Knoxville Christmas Events 2019
Can you believe the holidays are here?? If you’re not sure how to spend your quality family time this Christmas season, don’t fret! Your friendly team at Sofas & More has cobbled together a list of amazing things to do around town for even the littlest of elves. You could even call us Santa’s Little Helpers! Let’s get into the list of Knoxville Christmas Events for 2019.
Getting your child’s photo made with Santa Claus himself is a great opportunity to create your holiday greeting card or a keepsake for the photo album. We recommend West Town Mall simply because it caters to a wide range of folks–please, read on through this section for details.
When: November 8 – December 24
Where: 7600 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919
First off, if you’re looking to snap a picture with Santa we’ve found that West Town Mall offers a great range of options to suit your needs. For starters, they use a “Santa Fast Pass” online reservation system so adults and children can avoid long lines for a pic with Saint Nick. If you have especially young children, you know how long lines can dampen a festive mood. This is a game-changer! Click Here to check out the Santa Fast Pass system and make a reservation.
You can also get your pets in on the fun! Bring your furry friend for photos with Santa on Sunday, November 24, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Now there’s a Christmas card!
Finally, West Town Mall also has children with special needs and their families in mind this holiday season. “Caring Santa” takes place December 8 from 8:00 – 10:30 AM during private mall hours for a specially-tailored photo experience. Children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and have their photo taken with him. West Town Mall will make the necessary adjustments to the environment to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children of all abilities for this special event. If this meets your child’s needs, please click here for a link to RSVP.
Snowman Lanterns at Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center
When: November 20, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Where: 1127 N Broadway Suite B, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917
What: Using slab construction students will make cylinders, cut-out mouth & eye shapes, and add carrot noses for a fun & easy winter luminary decoration! Pieces will be glazed by instructor and may be picked up at a later date.
Learn More: Click here for more information on this event.
A Safety City Christmas
When: December 7, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: 165 S Concord St. Knoxville, TN 37919
What: Families can walk through the miniature city enjoying the decorated buildings while looking for that perfect spot to take their Christmas card photos. Games, crafts, and holiday music will be just some of the activities that children of all ages can enjoy.
Cost: Free to the public!
Learn More: Click here to learn more!
The Elf on the Shelf ® Adventure
When: November 29 – January 5
Where: Downtown Knoxville
What: 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.
Cost: This is good free fun!
Learn More: Get more information here!
See It All: Parades and Shows
47th Annual WIVK Christmas Parade
When: December 6, 7:00 PM
Where: Gay Street, Downtown Knoxville
What: WIVK is back for another of the biggest Christmas parades in town! The parade will step off onto Church Street and travel towards Gay Street, where the parade emcee will be positioned, announcing each unit as they pass. The parade will end at Gay Street and Magnolia. This event is rain or shine.
Learn More: Click Here for more information.
Rocky Hill Christmas Parade and Festival
When: December 7, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: Rocky Hill Baptist Church and Rocky Hill Ball Park
What: Christmas market with live music in the Rocky Hill Center parking lot starting at 3:00pm. Parade steps off at 6:00 and finishes at 6:30.
Cost: Free to attend!
Learn More: See their website here.
A Christmas Carol
When: November 27 – December 21; showings at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Where: Clarence Brown Theater
What: A Knoxville Tradition! It wouldn’t be Christmas without “A Christmas Carol!” Follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey in this celebration of generosity, compassion, and personal transformation.
Cost: $10 and up
Learn More: Click Here for information and tickets!
The 32nd Annual Nutcracker on Ice
When: December 4 – December 8. Wed-Sun 7:00 PM, Sat & Sun have additional shows at 2:00 PM
Where: Ice Chalet – 100 Lebanon St. Knoxville, TN 37919
What: This is an annual treat for the holiday season. Skaters of all ages and skill levels can play a role in one of the famous Christmas tales ever told, completely performed on the ice. Nutcracker On Ice is a holiday fairy tale about a young girl’s magical Christmas night!
Cost: $15.00, $25.00 and $35.00 – see website
Learn More: Find out more here!
Even More Holiday Magic!
Fantasy of Trees
When: November 27 – December 1
Where: Knoxville Convention Center
What: 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.
Cost: $4.00 for ages 4-12 (younger are free), adults $8.00. 4-pack of adult passes for $20.00.
Learn More: See their website here!
Regal Celebration of Lights
When: November 29, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Market Square, Krutch Park, Union Avenue
What: 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!
Cost: Free admission.
Learn More: Find more information here!
WDVX Holiday Ho-Ho-Hoedown
When: November 29, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Market Square
What: Live music with Tray Dahl & The Jugtime Ragband, an energetic amalgamation of all the popular styles of the 1920’s/30’s – jazz, a little blues, a bit of swing, a pinch old time gospel, and even classic show tunes – all immersed in an early 20th century New Orleans sound. Also live music from The Royal Hounds; With their wild showmanship, stage tricks, quirky original songs, and stellar musicianship, it all adds up to the most unique live show around!
Cost: This live show is totally free!
Learn More: Get all the details here.
Market Square Holiday Market
When: December 7, 14, 21; 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: Market Square, Union Avenue, Market Street
What: Find farm-grown greenery for decorating, hand-crafted gifts, and hot beverages to keep you warm while you shop as well as locally grown produce, meat, eggs, honey, plants, and more.
Cost: Browse for free, but with all the amazing wares you can hardly expect to leave empty-handed!
Learn More: Find more information here.
Alive After Five
When: December 13, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Knoxville Museum of Art
What: Live music, dancing, food, spirits, and fun! “Holiday Dance Party!” with music by Soul Connection (R&B) Food available from 3 Old Chefs Catering.
Learn More: Get your tickets here!
Holidays on Ice Presented by Home Federal Bank
When: November 29 – January 5; Monday – Thursday, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Friday & Saturday, 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Please see website for full schedule!
Where: Market Square
What: 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’!
Cost: Adults $12.00, Children 12 and under $8.00. Season passes available.
Learn More: See beautiful pictures and plan your trip here.
When: November 29 – January 5
Where: Downtown Knoxville
What: Downtown restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, bars, and boutiques feature peppermint specials throughout the season including: coffees, desserts, cocktails, cookie decorating, cocktail classes, camps for kids, glass blowing…all peppermint everything!
Cost: Free to browse and sniff! Product prices vary by vendor.
Learn More: Find more info here.
Community Support for Healing Hearts
GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays
When: November 23, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Where: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church – 1807 Dandridge Avenue Knoxville, TN 37915
What: If you are going through the heartache of grief, the holidays can be especially painful. The event will help you discover how to deal with emotions, what to do about traditions, helpful tips for surviving social & family events, and how to find hope for the future.
Cost: This event is free and open to the community.
Learn More: Click Here to see the church’s website for more info.
We wish you all the happy memories, hot cocoa and Christmas cheer you can possibly handle! Thank you for taking the time to read our list of Knoxville’s 2019 Christmas Events and, please–don’t be a stranger this holiday season! Come in and see us any time at 7114 Maynardville Pike in Knoxville if you’re looking to bring some holiday cheer into your home with our incredible selection of premium brands. We’ll be here with bells on!