Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (12/16-12/25/2018)

Christmas Parade, Knoxville, December 2018
Christmas Parade, Knoxville, December 2018

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Sunday, December 16


Monday, December 17

Glitterville at the Keener Building, World’s Fair Park and Broadway, Knoxville, November 2018

Tuesday, December 18


Wednesday, December 19


Thursday, December 20

Friday, December 21


Saturday, December 22

Christmas Parade, Knoxville, December 2018

Sunday, December 23

  • Peppermint Trail, Downtown Knoxville, through January 6
  • Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt, various locations, Downtown Knoxville, through January 6
  • Three Rivers Rambler Christmas Lantern Express, 2560 University Commons Way, 9:45 AM, 1:00 PM and 4:15 PM, $7.50 – $28.50
  • Knoxcentric: Christmas Break – No Show, WUTK (90.3), 10:00 AM
  • A Festival of Christmas Lessons and Carols, St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Jazz Brunch, Chesapeake’s, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Jazz Brunch, Downtown Grill and Brewery, 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Jazz Brunch with Jake’s Jazz Hollandaise, Bistro at the Bijou, Noon – 2:00 PM
  • Gift Wrapping Benefiting the Humane Society at Mast General, Noon – 6:00 PM
  • Holidays on Ice presented by Home Federal Bank, Historic Market Square, Sunday – Thursday: 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday and Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM (through December 30)
  • Pub Church, Scruffy City Hall, 1:00 PM
  • Pictures with Santa, Historic Southern Railway Station, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, $20
  • The Polar Express, Tennessee Theatre, 3:00 PM, SOLD OUT!
  • Mike McGill’s Christmas Spectacular, Barley’s Taproom, 8:00 PM
  • Corey Smith Improv Jam, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM


Monday, December 24

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Todd Steed and the Christmas Suns, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE!
  • Gift Wrapping Benefiting the Humane Society at Mast General, Noon – 4:00 PM
  • Active Beer Culture: Head South (Knox) for Winter, Alliance Brewing Co, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • FRIENDLYTOWN comedy show, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM, FREE!
  • Corey Smith Improv Jam, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM


Tuesday, December 25

  • Christmas Buffet, Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: OFF FOR CHRISTMAS, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE!
  • Bah, Humbug! Corner Lounge Knoxville, 5:00 PM – Midnight
  • Old Time Jam with Sarah Pirkle, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:15 PM
  • Andy Pirkle & Friends Pub X-Mas, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM