A little over two weeks until Christmas??? AHHHH!!!! This time of year is packed with parties, seeing Santa, decorating trees, eating and more eating, and so many other things. Take a look at our list of things going on this weekend. 



Do: Candlelight Tour at Fort South West Point 

When: Saturday, 6pm-9pm
Where: Fort South West Point / 1226 S. Kentucky St. Kingston   

The public is invited to come experience the sights, sounds and flavors common to the people of the 18th Century. Guests will be greeted at the Visitor's Center and invited to take a candlelight tour of the fort. Beeswax candles will light the walkway up to the fort. Special attention has been given to recreate an atmosphere of the past at the fort. Uniformed soldiers and period-dressed living history interpreters will mingle with guests and offer historical tidbits of the time period. Refreshments common to our ancestors in the late 1700s will be served by fort volunteers. Experience a taste of the past as you sip a cup of wassail and stroll around the grounds. A special treat will be a firing of the cannon at night. There is no charge for this event, however; donations are welcomed and will assist to further the re-building program in progress at Fort Southwest Point.

Photo Courtesy of Kingston Parks and Rec Facebook Page

Eat: Christmas Cookie Crawl 

When: Friday, December 8th (5pm-8pm), Saturday, December 9th (10am-5pm)
Where: Downtown Sweetwater (See All Participating Locations)      

Join in for a fun two-day cookie crawl. Shop in Historic Downtown Sweetwater and sample cookies along the way! From antiques, art, boutiques, home decor, and more you're sure to find the perfect gifts for family and friends this Christmas! 

Try: Bath Bomb Workshop

When: Saturday, December 9th, 9:30am-12pm
Where: Schriver's / 106 E Broadway Ave., Maryville 

Come and work with East Tn Soap Works and local essential oils expert Sally Mullins to create + learn about natural bath products. Plus, get to make a couple of their fun and fizzy bath bombs.
Since this is a morning event they will be serving brunch munchies and mimosas. The cost is $20/person. Workshops fill up fast - call Schriver's to reserve your spot! 865-336-9015

Buy: Updated West Knoxville Home 

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Contact: Great Life RE Agent Brittany Epperly at 865.384.5347

Completely updated charming home near Lovell Rd. New flooring, oversized bonus room, fenced corner lot, too many upgrades to name! 

NOT Holiday: Grand Opening, BASK Infrared Sauna 

When:  Saturday, December 9th, 1pm-3pm
Where: AlmaDiem / 222 S. Peters Rd. Knoxville 

Get ready to bask in the glow of healing light. BASK Infrared Sauna brings you the sun's rejuvenating and healing rays in a safe, relaxing environment. Just one sweat can detox, shed excess weight, heal wounds, provide stress relief and much more. Get a sneak peek during the Grand Opening Saturday. See the sauna, learn about the power of the sweat and schedule a session!

Family: Ornament Painting Class

When:  Saturday, December 9th, 3pm-6pm
Where: Classic Ceramics & Crafts / 3631 Western Ave. Knoxville   

Come watch the Polar Express movie after painting two ornaments for your Christmas Tree. The first hour they will be using different painting techniques to paint two ornaments. Then they will watch the movie, The Polar Express while enjoying home made cookies and hot cocoa. Admission is $10.00 a child, space is limited, register early. Children ages 6 to 17 are welcomed.  
You can registar by emailing or calling the shop to place your child's name on the list. Space is limited.

 Photo Courtesy of Classic Ceramics and Crafts

Have a great weekend! Be sure to let us know if you give something on this list a try. 

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