Experience the serenity of an Appalachian Christmas with a Candlelight Christmas tour on Friday and Saturday at the Museum of Appalachia. Tour cabins in the Museum village by candlelight and enjoy a live nativity scene, music, and other activities to kick off the holiday season. It will start at 5pm on Friday, Dec. 1, and end on Saturday Dec. 2 at 8:30 p.m. Bring a flashlight! Tickets will be available for purchase at the entrance gate.

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Gate Prices: Adult (18+): $12, Child (5-17): $6, Family (2 adults + kids): $30, Under 5- Free, Members- Free

Christmas Belles opened this week at the Theater Knoxville Downtown. Spend your weekend laughing at this hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure filled Christmas Eve. Tickets are still available online for 15 dollars. Friday and Saturday the show will be held 8-10 p.m. and on Sunday 3-5 p.m.

The 45th annual WIVK Christmas Parade takes off Friday from Church street and travels toward Gay street through the Old City. Step into the holiday spirit watching the parade at 7 p.m. downtown, free of cost.

And open all weekend- Knoxville’s Holidays on Ice in Market Square. Skate your heart out from 10 in the morning to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 1 to 9 p.m. on Sunday.


Got talent? Well, Saturday you could win $1,000 dollars at the Knoxville’s Got Talent Auditions, highlighting the talents of local artists and performers. Auditions are open to all from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and proceeds will benefit the YMCA of east Tennessee’s youth programs. In order for audition day to run smoothly, please PRE-REGISTER to secure your audition spot by calling 865-237-6968.

If you’re looking for some free, family fun head to Circle Park on UT’s campus Saturday for their Global Community event. From 1 to 4 p.m. expect activities, crafts and tours in honor of refugee communities in Knoxville and around the world.

Let your kids create a unique holiday ornament to doorn the Christmas tree inspired by nature! Ijams Nature Center will show children how to use materials from the outdoors to craft special ornaments from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, with a cost of $10.

The Appalachian Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker, open Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum. Tickets are still available online. You can reach the link by visiting their Facebook page.

Well-known Christian artist, Chris Tomlin, will help ring in the holiday season with his concert ‘Christmas Songs of Worship’ at the Tennessee Theater Saturday. Go online to Ticketmaster to buy tickets.

It’s time to dive into your Christmas shopping, check out the Market Square Holiday Market to check a few things off your list. It will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday for the rest of the month.

Grab your tackiest Christmas attire and hit the pavement for the Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K on Saturday starting at 8 a.m. from West Town Mall. Registration is still open online and all proceeds will benefit Second Harvest Food for Kids.


Voice contestant Emily Anne Roberts will be performing her rendition of Silent Night and other Christmas classics at Redemption Church. The service starts at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.