Weekend To Do List, Dec 7-9

We hope you like Christmas events and activities because this week's list is full of them! You will be hard pressed to find an event going on this time of the year that doesn't involve cookies, ugly sweaters, or even the Big Man himself. Enjoy this edition of Great Life RE's Weekend Guide and have a Holly Jolly good time. 

Do: ETHS Holiday Open House

When: Saturday, December 8th, 11am-3pm
Where: East Tennessee Historical Society / 601 S Gay St. Knoxville 

Cookies and apple cider will warm the day at the East Tennessee Historical Society’s Holiday Open House. Activities include live music, craft demonstrations and the sale of handmade items, free ornament and craft making for the kids, and holiday refreshments. Crafter Karen Micheletta will have a selection of her handmade items made from quilts to purchase and April Greer of Walnut Stump Arts will have a sampling of unique nature-inspired arts and gifts. 

Museum admission is free for the day. On display is a beautifully hand-carved crèche made in Germany and brought to East Tennessee by the immigrant Fickey family in 1883. Other exhibits currently on view include the feature exhibition A Home for Our Past: The Museum of East Tennessee History at 25, an East Tennessee Streetscape and Corner Drug Store, and Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee, a look at 300 years of history, from the Cherokee to the 1982 World’s Fair. 

Photo Courtesy of East TN Historical Society's Facebook Page

Eat & Drink: Holiday Pie and Tart Making For Adults 

When: Sunday, December 9th, 4pm-7pm
Where: The Cutting Edge Classroom / 817 North Herron Rd, Knoxville

Thinking of adding some new sides or pies to your holiday meal this year? Join in as The Cutting Edge Classroom's Pastry Chef demonstrates some quick and easy recipes that will help you to brighten up your holiday dinner table and impress your guests. From delicious fillings and toppings to that perfect flaky crust, they will share all the tips and tricks! This is a fun, hands on, and interactive baking class suitable for everyone.
On The Menu:
Christmas Apple Pie
Bourbon Pecan Pie (Demonstration)
Lemon Curd Tart 

Instructor: Chef Jocelyn Weatherford
Demonstration/Hands On

Photo Courtesy of The Cutting Edge Classroom Facebook Page

Try: Seasonal Wreath Making  

When: Saturday, December 8th, 1pm-3pm
Where: UT Gardens Knoxville / 2518 Jacob Dr. Knoxville 

Kick off your winter festivities by making your own gorgeous wreath using freshly harvested greenery from the Gardens. All levels of experience welcome. They will provide a mixture of seasonal greens and decor for your take home wreath that will last throughout the holiday season. Participants are welcome to bring personalized decorations to add if they like. This is their most popular class so don't delay in registering. 

Pre-registration is required. Go HERE

Cost: Garden member $30/ nonmember $40

Buy: Pigeon Forge Condo w/ Mountain Views

Listed By: Great Life RE

Contact:  Kristie Trentham (865) 386-2512 or Austen Trotter (865) 680-67286 

Look no further! This is the perfect vacation home or sucessful rental investment. This gorgeious condo boasts incredible moutain views and is centrally located in Pigeon Forge. The luxurious living spaces include a large open floor plan, granite countertops, gas log fireplace, and it all comes fully furnished. Lots of onsite amenities include: outdoor pool w/ lazy river and waterslide, fitness center, meeting areas, and more! 

Family: A Safety City Christmas 

When: Saturday, December 8th, 5:30-8:30pm
Where: 165 Concord St. SW, Knoxville, TN 37919

Safety City is welcoming in the Christmas season with "A Safety City Christmas." Families will be able to walk through the miniature city enjoying the decorated buildings. Children will have a blast playing games, making crafts, train rides, and rocking out to some wonderful holiday music. They have even gotten word that Santa will make a special appearance.

Photo Courtesy of Safety City Facebook Page 

Watch & Listen: Listen to the Lights Maryville

When: Nightly 6pm-12am
Where: 2959 W Hills Dr. Maryville 

View the lights and hear the music right from your car! Bring along the hot cocoa and the holiday cheer! Christmas lights synced to Trans-Siberian Orchestra and one Owl City Song. Tune to 91.7 FM to Listen to the Lights!

Please turn off your headlights but leave on your parking lights when viewing the show.

Show from the beginning of the first song to the end of the last song is 1 hour, 1 minute, 49 seconds. And then it repeats. There is a one minute pause between each song where only the lights will be on.

Photo Courtesy of Listen to the Lights Facebook Page

Have a great weekend! Let us know if you give something on our list a try! 

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