Calendar of Events

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Schulz Bräu Brewing Company: Christkindlsmarkt

  • November 27, 2021 — December 18, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event and Music


Schulz Bräu Brewing will be hosting our first Christkindlsmarkt! At this winter event, we focus on the coziness of the season as well as the participation of the community to appreciate the intrinsic, handmade products that come from our carefully selected vendors.

Official Festivities begin at 12:00PM and last all through the day. Enjoy live musical performances as you browse the different booths. Special treats & drinks will be available for purchase at our bars and kitchen. Christkindlsmarkt Schulz Bräu Mugs will be available for purchase as a memento of our first Christkindlsmarkt with you!

This event is Rain or Shine!

126 Bernard Ave Knoxville, TN 37917

Old City Market

  • November 27, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event, Health, wellness and Kids, family

Small Business Saturday, 11 AM - 4 PM

For artists and makers

Transforming Jackson Avenue into a curated, outdoor market showcasing artists and creative makers.

Bennett: Shop Small Saturday

  • November 27, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

All day

Bennett: 5308 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30. Information: 865-584-6791,

Ancient Lore Village: "Home Alone" Movie Night

  • November 27, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food, Film and Kids, family

Saturday Nov 27th, 2021 | 5:30PM
$20/Adults, $20/ages 4-12, 3 & under FREE

You won’t be “eating junk and watching rubbish” -- and no one will have to come out and stop you for this outdoor screening of everyone’s favorite, Home Alone! We’ll be serving up ham and turkey sliders, chili bowls and, of course, our infamous candy + popcorn bar as we settle in to the movie.

You guys give up? Or are you thirsty for more? We thought you might be… and we won’t tell you to get your no-good keister off our property! Make plans to reserve one of our eight dwellings for the best kind of evening under the stars over the Smokies.

Cash bar available. Concierge available for Axe-throwing and Archery upgrades.
Ancient Lore Village, 7107 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920. 865-200-2434,,

The District Gallery & Framery: Small Business Saturday Jewelry Sale

  • November 27, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts and Free event

During this time of giving thanks, we want to take the opportunity to express our gratitude not only on Small Business Saturday but everyday! As a way to show our appreciation, we will be offering 20% off all jewelry as well as complimentary gift wrapping and holiday treats. You'll also have early access to our Christmas collection featuring new products, jewelry and fine art. So mark your calendars for Saturday the 27th and get ready to shop small!

The District Gallery & Framery, 5113 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 200-4452,
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10-5:30, Saturday 10-4
Closed Sunday and Monday

Taber Gable Trio at Bistro at the Bijou

  • November 27, 2021

Category: Free event and Music

8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
807 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902

Knoxville Museum of Art: 16th Annual East TN Regional Student Art Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts, Free event and Kids, family

The Knoxville Museum of Art proudly presents the 16th Annual East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition Friday, November 26, 2021-Sunday, January 9, 2022. Now a long-standing tradition, the exhibition showcases the strength and diversity of art education programs in East Tennessee, celebrates talented middle and high school students, and supports arts education.

Middle and high school students from East Tennessee have the opportunity to display their talents in a juried exhibition and receive recognition for their accomplishments in a professional art museum environment. This event is generously sponsored by Carton Service, Inc., Home Federal Bank, the Rotary Club of Knoxville, the Guild of the KMA, Sarah Stowers, and Ann and Steve Bailey.

Students, family, friends, and the public are invited to a reception and awards ceremony Tuesday, December 7, from 6 pm-8 pm at the Knoxville Museum of Art. Welcoming remarks will be made by the Mayor of Knoxville, Indya Kincannon. The event is free and open to the public. Those who wish to attend the reception should register in advance at

The East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition is open to 6-12 grade students attending public, private, or home schools in 32 counties across East Tennessee. Categories for the competition include ceramic, drawing, digital imagery/video production, mixed media, painting, computer graphics, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. Participating schools were invited to submit up to 15 artworks per teacher, and each school will be represented by one winning work of art.

Approximately 347 works of the more than 712 entries in this highly competitive show made it through a rigorous jury process. The Best in Show winner will receive a purchase award of $500, and the artwork will become a permanent part of the permanent collection of Mr. James Dodson, on loan to the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Education Collection.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5pm, Sunday 1-5 pm, closed Mondays. Information: 865-525-6101,

Zoo Knoxville: Zoo Lights

Category: Festivals, special events, Kids, family and Science, nature

Zoo Lights, presented by Chick-Fil-A Knoxville, is back and better than ever. This illuminating holiday experience is complete with vibrant animal lanterns, mythical creatures and tree lights all while you enjoy festive food and drinks. The spectacular display has doubled in size to snake through the entire length of the zoo. Add a little light to your nights this winter beginning November 26th and flickering through January 9th!

Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Open every day except Christmas. Information: 865-637-5331,

Christmas in the City: Holidays on Ice

  • November 26, 2021 — January 2, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events and Kids, family

Take a skate on Knoxville's open air ice skating rink. Whether with family, friends or on a date you'll love skating in the heart of Downtown Knoxville in Market Square! Join us at Holidays on Ice presented by Home Federal Bank to make memories that will last long after the holidays are over. Enjoy skating under the stars and twinkling lights while listening to music every night. There may even be a panda sighting by our Holidays on Ice Mascot, 'Peppermint Panda'!

Ice rink is located in Market Square in front of the Knoxville Chamber at 17 Market Square in Downtown Knoxville. You can reach the Ice Rink by phone at 865-215-4423.

The ice rink will be closed during inclement weather, please check the Holidays on Ice Facebook page to stay updated.

Admission price includes entry fee, skate rental and unlimited time on ice!
We accept cash, Visa and Mastercard.
Adult: $12, Children Age 12 & Under: $9
Season Pass Adult: $50, Season Pass Children Age 12 & Under: $35

November 26, 2021 - December 17, 2021
Monday through Thursday: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Extended Hours
December 18, 2021 - January 2, 2022
Monday through Thursday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Special Holiday Hours for Christmas & New Years
Christmas Eve: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
December 26: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
New Years Eve: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
New Years Day: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

More information available at
For more information on the year's Christmas in the City celebrations, go to

Three Rivers Rambler: Christmas Lantern Express

  • November 26, 2021 — December 23, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and Kids, family

Climb onboard the "Christmas Lantern Express" and be a part of this beloved Knoxville tradition. Enjoy festive decorations, holiday treats, storytime with celebrity readers and a special visit with Santa.

Trips last roughly 2 hours and boarding starts 20 minutes before departure time.

*Please note purchased tickets are non-refundable*

Call 865-524-9411 with any questions or ticketing assistance.
The Three Rivers Rambler is located at: 2560 University Commons Way, Knoxville, TN 37919

Theatre Knoxville Downtown: A Doublewide, Texas Christmas

Category: Comedy and Theatre

by Jones, Hope, and Wooten
November 26 – December 19, 2021
Directed by Joe Johnson

In this outrageously funny comedy, it’s Christmas-time in the newest—and tiniest—town in Texas. And it’s beginning to look a lot like trouble in Doublewide. Not only are the trailer park residents dealing with the stress of the holiday season, but they’ve just discovered that Doublewide is being double-crossed by the County. With their official incorporation papers in jeopardy, this band of eccentric Texans throw themselves into taking on the “Big Guys.” Determined to bolster their legitimacy, they first set their sights on the County-wide “Battle of The Mangers” competition. They conspire to win this smackdown with their “Nativity At The Alamo” entry…by any means possible.

In addition to that shaky undertaking and trying almost single-handedly to keep the new town afloat, Mayor Joveeta Crumpler has to wrangle her celebrity-obsessed mother, her beleaguered brother who’s being bullied by a pack of vengeful raccoons, and her demoralized best friend who’s at the end of her rope from dating every loser this side of the Rio Grande. To make matters worse, Joveeta finds herself increasingly wary of the newest resident, Patsy Price. Patsy, fresh out of the local mental institution, clearly has her own devious agenda and the County competition over in Fayro is just the place for her to settle an old score.

By the time this full-tilt rocket ride of lunacy climaxes in a what-else-can-go-wrong live television presentation, you’ll have doubled your Christmas spirit. So spend the Yuletide in Doublewide and let this hilarious Jones Hope Wooten Comedy make your Christmas merry and bright…because there’s no place like a good ol’ Texas-sized mobile home for the holidays!

Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 800 S. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information & tickets: 865-544-1999,

Knoxville Parks & Recreation: Cyber Sale

  • November 26, 2021 — November 29, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events

The information you've all been waiting for is finally here... Knoxville Parks & Recreation's Cyber Sale is coming November 26-29! You will be able to purchase $25, $50, or $100 gift certificates online at 20% off! You will also receive 20% off classes between $30-$100. So, mark your calendars to make sure you don't forget about this great sale!

2022 classes and workshops at the Arts & Fine Crafts Center are online and available for registration! We have lots of amazing classes scheduled for the coming year so check them out here!

Give the gift of an art class for the art lover in your life!!

Another busy week in the books for KAFCC! Starting out the week we had Printmaking: Pet Portrait may have been a small class, but we made up for lack of numbers with lots more fun! Amanda taught a fun and easy way of printmaking using tracing & cutting techniques. We ended up with lovely portraits of Lukie Skywalker the cat & Poppie the dog! Homeschoolers learned all about the ancient technique of paper quilling this week. Students used different quilling methods to make a colorful fall tree. In the Intermediate Wheel Topics class: Cream & Sugar, the participants are starting to decorate their sets using a carving technique called Sgraffito. We are excited to see their final sets! KAFCC had a brand-new class Monday night with Origami Quilts. Participants learned how to fold and interlock paper squares that they fit into a quilt pattern and then framed. We were all jealous of their professional looking frames at the end of class! Thanksgiving is just next week so that means...PIE! The After-school Art kiddos & the Dynamic Recreation group made a Thanksgiving Pie Garland to hang up for decoration. Pumpkin, Apple, Cherry & Blueberry were the favorites! And lastly, Preschool classes are back!! They read the book, "How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow" and learned how to mix color and paint stripes! They got messy and had fun doing it!!

Winter Classes & Workshops

Learn the basics!
Drawing I Skills: Gesture & Proportion
1-Day Workshop
Monday, January 3
Instructor: Lauren Strohacker
Registration Deadline: December 30th

In this 1-night workshop you will experience drawing objects quickly and generally before refining them to find accurate proportions. You will learn the drawing techniques of the line gesture, mass gesture, sighting, measuring and scaffolding.


Art Journaling:
Beginners Mindset
1-Day Workshop
Wednesday, January 5
Instructor: Jennifer MacIsaac
Registration Deadline: January 1st
Join Jennifer each Wednesday and learn the Art of Journaling. Each week Jennifer will offer visual and written prompts to get you started. There really is no better way to spend a “hump day” than discovering your creative side, journaling. Students will need to bring a mixed media sketchbook, all other materials will be provided. Take one or take them all!!


Needle felt a bird!!
Needle Felting
1-Day Workshop
Saturday, January 8
Instructor: Katherine Wagner
Registration Deadline: January 5th

In this class students will learn the process of needle felting by creating a small bird of their choice. This is an entry level class on needle felting, no experience necessary.


S.T.E.A.M is back!
Up Periscope
1-Day Class
Thursday, January 13
10:00 am-11:00am
Instructor: Emily Morin
Registration Deadline: January 10th

Periscope’s have been used for over 100 years to help submerged submarines see above the water. Join Emily Morin as she teaches students to design, create and decorate their very own periscope. You’ll be able to use it to see without being seen!


Snag a spot fast!
Throwing for Beginners
6-Week Class
Thursdays, January 6-February 10
Registration Deadline: December 30th
Have you always wanted to learn to throw on the potter’s wheel? If so, this class is the one for you! Learn to center, pull up walls and make shapes like bowls and cups. This foundation class teaches the skills that all beginning potters need. Students will also learn how to glaze and finish their pieces! Initial bag of clay and firings included in the cost of this class!


Get more practice!
Throwing for Skilled Beginners
6-Week Class
Mondays, January 3- February 14
No Class on January 17
5:30pm- 8:00pm
Instructor: Amanda Humphreys
Registration Deadline: December 27th

Phew! You finished your first beginning wheel throwing class and you can’t wait to get your hands dirty again! This class is perfect for you! These will be a refresher on basic skills as well as learning to throw some new forms. This class is also perfect for people who haven’t thrown in a while. Amanda will touch on the glazing process as well.


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KAFCC Website
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City of Knoxville Website

November 2021
Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 9:30am-4:30pm

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