Holiday fun abounds around Knoxville this week

Shannon CareyUncategorized

The second weekend of December is coming up, and with it come even more opportunities for fun and festive holiday events. Here are a few selections to get your heartstrings warmed up for Christmas!

  • The Christmas at Chilhowee celebration will be held 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at Chilhowee Park, with hayrides, a train for little ones, pictures with Santa, hot cocoa and roasted marshmallows, music by the Vine Middle Magnet School Chorus, and cookie decoration with the Austin-East Culinary Arts Department. There will be a special tree-lighting ceremony at the park’s historic bandstand. Admission is free, and the park decorations will remain for self-guided tours through Jan. 1, 2018.
  • Fountain City’s Christmas tree lighting will be held 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the gazebo in Fountain City Park. There will be live, seasonal music, hot cocoa and cookies, along with a visit from Santa. The even is a joint effort of Fountain City Lions Club and Fountain City Town Hall.
  • Have Breakfast with Santa 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Cansler Family Y. Pancakes will be served starting at 11:30 a.m. while supplies last. There will be crafts and pictures with Santa. The event is free and open to the community.
  • Food City stores will host the Food City Holiday Open House at all area locations 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, with activities including live entertainment, crafts, door prizes, samples of holiday foods, and special prices throughout each store.
  • A Christmas Home Tour, sponsored by the Halls Crossroads Women’s League, will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, starting and ending at Salem Baptist Church in Halls. The tour is self-guided from 4-8 p.m. and includes five decorated homes. Tickets are $10 and can be picked up with directions to the homes at Salem Baptist Dec. 9. Refreshments will be served at Salem Baptist for those who have completed the tour.

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