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VOL. 41 | NO. 49 | Friday, December 8, 2017

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Winter Supper. Beardsley Community Farm will hold its second annual farm-to-table meal prepared by Chef Paul Sellas of Rebel Kitchen on Friday. The supper will include produce from Beardsley’s farm and meat from Spring Creek Farm with vegetarian and vegan options. Water, coffee and wine from Old City Wine Bar will be served. Friday, 7-10 p.m. Old City Wine Bar, 108 W. Jackson Ave. Information: beardsleyfarm@gmail.com


A Swingin’ Christmas

The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra presents the hippest concert of the season with holiday favorites in the styles of Duke Ellington, Count Basie and more. Multi-talented instrumentalist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon joins the band this year. 8-10 p.m. Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St. Information: www.knoxjazz.org


Dollywood Christmas

The 2017 Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood includes a wide variety of events and activities. It began in early November and lasts through January 1 although the park is not open every day so guests are reminded to check the website. The Christmas shows at Dollywood offer singers, dancers, musicians, costumes, lighting, set designs, stories, and more. The shows include: Dollywood’s It’s a Wonderful Life, Christmas in the Smokies, Christmas with the Kingdom Heirs, O Holy Night, Twas the Night Before Christmas, and Appalachian Christmas. The Parade of Many Colors, an exciting holiday tradition, begins at 8:15 p.m. nightly on operating days. The parade includes vibrant floats, interactive characters and a number of other surprises sure to inspire guests with its heart-warming message. The Parade of Many Colors was created by Dolly to express the values and principles that she and her family have held dear their whole lives. For detailed information on the Christmas season at Dollywood, visit www.dollywood.com


Holidays on Ice

Whether with family, friends or on a date you’ll love skating in the heart of Downtown Knoxville in Market Square. Enjoy skating under the stars and twinkling lights while listening to music every night. Market Square in in front of the Knoxville Chamber at 17 Market Square. The ice rink will be closed during inclement weather, please check the Holidays on Ice Facebook page to stay updated, Facebook.com/KnoxvillesHolidaysonIce. Cost: adults $11, children 12 and under: $8. Season Pass Adult: $50, Season Pass Children Age 12 and under: $35.

Regular Hours through DEC. 17:

Monday thru Thursday: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Extended Hours DEC. 18, 2017 -

JAN. 7, 2018

Monday thru Thursday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Special Holiday Hours for

Christmas & New Year’s:

Christmas Eve: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Christmas Day: Closed

December 26: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

New Years’ Eve: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

New Years’ Day: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday, DEC. 31

Gilded Age Gala

Knox Heritage will host a New Year’s Eve Gala and Dinner at Westwood, the historic home of John and Adelia Armstrong Lutz, who, on Dec. 31, 1890, welcomed the cream of Knoxville society for a glittering New Year’s Eve gala unlike any the city had seen. In the tradition of the Vanderbilts’ 1883 Gilded Age Ball, 100 guests will enjoy a gala on the last day of 2017. There are two ticket levels – one with a 7 p.m. arrival and the other at 9 p.m. The party shifts outdoors at 9 p.m. to a sparkling tent and continues into the early morning hours of the new year. A $500 ticket includes a 7 p.m. arrival with cocktails; hors d’oeuvres; multi-course dinner; live entertainment, including an extravagant floor show, music and dancing; after-dinner cocktail supper and open bar; New Year’s countdown and champagne toast; and midnight breakfast A $200 ticket includes a 9 p.m. arrival with cocktail supper and open bar; floor show, live music and dancing; New Year’s countdown and champagne toast; and midnight breakfast. Historic Westwood, 3425 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. Information: www.knoxheritage.org/historic-westwood