Parking & Transportation

There are many options to get to Mary Costa Plaza and enjoy Tour de Lights!



We encourage people who live close to downtown to ride their bikes to Mary Costa Plaza! We will have bike racks available for you to use while you browse the Holiday Market & Expo. 



Free parking will be available in the Knoxville Civic Auditorium & Coliseum parking garages between 3:30 and 7:00 pm. Downtown garages may be less crowded and are a short ride from Mary Costa Plaza, where the ride will begin at 5:30 pm.

The following garages are less than 1/2 mile from Mary Costa Plaza: 

- State St. Garage

- Dwight Kessel Garage

The following garages are less than 1 mile from Mary Costa Plaza:

- Locust St. Garage

- Market Square Garage

- Main Ave Garage



Did you know that KAT buses have bike racks? Taking the bus is a great way to get to Tour de Lights without the hassle of parking.

Mary Costa Plaza is just a few blocks from Knoxville Station on E Church Ave. Almost every KAT bus route stops at this station. See a complete map of bus routes at