Calendar of Events

Sunday, December 9, 2018

ATypical Market - Maker Made

  • December 9, 2018
  • 12-8 PM

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Fine Crafts and Free event

Knoxville's Maker Market! Enjoy the best locally made goods and adult beverages our area has to offer in the beautifully-restored, air-conditioned Relix Variety Theatre in Happy Holler! Plenty of free parking.
At 1208 North Central Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917.

Knoxville Museum of Art: Second Sunday Docent Tours & Art Activities


Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event, Kids & family and Lectures

Each Second Sunday of the month at 2pm, docents offer free guided tours of Higher Ground, Currents, and traveling exhibitions to the public with tours available in Spanish as well.

From 1-4pm there are art activities for all ages!

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM, Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-525-6101,

Knox Heritage: Historic Westwood Open House


Category: Festivals & special events and History & heritage

WESTWOOD HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE, Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 12:00pm.
3425 Kingston Pike, Knoxville.

Historic Westwood will be decked out in holiday splendor! Enjoy refreshments, holiday music and tours.

Knox Heritage, at Historic Westwood, 3425 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-523-8008,

Ijams Nature Center: Ijams Holiday Marketplace


Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Fine Crafts and Free event

Get ready to shop till you drop, the Ijams way! Whether you're looking for others or yourself, the Ijams Holiday Marketplace is perfect for those who love locally made, artisanal gifts and family-friendly fun! You'll find every kind of art and handmade ware you can think of, including jewelry, pottery, apparel, bath products and so much more! You'll also enjoy the food trucks, beer garden and children's activities at Ijams' marketplace extravaganza!

More events at Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717,

Historic Ramsey House: Holiday Candlelight Tour


Category: Festivals & special events, Free event, History & heritage, Kids & family and Music

A beautiful candlelit 1797 home with natural decorations, holiday music, holiday treats and Santa for the kids. There is laughter, joy and a great holiday spirit. This is a free event open to the public. A chance to see a wonderful historic treasure dressed in its finest. All tours start in the Visitor Center. Donations toward Ramsey House’s educational programming and upkeep of the home are gratefully accepted. Information at or call (865) 546-0745.

Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914.

Marble Springs: Merry Memories


Category: Festivals & special events, History & heritage, Kids & family, Music and Science & nature

Embrace Christmas Past… Make Memories to Last

Join us for an afternoon of music and holiday festivities reminiscent of our pioneer past

Admission: $3/ages 12 and up; $1/ages 11 and under

And visit our Trading Post to shop our newly inspired selection of gifts perfect for the holidays and beyond.

​Marble Springs: 1220 West Gov. John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-573-5508,

Nativity Pageant of Knoxville

  • December 8, 2018 — December 10, 2018

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

Nativity Pageant of Knoxville: Dec. 8-10.
The one-hour Nativity Pageant of Knoxville tells the story of Jesus' birth at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8-9, 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. The pageant includes a 120-member cast, a 150-voice choir and live animals. Performances are free and family friendly. Info:

Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information:

Cherokee Caverns: Christmas in the Cave

  • December 7, 2018 — December 16, 2018

Category: Festivals & special events and Kids & family

Christmas in the Cave: Dec. 7-16.
Celebrate the holidays in a cave this December. Cherokee Caverns will host its Christmas in the Cave events 5-8 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14 and 3-8 p.m. Dec. 8-9 and 15-16. Admission costs $10 for those 4 and up. Christmas in the Cave features photo ops with Santa, vendors, food trucks and opportunities to interact with characters like the Grinch and cousin Eddie from "Christmas Vacation."


Tennessee Theatre: Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King And I

Category: Dance, Music and Theatre

Part of the 11th Anniversary Season of Broadway at the Tennessee Theatre

Two worlds collide in this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical, based on the 2015 Tony Award®-winning Lincoln Center Theater production. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,”“I Whistle a Happy Tune,”“Hello Young Lovers,”“Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.”Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. THE KING AND I is “too beautiful to miss".

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

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Category: Kids & family and Theatre

Details TBA!

TICKETS are $12 per Adult, $10 per child. Reservations are strongly recommended. Group rates are available for groups of 12 or more. To obtain a group rate, reservations must be placed by telephone. Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677,

Clarence Brown Theatre: A Christmas Carol

Category: Kids & family and Theatre

By Charles Dickens. Adapted by Edward Morgan and Joseph Hanreddy. Music by John Tanner.CBT Mainstage

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.

Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information: 865-974-5161, For tickets: 865-974-5161, 865-656-4444,

Light the Park!

  • November 26, 2018 — January 1, 2019
  • 5:00 pm

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

SHOP FARRAGUT and The Town of Farragut will again usher in the holiday season with the 8TH Annual Countdown to LIGHT THE PARK, presented by TDS.

The event will be held from 5:00 -7:00pm on Monday, November 26th at Founder’s Park on Campbell Station Road, near the Farragut branch of the Knox County Library. With the Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen in attendance, and entertainment by area performers, this family friendly event will set the holiday mood. The highlight of the evening will be when new Mayor Ron Williams and other Town officials welcome a very special guest dressed in a Red Suit. He will be asked to throw the switch at approximately 6:30 pm on 50+ trees, garland pole wraps and other lighted decorations, featuring over 60,000 glistening bulbs throughout the park. Entertainment will be provided by the Farragut High School Madrigal Singers, the Concord Brass Quintet, plus Soloists from Farragut’s Angela Floyd Schools and the Akima Club Singers. Mrs. S. Claus and her elves will be there helping post letters to the North Pole!

Parking will be available across the street from the park, courtesy of Westgate Christian Fellowship and south of the park at the new Farragut Town Community Center, (formerly Faith Lutheran Church). The Knoxville Sheriff’s Department will be on hand to assist those crossing Campbell Station Road.

Attendees can look forward to enjoying the holiday cheer with freshly-baked cookies to be provided by Costco and other area businesses. Coffee and hot chocolate will be courtesy of First Watch Café. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, contact or call 865-307-2486.

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