Good afternoon everyone. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, however now its time to wake up from that turkey induced coma and hit the stores for some great deals. Black Friday can be crazy, so before you head out, download the new WBIR ipad app or go to www.wbir.com/blackfriday and check out info on where the best deals are. When the shopping's done, don't get too comfortable because we've got lots to do in this week's 10 About Town.
Put down your shopping bags and lace up your skates. Holiday On Ice has returned to Market Square. The ice rink will be open everyday rain or shine through January 6th. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children under 12.
If you find yourself craving snow and the weather isn't cooperating, head over to the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge. Part of their "Christmas In A Winter Wonderland" celebration includes real snow falling from the ship's bow.
Christmas In The City kicks off this weekend beginning with the lighting of the 38 foot Christmas tree in Krutch Park. Be down at Market Square from 5 to 9pm to enjoy festivities like pictures with santa, train rides for kids, face painting, music and so much more.
Fantasy Of Trees is still in full swing. The Knoxville Convention Center is alive with the Twelve Days Of Christmas. There is plenty to do for the entire family. Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for kids, children under 3 get in free. All proceeds go to purchase new surgical equipment for East Tennessee's Children's Hospital.
If you're looking for a movie to watch, I suggest the new remake of the 80's classic Red Dawn. I talked to C. Thomas Howell from the original film. If you don't remember, he's the guy that shoots at the helicopter and yells "Wolverines". Here's what he had to say. "I'm really looking forward to it...I mean, they don't remake bad movies" what more motivation do you need?
Its the last contest of a rough season, but the Vols still have a lot to play for this weekend when the Kentucky Wildcats come to Knoxville. Tennessee is trying to avoid its first ever season with 8 or more losses. Head down to Neyland Stadium to cheer on our seniors and usher in a new era of dominance over this familiar foe. Kickoff is at 12:21pm and will be broadcast on the SEC Network.
The Tennessee Theatre will play host to 2001 Theatre Organist of the Year, Jelani Eddington this Sunday at 3PM. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students.
After you've finished your Black Friday shopping, don't forget Small Business Saturday. Stop by your local small businesses and make sure they aren't forgotten on this holiday weekend and if you have a weekend event you'd like me to highlight, just email me firstname.lastname@example.org.