List of Holiday Events

Special Events Director

Judith Foltz
jfoltz@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-4248

400 Main St., Room 578
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Christmas in the City

Christmas in the City list of events

Friday November 2, 2018
Knoxville Ice Bears vs Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs
Knoxville Civic Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Junior Blvd
7:35pm
To purchase tickets contact (865) 525-7825

Friday November 9, 2018
Knoxville Ice Bears vs Macon Mayhem
Knoxville Civic Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Junior Blvd
7:35pm
To purchase tickets contact (865) 525-7825

Friday November 9, 2018
Veteran’s Day Parade
Gay Street
11:00am
Knoxville’s 93rd annual Veterans Day Parade will honor the service of U.S. military veterans

Friday November 9, 2018
Regal Riviera Holiday Movies
Regal Riviera
Opening night for Dr. Seuss the Grinch
https://www.regmovies.com/

Saturday November 10, 2018
Old City Market
Jackson Ave between State & Central
11:00am – 4:00pm
A market focusing on crafts, art and locally made goods.

Wednesday November 14 - Friday November 18, 2018

The Santaland Diaries
Carousel Theatre
Wednesday – Friday: 8:00pm
Sunday: 2:30pm
Meet Crumpet, the quintessential elf-gone-bad, as he relives a series of less-than-merry adventures as one of Santa’s helpers during the Macy’s Christmas shopping rush. A gut-busting take on how the holiday season brings out the best — and the worst — in all of us.
https://clarencebrowntheatre.com/calendar/

Friday November 16 – Sunday November 18, 2018
Foothills Craft Show
Jacob Building
Friday & Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Imagine being surrounded by over 160 booths of fabulous fine crafts. These items are made according to very specific standards for quality workmanship, all representing the Tennessee region. What a great time to shop for unique gifts and support your local artists with excellent crafted, one-of-a-kind items!
https://foothillscraftguild.org/annual-show/

Friday November 16, 2018
Regal Riviera Holiday Movies
Regal Riviera
Opening night for Fantastic Beast: The Crimes of Grindelwald
https://www.regmovies.com/

Saturday November 17, 2018
Cookie Trays!
Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center, 1127 N. Broadway, Suite B
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Put your Holiday Cookies on handmade trays this holiday season. In this class we will cut slabs into shapes and use soft forms to “drape” them over, add feet and Voila! You have a Cookie Tray! Add texture and pick your favorite glaze to create a tray that will be deserving of your cookies. All materials included. If time permits, participants can make several trays. No experience necessary. $40

Saturday November 17, 2018
"GriefShare - Surviving the Holidays"
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 1807 Dandridge Ave
12:00 pm – 2:00pm
If you or someone you know is grieving the loss of a loved one and wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas, please join us. You will learn how to deal with your emotions, what to do about traditions, as well as helpful tips for surviving social events. The event is FREE and open to the community.

Sunday November 18, 2018
The Beach Boys
Tennessee Theatre
7:00pm
https://www.tennesseetheatre.com

Sunday November 18, 2018
Retropolitan Craft Fair
The Mill & Mine, 227 W Depot Ave
11:00am – 6:00pm
The goal of the fair is to provide independent makers with a space to sell their quality and unique goods to the community. Each vendor is chosen exclusively after a juried event and are curated based on one-of- a-kind products, creativity and retropolitan swagger.

Wednesday November 21, 2018
The Santaland Diaries
Carousel Theatre
8:00pm
Meet Crumpet, the quintessential elf-gone-bad, as he relives a series of less-than-merry adventures as one of Santa’s helpers during the Macy’s Christmas shopping rush. A gut-busting take on how the holiday season brings out the best — and the worst — in all of us.
https://clarencebrowntheatre.com/calendar/

Wednesday November 21, 2018
Regal Riviera Holiday Movies
Regal Riviera
Opening night for Ralph Breaks the Internet and Robin Hood
https://www.regmovies.com/

Wednesday November 21 – Sunday November 25, 2018

Fantasy of Trees Knoxville
Convention Center
Wander through a magical forest of more than 350 designer items, including beautiful trees, holiday accessories, and more! Visit Santa and enjoy bands and musical entertainment. The proceeds from Fantasy of Trees benefit East Tennessee Children's Hospital.
https://www.etch.com/Giving/Events/Fantasy-of-Trees.aspx

Thursday November 22, 2018
Hot to Trot 5K/10K & Fun Run
11619 Parkside Drive
7:30am
Road races hosted by Fleet Feet of Knoxville

Thursday November 22, 2018
Regal Cinemas Knoxville Turkey Trot 5K & Little Gobbler Run
Downtown Knoxville
8:00am
Knoxville's original Thanksgiving Day race to celebrate the holiday!

Friday November 23, 2018
Regal Celebration of Lights
Krutch Park Ext, Market Street, Market Square
5:30pm-9:00pm
Join us for the lighting of our 42' tree in Krutch Park Ext. Enjoy live music, train rides, pictures with Santa, face painting, and more. WDVX Holiday Ho Ho Hoedown will be on Bill Lyons Pavilion from 6:30pm – 9:00pm. Market Street will have local businesses doing crafts with children, stop by Home Depot's Little Elves Workshop, make a card to be sent to our soldiers with American Red Cross ‘Cards for Heroes’. And don't forget to stop by and see the miniature train set! Music with Old City Buskers will start at 5:30pm, the lighting of the tree ceremony begins at 6:00pm, other activities will begin after.

Friday November 23, 2018 – Sunday January 6, 2019

Holidays on Ice Presented by Home Federal Bank
Market Square
Monday- Thursday: 4:00pm-9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:00am-10:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-9:00pm
Enjoy skating under the stars and twinkling lights while listening to music every night. There may even be a panda sighting by our Holidays on Ice Mascot, 'Peppermint Panda'!
www.knoxvillesholidaysonice.com

Friday November 23, 2018 – Sunday January 6, 2018
Peppermint Trail
Downtown Knoxville
Downtown restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, bars, and boutiques feature peppermint specials throughout the season including peppermint coffees, desserts, cocktails, cookie decorating, cocktail classes, camps for kids, glass blowing...peppermint, peppermint, peppermint.
https://www.downtownknoxville.org/holiday/peppermint/

Friday November 23, 2018 – Sunday January 6, 2018
The Elf on the Shelf ® Adventure
Downtown Knoxville
Join us for a fun-filled holiday scavenger hunt and search for Santa’s magical helpers in Downtown Knoxville. Scout Elves will be sent from the North Pole by Santa to more than two dozen Knoxville businesses.
https://www.downtownknoxville.org/holiday/elf/

Friday November 23, 2018 – Sunday January 6, 2018
Peppermint Window Wonderland
Downtown Knoxville
Downtown Knoxville transforms into a Peppermint Trail with windows of restaurants and merchants decorated with a peppermint theme.
https://www.downtownknoxville.org/holiday/windows/

Friday November 23 – Sunday November 25, 2018
The Santaland Diaries
Carousel Theatre
Friday & Saturday: 8:00pm
Sunday: 2:30pm
Meet Crumpet, the quintessential elf-gone-bad, as he relives a series of less-than-merry adventures as one of Santa’s helpers during the Macy’s Christmas shopping rush. A gut-busting take on how the holiday season brings out the best — and the worst — in all of us.
https://clarencebrowntheatre.com/calendar/

Friday November 23 – Sunday November 25, 2018
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!)
Theatre Knoxville
Friday & Saturday: 8:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm
Instead of performing Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told — plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. It's a madcap romp through the holiday season!
http://www.theatreknoxville.com/

Friday November 23, 2018
Knoxville Ice Bears vs Fayetteville Marksmen
Knoxville Civic Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Junior Blvd
7:35pm
To purchase tickets contact (865) 525-7825

Saturday November 24, 2018

Old City Market
Jackson Ave between State & Central
11:00am – 4:00pm
A market focusing on crafts, art and locally made goods.

Saturday November 24, 2018
Kid’s Day Out Ornament Workshop
Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center, 1127 N. Broadway, Suite B
10:00am – 1:00pm
Black Friday is over but the Holidays are right around the corner. Parents, if you need some extra shopping time and want the kids to be jolly too send them to KAFCC for this Fun 3 hour workshop where they will learn to hand make 3 different ornaments, decorate a gingerbread person and sip hot chocolate! All materials are provided for this fun filled Holiday Class! Ages 6-12, $20

Saturday November 24, 2018
A Christmas Story Musical
Tennessee Theatre
7:30pm
https://www.tennesseetheatre.com/event/721968/a-christmas-story/

Sunday November 25, 2018
A Christmas Story Musical
Tennessee Theatre
2:00pm
https://www.tennesseetheatre.com/event/721968/a-christmas-story/

Monday November 26, 2018
Monoprinted Holiday Cards
Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center, 1127 N. Broadway, Suite B
6:00pm – 8:30pm
A handmade card will mean so much more this Holiday Season than one bought at the store. In this one night workshop, make a card for everyone on your mailing list while learning the fun and fast process of monoprinting. Class participants will be using the versatile and portable Gel Plate, as well as stencils, ink and acrylic paint to create unique works of art that can be mailed! All materials provided. Make as many cards as you can in the 2 ½ hours we have! $30

Wednesday November 28 – Sunday December 2, 2018
The Santaland Diaries
Carousel Theatre
Wednesday - Saturday: 8:00pm
Sunday: 2:30pm
Meet Crumpet, the quintessential elf-gone-bad, as he relives a series of less-than-merry adventures as one of Santa’s helpers during the Macy’s Christmas shopping rush. A gut-busting take on how the holiday season brings out the best — and the worst — in all of us.
https://clarencebrowntheatre.com/calendar/

Wednesday November 28 – Sunday December 2, 2018
A Christmas Carol
Clarence Brown Theatre
Wednesday - Saturday: 7:30pm
Sunday: 2:30pm & 7:30pm
There’s a reason we perform this tale every year. No matter how many times you’ve seen it, the story still proves to be the spirit of the season. Relive Scrooge’s ghost-guided look into his past, present and future, and his journey of redemption. A yearly tradition to treasure with family and friends.
https://clarencebrowntheatre.com/calendar/

Thursday November 29 – Sunday December 2, 2018
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!)
Theatre Knoxville
Thursday - Saturday: 8:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm
Instead of performing Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told — plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. It's a madcap romp through the holiday season!
http://www.theatreknoxville.com/

Friday November 30, 2018
Family Fun Night
Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center, 1127 N. Broadway, Suite B
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Come join us once a month for an evening of Family Fun! The staff at KAFCC will get your imaginations going with fun projects for the whole family. Join us for a seasonal Family Fun Night in November where Holiday Time is Family Time! Join the KAFCC staff and make clay cut-out ornaments. Work together to cut, underglaze, and decorate your cut outs. Whether you hang them in your own house or give them to friends and family you will surely make memories! All materials included. $25 per Family (up to 5 people) $5 each additional participant

Friday November 30, 2018

Christmas at Chilhowee
Chilhowee Park
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Join us for a free event in Chilhowee Park and Exposition Center. We will light the tree on the bandstand and will have live music and many free activities. Come build a gingerbread house with Austin East Culinary Arts Department. We will have train rides for all ages, pictures with Santa Claus, hot cocoa by All Occasion Catering, face painting, and balloon animals and The Muse Knoxville and Home Depot will have a special activity. Join us from 6 pm-9 pm.

Friday November 30, 2018
Bearden Tree Lighting
Everly Brothers Park
6:30pm

Saturday December 1, 2018
Rocky Hill Christmas Parade
Rocky Hill Center at Northshore
6:00pm

Saturday December 1, 2018
Market Square Holiday Market
Market Square, Union Ave, Market St
11:00am-5:00pm
The Market Square Holiday Market is held on Market Square, Union Ave, and Market St on the December Saturdays before Christmas each year. From 11:00am-5:00pm, artisans, food producers, food trucks, and farmers fill downtown with their wares, perfect for holiday gift giving. Find farm-grown greenery for decorating, hand-crafted gifts, and hot beverages to keep you warm while you shop! A small farmers market is held on Market Square from 11:00am-2:00pm featuring locally grown produce, meat, eggs, honey, plants, and more.

Saturday December 1, 2018
Silly Elf Portraits
Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center, 1127 N. Broadway, Suite B
11:00am – 12:30pm
Transform yourself into an elf! In this fun workshop kids will decorate a photo pf themselves using oil pastels and collaged paper to make the silliest elf self- portrait they can dream up. Pointy hats, collars with bells, and elf ears are only the beginning! The pieces will be finished off with a festive frame so your elfish self can revisit each Holiday Season for years to come. Ages 6-12, $10

Saturday December 1, 2018
“Cookies for Santa” Plate
Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center, 1127 N. Broadway, Suite B
1:00pm-2:30pm
Jolly Old St. Nick would love to take his late-night snack off a plate that is hand painted by you! Join us to paint a cookie plate. We supply the underglaze you supply the Holiday Scene. The KAFCC staff will glaze your masterpiece for you to leave out for Santa & his crew! All Materials included. Ages 5-9, $15

Saturday December 1, 2018
GrandFriends & Gingerbread Breakfast
The Muse Knoxville
8:15am-9:30am or 9:30am-10:45am
The Muse Knoxville is kicking off a new program with the GrandFriends & Gingerbread Breakfast! Bring your grandchildren for a morning of make-and-take Gingerbread Engineering, plus the opportunity for your friends at The Muse Knoxville to get to know you a little better! Tickets include a pancake breakfast, Gingerbread Engineering supplies, and admission to The Muse Knoxville. You will need a ticket for each individual.

Saturday December 1 & Sunday December 2, 2018
Live Nativity
Krutch Park Ext
Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-7:00pm

Saturday December 1 & Sunday December 2, 2018
Appalachian Ballet Company – The Nutcracker
Knoxville Civic Auditorium
Saturday: 7:30pm
Sunday: 3:00pm
https://www.knoxvillecoliseum.com/events/

Sunday December 2, 2018
Chris Tomlin Christmas
Tennessee Theatre
7:30pm
https://www.tennesseetheatre.com/event/714043/chris-tomlin-christmas-christmas-songs-of-worship/

Monday December 3, 2018
Mighty Musical Monday Christmas Celebration
Tennessee Theatre
12:00pm
Join us for a Mighty Musical Monday Christmas Celebration featuring Freddie Brabson on the Mighty Wurlitzer organ, the Akima Singers, Holston Middle School Kids in America Show Choir with Natalee Beeler Elkins, Ensemble Swing Time Band, and some very special guests!

Tuesday December 4, 2018
Harry Connick Jr
Tennessee Theatre
7:30pm
A New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration…Holiday Edition.
More Information

Tuesday December 4 – Sunday December 9, 2018
A Christmas Carol
Clarence Brown Theatre
Tuesday - Saturday: 7:30pm
Sunday: 2:30pm & 7:30pm
There’s a reason we perform this tale every year. No matter how many times you’ve seen it, the story still proves to be the spirit of the season. Relive Scrooge’s ghost-guided look into his past, present and future, and his journey of redemption. A yearly tradition to treasure with family and friends.
https://clarencebrowntheatre.com/calendar/

Wednesday December 5, 2018
Colorful Coasters
Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center, 1127 N. Broadway, Suite B
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Get gift ready in this fun, fast paced workshop. You will create a colorful and unique set of four tile coasters & two tile trivets painted with brightly colored alcohol inks. Alcohol Inks create super saturated watercolor-like effects on slick surfaces. You can quickly mix and swirl your way to a beautiful handmade gift that will last well beyond the Holliday Season! $30

Wednesday December 5 – Sunday December 9, 2018
The Santaland Diaries
Carousel Theatre
Wednesday - Saturday: 8:00pm
Sunday: 2:30pm
Meet Crumpet, the quintessential elf-gone-bad, as he relives a series of less-than-merry adventures as one of Santa’s helpers during the Macy’s Christmas shopping rush. A gut-busting take on how the holiday season brings out the best — and the worst — in all of us.
https://clarencebrowntheatre.com/calendar/

Wednesday December 5, 2018
Tim Shelton’s A Very Vintage Christmas
Bijou Theatre
7:00pm
After spending a dozen years guiding NewFound Road, one of Bluegrass musics’ most distinctive and admired ensembles, the acclaimed singer is trading the safety of familiar ground and an established career to head for new musical territory.
https://knoxbijou.org/event/?id=777855

Thursday December 6 – Sunday December 9, 2018
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!)
Theatre Knoxville
Thursday - Saturday: 8:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm
Instead of performing Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told — plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. It's a madcap romp through the holiday season!
http://www.theatreknoxville.com/

Friday December 7, 2018
The King and I
Tennessee Theatre
8:00pm
More Information

Friday December 7, 2018
WIVK Christmas Parade
Gay Street
7:00pm
Join us for everyone's favorite parade, the WIVK Christmas Parade. Bands, dancers, lighted floats, characters and Santa Claus parade down Gay Street and brings fun holiday spirit to all!

Friday December 7, 2018
First Friday ArtWalk
Downtown Knoxville
5:00pm
Explore galleries, studios, and artist collectives; roam through shops hosting open houses and local artist exhibits; enjoy performance art and live music in the streets and a variety of venues; drop in restaurants along the way and treat yourself to drinks and great food.
https://www.downtownknoxville.org/artwalk/

Saturday December 8, 2018
Market Square Holiday Market
Market Square, Union Ave, Market St
11:00am-5:00pm
The Market Square Holiday Market is held on Market Square, Union Ave, and Market St on the December Saturdays before Christmas each year. From 11:00am-5:00pm, artisans, food producers, food trucks, and farmers fill downtown with their wares, perfect for holiday gift giving. Find farm-grown greenery for decorating, hand-crafted gifts, and hot beverages to keep you warm while you shop! A small farmers market is held on Market Square from 11:00am-2:00pm featuring locally grown produce, meat, eggs, honey, plants, and more.

Saturday December 8, 2018
The King and I
Tennessee Theatre
2:00pm & 8:00pm
More Information

Saturday December 8, 2018
Jingle Bell Run
World’s Fair Park
9:00am
Festive holiday 5K run benefiting the Arthritis Foundation

Saturday December 8, 2018
Christmas Open House
James White’s Fort
11:00am-3:00pm
The sight, sound and smells of an Old Fashioned Christmas, period decorations of fruit and greenery: Self guided tours of buildings. Free admission.

Saturday December 8, 2018
A Safety City Christmas
Safety City, 165 S Concord St, Knoxville, TN 37919
5:30pm-8:30pm
The Knoxville Police Department’s Safety City is ringing in the Christmas season with its first “A Safety City Christmas”. Families will be able to walk through the miniature city enjoying the decorated buildings. Children will have a blast playing games, making crafts, and rocking out to some wonderful holiday music. We have even gotten word that Santa will make a special appearance. This event is free to the public.

Saturday December 8, 2018
Old City Market
Jackson Ave between State & Central
11:00am – 4:00pm
A market focusing on crafts, art and locally made goods.

Saturday December 8 – Monday December 10, 2018

The Nativity Pageant of Knoxville
Knoxville Civic Coliseum
Saturday & Sunday: 3:30pm
Monday: 7:00pm
Free admission
http://www.knoxvillenativity.com/

Sunday December 9, 2018
Hot Cocoa 5K Run
Victor Ashe Park
8:30am – 12:00pm
Charity 5K race to raise funds for a physical therapy clinic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Sunday December 9, 2018

Tuba Christmas
Market Square Stage
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Holiday music performed on dozens of tubas and euphoniums!

Sunday December 9, 2018
The King and I
Tennessee Theatre
1:30pm & 7:00pm
More Information

Tuesday December 11, 2018
Safety City Trail of Lights
Safety City, 165 S Concord St, Knoxville, TN 37919
5:00pm-8:00pm
The Knoxville Police Department’s Safety City will be all decorated this holiday season and Families will be able to ride bikes through the miniature city enjoying the decorated buildings.

Tuesday December 11 – Sunday December 16, 2018
A Christmas Carol
Clarence Brown Theatre
Tuesday - Saturday: 7:30pm
Sunday: 2:30pm & 7:30pm
There’s a reason we perform this tale every year. No matter how many times you’ve seen it, the story still proves to be the spirit of the season. Relive Scrooge’s ghost-guided look into his past, present and future, and his journey of redemption. A yearly tradition to treasure with family and friends.
https://clarencebrowntheatre.com/calendar/

Thursday December 13, 2018
Safety City Trail of Lights
Safety City, 165 S Concord St, Knoxville, TN 37919
5:00pm-8:00pm
The Knoxville Police Department’s Safety City will be all decorated this holiday season and Families will be able to ride bikes through the miniature city enjoying the decorated buildings.

Thursday December 13, 2018
A Night of Joy
Market Square
5:00pm-9:00pm
Sounds of Christmas Music on the Square from The River Farragut Church

Thursday December 13 & Friday December 14, 2018
Dave Barnes Presented a Very Merry Christmas with Special Guests
Bijou Theatre
8:00pm
Dave Barnes returns for a night filled with Christmas songs, his usual humor, and a promise of special guests to make this an evening to remember during the Christmas season!

Friday December 14, 2018
Knoxville Ice Bears vs Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs
Knoxville Civic Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Junior Blvd
7:35pm
To purchase tickets contact (865) 525-7825

Friday December 14, 2018
Tour de Lights
Market Square
7:30pm
Decorate your bike with lights, garland and decorate yourself with decor for the holiday bike ride through 4th and Gill area.
http://www.ibikeknx.com/tourdelights

Friday December 14, 2018
Regal Riviera Holiday Movies
Regal Riviera
Opening night for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
https://www.regmovies.com/

Friday December 14- Sunday December 16, 2018
Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Clayton Holiday Concert
Knoxville Civic Auditorium
Various show times
KSO Clayton Holiday Concert: Christmas on the Radio Revisit the roaring forties when you tuned a radio dial for entertainment. Celebrate musical melodies of the vintage radio era with your favorite carols and big band sounds. Emcee and radio personality Frank Murphy for "Christmas on the Radio" hosts along with Music Director Aram Demirjian for the family event of the season. Enjoy all your favorite songs and carols, plus an appearance by Santa himself!
www.knoxvillesymphony.com

Saturday December 15, 2018
Market Square Holiday Market
Market Square, Union Ave, Market St
11:00am-5:00pm
The Market Square Holiday Market is held on Market Square, Union Ave, and Market St on the December Saturdays before Christmas each year. From 11:00am-5:00pm, artisans, food producers, food trucks, and farmers fill downtown with their wares, perfect for holiday gift giving. Find farm-grown greenery for decorating, hand-crafted gifts, and hot beverages to keep you warm while you shop! A small farmers market is held on Market Square from 11:00am-2:00pm featuring locally grown produce, meat, eggs, honey, plants, and more.

Saturday December 15, 2018
East Maryville Choir/Orchestra
Market Square
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Christmas concert on the Square

Saturday December 15, 2018
Santa’s Workshop
Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center, 1127 N. Broadway, Suite B
9:00am – 1:00pm
Little Elves come to KAFCC to make gifts with your own hands! In this super fun workshop we will make and wrap surprises for your family. You will even make your own wrapping paper and gift tags! SHHH! Keep the secret of what you made but tell Mom & Dad how much fun you had in Santa’s Workshop! All materials included. Ages 6-12, $40

Saturday December 15, 2018
Knoxville Ice Bears vs Quad City Storm
Knoxville Civic Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Junior Blvd
7:35pm
To purchase tickets contact (865) 525-7825

Saturday December 15, 2018
Rock’in Santa Half Marathon
Victor Ashe Park
9:00am
Annual half Marathon/5K run benefiting the Sunshine Foundation

Sunday December 16, 2018

It’s a Wonderful Life Presented by TVA Employees Credit Union
Tennessee Theatre
2:00pm & 6:00pm
Join us for a classic holiday film screening of “It’s a Wonderful Life” presented by Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union. Released in 1946 and starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, “It’s a Wonderful Life” is a bittersweet comedy/drama about George Bailey, a compassionate but debt-ridden manager of a bank in typical small-town America, and the angel that helps him realize his importance in the world. This free event, made possible by Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, is a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit and experience the beautiful Tennessee Theatre. General admission seating is available on a first come, first serve basis and is limited. Doors will open one hour prior to the showing.

Tuesday December 18, 2018

Safety City Trail of Lights
Safety City, 165 S Concord St, Knoxville, TN 37919
5:00pm-8:00pm
The Knoxville Police Department’s Safety City will be all decorated this holiday season and Families will be able to ride bikes through the miniature city enjoying the decorated buildings.

Tuesday December 18, 2018
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
Tennessee Theatre
3:00pm & 7:00pm
Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. Presenting world class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, Russian Snow Maidens, and jubilant Nesting Dolls – Great Russian Nutcracker brings the Christmas spirit to life for all ages.
More Information

Wednesday December 19 – Saturday December 22, 2018
A Christmas Carol
Clarence Brown Theatre
7:30pm
There’s a reason we perform this tale every year. No matter how many times you’ve seen it, the story still proves to be the spirit of the season. Relive Scrooge’s ghost-guided look into his past, present and future, and his journey of redemption. A yearly tradition to treasure with family and friends.
https://clarencebrowntheatre.com/calendar/

Wednesday December 19, 2018

Regal Riviera Holiday Movies
Regal Riviera
Opening night for Mary Poppins
https://www.regmovies.com/

Wednesday December 19, 2018
A Very Electric Christmas
Knoxville Civic Auditorium
7:30pm
Brighten your holidays with Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas. Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits including Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey and Tchaikovsky. In this wonderful story, Santa’s helpers are putting the final touches on presents as a young bird named Max and his family head south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course during a snowstorm, he ends up alone and lost at the North Pole. As he tries to make his way home, his adventure begins when he encounters friendly caroling worms, dancing poinsettias, Nutcracker soldiers, mischievous mice and an evil Rat King. This delightful holiday production will make children wide-eyed with delight and warm even the smallest of hearts.

Thursday December 20, 2018
Safety City Trail of Lights
Safety City, 165 S Concord St, Knoxville, TN 37919
5:00pm-8:00pm
The Knoxville Police Department’s Safety City will be all decorated this holiday season and Families will be able to ride bikes through the miniature city enjoying the decorated buildings.

Thursday December 20 & Friday December 21, 2018
KJO Presents A Swingin’ Christmas with Cyrus Chestnut
Tennessee Theatre
8:00pm
The hippest concert of the season. Holiday favorites in the style of Duke Ellington, Count Basie and more. Pianist extraordinaire Cyrus Chestnut joins the band this year to help make your season bright.
More Information

Saturday December 22, 2018
Regal Riviera Holiday Movies
Regal Riviera
Opening night for Aquaman; Bumble Bee; and Holmes & Watson
https://www.regmovies.com/

Saturday December 22, 2018
Knoxville Ice Bears vs Birmingham Bulls
Knoxville Civic Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Junior Blvd
7:35pm
To purchase tickets contact (865) 525-7825

Saturday December 22, 2018
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Tennessee Theatre
8:00pm
It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.

Saturday December 22, 2018

Market Square Holiday Market
Market Square, Union Ave, Market St
11:00am-5:00pm
The Market Square Holiday Market is held on Market Square, Union Ave, and Market St on the December Saturdays before Christmas each year. From 11:00am-5:00pm, artisans, food producers, food trucks, and farmers fill downtown with their wares, perfect for holiday gift giving. Find farm-grown greenery for decorating, hand-crafted gifts, and hot beverages to keep you warm while you shop! A small farmers market is held on Market Square from 11:00am-2:00pm featuring locally grown produce, meat, eggs, honey, plants, and more.

Sunday December 23, 2018
The Polar Express
Tennessee Theatre
3:00pm
Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump," "Cast Away") reunite for "Polar Express," an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Wednesday December 26, 2018
Knoxville Ice Bears vs Macon Mayhem
Knoxville Civic Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Junior Blvd
7:35pm
To purchase tickets contact (865) 525-7825

Friday December 28, 2018
Knoxville Ice Bears vs Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs
Knoxville Civic Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Junior Blvd
7:35pm
To purchase tickets contact (865) 525-7825

Saturday December 29, 2018
Knoxville Ice Bears vs Fayetteville Marksmen
Knoxville Civic Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Junior Blvd
7:35pm
To purchase tickets contact (865) 525-7825

Monday December 31, 2018
Cheer in the New Year at Noon!
The Muse Knoxville
10:00am – 2:00pm
This exciting event allows families in the community to celebrate the upcoming New Year in a kid-friendly environment without disturbing their bedtime! Enjoy holiday inspired, educational crafts and activities! Don’t miss the balloon and ball drop at Noon!

Monday December 31, 2018

New Years on the Square
Market Square
10:00pm
Bring in 2019 with your friends and family on Market Square! Ball drop at Midnight