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"Well guys, there is a lot going in East Tennessee this holiday season. I'm over here at the Knoxville Zoo joined by Tina and there is a lot of stuff going on with Penguin Discount days. Tell me what's going on this weekend." "Yeah, half priced admission at the Knoxville Zoo through February and this weekend we have Santa's Village." "Santa's Village lots of fun, fuzzy stuff, things to do. We've got that and a lot more in this week's 10 About Town."

The Carolina Chocolate Drops take the stage Thursday at the Bijou Theatre. Friday's show is already sold out and tickets are going fast for Thursday. $25 gets you in . Show starts at 8:00 pm.

Throw some lights on your bike and head to Market Square Thursday for the Tour de Lights Bike Ride. There will be bike safety checks and judging for the best decorated bike at 6:00 pm. The ride starts at 7:00 pm.

A Christmas Carol continues to wow audiences at the Clarence Brown Theatre. Join the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future starting at 7:30 pm and 2:00 pm on Sunday.

Christmas In The City has many options for your entertainment with mainstays like Holidays On Ice on Market Square. Another popular stop will be Chilhowee Park and its forest of lit trees on the lake Friday. Enjoy a night of free activities all kicking off at 6:00 pm.

The historic Cherokee Caverns are set to host their 3rd annual Christmas In The Cave. Through Sunday, head under ground to check out the lights and sit on Santa's lap. The cave will be open from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Marble Springs Historic Site and Homestead is offering Christmas Candlelight Tours on Saturday. Also enjoy music, open hearth cooking and much more. Tours run from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

The North Hills Tour of Homes will take place Saturday. The tour will showcase 7 beautiful historic homes and one church from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Tickets purchased the day of are $12. Kids under 12 get in free.

On Saturday the 23rd annual Jingle Bell Run kicks off on Market Square. Racers will have bells on their shoes as they help raise money and awareness to fight arthritis. The race starts at 10:00 am.

The Nativity Pageant will be brought to life Saturday and Sunday at the Knoxville Coliseum. The performance includes a cast of 90+ joined by a 200 voice choir and live animals. The shows start at 3:00 pm.

Another fun and free option this weekend is the annual Christmas tour at the Mabry-Hazen House. On Saturday and Sunday, guests can enjoy decorated rooms and light refreshments.

On Sunday take a walk through the streets of Bethlehem at Church Street United Methodist Church. From 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm experience the Christmas story first-hand. Admission is free.

Have a great weekend!

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