Knox Area To Do List, Christmas Edition

Do: The Elf on the Shelf Adventure 

When: Through January 2nd, 2022
Where: Downtown Knoxville   

Santa is sending Scout Elves to Downtown Knoxville for a magical windowfront scavenger hunt! And Saint Nick has granted these special elves permission to remain in Knoxville until Sunday, January 2.

You can pick up a North Pole Pass at Mast General Store or Visit Knoxville to guide you through the adventure. The first 3,000 participants will receive a holiday stamp to self-stamp their passes. Or you can download a North Pole Pass here.

Share your scavenger hunt photos to win weekly gift card drawings (account must be public to view). Happy holiday hunting!

Photo Courtesy of Visit Knoxville

Eat & Drink: Miracle in the Old City

When: Until January 2nd, 2022
Where: Brother Wolf / 108 W Jackson Ave. Knoxville  

Miracle in the Old City will be taking over Brother Wolf for the holiday season. Miracle is a Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar that serves holiday cocktails in a festive setting. With kitschy holiday décor, professionally-developed cocktails and the nostalgic energy of the best office party you’ve ever been to, Miracle is sure to get even the grouchiest grinch’s heart to grow three sizes. Brother Wolf will return to it’s regularly scheduled programming on January 2nd.

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Try: Holidays on Ice

When: Through January 2nd, 2022

Where: Market Square Knoxville              

You'll love ice skating in the heart of Downtown Knoxville! The open-air ice rink is nestled under twinkling lights in Market Square day and night, seven days a week, for children and adults to skate the day away. Get your tickets online.

Adults: $12 
Children 12 & under: $9
Includes entry fee, skate rental and unlimited time on the ice! 

Season Pass Adult: $50
Season Pass Children Age 12 & Under: $35

 Photo Courtesy of Visit Knoxville

Buy: Lakefront Lot under $25K

Listed by: Eleanor Cippel (865) 712-3656 and Lainey Jones (865) 356-5003

Come live the lake life! LAKEFRONT lot under $25,000! Beautiful, wooded 2.6 acre lakefront lot in the Powell River subdivision. According to the TVA maps, this property is eligible for boat dock (TVA approval required).This lot is only 4 miles off a main highway. The Tackett Creek Flats ATV Recreation Park is only 9 miles away. The light restrictions require only a 850 SF, site built home. No mobile homes. Electric is at the street. You will need to add your well and septic. There is a neighborhood boat launch just a minute away. Call to schedule your showing.

Family: Let's Look For Santa 

When: Friday, December 24th, 8pm-9pm

Where: Cove Lake State Park / 110 Cove Lake Lane, Caryville 

Join Ranger Wray at the upper pool parking lot and you'll scan the night sky for Santa with some night vision!

Program will be outside so dress for the weather and bring a chair if you'd like.

Hot Chocolate will be available for anyone that wants it.

You will try to identify some star constellations and look for Santa; can you find the Big Dipper or Orion's Belt!

Participants must be pre-registered and pre-paid via the online link, fee is non-refundable.

All Ages Welcome, Children under 16 must have a parent accompany them at all times.


Watch & Listen: It's A Wonderful Life Dinner and Movie

When: Thursday, December 23rd, 6pm
Where: Ancient Lore Village / 7107 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville 

Ancient Lore Village is so excited to be hosting the 1946 Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, under the stars at the Village!  Bundle up under the heaters and blankets for a truly magical evening full of film, food, and nostalgic fun as you settle in for an evening you won’t soon forget.

Continue your evening at the Village with a stay with them overnight in one of the eight themed dwellings sure to leave you warm and cozy for the impending holidays!

Bar available (cash and credit card accepted)

Axe-throwing and Archery upgrades available


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