases, and the Knoxville Ice Bears.


Holidays on Ice special guests and theme nights are:


  • Mondays: Knoxville Ice Bears and Chilly Bear

Skaters get $2 off admission with an Ice Bears ticket stub


  • Tuesdays: Peppermint Panda

Skaters who wear red & white / peppermint attire get $1 off admission


  • Wednesdays: Christmas Sweater Night

Skaters wearing Christmas sweaters get $1 off admission, and the most festive skater will win a prize!


  • Thursdays: College Night

Skaters get $2 off admission with a college ID


  • Fridays and Saturdays: Disco lights and Knox Vegas DJ


  • Sundays: Family Fun Day


Tag your photos with #knoxpeppermint and #christmasinthecity when you post them on social media.


The rink will be open Friday, Nov. 24, through Sunday, Jan. 7. Admission (which includes skate rental and unlimited skating time) is $11 for adults, $8 for children 12 and under. Season passes are $50 for adults, $35 for children 12 and under.


The rink will be closed on Christmas Day and during inclement weather as it occurs. Visit for closure announcements and additional information, as well as a skater liability form.



Regular hours Nov. 24 – Dec. 17

Monday through Thursday: 4 to 9 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday: 1 to 9 p.m.


Extended hours Dec. 18, 2017 – Jan. 7, 2018

Monday through Thursday, plus Sunday: 1 to 9 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Special holiday hours:

Christmas Eve: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Christmas Day: Closed

December 26: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

New Year’s Eve: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

New Year’s Day: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.