Calendar of Events

Monday, December 5, 2022

Knox County Public Library: Visits with Santa

  • December 5, 2022 — December 22, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Kids, family

Merry, Merry at the Library! Join us for some ho! ho! ho! with the big man in red. Bring your wish list and bring your camera! Most events include a snack and a craft. Call for details: https://www.knoxcountylibrary.org/about/hours-and-locations

Dec 5 | Howard Pinkston | 10:00-11:00
Dec 7 | Carter | 10:30 - 11:30
Dec 8 | Cedar Bluff | 11:00 - 12:30
Dec 8 | Farragut | 3:30 - 5:00
Dec 12 | Karns | 11:00 - 12:00
Dec 12 | Sequoyah | 5:00 - 6:00
Dec 13 | Burlington | 11:00 - 12:00
Dec 13 | Halls | 4:00 - 5:00
Dec 14 | Lawson McGhee | 10:30 - 11:30
Dec 14 | Bearden | 3:30 - 4:30
Dec 15 | Corryton | 4:00 - 5:00
Dec 16 | Fountain City | 10:15 - 11:15
Dec 19 | Norwood | 6:00 - 7:00
Dec 22 | South Knoxville | 11:00 - 12:00
Dec 22 | Powell | 4:00 - 5:00

Made possible through the generous support of Friends of the Library.

Tennessee Theatre: Mighty Musical Monday

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Music

MONDAY, DEC 05, 2022 AT 12:00PM (DOORS OPEN AT 11:30AM)
Free event

We are pleased to welcome you to the Theatre to enjoy a live concert featuring House Organist Freddie Brabson on the Tennessee Theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer. Stay tuned for more information about who will be joining Freddie on stage for this holiday edition of Mighty Musical Monday!

Share with your friends and family - we hope to see you there!

Please note that we will not be providing lunch, but concessions will be available for purchase.

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200, www.tennesseetheatre.com

Nourish Knoxville's Winter Farmer's Market

  • December 3, 2022 — March 25, 2023

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event and Kids, family

Every Saturday, December 3-17 and January 21 – March 25, 2023*
10 am – 2 pm
* NO WINTER FARMERS’ MARKETS ON 12/24/2022, 12/31/2022, 1/7/2023, OR 1/14/2023

2022 – 2023 Location: Outdoors on historic Market Square in the heart of downtown Knoxville

Nourish Knoxville’s Winter Farmers’ Market is an open-air farmers’ market located on Market Square in the heart of downtown Knoxville. Everything at the WFM is grown or made by our vendors in the East Tennessee region. Products vary by the seasons and include produce, eggs, honey, herbs, pasture-raised meat, plants, bread, baked goods, salsas, coffee, artisan crafts, and more!

Public restrooms are available on the ground floor of the Market Square Garage.
https://www.nourishknoxville.org/winter-market/

Knoxville Children's Theatre: The Carol!

Category: Comedy, Kids, family and Theatre

Knoxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with the Clayton Foundation will present the world premier live production of “The Carol!” This comedy is written by KCT Artistic Director, Steve Sherman. The play will be performed December 2nd through the 18th, Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 and 6 PM. There will be school matinees on December 9th.

The entire family will enjoy this holiday comedy! A community theatre is trying to keep its head above water and when famous stage actor Sir Anthony Stewart is unable to play Scrooge in their annual production of A Christmas Carol, their technical director and house understudy has to step in. A farce that includes the guy who takes theatre a little too seriously, the girl who is always late, the guy who doesn’t prepare, the spoiled grandson of Sir Anthony, lots of teenage drama, and a major error by the new marketing person that throws everything into a tailspin. Ending with lots of Christmas joy, this show will be fun for everyone!

The play is performed by 18 talented young actors, from ages 10 to 18. The show is directed by KCT Artistic Director Steve Sherman. KCT is East Tennessee’s leading producer of plays for children and families.

Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677, www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com

Appalachian Ballet Company: The Nutcracker

Category: Dance, movement, Kids, family and Music

The Nutcracker, Dec 2-4 at Civic Auditorium Knoxville and Dec 9-10 at Clayton Center for the Arts Maryville

Friday, December 2, 10:00am
School Matinée

Saturday, December 3, 7:00pm
Public Performance
Accompanied by Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, December 4, 3:00pm
Public Performance

Friday, December 9, 7:00pm
Public Performance
Accompanied by Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, December 10, 3:00pm
Public Performance

865-981-8590
https://appalachianballet.org/tickets.html

Light Up Lakeshore Park

  • November 27, 2022 — January 2, 2023

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Kids, family

At Lakeshore Park, 5930 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
Free
Recurring daily

Join Lakeshore Park Conservancy for Operation: Light Up Lakeshore’s Holiday Event! The Conservancy will be hosting a celebration on the HGTV Overlook to kick off the season and light up the Park!
https://www.visitknoxville.com/event/2022-light-up-lakeshore/20976/

City of Knoxville: Holidays on Ice

  • November 25, 2022 — January 8, 2023

Category: Festivals, special events and Kids, family

Whether with family, friends or on a date you'll love skating in the heart of Downtown Knoxville in Market Square! More information available at www.knoxvillesholidaysonice.com.

Enjoy skating under the stars and twinkling lights while listening to music every night.
https://www.knoxvilletn.gov/government/city_departments_offices/special_events/christmas_in_the_city

Zoo Knoxville: Zoo Lights

Category: Festivals, special events, Kids, family and Science, nature

Welcome to a Winter Wonderland

Gather your family, friends and neighbors for Knoxville’s wildest light spectacular! Zoo Lights is back for a third year—bigger and brighter than ever, starting on Black Friday!

Wednesday - Sunday Evenings, 5:00 - 8:30 PM
November 25 - January 8

All NEW life-sized animal lanterns, festive holiday beverages for all ages, an enchanting lantern scavenger hunt and so much more!
Adult Tickets: $24
Kids (Ages 3 - 12): $18
Members get $4 OFF

The perfect gift! Share the brilliant holiday extravaganza with the ones you love.

Renew your Zoo Membership to enjoy all of the special perks that come with it.
Kids can chug along the Polar Express Train and see the twinkling lights while adults sip holiday beverages by the tracks.

The Magical Flying Sleigh Zipline is new this year! With additional purchase, attendees can soar above the treetops and see the mesmerizing lights from Santa’s perspective.

Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-637-5331, www.zooknoxville.org

Three Rivers Rambler: Christmas Lantern Express

  • November 25, 2022 — December 23, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events and Kids, family

Climb onboard the "Christmas Lantern Express" and be a part of this beloved Knoxville tradition. Enjoy festive decorations, holiday treats, storytime with celebrity readers and a special visit with Santa.

Trips last roughly 2 hours and boarding starts 20 minutes before departure time.
https://www.threeriversrambler.com/christmastix

Clarence Brown Theatre: A Christmas Carol

Category: Kids, family, Music and Theatre

Our holiday tradition!

One memorable Christmas Eve, the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future help Ebenezer Scrooge realize it’s never too late to change his ways.

Children 12 and under see the show for just $12. UT Faculty/Staff receive 15% off ticket prices. UT Students see the previews for FREE and the rest of the performances for $5, excluding Opening Night. For regular tickets, please visit clarencebrowntheatre.com. For children’s tickets, please phone the Box Office at (865) 974-5161.

Behind the Scenes Sunday will take place Sunday, November 27 after the 2:00 pm matinee. The Pay What You Can performance, where patrons can name their own price, will be held Wednesday, November 30th. Deaf Night @ the Theatre, where all patron interactions including the performance is interpreted in American Sign Language, will take place Wednesday, November 30th at 7:30 pm. A Talk Back will take place Sunday, December 4th following the matinee. The Open Captioned performance is Sunday, December 11th at 2:00 pm.

Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information/tickets: 865-974-5161, www.clarencebrowntheatre.com

Town of Farragut: Light the Park

  • November 21, 2022 — January 2, 2023

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, Kids, family and Science, nature

At 405 N Campbell Station Rd., Farragut, TN 37934
Presented By: Farragut Parks & Recreation
Free!
Recurring daily

Enjoy thousands of twinkling lights each evening from Founders Park to the plaza at the Campbell Station Inn! Light the Park runs from Monday, Nov. 21, to Monday, Jan. 2. and there will be vendors and carolers at the park most evenings. Don’t forget to drop your letter to Santa in the giant mailbox! Visit https://www.farragutparksandrec.org/lightthepark for a schedule. For more info: ParksandRedInfo@townoffarragut.org or 865-218-3376.

East Tennessee Historical Society: Lights! Camera! East TN!

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Film, History, heritage and Kids, family

Our relationship to moving images is constantly evolving. Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, for example, our use of–and reliance on–streaming services to access Hollywood blockbusters not only changed how we watch movies but also disrupted traditional models for financing and distributing such productions.

How did our relationship with moving images begin? What technological and cultural events sparked our interest in motion pictures as entertainment? And what role has East Tennessee and its people had in moviemaking?

Lights! Camera! East Tennessee!, a new feature exhibition at the East Tennessee History Center, answers these questions by chronicling Knoxville’s contributions to film from the promotion of Thomas Edison’s Kinetoscope in 1895 to its use as a location for major productions currently in development. At the heart of the story is 35 mm film, shown both in urban theaters and suburban cineplexes and shot by itinerant filmmakers, documentarians, industrial filmmakers, and news reporters. Multiple screens featuring highlights from these genres anchor the exhibition.

Equally intriguing are the stories of how Knoxvillians made Hollywood history. Learn about Clarence Brown, a graduate of Knoxville High School and the University of Tennessee, who became one of MGM’s most prominent directors. And see why James Agee, known to us today as a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, was better known as a film critic and screenwriter during his life.

Lights! Camera! East Tennessee! will also spotlight the numerous actors from across East Tennessee who became Hollywood A-listers and the variety of films that were shot in East Tennessee, including A Walk in the Spring Rain (1970) and That Evening Sun (2009), both of which premiered in Knoxville.

East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Museum hours: M-F 9-4, Sa 10-4, Su 1-5. Information: 865-215-8824, www.eastTNhistory.org/lights-camera

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