Knox Area Weekend To Do List, December 22-24, 2023

Do: An Evening with Santa

When: Saturday, December 23rd, 4pm-7pm
Where: Ancient Lore Village / 7107 Sevierville Pike, Knovxille 

Join Ancient Lore Village for a magical holiday celebration, "An Evening with Santa," a festive event designed for the whole family! Children will delight in capturing cherished moments with Santa, crafting ornaments, and enjoying the classic film “Charlie Brown Christmas.” Indulge in delicious food available for purchase, gather around the crackling bonfire and sip on festive beverages from the cash bar. It’s a joyous occasion where everyone can come together for seasonal delights and create lasting memories.

  • Hearty Beef Stew
  • Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters
  • Mac & Cheese ~ Mrs. Santa’s Secret Recipe
  • Chocolate covered pretzels
  • Puppy Chow Reindeers favorite snack
  • Santa’s favorite Sugar Cookies ~ Santa’s favorite!
  • S’mores Kits
  • Hot Cocoa Bar
  • 4:00 pm:  Gates open, event begins
  • 7:00 pm – Event Ends

COST:  $19.00 / person (adults and children ages 4-10) – $10.00 / toddler (under 3)

Cash bar available (cash + credit card accepted)

Eat & Drink: 1st Annual Cajun Christmas in the Smokies

When: Saturday, December 23rd, 5pm

Where: Venue at Waldens Creek Ranch /  2709 Waldens Creek Rd, Sevierville

Enjoy a Cajun Christmas in the Great Smoky Mountains. This first annual event will celebrate the holidays with an Authentic Louisiana Low Country Boil and more! 

The Menu: 
Boiled Shrimp Plate - $13
Pastalaya Bowl - $8
Hot Dog & Chips complete with the fire to cook them over - $2
Christmas King Cake (Find the gator and win a prize) - $4
Homemade Louisiana Banana Pudding - $2
Hot Chocolate and Coffee - $1
S'mores (complete with fire to roast them) - $3
Cookies and Milk - $3
Popcorn - $1

There will also be ornaments for children young and old to decorate for $2. 

The 20 foot projector screen will be playing Polar Express at 8pm. Don't forget your blankets!

There will also be a special reading of The Cajun Night Before Christmas by a surprise guest at 7pm. 

Purchase your tickets and reserve your plate. Limited plates available. This is a cash only event so come prepared. 

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Try: Watercolor Christmas Card Class

When: Friday, December 22nd, 1pm-4pm and 5pm-8pm

Where: Creative Spark Studio / 2009 East Broadway Ave. Maryville

In this  exclusive and unique watercolor painting class, participants will  create up to three unique Christmas cards (includes envelopes) of their creation guided by art educator, Yvonne. 

Price:  $35 deposit + tax  due at time of class and paid at the studio, plus $5.25 booking fee, due at time of reservation, per attendee.

Age: 8+
What to bring: They provide everything needed to complete your art project.  Feel free to bring your choice of beverages, as well as any snacks. 

Buy: Basement Rancher in Cul-De-Sac

Listed By: Sheilah Scherer, Real Broker (847) 346-5491

You will find peaceful cul-de-sac living in this captivating basement ranch brick home on a half-acre. It features three lovely bedrooms with beautiful hardwood floors, two full baths, including a walk-in shower and closet, as well as a finished basement with a cozy gas log fireplace, a wet bar, built-ins, and a half bath. Relax on the private, covered screened deck overlooking the large fenced-in yard. The kitchen boasts of several new appliances next to a private dining room. The basement walkout has a transferable Master Dry Waterproof System. Centrally located to the new Amazon plant, Smith & Wesson, a neighborhood pool, Knoxville, Seymour, Pellissippi Pkwy, Airport, Alcoa/Maryville; close to UT hospital; 15 min to downtown. Move-in ready!

Family: Christmas Cartoons & Characters at the Tennessee Theatre 

When: Friday, December 22nd at 12pm-2pm
Where: Tennessee Theatre / 604 S Gay St. Knoxville 

This free event at the Tennessee Theatre combines holiday cartoons and an open house with some of your favorite PBS characters. Some of your favorite PBS Kids Holiday specials will be on the big screen plus there will be costumed characters for plenty of fun photo opportunities. The Theatre will be open to the public for self-guided tours during this time and popcorn and soda will be available for purchase. (The stage and dressing room areas will not be accessible as part of the tour).

Watch & Listen: Christmas Eve Service

When: Sunday, December 24th, 5pm

Where: West Towne Christian Church / 9300 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville 

Join West Towne Christian Church for a Christmas Eve service celebrating the birth of Christ. Prepare your hearts to usher in Christmas as you celebrate with music, short messages, communion, and candlelight. All ages will participate together in this short, but sweet service. All are welcome! 

Last Minute Shopping: Last Chance Christmas Market

When: Saturday, December 23rd, 10am-4pm

Where: Highland Park Ruritan / 861 US-321, Lenoir City 

Free family event!

Come along and join in on the night before Christmas Eve!

40+ vendors, food trucks, live music, and even a special guest appearance from Santa Claus and the Grinch.

It's the perfect opportunity for all you last-minute shoppers!


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