Calendar of Events
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Muse Knoxville: Grandfriends
Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Fundraisers, Kids, family, Science, nature and Technology
December 10th and 17th, 9:00am-11:00am
A Muse Knoxville holiday fundraising event that allows grandparents and grandchildren to come together to enjoy breakfast, gingerbread house decorating, and museum playtime! Tickets are $30 each for members and $35 each for non-members. Each ticket includes one grandparent plus one grandchild. For additional grandchildren, guests will need to purchase additional tickets. Tickets include a gingerbread house to be decorated, swag bags for each child, catered breakfast, and all-day admission for play after the event!
Muse Knoxville, 516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-594-1494, www.themuseknoxville.org
The Nativity Pageant of Knoxville
Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Kids, family
At Knoxville Civic Auditorium & Coliseum
500 Howard Baker Jr. Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915
Whatever else be lost among the years, let us keep Christmas – for its meaning never ends. Join us for the Nativity Pageant of Knoxville for our 54th year!
Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 3pm
Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 3pm
Monday, December 12, 2022 at 7pm
This Knoxville tradition combines a cast of over 90, moving narration, realistic sets, authentic costumes and live animals to create a beautiful and powerful presentation of the Christmas story.
Mabry-Hazen House: Annual Christmas Tours
Category: Festivals, special events, History, heritage and Kids, family
Join us for historic Christmas cheer! On Saturday, December 10 from 6pm to 9pm and Sunday, December 11 from 5pm to 8pm, tours will be offered every thirty minutes. See the historic house all lit by candlelight and decorated in a festive mix of historic and modern styles by our docents! Learn about the advent of Victorian Christmas in all its glory, join in classic Victorian parlor games, shop local vendors for gifts for family and friends, and celebrate the season with us.
Reservations are strongly encouraged. Tours can accommodate up to 15 people and will last about 45 minutes. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children (ages 6 - 17), and FREE for members and children 5 & under.
Mabry-Hazen House’s holiday exhibit titled "Holiday Greetings: A Century of Christmas Cards” will return! Nearly 100 years of holiday cards addressed to the Hazen family will be on display for visitors to learn about this sentimental holiday tradition. Reproductions of Christmas cards from the collection will be available for sale.
Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37915. Information: 865-522-8661, www.mabryhazen.com
Christmas Gift Market at the Expo
Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events and Fine Crafts
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2022 AT 9 AM – 4 PM
5441 Clinton Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37912
Event by Meet Me at the Market Events and Knoxville Expo Center
Bike Walk Knoxville and Visit Knoxville: Tour de Lights
Category: Festivals, special events, Health, wellness and Kids, family
Bike Walk Knoxville and Visit Knoxville couldn't be more excited for Tour de Lights 2022, which will be hosted on Saturday, December 10 this year! We have a great ride planned, with everything you know and love about Tour de Lights and a few exciting new things as well, so be sure to check back in with us for more details! We can't wait to celebrate the season with everyone!
Jubilee Community Arts: Dor L’Dor
Saturday, December 10, 8 p.m.
Knoxville klezmer band Dor L’Dor returns to the Laurel Theater for this year’s Hanukkah concert. Formed in 1999 by Ken and Susan Brown, the band currently includes about a dozen musicians from a variety of musical backgrounds, including classical training and jazz performance. Klezmer originated in Eastern Europe and borrows from various musical traditions of that region as well as from religious liturgy, musical theater, and American jazz.
$12 JCA Members, Students, Seniors • $13 General Advance
$15 General Day of Show
Jubilee Community Arts at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. Tickets and information: 865-522-5851, www.jubileearts.org
Bijou Theatre: Jubilee with Tab Benoit & The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Category: Dance, movement, Fundraisers and Music
FEATURING TAB BENOIT & THE DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND
We're so excited to welcome Tab Benoit & The Dirty Dozen Brass Band to the Bijou's annual Jubilee! We invite you to join us for a celebration of the historic Bijou Theatre, which serves as the primary fundraiser to support the ongoing preservation and operations of this legendary venue.
There are two ticket options:
Reserved General Seating • $55-40
VIP Premier Seating & Pre-Show Party • $200
VIP tickets are limited and include access to our pre-show party at Bistro at the Bijou featuring an open speakeasy bar and a spread of cajun culinary delights cooked up by Martha at the Bistro. Carouse around the historic theatre & restaurant while enjoying Crescent City amusements, a silent auction, and behind the scenes glimpses of the 206-year-old Lamar House Hotel. Guests are encouraged to wear festive n’awlins attire. Proceeds from the 2022 Jubilee will support the ongoing preservation of the 206-year building that houses the beloved Bijou Theatre & Lamar House Hotel and provide funding to make our programs and events affordable and accessible to all members of our community.
LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER! (LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!)
Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, https://knoxbijou.org/
Bike Walk Knoxville: Tour de Lights
Category: Festivals, special events, Health, wellness and Kids, family
Tour de Lights is presented by Visit Knoxville and Bike Walk Knoxville!
Tour de Lights is a fun, free, family friendly holiday bike ride! Participants are encouraged to get in the holiday spirit by decorating themselves and their bikes. The event engages neighborhoods and businesses, along with others who come out to view the festivities.
Save the date! Bike Walk Knoxville and Visit Knoxville couldn't be more excited for Tour de Lights 2022, which will be hosted on Saturday, December 10 at 5:30 pm! The ride will start at Suttree Landing Park this year and end in Market Square. We can't wait to celebrate the season with everyone!
Zoo Knoxville: Zoo Lights Craft Fair Night
Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Kids, family and Science, nature
On Saturday, December 10th we will host a Craft Fair night included in the price of Zoo Lights admission. The event runs from 5 PM - 8:30 PM.
Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-637-5331, www.zooknoxville.org
Holiday Market in Historic Downtown Clinton
Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Free event and Kids, family
The annual Holiday Market kicks off at 10am with sales in the downtown Brick & Mortar shops and Street Vendors on Market Street along with Christmas Music on the street. The Cookie Crawl will kick off at 1pm, and end at 4pm, during this time all the participating shops will give out FREE Cookies, along with free photo opportunities with Santa & Mrs. Claus and The Grinch.
LeGrand Music Studios: Holiday Concert
Category: Fundraisers and Music
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2022 AT 7 PM at Fountain City Art Center
It's back! Join us for a night of fantastic, fun holiday music as LeGrand Music presents a holiday concert featuring the Studios' instructors. This concert is a fundraiser for the Fountain City Art Center.
Social Dance Knoxville: December Dance Party
Category: Classes, workshops and Dance, movement
Our dance party this month will be Saturday, December 10th at Broadway Academy of Performing Arts. The cost will be $10 per person. Water and light snacks are provided. A group class is included in admission, and will begin at 6pm. The dance party will start at 7pm and end at 9pm. Help us prepare by RSVP’ing for the party using our sign up form or using the Facebook event. You do not have to RSVP to attend our parties, and you do not need a partner.