Light Up Lonsdale & Light Up Parkridge

A Christmas Tradition

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 04, 2019




Each year Thrive hosts several student ministries, community groups, and churches to bring LIGHT + JOY to the Lonsdale community. We begin the evening by gathering together at Thrive for an authentic Guatemalan dinner and fellowship around several warm fire-pits. Then, we disperse groups out into the neighborhoods with thousands of lights, festive decorations, and dozens of Christmas trees, to adorn various locations such as the Lonsdale Elementary School, the community center, the preschool, and more! It’s one of our largest and most exciting events of the year and we’re thankful for the 350+ people who join us in our effort to spread the gospel of Christ and Christmas joy into dark places! This year we’re thrilled to host the same event happen at our Parkridge site!

Keep reading for more information. If your group is interested in participating in this years Light Up Lonsdale or Light Up Parkridge, simply email us at OR fill out the contact form below and we will be in contact soon!

things to know

  • Thrive supplies each site with a starter supply box that includes tape, command hooks, power strips, extension cords, and a few boxes of lights. We HIGHLY recommend that your group bring more supplies and lights with you. Don’t forget to bring a ladder or two! (Bonus: bringing SPEAKERS will make the night so much more fun!)

  • 1 Thrive Staff member will accompany your group to your location to assist and answer any questions you might have. Additionally, the location itself will always have a staff member present.

  • We select a few families from the neighborhood to come cook dishes representative of their culture. Make sure to bring cash so you can enjoy some of the most authentic Guatemalan food you’ll find in Knoxville!


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Light Up Lonsdale


Light Up Parkridge 2019? 

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