LIST: Tri-Cities area Christmas-themed events

TRI-CITIES, TN (WJHL) – News Channel 11 is in your corner and we are helping you get into the holiday spirit with this list of Christmas events.  If you have an event you’d like to be featured here, send an email with all the details and even a flyer to


Acoustic Christmas: Fall Out Boy, Sabrina Carpenter, MAX
Electric 94.9
Wednesday, December 13
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Freedom Hall Civic Center
1320 Pactolas Road, Johnson City, TN 37604
Click here for more information. 

It’s a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play 
Adapted for the stage by Joe Landry
Blue Moon Theatre Company
215 E. Main Street, Johnson City, TN 37604
Saturday, December 16
Friday, December 22
Saturday, December 23
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Tickets $17 — including tax

Down Home Christmas Show (Bluegrass)
Sunday, December 17
7:30 p.m  – 11:00 p.m.
300 W. Main Street, Johnson City, TN 37604
For more details click here. 

Breakfast With Santa 
Saturday, December 9
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Holiday Inn and Convention Center
101 West Springbrook Drive, Johnson City, Tennessee 37604
Get professional photos with Santa!
PJs are encouraged, but not required
Family of 5 or more $50 maximum
Under age of 1 free with adult ticket
Pre-purchase only — Not sold at door
Click here for more details. 

Home for the Holidays
During the week of December 4 – 9, the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra will be collecting toys for the Toys for Tots annual campaign. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to our office at 172 W Springbrook Drive in Johnson City.  The collection will culminate on December 9 with our annual holiday concert. If the Grinch, the Nutcracker or the Polar Express brings fond memories of the holiday season to you, please join us on December 9! WJHL’s Josh Smith will be narrating “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” Mark Davis will chime in with “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” and the Appalachian Express Chorus will bring their acapella sounds to holiday favorites during the evening. This is a night that is perfect for families to share the warmth of the season with each other! The program will begin at 7:30 pm at Milligan College, Seeger Chapel in Elizabethton TN. Tickets are $15 for students, $35 for seniors and $40 for adults. Tickets also make wonderful gifts! We offer gift certificates and group rates. For more information about ordering tickets, visit or call the Symphony office at 423-926-8742 to wrap up a symphony experience!

21 Days of Christmas at Memorial Park For more information, click here. 

Nutcracker Day Performances

December 7 and 8 – 9:30 a.m.
December 8 and 9 – 7:30 p.m.
Toy F. Reid Auditorium
The Eastman Employee Center
For more information click here. 

A Christmas Story Live 
December 8, 9, 15, 16 – 7:00 p.m.
December 9, 10, 16, 17 – 2:00 p.m.
Kingsport Theatre Guild
1200 East Center Street
For more information about fees and admission check out:

Junior League of Kingsport’s Christmas Tour of Homes 
December 9 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
December 10  – 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tour of six historic homes in  Fairacres. Homes will be decorated for Christmas.
418 Shelby Street
Fees/Admission: Tickets are $35 and include both days.

Love Share 3K Walk  and 8K Christmas Lights Run 
December 12 – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Run or walk through the Christmas lights.
The course takes you through a beautiful Kingsport neighborhood that will be decorated for Christmas.
Registration $30
For more information click here.

A Charlie Brown Christmas



Bristol, TN, VA Christmas Parade
December 7 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Downtown Bristol
Hosted by the Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Starts on Bob Morrison Blvd
Jolly ole Saint Nick will make his presence known.
More than 150 floats from local business, bands, schools
Deadline to register- December 1
Click here for more details. 

King University Christmas Concert 
Friday, December 8  – 7:30 p.m.
King’s choirs perform their annual Christmas concert at First Presbyterian Church next to the school’s main campus
1350 King College Road, Bristol, TN  37620
Admission is free
Those attending are asked to bring food or funds to benefit the Bristol Emergency Food Pantry

Bristol Ballet Presents the Nutcracker 
December 8  – 7:30 p.m.
December 9  – 12:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Paramount Center For the Arts
For more information call (423) 274-8920  or check out: for tickets.

Breakfast with Santa 
December 9  – 10:00 a.m.
Bank Street Bristol
14 Bank Street
Bristol, TN 37620
For more information  and to make reservations call (423) 764-3889  or check out

Something Beautiful and Bright Winter Market 
December 10 – 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Bristol Train Station
50 unique vendors will participate in this event
Most items are cash and carry
Prize giveaways
If you have an interest in being a vendor, please email, and include information regarding your work of art and some photos.
For more details call (276) 644-1573 for more information check out


The Farndale …Christmas Carol  
December 7, 8, and 9  – 7:00 p.m.
December 10 – 2:00 p.m.

Charlie Brown Christmas
Dec. 13, 2017
Live on-stage at Niswonger Performing Arts Center
Call the Niswonger Performing Arts Center at 423-638-1679 for more information.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation at the Capitol Theatre
December 15
The Capitol Theatre of Greeneville presents two showings of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  and from 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
For more information, visit


“A Christmas Carol” presented by the Bonnie Kate Theater
Friday, December 8
Saturday, December 9
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
115 Sycamore Street
Elizabethton, TN 37643
For more information check out

Historic Blountville Christmas Parade
December 9
2:00 P.M.
Downtown Blountville
Line up begins at Keystone Drive and continues to HWY 126 and will end at the Sullivan County Courthouse.
No registration, participants will line up at Keystone Drive beginning at 1 PM.
Call 423-323-4660 for more details.

Blountville Christmas Market
Saturday, December 9, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.
Shop over 40 vendors at the historic Rutledge House located inside the Old Deery Inn and Blountville United Methodist Church
The last tour of the Old Deery Inn starts at 4:00 p.m.

Bluff City Christmas Parade
December 9
5:00 p.m.
Main Street in Bluff City
Theme: Under the Christmas Tree

Christmas in Olde Jonesborough series to take place in Tennessee’s Oldest Town
Activities every Saturday from November 25th to December 16th.
Each Saturday will offer a variety of events from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. along with caroling, visits with Santa, music, storytelling and extended holiday shopping hours in Tennessee’s Oldest Town. The public is also encouraged to bring a new or gently used gift for St. Nick to deliver to less fortunate children in the area. A festive holiday market will be available on the Plaza of the International Storytelling Center featuring handmade crafts, jewelry, and holiday items. Santa will also be on site at the downtown Courthouse each Saturday for pictures and visits with children. Be sure to bring your letters to Santa and drop them off in the mailbox by December 16th and receive a reply from the jolly old man himself. We also offer free gift wrapping on any purchases made in Downtown Jonesborough during the Saturday events. Just bring your packages to the International Storytelling Center between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the above-mentioned Saturdays.

One of the season’s favorite events, At Home with Santa, will take place on December 9th from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center, International Storytelling Center and throughout Downtown. Pictures with Santa, cookie decorating, children’s storytelling, games and more will all be taking place. Be sure to visit Santa Mart where children can purchase and wrap gifts for family members. The much-anticipated Historic Jonesborough Christmas Parade will also take place that evening starting at 6 p.m. The lighted parade will travel through the festively decorated historic district from Boone Street to Main Street. Immediately following the parade join us at the Courthouse for the Annual Turkey Toss and maybe you’ll be one of the lucky recipients to win a free Christmas turkey, sponsored by JAMSA.

The series will conclude on Saturday, December 16th with the Christmas Church Stroll from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Churches in the downtown historic district welcome you to come into their sanctuaries and see their beautiful holiday decorations and enjoy music, hand bells and more. Hosts will also be available at each location to tell you about the history and architecture of each church. All located within easy walking distance of the downtown area, make sure to visit the shops and get all your last-minute gifts while you’re here. For more information on our Christmas events, visit or call the Visitors Center at 423.753.1010.

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 9
8:00 a.m to 11:30 a.m.
The Bramble
206 Gay Street, Erwin, Tennessee 37650
Kids can enjoy a tasty pancake breakfast, followed by many exciting activities including face painting, making reindeer food for Christmas Eve, dancing with the elves, making ornaments, music and games…and most importantly a visit and photo with Santa himself!
Two seating times are available. First seating is from 8 a.m. to 9:30 and second seating is from 10 a.m. to 11:30.
Seating is limited, so get your tickets today at the Chamber of Commerce office or by calling 423-743-3000.

Christmas at the Cabin
Saturday, December 9
\4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Bogart -Bowman Cabin
5012 Unicoi Dr, Unicoi TN 37692
Participants will enjoy light refreshments, a candy cane hunt, music, lighting of the tree, and a visit from Santa Claus!
For more information call 423-735-0517.

Santa’s Mailbox
November 15 – December 10
Make the holidays extra special for your little ones this year with a personal letter from the big guy, postmarked from North Pole, Alaska. Write your letter to Santa, and drop it in Santa’s Mailbox, located next to The Candy Shed at 272 W. Main Street in downtown Abingdon. Letters must be dropped off between November 15 and December 10, and must include a name and full return address. For more information, go to

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