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.
Museum of Appalachia Candlelight Christmas: Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2819 Andersonville Highway
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
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 Christmas Parade: Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m.
Newport Christmas Parade: Friday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Debbie's Drive-In through downtown Newport
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
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.
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 : will be hosted on Saturday, December 10 at 5:30 pm! The ride will start at Suttree Landing Park this year and end in Market Square.
Fireside Festival for Children: Tuesday, 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.
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.
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.
Kingston's Christmas Bazaar: Saturday, 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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org