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CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY

Christmas in the City is Knoxville's most anticipated winter festival. Our city dresses for the holidays with lighted trees and decorations - including the popular and growing Up on the Rooftops displays - plus dozens of events guaranteed to bring holiday cheer!

Parking is free in the City's Market Square, State Street and Locust Street garages, and on meters, from 6 p.m. weekdays and all day on weekends.
WINDOW WONDERLAND WINDOW DECORATING CONTEST
HollyHollyParticipating merchants and restaurants will turn their windows into a festive holiday display coinciding with "The Twelve Days of Christmas" or their own creative decor.

Judges will go around determining the favorite window display. The public will be able to vote on their favorite through the City of Knoxville's Christmas in the City App (Google Play, Apple Store coming soon), or by the City of Knoxville's Office of Special Events Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/cityofknoxvillespecialevents.

Click here to view a PDF map of participating merchants.
KNOXVILLE'S HOLIDAYS ON ICE PRESENTED BY HOME FEDERAL BANK
Knoxville's Holidays on Ice

Open Friday, November 28, 2014 thru Sunday, January 4, 2015

  • Market Square in downtown Knoxville
  • Knoxville's only open-air ice rink opens November 28
  • Located in Downtown Knoxville at Market Square
  • Rink is open everyday, rain or shine
  • Admission is $10 for adults & $7 for children 12 years & younger.
  • Admission includes skate rental.
  • Every skater must sign a waiver of liability.
  • Parent / guardian signature required for all skaters under the age of 18 years.
  • Skate with Peppermint Panda
  • For specific operational hours, special promotions & info on private parties, birthday celebrations, season passes & group rates call 865-215-4423 or visit www.knoxvillesholidaysonice.com.
  • Sponsored by Home Federal Bank, CBID, Pilot, Regal Entertainment, WBIR, B 97.5 and Knoxville News Sentinel
  • REGAL CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS

    Regal Celebration of Lights

    Friday, November 28, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

  • Market Square, Krutch Park & Krutch Park Extension
  • WDVX Holiday Ho-Ho-Hoedown entertainment at 6:30 p.m. on Market Square Stage including East Tennessee's own national singing sensation 10-year old EmiSunshine & the Rain, Knoxville's rising start Mae Beth Harris and our national champion Knoxville clogging team from the Step Above Dance School. Award winning WDVX personality Freddy Smith and his Christmas Chicken will emcee and pose for pictures.
  • Downtown Knoxville becomes a Christmas village with caroling and marshmallow roasting
  • Lighting of the 38 ft. Christmas tree
  • Krutch Park sparkles with more than 100,000 lights
  • Performance by Old City Buskers
  • Train rides for children of all ages
  • FREE activities including pictures with Santa Claus, hot cocoa by the Salvation Army, face painting, balloon animals & much more!
  • Sponsored by Regal Entertainment, Pilot, Krispy Kreme, WDVX, WATE Channel 6, 93.1 WNOX, Home Depot, The Muse Knoxville, Cheerwine, Knoxville News Sentinel, Crowne Plaza, and All Occasions Party Rentals
  • WIVK CHRISTMAS PARADE
    WIVK / Fowlers Christmas Parade

    The parade route is as follows: Howard Baker Jr. to Church Street, right onto Gay Street, right onto Jackson Ave.
    Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Gay Street in Downtown Knoxville
  • One of Knoxville's Christmas favorites
  • Floats & decorated vehicles
  • Marching bands & dancers
  • Special appearance by Santa Claus!
  • Sponsored by WIVK, Advanced Office Systems, WVLT Channel 8 and Knoxville News Sentinel
  • XFINITY CHRISTMAS AT CHILHOWEE PARK
    Comast Christmas at Chilhowee Park

    Friday, December 12, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

  • At Chilhowee Park
  • A forest of lighted trees floating on the lake
  • Performances by church choirs
  • Train rides for children of all ages
  • FREE activities including pictures with Santa Claus, marshmallow roasting, hot cocoa by the Salvation Army, face painting, balloon animals & much more!
  • Build gingerbread houses with Austin East Culinary Arts Department
  • Nightly self-guided driving tours through the park from November 28, 2014 - January 1, 2015
  • Sponsored by Xfinity, WVLT Channel 8, Knoxville News Sentinel, 93.1 WNOX, Krispy Kreme, Cheerwine, and The Muse Knoxville
  • TOUR DE LIGHTS BIKE RIDE
    Tour de Lights Bike Parade

    Friday, December 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.


  • At Market Square
  • Judging begins at 6:00 p.m.
  • Fun, FREE, casual 5 mile bike ride has been named one of Knoxville's favorite holiday traditions
  • Ride starts from Market Square and tours downtown, 4th and Gill and Old North Knoxville
  • Prizes are awarded after the ride in several categories, including Best-Decorated Bike, Best Decorated Person, and Best Group Theme
  • Mast General Store and Three Rivers Market provide hot cocoa and cookies for participants
  • Helmets, white front light, and red rear reflector are required, all ages and skill levels welcome
  • More info at www.knoxtrans.org
  • NEW YEAR'S ON THE SQUARE
    Wednesday, December 31, 2014

  • Ice skating on the Holidays on Ice skating rink from 1 p.m. until midnight
  • Festival foods and face painting available at the ice rink
  • Music on the Square beginning at 11 p.m., with a big screen showing events from 2014
  • Countdown beginning at 11:59 p.m., with a ball drop and fireworks
  • Join in the singing of "Auld Lang Syne" following the fireworks
  • Sponsored by CBID and 93.1 WNOX

    For more information please call the Special Events Office at 865-215-4248.
  • 2014 NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER HOLIDAY EVENTS
    November 1, 2014
    University of Tennessee Viola Celebration Worship: Faculty Concert
    James R. Cox Memorial Auditorium
    8:00 p.m.
    FREE
    Faculty and guest artist; UT Viola Professor Hillary Herndon and guest violists Karen Ritscher, Sally Chisholm, James Pryzgocki, Kathryn Steely and David Rose; accompanied by UT Symphony orchestra.

    November 1, 2014
    Knoxville Ice Bears VS Mississippi River Kings
    Knoxville Civic Coliseum
    7:30 p.m.
    Get your tickets by calling 865-656-4444

    November 1, 2014
    Education Gallery Exhibition
    Knoxville Museum of Art
    Regular Business Hours
    Free Admission
    Shannondale Elementary and Corryton Elementary Schools will present an exhibition in the Knoxville Museum of Art Education Gallery
    www.knoxart.org
    865-525-6101

    November 1 - December 31, 2014
    Made in Tennessee: Manufacturing Milestones Exhibit
    East Tennessee History Center
    M-F : 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Sat.: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Sun: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Made in Tennessee: Manufacturing Milestones, an exhibition at the East Tennessee Historical Society, explains the history of manufacturing in Volunteer State, from local craftsmanship of the early pioneer settlers to today's high tech skills.
    www.eastTNhistory.org
    865-215-8824

    November 3, 2014
    University of Tennessee Concert Choir & Men's Chorale at Might Musical Monday
    Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street
    12:00 p.m.
    FREE

    November 4, 2014
    Lexus Luxury Performances featuring Alton Brown
    Tennessee Theatre
    8:00 p.m.
    Admission: Tickets range from $47.00 - $127.00 plus applicable fees
    With his upcoming tour, Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour, Alton Brown brings his brand of quirky humor and culinary-science antics to the stage. The two hour show is a unique blend of stand up comedy, food experimentation, talk show antics, multimedia lecture, and, for the first time... live music. Audience interaction is strictly enforced throughout the evening though; if you're called on as a culinary assistant, you'll definitely want the lab coat Brown offers as things tend to get messy. Brown has worked his weird magic on live audiences across the nation for over a decade but this is the first time he's actually hit the road with a live tour. The entire family will have a blast, especially as you sing along with Brown's soon to be hits "Airport Shrimp Blues" and "TV Cookin Ain't Like No Other Cookin".
    www.tennesseetheatre.com
    865-684-1200

    November 4, 2014
    University of Tennessee Wind Ensemble
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall,
    Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
    8:00 p.m.
    Free
    Guest Artist performing works by Chopin

    November 6, 2014
    Alec Chein performing on the Piano
    University of Tennessee Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
    Sandra G. Powell Hall
    8:00 p.m.
    FREE
    Guest artist performing works by Chopin

    November 7, 2014
    Alive After Five
    Knoxville Museum of Art
    6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Admission: $10
    Alive After Five presents Steve Brown CD Release Party.
    www.knoxart.org
    865-525- 6101

    November 7, 2014
    Holiday Season Movies
    Regal Rivera
    Come and see the premier of Big Hero 6 today!
    www.REGmovies.com
    865-522-5160

    November 7 - 26, 2014
    Dia de los Muertos, presented by HoLa Hora Latina
    The Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St.
    Opening reception: First Friday, November 7: 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
    Gallery hours: Monday- Friday: 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. & Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Free Admission
    Dia de los Mueros (Day of the Dead) is a traditional Mexican and Central American celebration of ancient origin. Families visit the cemetery or prepare ofrendas (altars) at home in remembrance of their deceased loved ones and throw parties in their honor. Some people dress or do elaborate face makeup. Come to the Emporium to experience our annual Day of the Dead celebration. Vote for your favorite altar, decorate sugar skulls, and participate in the Day of the Dead costume contest.
    www.theemporiumcenter.com
    865-523-7543

    November 7-26, 2014
    In/Finite Earth, presented the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    The Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St
    Opening reception: First Friday, November 7: 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
    Gallery hours: Monday- Friday: 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. & Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Free Admission
    This exhibition is the twelfth in VSA's annual Emerging Artist Program, an initiative aimed to discover young artists who are living with a disability at the cusp of their careers. VSA, the international organization on arts and disability and an affiliate of the Kennedy Center, was founded 30 years ago to provide arts and education opportunities for people with disabilities and increase access to the arts for all. Artists are showcasing work that illuminates innovative viewpoints at the intersection of environmentalism, contemporary creativity, and the disability experience. The exhibition's range aesthetics and media include handcrafted ceramic forms, ethereal photography, manipulated wood, large form textile, richly executed paintings, and installations.
    www.theemporiumcenter.com
    865-523-7543


    November 7-30, 2014

    Reception for Featured Artist Exhibit and the gallery's New Members' Show
    Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St.
    Reception (open to the public) Friday, November 7: 5:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
    Gallery hours: Monday- Saturday 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Friday 11:00 a.m.- 9:00p.m.; Sunday: 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
    Free Admission
    The gallery is pleased to present a special exhibit of recent works by George Rothery and Kathy Lovelace. There will be an additional show of art by members juried into the gallery in 2014. The Art Market will host an opening reception on November 7 during Downtown Knoxville's First Friday Art Walk with light refreshments and live music. It is open to the public and admission is free.
    www.artmarketgallery.net
    865-525 - 5265

    November 9, 2014
    Buddy's Race Against Cancer
    World's Fair Park
    Race begins at 3:00 pm
    $30 for adult/ $15 for youth
    5k walk and run and "Walk in the Park" benefitting Thompson Cancer Survival Center's Outreach Services Program. Event proceeds fund cancer screenings and education for medically underserved individuals in 18 counties across East Tennessee. Pre and Post race activities for all. Special tributes and activities to celebrate cancer survivors.
    www.buddysrace.org
    865-541- 1227

    November 9, 2014
    Second Sunday Docent Tour
    Knoxville Museum of Art
    English Tour at 2:00pm
    Spanish Tour 3:00pm
    Free Admission
    www.knoxart.org
    865-525- 6101

    November 12, 2014
    The Last Billion Years: A Geologic History of Tennessee" Brown Bag Lecture
    East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street
    12:00 p.m.
    Free
    What were the geological forces that shaped East Tennessee? Don Byerly, professor emeritus of Geology at University of Tennessee will introduce us to Tennessee's "deep history," the billion years over with our land has slowly evolved to form the mountains and valleys we enjoy today. Guests are invited to bring a lunch and enjoy the free program.
    www.eastTNhistory.org
    856-215-8824

    November 13, 2014
    Knoxville Ice Bears VS Huntsville Havoc
    Knoxville Civic Coliseum
    7:30 p.m.
    Get your tickets by calling 865-656-4444

    November 14 - 16, 2014
    Fine Craft Show
    Jacob Building in Chilhowee Park
    Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Admission: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors 65+, Children 13 and under free
    Over 140 artisans will be exhibiting fine crafts representative of this region, all items are handmade by juried members of the Guild such as woodwork, pottery, knives, weaving, sculpture, stained glass, jewelry, and metalwork. There will be live craft demonstrations plus Make It & Take It Crafts.
    www.foothillscraftguild.org

    November 19, 2014
    Dine And Discover
    Knoxville Museum of Art
    12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.
    Dine and Discover: Modern Day Miniature Collecting.
    www.knoxart.org
    865-525-6101

    November 20, 2014
    Knoxville Ice Bears VS Peoria Rivermen
    Knoxville Civic Coliseum
    7:30 p.m.
    Get your tickets by calling 865-656-4444

    November 21, 2014
    Knoxville Ice Bears VS Peoria Rivermen
    Knoxville Civic Coliseum
    7:30 p.m.
    Get your tickets by calling 865-656-4444

    November 21, 2014
    Alive After Five
    Knoxville Museum of Art
    6:00 p.m.-8:30 pm
    Admission: $10
    Alive After Five: "Tribute to Donny Hathaway" featuring Donald Brown with Evelyn Jack.
    www.knoxart.org
    865-525- 6101

    November 21, 2014
    Holiday Season Movies
    Regal Rivera
    Come see the premier of Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1 today! www.REGmovies.com
    865-522-5160

    November 22- December 3, 2014
    Holiday Canstruction
    Knoxville Convention Center
    8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
    Free Admission
    Canstruction is a giant art exhibition with a purpose - fighting hunger. Teams of Knoxville architects, engineers, contractors, designers and students construct holiday-themed works of art made of canned food. View the sculptures and vote for your favorite at the Knoxville Convention Center. All canned food used to build the sculptures will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. Canstruction is one of the largest national food bank drives in the world and takes place in more than a 170 U.S. Cities each year.
    www.Facebook.com/knoxcan

    November 26, 2014
    Holiday Season Movies
    Regal Rivera
    Come see the premier of Penguins of Madagascar today!
    www.REGmovies.com
    865-522-5160

    November 26 - 30, 2014
    Fantasy of Trees
    Knoxville Convention Center
    Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Thanksgiving Day: 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 12:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
    Adults $8.00, Children ages 4- 12 $4.00, 4 & under free; Family 4 pack: $20.00
    The 30th Annual Fantasy of Trees is a spectacular five-day holiday celebration to benefit East Tennessee Children's Hospital. The Fantasy of Trees showcases hundreds of sparkling designer-decorated holiday trees, a variety of festive and colorful decorations and holiday gift shops with unique items for everyone on your Christmas list. Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase much needed equipment for Children's Hospital patients.
    www.fantasyoftrees.org
    865-541-8441

    November 26- December 21, 2014
    A Christmas Carol
    Clarence Brown Theatre
    Show times vary
    Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts return in our long-running and most popular production. Join us for music, dancing and Dickens' timeless tale of love and redemption.
    clarencebrowntheatre.com
    865-974-5161

    November 28, 2014
    Regal Celebration of Lights
    Krutch Park Ext, Market Square, Market Street
    6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Free Admission
    Join us for the lighting of the 38' tree in Krutch Park Ext. Enjoy live music from Old City Buskers, carolers, train rides, pictures with Santa, face painting, marshmallow roasting and more. Enjoy WDVX Holiday Ho-Ho-Hoedown entertainment at 6:30 p.m. on Market Square Stage including East Tennessee's own national singing sensation 10-year old EmiSunshine & the Rain, Knoxville's rising start Mae Beth Harris, national champion Knoxville clogging team from the Step Above Dance School and award winning WDVX personality Freddy Smith and his Christmas Chicken will emcee and pose for pictures. Market Street will have local businesses doing crafts with children, and stop by Home Depot's Little Elves Workshop. You can also stop by Brick's for Kids and learn to build with Lego's and The Muse Knoxville tent for a special activity. And don't forget to stop by and see the miniature train set! The lighting of the tree ceremony begins at 6pm, other activities will begin after.
    www.cityofknoxville.org/christmas

    November 28, 2014
    East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition
    Knoxville Museum of Art
    Open during regular business hours
    Free Admission
    East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition features artwork created by East Tennessee middle and high school students. Exhibition runs November 28 - January 11, 2015.
    www.knoxart.org
    865-525-6101

    November 28, 2014
    Knoxville Ice Bears VS Fayetteville Fireantz
    Knoxville Civic Coliseum
    7:30 p.m.
    Get your tickets by calling 865-656-4444

    November 28 - December 14, 2014
    The Game's A Foot (Holmes for the Holidays)
    Theatre Knoxville Downtown
    8:00 p.m. Thursday - Saturday
    3:00 p.m. on Sunday
    Admission $15 Thurs - Sat; $13 Sunday
    It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guest is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it is up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and the hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

    November 28, 2014 - January 4, 2015
    Holidays on Ice presented by Home Federal Bank
    Market Square
    Monday - Thursday (Nov. 28-Dec. 18): 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
    Monday - Thursday (Dec. 19-Jan. 4): 1:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
    Friday & Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 1:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
    Holidays on Ice presented by Home Federal Bank is an open air ice skating rink in Market Square open Friday November 28, 2014 through Sunday, January 4, 2015; closed Christmas Day. Admission price includes entry fee, skate rental and unlimited time on the ice!
    www.knoxvillesholidaysonice.com

    November 30, 2014
    The Crown College of the Bible Christmas Program
    Temple Baptist Church
    6:00 p.m.
    FREE
    The Crown College of the Bible Choir presents a Christmas program featuring beautiful Christmas music highlighted with selections from Handel's "Messiah" The program will be held in the Main Auditorium of the Temple Baptist Church.
    www.thecrowncollege.com
    877-692-7696

    December 1, 2014
    Education Gallery Exhibition
    Knoxville Museum of Art
    Open during regular business admission
    Free Admission
    Education Gallery Exhibition features artwork by Powell Elementary School students.
    www.knoxart.org
    865-525-6101

    December 2-6, 2014
    Nutcracker on Ice
    Ice Chalet
    7:00 p.m. daily, plus 2:00 p.m. performance on December 6th.
    This familiar take of a young girl's magical Christmas and her beloved Nutcracker doll is brought to life on ice! Skaters of all ages and skill levels, including many professional level freestyle and pair skaters dance to the music of Tchaikovsky. Theatrical costumes and lighting are used throughout the show.
    www.chaleticerinks.com/nutcrackeronice
    865-588-1858

    December 3, 2014
    Jim Brickman On A Winter's Night
    Tennessee Theatre
    Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
    Event: 8:00 p.m.
    Admission: $49.00 & $79.00 plus fees
    Jim celebrates this in a one-of-a-kind concert event filled with lush instrumentals and soaring vocals. As he marks this 18 year tradition from coast to coast, Jim will showcase new music, along with holiday favorites and the hits that made him the most charted (30) billboard Adult Contemporary artist.
    www.tennesseetheatre.com
    865-684-1200

    December 4, 2014
    The Knoxville Award
    Knoxville Convention Center
    11:45 a.m.
    $150.00 per person
    The twenty first annual Knoxville Award Luncheon recognizes and honors a deserving person who demonstrates his/her care for the community and its citizens. The monies raised at the event help SCHAS to provide homemaker and personal care services to seniors and persons with disabilities of all ages.
    www.schas.org
    865-523-2920


    December 4, 2014
    Knoxville Ice Bears VS Peoria Rivermen
    Knoxville Civic Coliseum
    7:30 p.m.
    Get your tickets by calling 865-656-4444

    December 4, 2014
    Cocktails & Conservation
    Knoxville Museum of Art
    5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    FREE
    Cocktails and Conservation with KMA Executive Director David Butler. Cash bar & complimentary snacks.
    www.knoxart.org
    865-525-6101

    December 4, 2014
    Christmas with the Knoxville Chamber Chorale
    Church Street United Methodist Church
    7:30 p.m.
    FREE
    Knoxville's premier chamber chorale presents a concert of holiday choral music featuring works of traditional and modern.

    December 5, 2014
    WIVK Christmas Parade
    Gay Street
    7:00 p.m.
    Free
    The annual WIVK Christmas Parade presented by Advanced Office Systems. See all of the different decorated floats, marching bands and dancers and watch for Santa Claus.

    December 5 & 6, 2014
    The District in Bearden's Holiday Open House
    Shop's in The District of Bearden
    Friday: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday: 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    FREE
    We invite you to take part in a unique celebration. Our merchants will open their doors to the community and treat their valued guests to special sales, truck shows, food and beverages.
    www.thedistrictinbearden.com
    865-604-1775

    December 5 & 6, 2014
    Broadway at the Tennessee: Sister Act
    Tennessee Theatre
    Friday: 8:00 p.m.; Saturday: 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
    $52.00, $67.00 and $77.00 plus fees
    Sister Act is Broadway's feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it "RIDICULOUSLY FUN" and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement!
    www.tennesseetheatre.com
    865-684-1200


    December 5 - 23, 2014
    Arts & Culture Alliance Members Show
    The Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street
    December 5: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Gallery Hours:
    Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    FREE
    The Arts & Cultural Alliance presents its 2014 Members Show, the largest annual exhibition of local artist in the Greater Knoxville area. The fresh mix of two and three dimensional works created within the last two years encompasses a wide variety of media. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition.
    www.theemporiumcenter.com
    865-523-7543

    December 5- 28, 2014
    Art Market Gallery New Artist
    Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay Street,
    Monday - Saturday: 11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
    Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    FREE
    The Art Market Gallery announces a special exhibit of recent works by painter Marjorie Horne and wood artist Nelson Ziegler. The gallery will host an opening reception for these featured artists during Downtown Knoxville's First Friday Art Walk.

    December 6, 2014
    Scott Hamilton & Friends on Ice
    Knoxville Civic Coliseum
    5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Tickets $22 & $32.50
    We are so honored to announce our very unique and exciting annual event. "Scott Hamilton and Friends on Ice" featuring musical guest MercyMe. This magnificent figure skating performance, featuring 13 Olympic and World champion skaters, to a live concert by MercyMe is truly a one-of-a-kind production that our community has never experienced. All proceeds will benefit the Provision CARES Foundation and the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation supporting cancer education and wellness, clinical research and patient assistance.
    www.provisonhp.com
    865-684-2616

    December 6, 2014
    Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Ages 4 & 5
    Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Center, 1127 Broadway
    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    $18.00
    Pre-schoolers and a parent will experiment with a variety of different art techniques while making Christmas ornaments. Acrylic balls will be filled with colorful berries, greenery and ribbons. Small gingerbread men will also be decorated with buttons, ribbons and delicious looking decorations to add some bling to your holiday tree trimming decor.
    www.cityofknoxville.org/recreation/arts
    865-523-1401

    December 6, 2014
    Christmas Gifts to Give, Ages 6 - 10
    Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Center, 1127 Broadway
    10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    $49.00
    For over a decade we have offered this unique class allowing students the opportunity to make then wrap their own gifts. Following the class students will leave with four handmade gifts ready to place under the tree.
    www.cityofknoxville.org/recreation/arts
    865-523-1401

    December 7, 2014
    Knoxville Community Band Concert
    Bearden Middle School
    3:00 p.m.
    FREE
    Free concert featuring music of the season.

    December 7, 2014
    Christmas Card to the City
    Market Square Stage
    3:30 p.m.
    FREE
    Group singing Christmas songs, both secular songs and Christmas carols.

    December 8 - 12, 2014
    Dear Santa
    Helen Ross McNabb Center- John Tarleton Campus
    8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
    Help spread the joy of Christmas this holiday season by adopting a disadvantage child or family of the Helen Ross McNabb Center. Wish list are provided for children birth to 18.
    www.mcnabbcenter.org
    865-329-9176

    December 10, 2014
    Dine & Discover
    Knoxville Museum of Art
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    FREE
    Dine & discover with Susan Knowles
    www.knoxart.org
    865-525-6101

    December 11, 2014
    A Family Christmas at Dowell Springs
    Provision Center for Proton Therapy, 6450 Provision Cares Way
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Free Admission
    Enjoy a wonderful family Christmas experience on the beautiful Dowell Springs campus, nestled in a cozy fireplace setting, decorated for the holidays with seasonal treats and refreshments, opportunities to visit with Santa, and spirit-filled performances by area choirs. Admission and parking is free and open to the public.
    www.provisonhp.com
    865-684-2616

    December 12, 2014
    Xfinity Christmas in Chilhowee
    Chilhowee Park
    6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Join us for a free event in Chilhowee Park. We will light the tree on the bandstand and will have live music and many free activities. Come build a gingerbread house with Austin East Culinary Arts Department. We will also have train rides for all ages, pictures with Santa Claus, marshmallow roasting, hot cocoa by the Salvation Army, face painting, and balloon animals. The Muse Knoxville will have a special activity and you will be able to build with Legos at the Bricks for Kids tent. Join us from 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
    www.cityofknoxville.org/christmas

    December 12, 2014
    Alive After Five
    Knoxville Museum of Art
    6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    $15.00
    Alive After Five "Holiday Dance Party" with the Streamliners Swing Orchestra and Kayley Farmer Project.
    www.knoxart.org
    865-525-6101

    December 13, 2014
    ETHS Holiday Open House
    East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street
    11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    FREE
    Bring the family for Christmas Fun! Children and adults will enjoy holiday music, cookies, hot cider, craft demonstrations, storytelling, ornament-making for kids, book signings, and free museum admission.
    www.eastTNhistory.org
    865-215-8824

    December 13, 2014
    Hand Painted Glass Ornaments
    Knoxville Arts and Fine Craft Center, 1127 Broadway
    8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    $18.00
    Join us and create three delightful Christmas Tree Ornaments to give as gifts or compliment your own tree. Susan Watson Arbital, Instructor
    www.cityofknoxville.org/recreation/arts
    865-523-1401

    December 13 & 14, 2014
    Annual Christmas Tours
    Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Ave.
    Sat: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Sun: 2:00p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
    FREE but donations encouraged
    The Mabry-Hazen House invites you to join us for our Annual Christmas Tours. Rooms and other areas will be decorated by well-known Knoxville decorators. Light refreshments will be served.
    www.mabryhazen.com
    865-522-8661

    December 13 - December 15, 2014
    The Nativity Pageant of Knoxville
    Knoxville Civic Coliseum
    Sat: 3:00 p.m.
    Sun: 3:00 p.m.
    Mon: 7:00 p.m.
    FREE Performance, No ticket needed
    Beautifully costumed actors with live animals telling the traditional Christmas story of the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. Exceptional orchestra and 80-voice choir with soloist, Katherine Slider. Section N is reserved for the deaf and hearing impaired.
    www.KnoxvilleNativity.com
    865-579-5323

    December 14, 2014
    Home Federal Bank presents "It's a Wonderful Life"
    Tennessee Theatre
    1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.
    FREE
    Seating is limited to the theater's capacity; a ticket is not required
    Celebrate the Christmas season in the grandeur of the Tennessee Theatre as Home Federal Bank presents classic film "It's a wonderful Life." Doors open one hour prior to each screening.

    www.homefederalbanktn.com

    December 14, 2014
    Second Sunday Docent Tour
    Knoxville Museum of Art
    In English 2:00 p.m.
    In Spanish 3:00 p.m.
    www.knoxart.org
    865-525-6101

    December 15, 2014
    Las Posadas
    Emporium Center
    6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    FREE
    Join us on a reenactment of the journey of Joseph and Mary on the way to Bethlehem. Children dress up as angels and shepherds. The group will parade through downtown Knoxville. Event will end back at the Emporium center with snacks and PiƱata for the children. Bring warm clothes and a flashlight.
    www.Holafestival.org
    865-335-3358

    December 18, 2014
    Knoxville Ice Bears VS Huntsville Havoc
    Knoxville Civic Coliseum
    7:30 p.m.
    Get your tickets by calling 865-656-4444

    December 19, 2014
    Holiday Season Movies
    Regal Rivera
    Come see the premier of Annie today!
    www.REGmovies.com
    865-522-5160

    December 19, 2014
    Holiday Season Movies
    Regal Rivera
    Come see the premier of The Hobbit today!
    www.REGmovies.com
    865-522-5160

    December 19, 2014
    Holiday Season Movies
    Regal Rivera
    Come see the premier of Night at the Museum today!
    www.REGmovies.com
    865-522-5160

    December 19, 2014
    Tour de Lights
    Market Square
    7:00 p.m.
    FREE
    This fun, casual bike ride has been named one of Knoxville's favorite holiday traditions. The ride starts from Market Square and tours downtown, 4th and Gill and Old North Knoxville. Prizes are awarded after the ride in several categories, including Best-Decorated Bike, Best Decorated Person, and Best Group Theme. Mast General Store and Three Rivers Market provide hot cocoa and cookies for participants. The ride is less than 5 miles. Judging begins at 6:00 p.m. Helmets and headlights are required, all ages and skill levels welcome.
    www.knoxtrans.org
    865-215-6100

    December 19 - December 21, 2014
    KSO 28th Annual Clayton Holiday Concerts
    Knoxville Civic Coliseum
    Friday & Saturday: 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday & Sunday: 3:00 p.m.
    $14.00 - $45.00 ($7.50 to $23.00 for children and students)
    Join Maestro Lucas Richman and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra for the 28th Annual Clayton Holiday Concerts! There are four chances to hear warm & familiar songs to fill your hearts with cheer. Brilliant music by KSO & Special Guests will be sure to get your family in the Holiday Spirit.
    www.knoxvillesymphony.com
    865-291-3310

    December 20, 2014
    Santa's Workshop Ice Show
    Cool Sports, 110 S. Watt Rd.
    2:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
    $8.00 - $25.00
    Enjoy an hour and a half ice show composed of your favorite holiday melodies with performances by local ice skating stars. Be sure to bundle up and enjoy some hot cocoa. Tickets go on sale December 1st.
    www.coolsportstn.com
    865-218-4500

    December 20, 2014
    Knoxville Ice Bears VS Columbus Cottonmouths
    Knoxville Civic Coliseum
    7:30 p.m.
    Get your tickets by calling 865-656-4444

    December 22, 2014
    Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis
    Tennessee Theatre
    Doors Open 6:30 p.m.
    Show Time 7:30 p.m.
    $59.00 - $79.00 plus fees
    Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America's favorite holiday tradition and this year marks the 30th Anniversary of the group's annual tour. Grammy Award Winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting.
    www.tennesseethatre.com
    865-684-1200

    December 24, 2014
    Christmas Eve Family Holy Eucharist Service
    St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Broadway
    4:00 p.m.
    An annual family-centered service with Nativity Pageant and music.
    www.stjamesknox.org
    865-523-5687

    December 24, 2014
    Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist Church
    St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Broadway
    10:30 p.m.
    This service begins with 30 minutes of glorious Christmas anthems sung by the St. James Parish Choir and accompanied by a small orchestra. The congregation is invited to sing along with several traditional Christmas carols.
    www.stjamesknox.org
    865-523-5687

    December 26, 2014
    Holiday Season Movies
    Regal Rivera
    Come see the premier of Paddington today!
    www.REGmovies.com
    865-522-5160

    December 27, 2014
    Knoxville Ice Bears VS Fayetteville Fireantz
    Knoxville Civic Coliseum
    7:30 p.m.
    Get your tickets by calling 865-656-4444

    December 31, 2014
    New Years on the Square
    Market Square
    Ball drop at Midnight
    Music on the Square beginning at 11 p.m., with a big screen showing events from 2014, Countdown beginning at 11:59 p.m. with a ball drop and fireworks at Midnight and join in the singing of "Auld Lang Syne" following the fireworks. Holidays on Ice skating rink will be open from 1 p.m. until midnight
    www.cityofknoxville.org/christmas
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