WHAT? THE WEEKEND! :: December 13th – 15th

Everything you need to know to plan your perfect Knoxville Weekend!

WINTER NIGHTS AT ZOO KNOXVILLE

Zoo Knoxville celebrates the magic of the season with a special after-hours holiday event. Winter Nights will take place Thursday, Dec. 12 through Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. each evening.  Guests can share their Christmas wishes by writing a letter to the North Pole and pose for photos with Santa Claus in the magical, Christmas-tree-filled Santa’s Village. The holiday festivities also include carolers and the chance to meet beloved winter characters Elsa and Anna  Tickets are $10 for ages 4 & up and $8 for zoo members.

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ROCKIN' SANTA HALF MARATHON & SUNSHINE SANTA 5K

Get into the holiday spirit with either a half marathon or 5K run this Saturday from 9am – 1pm at Victor Ashe Park. Events benefit the Sunshine Ambassadors – Enriching the lives of people with disabilities through dance! Christmas Rock-n-Roll music will abound from Victor Ashe Park and along the routes!

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HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AT ETHS

Cookies and apple cider will warm the day at the East Tennessee Historical Society’s Holiday Open House this Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Activities include local authors, storytelling, shop discounts, sale of handmade items, free ornament and craft making for the kids, and holiday refreshments. Holiday and traditional musical performances by the Knoxville Area Dulcimer Club will help get you in the Christmas spirit.  Also do some holiday shopping in the ETHS Museum Store with a 10% discount on a great selection of traditional gifts, history books, and children’s items.

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Fil did the building, Annika pre-licked most of the decorations.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING PARTY

The UT Institute of Agriculture is holding its first ever Gingerbread House Making Party this Saturday from 1pm – 3pm at the UT Gardens South Greenhouse.  Prices are $40.00 per group of 4, $10.00 for an additional participant.

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TOUR DE LIGHTS

The 13th Annual Tour De Lights presented by Visit Knoxville and Bike Walk Knoxville; a fun, free, family friendly bike ride through downtown and North Knoxville this Saturday at 5:30pm. Participants are encouraged to get in the holiday spirit by decorating themselves and their bikes, while trying to win coveted awards. The event engages neighborhoods and businesses, along with others who come out to view the festivities.

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SANTA CON 2019

Join the fun on Saturday, December 14th from 9pm – 2am in the Old City for a convention of Santas and their many Helpers – come dressed as Santa, Elves, Reindeer, or any of your holiday favorites!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

• 9pm to 10 pm – meet at Pour to check in & compete for the Best Dressed Santa Contest
• 10pm to 11pm: Dashin’ to Merchants of Beer
• 11pm to 12am: Dancin’ to Pretentious
• 12 am to 1am: Prancin’ to Central Depot
• 1am to 2am: Blitzen to Barley’s

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