Christmas Tree Recycling Information

H.O.M.E. For Christmas

This annual community celebration is our kick-off to the Christmas holidays. Join us in decorating the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center and the surrounding grounds. Christmas trees will be erected and lit on the lawn (where the old swimming pool once was). Any family, church organization, group or individual interested in including a tree is welcome to do so. Please call the Center at 983-1954 for more information.  Light refreshments will be served at the Center following the tree lighting. The event is sponsored by H.O.M.E. Inc. & the MLK Center.


Springbrook Splendor

Celebrate the lighting of the City of Alcoa Christmas Tree in the Upper Fields of Springbrook Park where the trails will be lit with luminaria.  Following the ceremony, there will be special music, refreshments, visits with Santa Claus, and hay rides for the children.  Event is free.

Date: December 2      Rain Date: December 3
Time: 6:15 PM

Festival of Trees

2013 Entry Form
2013 General Rules and Information

The lawn of the Blount County Courthouse will be illuminated with a display of live Christmas trees of all sizes, colors, and decorative themes. This unique month-long event allows the community to enjoy the festival either by driving by or walking through for a closer look.  The official opening of the Festival will take place on the Courthouse lawn and will include music, refreshments, visits with Santa Claus, and hay rides for the children. 

Date: December 5
Time: Lighting ceremony 6:30 PM
Location: Blount County Courthouse

City of Maryville Tree Lighting

Enjoy the City of Maryville Tree Lighting ceremony at the pedestrian bridge at Pistol Creek Station leading to the Library.  The program will feature music, refreshments, a candy hunt for Ages 2-12, and visits with Santa Claus in the Library at the end of the event.  In case of inclement weather, the entire event will be held at the Library. Event is free.

Date: December 9
Time: 6:30-7:30 PM
7:30 PM - Visits with Santa

Santa Calls

Children in Blount County can enjoy a very special telephone call from Santa Claus free of charge thanks to the continued support of volunteers from the Maryville-Alcoa Civitan Club who provide special phone lines from the North Pole.

Santa Call Form 
Santa Llamada

Dates: 3-5 year olds - December 10

6-7 year olds - December 12
Time: All calls are made between the hours of 5-9 PM
Applications may be obtained on-line or at the Parks & Rec. office after November 4. Registration deadline: December 2.