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The City of Kingsport encourages residents to Be Loyal, Buy Local and enjoy a variety of upcoming holiday shopping and entertainment events during November.

Holiday Open House
Thursday, Nov. 5, from 5-8 p.m., downtown Kingsport
The Downtown Kingsport Association presents this official kick-off to the holiday season, with downtown businesses offering holiday specials, refreshments and holiday cheer. Visit Downtown Kingsport Association on Facebook to find a list of participating businesses and restaurants.

The Christmas Connection Artistic Creations Fair
Friday, Nov. 13, from noon-7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 15, from noon-4 p.m.
Kingsport Civic Auditorium, 1550 Fort Henry Drive
Now in its 41st year and sponsored by the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, this shopping event features creations by regional craft artists and is free to attend. Visit https://arts.kingsporttn.gov or call 423-392-8414 for details.

Drive-in Movie Night: “Home Alone”
Saturday, Nov. 14
Parking lot opens at 6 p.m., movie starts at 8 p.m.
Cherokee Street Public Parking Lot, 100 block of Cherokee Street
Grab a friend and come enjoy the holiday escapades of the classic film, “Home Alone.” Tickets are $10 per car and can be purchased at https://www.downtownkingsport.org. A limited number of tickets will be sold.

Small Business Saturday
Saturday, Nov. 28
Be Loyal, Buy Local every day, but especially on this national celebration of local, independent businesses. Now more than ever, it’s important to support friends and neighbors operating Kingsport businesses.

Cyber Monday
Monday, Nov. 30
Don’t forget that you can Be Loyal, Buy Local from the comfort of your home by shopping at the websites of independent Kingsport businesses.

Additional events coming in December include Jingle & Mingle on Thursday, Dec. 3, and Christmas Crafts Show at Kingsport Farmers Market on Saturday, Dec. 5.

If there are changes to any of these events, participants should check the respective websites or Facebook pages, along with the This Is Kingsport Facebook page.

Those wishing to participate are encouraged to take all necessary COVID-19 safety precautions such as wearing masks in public spaces, observing social distancing and washing hands frequently. Anyone who is sick should not participate.