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VOL. 43 | NO. 48 | Friday, November 29, 2019

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TN Kids Belong fundraiser. Former Tennessee First Lady Chrissy Haslam and the agency will host a breakfast to benefit the organization, which works with government, business and faith communities to recruit and build sustainable support for foster and adoptive families in the community. Thursday, 7:30 a.m. The Square Room, 4 Market Square, Knoxville. Information

THURSDAY, DEC. 5

BAH Humbug

Knoxville Chamber’s annual holiday networking event. The event draws Chamber members and their guests, along with business and community leaders, elected officials and young professionals. Bridgewater Place, 205 Bridgewater Road. Information

Historic Blount Mansion Holiday Celebration

The estate’s annual holiday gala with a cocktail reception at the Craighead-Jackson House located next door with dinner to follow inside Blount Mansion. The Craighead-Jackson House, circa 1818, has been closed to the public for a decade. 6-9 p.m. $200. Blount Mansion, 200 W. Hill Ave. Information

THROUGH JAN. 4

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

A must see indeed, as a five-time award winner of America’s Best Christmas Event. Features more than 4 million holiday lights and spectacular performances. You can also see Santa in the Parade of Lights. Dollywood Theme Park, 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd. Pigeon Forge. Information

Christmas feast

The “high-spirited adventure” of Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction receives a festive twist for the 2017 holiday season with the magnificent sights and sounds of Christmas, including a full-scale living Nativity, holiday decorations, Santa Claus and a fabulous four-course Christmas dinner. 3849 Parkway, Pigeon Forge. Information

THROUGH JAN. 5

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

A drive-thru synchronized music and light show. Attendees may also visit Santa’s Village and see Santa. From dusk to 10 p.m. (or possibly later on the weekends). Tennessee Smokies Baseball Stadium, Kodak and Sevierville. 3540 Line Drive, Kodak. Information

NOV. 29-JAN. 5

Ice skate downtown

Knoxville’s Holidays on Ice, presented by Home Federal Bank, is an outdoor ice skating rink in the heart of downtown Knoxville on Market Square. Enjoy skating under Christmas lights and stars while listening to music every night. The ice rink will be closed during inclement weather, please check the Holidays on Ice Facebook page to stay updated, Facebook.com/KnoxvillesHolidaysonIce. Monday thru Thursday 4-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 1-9 p.m. One-day tickets: Adult $10, children 12 & younger $7. Season pass: Adult $45, children 12 & younger $30. Information

Elves downtown

The Elf on the Shelf is a magical Christmas tradition recognized in households around the world. This year some of these magical scout elves will be sent from the North Pole by Santa and will land in downtown Knoxville to be adopted by more than two dozen downtown Knoxville businesses. Families are invited to explore downtown and find where these little scout elves have landed each night for a fun-filled, holiday scavenger hunt. Free. Treats, activities and prizes will be part of the hunt. Information

FRIDAY, DEC. 6

Merry & Bright Christmas Open House

Blount Mansion will celebrate the holidays with a free open house of the circa-1792 historic house. Enjoy beautiful decorations created by the Knoxville Garden Club, and tasty holiday treats. This popular annual event is Blount Mansion’s Christmas gift to the community. 5 p.m. Tour the open house before watching the downtown Christmas parade, which begins at 7 p.m. Free parking is available throughout the event at the Blount Mansion Visitors Center and after 6 p.m. in the Dwight Kessel Garage across the street. Blount Mansion will be closed for regular tours during the day Dec. 5-6 to prepare the house for this special event. Blount Mansion, 200 W. Hill Ave., Knoxville. Information

Gatlinburg Parade

The 44th annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade will roll through downtown Gatlinburg in celebration of the holiday season and the beginning of Gatlinburg Winter Magic. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. from Baskins Creek Bypass, a spectacular parade line-up of balloons, floats decorated by local businesses and groups, and 11 marching bands, spans through downtown before ending at traffic light #10. Parade-goers are encouraged to arrive early to find a spot on the Parkway to watch the parade. More than 60,000 people come to view the award-winning parade featuring lighted floats, marching bands, equestrian units, giant balloons and of course Santa Claus. Free. Information

Knoxville Christmas Parade

WIVK presents the 47th Annual Christmas event in downtown Knoxville. The parade will step off onto Church Street and travel toward Gay Street, where the parade host will be positioned, announcing each unit as they pass. The parade will end at Gay Street and Magnolia. This event is rain or shine. 7 p.m. Information

Knoxville Award Luncheon

The 26th annual event recognizes and honors a deserving person who demonstrates his/her care for the community and its citizens. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Event begins at noon. The 2019 Knoxville Award honoree will be surprised at the event. All proceeds benefit Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service, a nonprofit, Knoxville-based organization providing homemaker and personal care services for seniors and people with disabilities of all ages in the community. Previous honorees: James Haslam II, Lindsay Young, Mary Shafer, Pat Summitt, Peyton Manning, Tee Martin, W. Jack Walker, Jim Dick, Sam and Ann Furrow, Natalie Haslam, Larry Fleming, the late Sen. Howard Baker, Sen. Ben Atchley, Jim and Kay Clayton, Hallerin Hilton Hill, Phillip Fulmer, U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., Former Gov. Bill Haslam and former First Lady Crissy Haslam, Joe Johnson, Johnny Majors, Randy Boyd, Dale Keasling and Larry Martin. $150 per ticket. $1,500 table of 10. Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St. Information

SATURDAY, DEC. 7

Maryville parade

The annual event begins at 11 a.m. for Blount County’s annual Christmas parade. The theme is songs of Christmas. Parade line-up will be established by Blount County Jaycees, Inc. and will be listed in the Daily Times by Friday, Dec. 6. Information

Red & Green Evening

The 47th annual event seeks contributions to fund nonprofit agencies that help people with HIV/AIDS. Donations benefit the East Tennessee AIDS Fund, a component fund of the East Tennessee Foundation. 8 p.m. $75-$100 suggested donation. The Standard, 416 W. Jackson Ave., Knoxville. Information

SUNDAY, DEC. 8

Historic Westwood Holiday Open House and Market

This year the historic home adds a holiday market with an assortment of decorations for sale. Enjoy docent-led house tours, holiday music and refreshments at the grand 1890 home of John and Adelia Lutz filled with decorations, including a tree featuring handmade Victorian ornaments created by the Knoxville Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America. Also, the public can view a collection of Adelia Lutz’s artwork in her Studio, the signature room of the historic house. Free parking is available at the adjacent Laurel Church of Christ located at 3457 Kingston Pike. Noon-4 p.m. Historic Westwood, 3425 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. Information

UT School of Music Holiday Musicale

The event, hosted by the school’s board of advisers, features traditional holiday music, beverages and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Attire is casual and festive. 4 p.m. $100 per person. Villa Collina, 5628 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville. Information

TUESDAY, DEC. 10

Student Art Reception and Exhibition

The Knoxville Museum of Art will hold an opening reception for the 14th annual East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition. Attendees will be welcomed by E. Frank Bluestein, managing director of the Tennessee Arts Academy. The awards ceremony begins at 6:45 p.m. Admission is free. The work will be on exhibit through Jan. 12. Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville. Information

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11

Holiday Sparkles & Spirits 2019

The 14th annual benefit for The Joy of Music School, features a performance by students of the school, silent and live auctions, heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and drinks. For more information, call The Joy of Music School at 865 525-6806. 6:30 p.m. $135 per person. Cherokee Country Club, 5138 Lyons View Pike. Information

TUESDAY, DEC. 31

New Year’s on the Square

Celebrate the coming of the New Year in Historic Market Square Knoxville with a countdown, ball drop and fireworks. 10 p.m. Information

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