It's soooo close to Christmas and there's soooo much fun to be had. Check out our list of things to do this weekend! Many of these things can help you get items checked off your holiday list as well! 


Do: Market Square Holiday Market 

When: Saturday, December 16th, 11am-5pm
Where: Market Square, Union Ave., and Market Street, Knoxville 

The Market Square Holiday Market is held on Market Square, Union Ave, and Market Street on the December Saturdays before Christmas each year. From 11am-5pm, artisans, food producers, food trucks, and farmers fill downtown with their wares, perfect for holiday gift giving. Find farm-grown greenery for decorating, hand-crafted gifts, and hot beverages to keep you warm while you shop! A small farmers’ market is held on Market Square from 11am-2pm featuring locally grown produce, meat, eggs, honey, plants, and more.

Photo Courtesy of Nourish Knoxville Facebook Page 

Eat: Food and Wine Pairings 

When: Friday, December 15th, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Where: The Cutting Edge Classroom / 817 Herron Rd. Knoxville   

Enjoy an amazing night out while sipping wine, making new friends, and sampling delicious tapas prepared right in front of you! Learn how to pair wine with a variety of foods in this fun, exciting, and interactive class. 21 years and older only. ID required for entry to class! Instructor: Chef John Alunni and Cara Cahak From Wine Shop at Home Demonstration Class

Try: Make & Take Alcohol Ink Workshop

When: Saturday, December 16th, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Where: Ijams Nature Center / 2915 Island Home Ave. Knoxville 

Join us for a fun-filled and creatively colorful class led by local artist Renee Mathies of Out Of the Fire Designs. Each participant will make four (4) 5×7 paper alcohol ink pictures to keep or frame for gift giving. Each pic you make will be abstract & unique! Use unconventional items to make amazing designs! Super easy & super fun! Come play on Saturday, December 16th from 1-3 p.m. $35 per person! Kids under 10 welcome with adult. Must pre-register for this workshop.

Photo Courtesy of Ijams Nature Center

Buy: Updated West Knoxville Home 

Listed by: Great Life RE
Contact: Great Life RE Agent Kristie Trentham at 865.386.2512

Beautiful 1 Level, Craftsman Style Home. Great Location! Close to everything (Alcoa Hwy, UT Hospital, Airport, Alcoa & Maryville). Home has 3bd/2ba, Split Floor Plan, Cathedral Ceilings, Formal Dining Room. Custom Master Bathroom with Double Sinks, Separate Tile Walk-In Shower and Garden Tub. Back yard has a deck perfect for entertaining and a wood privacy fence. Lots of upgrades including cabinets, countertops, backsplash, and so much more!

Holiday Helper: Gift Wrapping Fundraiser 

When:  Friday, December 15th, 1pm-9pm
Where: Mast General Store / 402 S Gay St. SW, Knoxville 

Don't like wrapping presents for Christmas? Just not good at it? or want to help a great cause? They've got you covered! Their little elves will be available to wrap your presents for the holidays. They can wrap your purchases from there, or you can bring in a gift from somewhere else. There will be a wide variety of papers that you can choose from. Donations are appreciated and will go towards supporting the spring 2018 HALT (Humans and Animals Learning Together) class.

Photo Courtesy of Mast General Store Facebook Page

Family: Wiener Dog Races 

When:  Saturday, December 16th at 7:35pm
Where: Knoxville Civic Auditorium-Colisieum / 500 Howard Baker Ave. Knoxville  

THE WIENERS ARE BACK! The most exciting four-legged-race-on-ice is back for another year, presented by Pet Supplies Plus! All dachshunds are eligible to compete in the Ice Bears most popular promotion of the season! In honor of the wienies running on the ice, HOT DOGS will be $1 OFF! GROUP RATE PRICING AVAILABLE FOR THE FAMILIES & FRIENDS OF ALL RACE CONTESTANTS!  To reserve your tickets or register a wiener dog for the races, call the Ice Bears office at (865)525-PUCK!

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

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