The Holiday season is in full swing and there is quite a bit to do in East Tennessee!
What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with the Clarence Brown Theatre's production of "A Christmas Carol". The show runs through December 23rd. Tickets are $40 for adults. Children 12 and under get in for $10.
The Bijou is busy this weekend. Thursday at 7pm, local Christian artist, Will Reagan, will host a CD release concert for his new album Endless Years. Admission is $20. Delbert McClinton headlines Friday at 8pm with tickets starting at $33 and on Saturday, enjoy the comedy of Knoxville native Henry Cho who recently signed a deal with CBS to co-create a sitcom based on his life. Tickets start at $26.50, showtime is at 8pm.
Side Splitters plays host to James Johann Thursday starting at 8pm with 2 shows each on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 7:45pm and 10:15pm.
UT men travel to D.C. to face Georgetown. Tip off will be Friday at 6:30pm on ESPN.
Apparently it doesn't have to be Halloween for some spooky holiday fun. Frightworks has Haunted Holiday Candlelight Tours this Friday and Saturday from 7pm to 11pm. Tickets are $13.
There are a number of parades this Saturday to usher in the holiday season. Make sure you get a good viewing spot for the 50th Annual Sevierville Christmas Parade beginning downtown at 11am. The Fountain City Optimist Parade begins at 10am on Broadway. The Parrotsville Christmas Parade starts at 2pm in front of the Parrotsville Elementary School and the Lenoir City Annual Christmas Parade will begin at 6:30pm near the Yale security parking lot.
The Appalachian Ballet will presents "The Nutcracker" at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. Showtimes are Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm.
The Lady Vols will host the UNC Tar Heels Sunday at 1pm. If you can't make it to Thompson-Boling you, can watch the game on Fox Sports South.
Its the last chance to get that "purrrfect" Christmas portrait. Young-Williams Animal Village on Kingston Pike will be hosting photo sessions with Santa Paws. Get you favorite pet's picture with a real life Santa this Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm.
Also on Saturday, head to historic Marble Springs for refreshments and a candle making workshop by the open hearth. Be there at 11am with $10 for materials.
Home Federal Bank presents "It's A Wonderful Life" this Sunday at the Tennessee Theatre. Enjoy two free showings on the big screen at 1pm and 5pm.
Just as Santa is always on the look out for good behavior, I am always on the look out for fun stuff to do so if you have a weekend event you'd like me to highlight, just email "JJ" Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org