December 1, 2011
EXTENDED DOWNTOWN SHOPPING HOURS
Don't forget the FIRST THURSDAY of each month, downtown retailers are open until 7pm. Check with your favorite stores to see if they are offering extended shopping hours for the holidays.
Saturday, December 3rd:
CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY
Exchange Place Living History Farm will hold its annual Christmas in the Country event from 10am-4pm. Fresh greenery and trees, handcrafted wreaths and roping, unique folk arts and handcrafts, herbal products and traditional holiday foods will be on sale. The celebration will feature hands-on activities for all ages, demonstrations of hearthside cooking and baking on the 19th century farmstead. The traditional Yule Log Ceremony with carol singing around the bonfire and a cauldron of wassail begins at 4:15pm. Admission is FREE. For more details call 423.288.6071.
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CELEBRATION
Downtown Kingsport's annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration will be held on Saturday, December 3rd. Festivities will begin at 5:30pm at Market and Broad Street roundabout and move toward Church Circle for the tree-lighting ceremony at 7pm. Local school and church choirs will perform. The Gingerbread House contest winners will be announced, and the house will be on display inside Regions Bank. The Downtown Business Window/Lobby Decorating Contest Winners will also be announced. Call 423.246.6550 or visit www.downtownkingsport.org for more details.
Friday, December 9-Sunday, December 11
CHRISTMAS PARTY AT THE INN
Netherland Inn will recreate Richard and Margaret Netherland's annual Christmas Party at the Inn from 6pm-8pm, Friday, Dec 9 and Saturday, Dec 10, and from 2pm-4pm Sunday, Dec 11. Guests can tour the historic inn and grounds and view the period decorations as they listen to live holiday music. The Celtic band Sigean will perform on Saturday, Dec 10 and a woodland Santa will be on the grounds Sunday, Dec 11. Tickets are $10.
Saturday, December 3rd-Sunday, December 4:
CHRISTMAS AT THE MANSION
Allandale Mansion will hold its annual Christmas Tours from 1-7pm on Saturday, December 3rd and from 1-5pm on Sunday, December 4th. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children ( ages 7-12) Santa Claus will be on hand from 3-5pm and holiday refreshments will be served.
Now until Saturday, December 24th:
GET YOUR PIC WITH SANTA
Bring the kids to Kingsport Town Center (formerly Fort Henry Mall) for a visit with jolly old Santa Claus and get your photo made too. Santa will have a special coloring book, crayons and lollipop for every child. So kids, make your list and check it twice and leave Santa a letter to let him know that you've been nice! Monday-Saturday 11am-3pm (break from 3pm-4pm) 4pm-8pm. Sunday 12p-6pm. www.kingsporttowncenter.com