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10About Town: Ho-ho-ho! Holiday activities in East Tennessee

Here are some holiday events happening in East Tennessee!

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Believe it or not, the holiday season is right around the corner, which means it's time to start decking the halls and getting ready for Santa Claus to visit once again.

Get those gloves ready and make yourself some hot chocolate while you're at it. 

Whether you're shopping, caroling or hoping East Tennessee will see a white Christmas this year, make sure you stop and spend time with the ones you love.

Here are some of the activities near you to help you get in the holiday spirit.

Anderson County 

Museum of Appalachia Candlelight Christmas: Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2819 Andersonville Highway On Dec. 8, the Museum of Appalachia announced both days of this year's Candlelight Christmas had to be canceled due to flooding concerns after a week of constant rain. People who purchased tickets can still use those at 2023 events, including Sheep Shearing Days, the July 4 Anvil Shoot, or next year's Candlelight Christmas: "Should neither of those options work for you, please e-mail us at museum@museumofappalachia.org or call us at 865-494-7680 to request a refund. We thank you in advance for your patience during this time of high communications volume with our team."

A Clinton Christmas Stroll: Saturday, Nov. 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Market Street in Clinton

Cookie Crawl: Saturday, Dec. 10 from 1 p.m. to  4 p.m. in Historic Downtown Clinton

Bell County, KY

Middlesboro Downtown Christmas Parade: Saturday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. at 20th and Cumberland Avenue

Blount County 

2022 Townsend Christmas Parade: Sunday, Dec. 4 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Townsend Post Office on Town Square Drive

Campbell County

Campbell County Christmas Parade: Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. 

Cocke County 

Newport Christmas Parade: Friday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Debbie's Drive-In through downtown Newport

Cumberland County 

2022 City of Crossville Christmas Parade: Saturday, Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m. in Downtown Crossville

Friday at the Crossroads Winter Wonderland: Friday, Dec. 2 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 2 N Main Street in Crossville

Greene County

Lighting the Community Tree: Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. on South Main Street near the County Courthouse lawn in Greeneville. The Tusculum View Chorus will also present its Christmas program at 5:45 p.m. and Santa is expected to make an appearance.

Knox County

Regal Celebration of Lights: Friday, Nov. 25 from 5:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Krutch Park

Holidays on Ice: Friday, Nov. 25 through Monday, Jan. 2 on Market Square

Powell Christmas Parade: Saturday, Dec 3 at 5 p.m. starting at Powell Middle School and ending at Powell High School

Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at West Town Mall. You must RSVP to this event.

Pajama Party With Santa: Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at West Town Mall

Christkindlsmarkt: Saturday, Nov. 26 through Saturday, Dec. 24 from noon to 8 p.m. at Schulz Brau Brewing Company

2022 Fantasy of Trees: Wednesday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 27 at the Knoxville Convention Center

The Peppermint Trail: Friday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Jan. 8 throughout Downtown Knoxville 

A Safety City Christmas: Tuesday, Nov. 29 through Dec. 15 at Safety City. 

2022 Karns Christmas Parade: Saturday, Dec. 3 at 9 a.m. from Ingles through the Karns red light

Zoo Lights at Zoo Knoxville: Friday, Nov. 25 to Jan. 8, 2023 on Wednesdays through Sundays between  5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Cherokee Caverns Christmas in the Cave 2022: Friday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 18

Light up Knoxville Chanukkah Party: Sunday, Dec. 18 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Arnstein Jewish Community Center 

Tour De Lights: Saturday, Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m. The ride will start at Suttree Landing Park this year and end in Market Square. 

Chanukah Pop-Up Shoppe: Saturday, Dec. 4 to Friday, Dec. 23. 

First Day of Chanukah Party: Monday, Dec. 19 from noon to 1:15 p.m. at the Knoxville Jewish Day School

Car Menorah Parade and Giant Menorah Lighting at World's Fair Park: Wednesday, Dec. 21 starting at 5 p.m.

Loudon County

Fireside Festival for ChildrenTuesday, Dec. 13 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Venue at Lenoir City

Greenback Christmas Parade: Saturday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. at 6736 Morganton Road. 

Monroe County 

2022 Madisonville Christmas Festival on the Square and Parade: Saturday, Dec. 3 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Monroe County Courthouse

Small Town Christmas in Downtown Sweetwater: Saturday, Nov. 26 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Historic Downtown Sweetwater. 

Morgan County

4th Annual Christmas Market on the Square: Saturday, Dec. 3 from noon to 5 p.m. at 415 Kingston Street

Christmas at Rugby and Victorian Dinner: Enjoy the holidays in a village decked with greenery and holiday cheer! There will be two events, one on December 3 and the other on December 10.

Roane County

Kingston's Christmas BazaarSaturday, Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m at the Kingston Community Center at 201 Patton Ferry Road. 

City of Kingston Christmas Parade: Monday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. at North Kentucky Street

Santa's Depot: Saturday, Nov. 19 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 245 E. Main Street in Downtown Kingsport

Lighting of the Tree: Monday, Nov. 21 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Roane State Community College at 276 Patton Lane

Sevier County

Tree Lighting and Winterfest Kick-off: Saturday, Dec. 19 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Island in Pigeon Forge

Photos with Santa: Friday, Nov. 18 through Wednesday, Dec. 21 at the Island in Pigeon Forge

Missy Barrett's Hot Chocolate PostCard Party: Sunday, Dec. 4 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 PM at the Hilton Garden Inn in Pigeon Forge 

Shadrack's Drive-Thru Light Show: Friday, Nov. 4 through Sunday, Dec. 5 at the Smokies Baseball Stadium

Gatlinburg's Festival of Trees: Wednesday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 27 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center

Anakeesta's Enchanted Christmas: Monday, Nov. 14 through Sunday, Jan. 1 at Anakeesta

Smoky Mountain Christmas: Until Sunday, Jan. 1 at Dollywood 

Lights Over Gatlinburg: Monday, Nov. 14 until Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Gatlinburg SkyLife Park

Light Show at Soaky Mountain: Friday, Nov. 25 until Sunday, Jan. 1 at Soaky Mountain Waterpark 

Sevierville Christmas Parade: Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11:00 a.m. to noon through downtown Sevierville 

Christmas at the Courthouse: Friday, December 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 125 Court Avenue. 

47th Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade: Dec. 2 from 7:30 p.m. at Baskins Creek Bypass and Easy Parkway. 

This list will be updated as we learn of more events. If you would like us to add a holiday event, you can reach us by email at 10listens@wbir.com

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