Looking for family fun things to do this holiday season? We’ve created a list of a few festive events taking place around beautiful Knoxville. Take a look.
“Lights Up” at Turkey Creek– Friday, November 22nd 4:00pm-8:00pm: Family-friendly holiday kick-off event will be held at the Pinnacle in the parking lot between Bonefish Grill and Flemings. $1 donation boxes will be set up at each booth to benefit the Mission of Hope. The event will include live reindeer, pictures with Santa, carolers, holiday entertainment and more!
Fantasy Of Trees– November 25 – 29: Tennessee Children’s Hospital presents the 31st Annual Fantasy of Trees Premier Christmas Event in Knoxville. This year’s event is entitled “An East Tennessee Christmas”. Buy tickets online.
Regal Celebration of Lights– Friday, November, 27th: Start the holiday season off by caroling, roasting marshmallows, lighting a 40ft Christmas tree and so much more in Market Square.
WIVK Christmas Parade– Friday, December 4th: Grab your seat on Gay Street in downtown Knoxville, and watch the decorated floats, vehicles, marching band, dancers and more, plus an appearance by Santa.
Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade– Friday, December 4th 7:30pm: Head over to Gatlinburg and watch the award winning 40th Annual Christmas Fantasy of Lights Parade. A mile long parade featuring floats, marching bands, equestrian units, giant balloons and an appearance by Santa.
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker– Wednesday, December 23rd 3:00pm or 7:00pm: Honor an age old tradition by visiting the historic and breathtaking Tennessee Theatre and watching a holiday classic, The Nutcracker.
Knoxville’s Holidays on Ice November– 27th-January 18, 2016 4:00-9:00pm: 10th Anniversary and this year featuring an open tent. Come and enjoy the area’s only outdoor iceskating rink. Located in the center of Market Square in downtown Knoxville, this experience is sure to create lasting memories for the entire family.
Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights– November 11- January 31 2016: Take a trolley ride down the streets of downtown Gatlinburg. Featuring one-of-a-kind LED light displays of animals indigenous to the Great Smokey Mountains and other holiday favorites.
Christmas at the Biltmore– November 6th-January 10th: A celebration that started on Christmas Eve in 1895 and is continued today. Enjoy America’s largest home decorated with dozens of trees and thousands of ornaments. Purchase tickets online.
A Christmas Carol– November 25th- December 20th: Enjoy Dickens’ classic at the Clarance Brown Theatre as the cast of this holiday classic tell the true meaning of Christmas. Tickets available online.