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The beloved Christmas Connection is celebrating 41 years of bringing some of the region’s best arts and crafts vendors to Kingsport.  Whether you are refreshing your home décor, trying to find that perfect gift or treating your taste-buds, the Christmas Connection is here to connect you just in time for the holiday festivities. You can find unique gifts and support artisans in our region with free admission all weekend! 

As the weather turns colder, the Civic Auditorium will be filled with a warm and festive glow to put customers in a holiday mood for shopping.  The sights, sounds and smell of Christmas will surround shoppers as they shop from the region’s best craftspeople, artisans, artists and creatives. A few of the items you will find include Country Crafts, Home Décor, Fine Woodcrafts, Leathercrafts, Handmade Soaps and Lotions, Candles, Jewelry, Christmas Ornaments, Stained Glass, Wheel Thrown Pottery, Fabric Crafts, Needlework, American Girl Doll Clothing, Pet Accessories and Clothing, Dichroic Glass, Handmade Greeting Cards and Paper Art, Snowmen, Santas, Pecan Pies, Candied Pecans, Baked Goods, Kettle corn, and much more!

As you enter the Civic, take your taste-buds over to your right, where you’ll find the “Sugarplum Café.”  This special café is exclusive to the Christmas Connection, providing mouthwatering chicken salad croissants, sandwiches, soups and snacks for the shopper on the go, or those wanting to linger longer for a meal.  Outside there will be freshly popped kettle corn for purchase.  Plus, don’t miss Shane’s Place food truck, offering Philly Cheesesteaks, BLTs, Quesadillas, Breakfast Burritos and Grilled Cheese.   

For our merry 41st celebration, our hostess will be keeping the festivities hopping and music will be serenading the Christmas customers as they shop.  We will welcome the Kingsport Ballet to the main stage with their homemade baked goods for sale.  

Whether you have been enjoying the Christmas Connection for years or you are trying it out for the very first time, this artisan and craft fair has something for you!  Kingsport’s Annual Christmas Connection, a free admission event, is to be held November 13 – 15 at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium and is sponsored by the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts. COVID-19 guidelines will be observed at the event.

DATES/HOURS:

Friday             Nov. 13            12 Noon – 7 PM

Saturday        Nov. 14            10 AM – 5 PM

Sunday           Nov. 15            12 Noon – 4 PM     

For more information on the Christmas Connection event, please visit http://bit.ly/kport-arts/  or call 423-392-8414.