Knox Area Weekend To Do List, December 9-11, 2022

Do: Christmas Gift Market at the Expo 

When: Saturday, December 10th, 10am-5pm

Where: Knoxville Expo Center / 5441 Clinton Hwy. Knoxville  

Get your Christmas Shopping DONE at this Christmas Gift Market. With over 150 vendors shop tons of local, handcrafted, artisan makers, and small businesses.   Open 10am-5pm! Admission charged at the door ($5 & 12yrs or younger FREE). 

 Photo Courtesy of Knoxville Expo Center Facebook Page 

Eat & Drink: Cookie Crawl & More! 

When: Saturday, December 10th, 1pm-4pm
Where: Historic Downtown Clinton / Market, Main, and Cullom Streets  

Head out to Historic Downtown Clinton for their Annual Cookie Crawl. They have an entire day packed with fun activities for the whole family, not to mention LOADS of cookies to hand out. Participating merchants will be passing out delicious free cookies from 1 to 4 pm. Have pictures made with Santa & Mrs. Claus, as well as The Grinch! You don’t want to miss this! Brick and Mortar shops and street vendors will start selling at 10am. The cookie crawl starts at 1pm. 


Try: Santa Mugs 

When: Sunday, December 11th, 1pm-3pm 

Where: Studio 212 Arts / 934 East Broadway Ave. Maryville 

Come create a cute, festive holiday mug. Students will receive 1 thrown leather hard mug to manipulate. They will learn some handbuilding and sculpting techniques to make Santa's face come to life. 

*All pieces created in each class will be fired and ready for pickup 7-10 business days after class is held.

Photo Courtesy of Studio 212 Arts 

Buy: Once In Lifetime 24-Acre Estate 

Listed by: Jamie Covell, eXp Realty (865) 296-3471

Lay your eyes on this once-in-a-lifetime 24-acre multi-generational estate located in the heart of Farragut. When the gates open, you will be in awe of the beautiful mature trees and manicured lawns. As you make your way up the driveway, you will notice a circular drive, a detached two-car garage, and a three-vehicle carport. This charming family home boasts 3944 sqft of living space. There are six bedrooms, including two master suites on the first floor, four full bathrooms, a modern eat-in kitchen, a dining room, and an informal and formal living room. Upon entering the backyard, you will notice the 30 x100 raised garden or the winding slate stone pathway leading you to a gazebo with a swing, perfect for enjoying a book as the sun sets. The mature landscape offers privacy and seclusion

This home is ideal for entertaining with a large covered back porch, an outdoor kitchen, and a wrought iron fenced-in pool with a gazebo. There is a pool house with a full bathroom, an outdoor fireplace with covered seating, detached dance room with wood floors. Numerous outdoors seating areas and gazebos. Professional landscaping and hardscapes and the specimen trees provide you with your own private arboretum. The backdrop of this beautiful property is 10 acres wooded leading down to a creek. 

12215 Hatmaker Lane
The 24 acres includes a two-story 3000 square-foot home on a separate deed. This property has tremendous income-producing potential or can be utilized as a 2nd family home. The second floor consists of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen, a living room, and a new deck. The first floor has another possible bedroom, one bathroom, a large kitchen, and ample natural light. 

Work area
To the east of the main house, there is a multi-functional building being used as an office, 50x50 Metal building with concrete floors and an additional shop, climate-controlled storage, additional covered parking and RV parking. You do not want to miss this once in a lifetime property in West Knoxville.

Family: East Tennessee PBS Christmas Cartoons & Characters

When: Saturday, December 10th, 10am-1pm

Where: Tennessee Theatre / 604 S Gay St. Knoxville 

Join in for holiday cartoons and an open house with some of your favorite PBS characters! This free event kicks off the holiday season with episodes of Wild Kratts, Molly of Denali, Peg + Cat, and Curious George. 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 with all proceeds going to the Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation. (The stage and dressing room areas will not be accessible as part of the tour.)

 Photo Courtesy of Tennessee Theatre Facebook Page 

Watch & Listen: A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas  

When: Fri, Dec. 9th at 7:30pm; Sat, Dec. 10th at 2:30pm; Sun, Dec. 11th at 2:30pm
Where: Clayton Performing Arts Center / 10915 Hardin Valley Rd. Knoxville

A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas, by Laurie Brooks, is a one-act play with music, based on the beloved series of “Little House on the Prairie” books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The playwright imagines events that occurred when the Ingalls family had to leave Walnut Grove to run a hotel in Iowa. It is a story about hope, perseverance, and family. (Recommended for ages 6+)

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Party: Tacky Christmas Party w/ the Dancing Blue Shirt Guy

When: Sunday, December 11th, 2pm 
Where: Elst Brewing Company / 2419 North Central St. Knoxville   

Come join in at Elst Brewing as they spread some yule tide cheer! Christmas Music Bingo starts around 2pm with host Michael Galyean, the Dancing Blue Shirt Guy from the UT Football Game. Costume contest for best (worst) Xmas dressed in between rounds. Their food truck will be serving a brunch menu all day.

Photo Courtesy of Elst Brewing Company Facebook Page


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