The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


Scrappy and UTC Student Alumni Association representative, Debbie Mirra, prepare for the parade.


UTC float in this year's downtown parade.

Staff from University Relations join family and friends of UTC in decorating and chaperoning the UTC float.
Pictured l to r: Chuck Cantrell, April Cox, Debbie Cantrell, Cindy Carroll, and Kevin Lusk.
Not Pictured: Kyle Cantrell, Jennifer Murray, Paul Shepherd, Sue Shepherd, and Brittney Yother

Sights and Sounds of the Holiday Season:
UTC Float Lights up Holiday Parade
Listen to Holiday Programming on WUTC

It was a cold and festive night when UTC mascot Scrappy waved to a crowd of thousands lined up along Market Street for the Holiday Starlight Parade, part of the Winter Days and Lights events coordinated by the Chattanooga Downtown Partnership.

Staff from the Office of University Relations served as chaperones for Scrappy and Debbie Mirra, representing the UTC Student Alumni Association.

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Stay in the holiday spirit by tuning in to WUTC on December 25th for an entire day of special programming.

6-8 a.m. WUTC will present a Christmas edition of Nationall Public Radio’s award winning news magazine, Morning Edition.

8 a.m.
The world’s most famous popular music orchestra, the Boston Pops, will provide holiday favorites from the Symphony Hall in Boston. The symphony will be conducted by Keith Lockhart.

10 a.m.
WUTC will broadcast St. Olaf’s Christmas Festival. This program offers the audience the experience of hearing St. Olaf College’s a cappella choral group singing both traditional and more modern works.

12 noon
The public radio station continues its day of festive choral work with the holiday singing of the Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs. Korva Coleman is the host.

1 p.m.
Christmas Around the Country samples holiday concerts from all around the nation, hosted by Fred Child.

2-5 p.m.
Handel’s Messiah is provided live from Boston. This new rendition is created by Handel Society and is the 148th annual performance of the Messiah from the Symphony Hall. The group is directed by Grant Llewallyn.

5-7 p.m.
WUTC will rejoin National Public Radio for a Christmas Day edition of All Things Considered.

7-8 p.m.
Local DJ for an Hour, Debbye Reilly has prepared an hour of Christmas music. Selections cover the range of music from expected to unusual.

8-10 p.m.
Christmas Jazz, with Ken Dryden. After a Christmas day spent with relatives and friends, sit back and relax. Enjoy carols and original music by some of your favorite jazz artists. Among the musicians yo will hear during this two hour special will b e Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson, Phil Woods, Joe Pass, and many more. Look for a special finale by mandolin great David Grisman.