Knoxville Family Christmas and Holiday Event Round-Up

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The holiday excitement is already here in Knoxville! Many popular Christmas events have returned this year and some are even taking place before Thanksgiving. Knoxville Moms is here to help you make the most of the season with a comprehensive list of local events, train rides, parades and Santa sightings across East Tennessee in this year’s Knoxville Holidays Event Roundup!

 

Knoxville Family and Holiday Events

2021 Knoxville Family Christmas and Holiday Event Round-Up

Events and Festivities

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain ChristmasDollywood Christmas

Pigeon Forge, TN
Dollywood Theme Park
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd. Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
11/06/21-1/02/22

Experience a traditional Smoky Mountain Christmas with your family this holiday season! Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas festival has been named the best theme park Christmas event in America for the last 13 years. With more than 5 million glistening lights, show-stopping performances like Christmas in the Smokies, warm and delicious holiday menus, a chance to see Santa and peek at his Naughty and Nice List, plus nightly fireworks, Dollywood will be your favorite memory this Christmas! Complete your holiday experience with an overnight stay at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa. The resort’s halls are decked in beautiful Christmas décor inspired by warm, rich memories of Christmases past in the Smoky Mountains. Create special holiday memories with festival-inspired activities, meals and live entertainment. Resort guests also enjoy complimentary Dollywood TimeSaver passes and trolley service to and from the park. See website for ticket pricing, park hours and more details.


Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede
Dolly Parton’s Stampede
3849 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
11/02/21-1/01/21

Ticket prices and show times vary. Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction Christmas Show is beloved and for good reason! Experience the magnificent sights and sounds of Christmas, including a full-scale living Nativity, holiday decorations, Santa Claus and a fabulous four-course Christmas feast. See website for more details.


Zoo Knoxville Zoo Lights
3540 Line Drive, Kodak, TN 37764
11/26/21-1/09/22 5:00PM-8:00PM, Closed Dec. 24th, 25th, 31st and Jan. 1st.
General Admission: $15, $2 off for zoo members, Children under 2 are free

See Knoxville’s newest light spectacular! Light up your nights this winter when you experience the all-new outdoor lantern light-up at Zoo Knoxville. In addition to dozens of glowing lanterns, see an enchanted forest of multi-color trees, enjoy holiday refreshments like hot chocolate and delightful holiday treats. See website for more details.


Fantasy of Trees
Knoxville Convention Center
701 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
11/24/21 9:00AM-9:00PM, 11/25/21 3:00PM-8:00PM, 11/26/21 9:00AM-9:00PM, 11/27/21 9:00AM-9:00PM, 11/28/21 12:00PM-6:00PM
General Admission: Adults $8, Children 4-12 $4, Children 3 & Under Free, Fantasy 4 Pack $20 (online only)

Fantasy of Trees is back this year and promises to be bigger and better than ever! There will also be extended hours this year. Travel through a forest of more than 350 beautifully designed trees, holiday accessories and more. Be sure to explore the nearly 20 children’s activities including a visit with Santa! See the website for more details.


Regal Celebration of Lights
Downtown Knoxville, TN
Krutch Park Extension
11/26/21 5:15PM-9:00PM

Watch the lighting of the 42-foot Christmas tree in Krutch Park. There will be live music, free activities, photos with Santa and more! See website for more details.


Christmas at Biltmore
Asheville, NC
The Biltmore
1 Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803
11/05/21-1/09/22

Biltmore offers both a daytime Christmas celebration and candlelight Christmas evenings. See website for ticket pricing as they vary depending on date and day. (Pro tip: Costco often offers Biltmore gift cards for an even bigger discount!) See the hundreds of trees, thousands of lights, and miles of garland around the picturesque estate. Visit Antler Hill Village on Saturdays and Sundays to see Santa! See website for more details.


Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland
Sevierville/Kodak, TN
Tennessee Smokies Baseball Stadium
3540 Line Drive, Kodak, TN 37764
11/05/21-1/02/22 6:00PM-10:00PM. Open rain or shine and on holidays.

Cars or family vans (8 passengers or fewer) Sunday-Thursday $25, Friday & Saturday $30, larger vehicles $50, tour/school buses $100. Fees include admission to Santa’s Village. Credit cards accepted. See a synchronized music and light show that will amaze you from the comfort of your vehicle. Then get out of your car to visit Santa’s Village to see Santa and do much more. See website for more details.


Sevierville’s Winterfest Celebration
Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg, TN
11/12/21-2/21/22
FREE
Enjoy viewing millions of twinkling lights as you drive down the Parkway through Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg. See website for more details.


Light the Way 5K
Pigeon Forge, TN
Dollywood
11/12/21 11:00PM

This year a brand new course awaits runners and walkers. The route will go through the theme park twice, giving participants plenty of time to take in the five million Christmas lights. See website for more details.


Wilderness of the Smokies Winter Wonderland Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
Sevierville, TN
1424 Old Knoxville Highway, Sevierville, TN 37876
11/12/21-1/09/22
General Public: $17.99 plus tax, Includes skate rental

The 3,200 square foot outdoor wave pool will be turned into a festive ice skating rink! Hotel guests and the public can enjoy the rink, music and holiday lights. See website for more details.


Anakeesta Enchanted Winter of Lights
Gatlinburg, TN
576 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
11/11/21-2/14/22
General Admission: $19.99 (4-11), $21.99 (Seniors 60+) & $28.99 (Adults 12-59).

Immerse yourself in an enchanting 1,000 foot tunnel of twinkling arctic lights, experience a walk-in snow globe, visit with Santa, take in the snow covered mountains and more at Anakeesta’s new Enchanted Winter experience. See website for more details.


New Winterfest at The Island in Pigeon Forge
Pigeon Forge, TN
131 The Island Drive, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
11/12/21-1/05/21

This new holiday event will kick-off on November 12th. Santa will be available that day for photos from 3:00PM-9:00PM. There will be a 100% chance of snow at 6:00PM. Then the Winterfest light and fountain show will begin at 7:00PM. The light and fountain show will continue throughout the holiday season. It will take place daily at 6:00PM, 7:00PM, 8:00PM and 9:00PM. See website for more details.


Gaylord Opryland A Country Christmas
Nashville, TN
Gaylord Opryland Events Center
2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214
11/12/21-1/02/22

Activity pricing ranges from roughly $4.99 and up depending on age and date. Explore acres of twinkling lights, more than 17 hours of exciting activities, shows and events. For the first time ever, step into the world of “Buddy the Elf” in the all-new “Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf!” Definitely worth a day trip to Nashville to experience this new Christmas exhibit and tour Opryland decorated for the holidays from top to bottom! See website for more details.


Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops
Kodak, TN
Bass Pro Shops
3629 Outdoor Sportsman Place, Kodak, TN 37764
(865) 932-5600
TBA
FREE

Enjoy the magic of Christmas inside every Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s store! The tradition at Bass Pro Shops will continue this year with some changes to enhance safety. Reservations will be required in addition to other measures. See website for more details.


The Elf on the Shelf Adventure
Downtown Knoxville
11/26/21-1/02/22

The adventure returns to Knoxville featuring an Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt!  Pick up a North Pole Pass at Mast General Store or Visit Knoxville to guide you through the adventure. The first 3,000 participants will receive a holiday stamp to self-stamp their passes. Or you can download a pass here. A list of participating stores can be found on their website.


Peppermint Trail in Downtown Knoxville
Downtown Knoxville
11/26/21-01/02/22

Enjoy special holiday flavored treats such as hot cocoa and ice cream at participating businesses. Look for the peppermint sticker on the businesses that will have a special peppermint or holiday flavored treat! Downtown Knoxville will have special decor on Market Square that will be sure to help with the holiday spirit! Walk through and capture some family photos by our 42ft Christmas tree on Gay Street and enjoy thousands of twinkling lights throughout the park! A list of participating businesses can be found on the Peppermint Trail website.


Christmas Drive-In at Chilhowee
Knoxville, TN
Chilhowee Park
3301 East Magnolia Avenue
12/10/21 5:30PM-9:00PM
FREE

Enjoy free photos with Santa and free activities from 5:30PM to 7:00PM. A holiday movie will follow at 7:00PM. See website for more details.


Holidays on Ice
Downtown Knoxville, TN
Market Square
11/26/21-1/02/21

Adults: $12, Children: $9 (12 & under). Admission price includes entry fee, skate rental and unlimited time on ice! Season passes are also available. See website for hours and more details.


Light the Park
Farragut/West Knoxville, TN
Founder’s Park at Campbell Station, formerly Campbell Station Park
405 N. Campbell Station Rd., Farragut, TN 37934
11/23/21-1/02/22 7:00PM-10:00PM
FREE

Enjoy this Farragut tradition that sparkles through the entire holiday season! See thousands of holiday lights, hear local performers and drop those letters to Santa in a special mailbox! See website for more details.

 


Farragut Celebrate the Season
Farragut, TN
Farragut Community Center
239 Jamestowne Boulevard, Farragut, TN 37934
12/02/21 4:30PM-7:00PM
FREE

Kids can get photos taken with Santa, enjoy cookie decorating and face painting! A holiday movie is also part of the free fun! See website for more details.


‘Twas the Night with No Parents
Farragut, TN
Farragut Community Center
239 Jamestowne Boulevard, Farragut, TN 37934
12/17/21 6:00PM-9:00PM
General Admission: $10

Get your holiday shopping done or just relax when you send your children (kindergarten through 5th grade) to the community center for the evening! For just $10, your kids will enjoy an evening of pizza, games, a craft and a holiday-themed movie. Please be aware that not all food allergies can be accommodated. See website for more details.


A Candlelight Christmas at the Museum of Appalachia
Museum of Appalachia
2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton, TN 37716
12/10/21-12/11/21 4:00PM-9:00PM
Gate tickets: $18/adults, $10/youth 13-17, $6/children 5-12, $42/family, children under 5 and museum members are free.

Experience the serenity of an Appalachian Christmas at the Museum of Appalachia! The centerpiece of this holiday event is an evening tour of the Museum’s pioneer village. The cabins will be adorned with old-fashioned Christmas decorations and festively lit for the occasion. Activities will include storytelling, live nativity, wagon rides, live music, and wagon rides. Demonstrations will include blacksmithing, sorghum making, apple butter churning, and more. Please reserve your tickets in advance; limited tickets available to ensure social distancing. See website for more details.


Historic Ramsey House Christmas Market
2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914
11/13/21 10:00AM-5:00PM

At this free holiday craft fair, you’ll have an opportunity to shop from over 40 different holiday vendors! Onsite food and entertainment will also be available, as well as local demonstrators. For more information, visit the Ramsey House website.


Holiday Market in Historic Downtown Clinton
Clinton, TN
12/05/21-12/06/21 10:00AM-5:00PM

Holiday shopping highlighting the unique brick and mortar shops in Historic Downtown Clinton. The shops will be packed full of great merchandise for that special gift. See the Facebook page for more details.


Oak Ridge Holiday Farmers Market
Oak Ridge, TN
Historic Jackson Square
12/04/21, 12/11/21 & 12/18/21 9:00AM-1:00PM

Mark your calendar and make plans to visit Jackson Square in Oak Ridge for the Holiday Market! Lots of opportunities to do some holiday shopping to find that perfectly unique fit and support local farmers and businesses! See the website for more details.


Rocky Hill Christmas Parade & Festival
Knoxville, TN
12/04/21 3:30PM-7:30PM

The Festival will begin at 3:30PM with the Christmas-themed market, food trucks, and live music in the Rocky Hill Center parking lot. Christmas tree lighting following the parade. Santa will also be around for a photo opportunity. See website for more details.

 


Christmas in the Cave
Knoxville, TN
Cherokee Caverns
8524 Oak Ridge Highway, Knoxville, TN 37931
Fridays 12/03/21, 12/10/21 & 12/17/21 5:00PM-9:00PM
Saturdays 12/04/21, 12/11/21 & 12/18/21  3:00PM-9:00PM
Sundays 12/05/210, 12/12/21 & 12/19/21 3:00PM-9:00PM
Admission: $12 ages 4 and up, free parking. Cash or credit cards accepted.

Come stroll through the underground winter wonderland, get your face painted, do some holiday crafts, and visit with Santa! (Wheelchair and stroller accessible.) See website for more details.


Jingle Bell Run/Walk
Knoxville, TN
World’s Fair Park
12/11/21

Put on your festive gear to run/walk to support the Arthritis Foundation! Organizers say the Jingle Bell Run may have a different look due to COVID safety and health protocols. Be sure to check the website for the most updated details along with pricing and different race options.


Smokies Santa Hustle 5K and Half Marathon
Sevierville, TN
The Wilderness at the Smokies (start and finish line)
1424 Old Knoxville Highway, Sevierville, TN
12/12/21 7:30AM

Join the race to benefit Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful and get a free sweatshirt, Santa hat and beard along with a medal for the 5K and Half Marathon! See website for more details.


Tour de Lights
Downtown Knoxville, TN
12/11/21 5:30PM

Tour de Lights is a fun, free, family-friendly bike ride through downtown and North Knoxville. Participants are encouraged to get in the holiday spirit by decorating themselves and their bikes. See website for more details.


Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert
Knoxville, TN
Knoxville Civic Auditorium & Coliseum
500 Howard Baker Jr. Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915
12/17/21-12/19/21 3:00PM & 7:30PM

You’re invited to an exciting performance of holiday hits! Hear KSO perform music from “Frozen,” “Home Alone,” and more. There will also be performances by GO! Contemporary Dance Works, the Knoxville Choral Society, and Webb School of Knoxville Select Ensembles. There will also be a special appearance by Santa Claus! See website for more details, including ticket prices.


The Nativity Pageant of Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
Knoxville Civic Auditorium & Coliseum
500 Howard Baker Jr. Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915
12/11/21 3:00PM, 12/12/21 3:00PM, 12/13/21 7:00PM
FREE

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. See website for details.


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Knoxville, TN
Tennessee Theatre
604 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
12/10/21 6:30PM

Come see all your favorite characters from this Christmas classic as they come to life in “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical!” See website for details.


Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Knoxville, TN
Tennessee Theatre
604 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
12/04/21 3:00PM & 7:30PM

Experience the music that has become the hallmark of the holidays and a tradition for families! See Mannheim Steamroller live in concert! See website for details, including ticket prices.


A Christmas Carol
Knoxville, TN
Clarence Brown Theatre
1714 Andy Holt Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916
11/24/21-12/18/21

You’re invited to witness Scrooge’s life-changing journey as members of the Clarence Brown Theatre perform Charles Dickens’ moving Christmas story of love and redemption. See website for details, including ticket prices.


Gatlinburg’s Festival of Trees
Gatlinburg, TN
W.L. Mills Conference Center
234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
11/24/21-11/28/21 Times TBA

Take in beautifully decorated Christmas trees and wreaths! There will also be a children’s craft area and play area. Be sure to take a photo with Santa! You can also enjoy entertainment throughout the week. See website for details.


Holiday Festival of Lights at the Cove
Farragut/West Knoxville, TN
The Cove at Concord Park
11808 South Northshore Drive, Farragut, TN
TBA, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 6:00PM-9:00PM
FREE

See the park light up each night on a walk around a 3/4 mile loop!


Light Up Lakeshore
Knoxville, TN
Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
Beginning 11/28/21
FREE

Lakeshore Park will be illuminated with a special kickoff celebration on Nov. 28th. Visitors can enjoy the decorated trees throughout the holiday season.


A Clinton Christmas Stroll
Downtown Clinton, TN
11/27/21 5:00PM-8:00PM

The city of Clinton will light its Christmas tree to kickoff the holiday season! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for photos as they read “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” in front of the gazebo. Churches and music groups will provide the sounds of Christmas. There will also be seasonal drinks for kids and adults alike.


Greenback Festival of Lights
Downtown Greenback, TN
12/3/21-12/4/21 4:00PM-9:00PM

It’s time to get in the Christmas spirit! Come to your favorite little hometown of Greenback for our 2nd annual Festival of Lights! You can celebrate the magic from the comfort of your own car or join us downtown for lots of goodies and a couple of special visitors. The maps will be available the morning of December 3rd, you will see a post on this page with instructions to download an app or you can pick up a paper copy downtown.


New Year’s on the Square
Downtown Knoxville, TN
Market Square
12/31/21 10:00PM
FREE

Celebrate the coming of the New Year in Market Square with a countdown, ball drop, and fireworks!


New Year’s Eve at the Sunsphere
Downtown Knoxville, TN
World’s Fair Park
12/31/20 9:00PM
FREE

Bring in 2022 with your friends and family at World’s Fair Park! There will be food trucks, free activities and DJ and live music. There will be a ball drop from the Sunsphere at midnight. For more information, click here.


New Year’s at Noon
Farragut, TN
Farragut Community Center
239 Jamestowne Boulevard, Farragut, TN 37934
12/31/21 11:00AM-12:30PM
General Admission: $2 per child, Adults Free

Join us for a New Year’s Eve celebration at noon! Enjoy dancing, NYE snacks and child-friendly bubbly drinks while celebrating the new year at an easier time of day. Pre-registration required. See website for more details.

Christmas Train Excursions

Christmas TrainThe Polar Express
Bryson City, NC
Departs from The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, approximately 2.5 hours from Knoxville.
45 Mitchell Street, Bryson City, NC 28713
11/12/21-1/01/21

See website for departure dates and times, as well as different pricing based on date, age, and seat.
Sip on hot chocolate and listen to the story of The Polar Express during your 1 hour 15 minute ride to the North Pole and back. Santa will board the train and give each child the magic silver sleigh bell. See website for more details.


Christmas Lantern Express
Three Rivers Rambler
2560 University Commons Way, Knoxville, TN 37919
11/26/21-12/23/21
See website for departure dates and times. Ride is two hours long.
Tickets: Adults (13-54) $45.00, Seniors 55+ $42.00, Children (3-12) $18.00, Infants Under Age 1 Free
Climb onboard the “Christmas Lantern Express” and be part of this beloved Knoxville tradition. Enjoy festive decorations, holiday treats, story time with celebrity readers and a special visit with Santa!


North Pole Limited Christmas Train Ride
Chattanooga, TN
Departs from the Grand Junction Station
4119 Cromwell Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37421
11/20/21-12/23/21
See website for departure dates and times. Ride is 1 hour and 15 minutes long.
See website for various pricing options.

Take an imaginary journey to the North Pole! Enjoy sing-a-longs, refreshments, and story-telling while you write your own personal letter to Santa. (Santa will not be on the train, but he will be visible to passengers at the North Pole.) TSA requires that masks be worn inside the depot and on the train ride. They may be removed for eating and drinking. See website for more details.

Christmas Parades

WIVK Christmas Parade
Downtown Knoxville, TN
Gay Street
12/03/21 7:00PM

The WIVK parade is back for its 48th year with bands, dancers, lighted floats, and, of course, Santa Claus! For more information, visit the parade website.


Sevierville’s 56th Annual Christmas Parade
Historic Downtown Sevierville, TN
12/04/21 10:00AM

Best viewed at Forks of the River Parkway and Court Avenue. See website for more details.


Townsend Christmas Parade
Townsend, TN
12/05/21 2:30PM-4:00PM
Enjoy the fun and festivities of the Christmas season at the Townsend Christmas parade. The parade will start at IGA and end at Nawger Nob Village.


Lenoir City Christmas Parade
Downtown Lenoir City, TN
12/02/21 6:30PM

Enjoy downtown Lenoir City as we kick-off the Christmas season with our Christmas Parade! Line up starts at 5:00pm and the parade will kick-off at 6:30pm. We will also have the Academy of Dance Arts perform at the reviewing area at A street at 6:10pm.


Morristown Christmas Parade
Downtown Morristown, TN
12/02/21 7:00PM

The parade will follow the traditional route through downtown Morristown and disperse in the parking lot at HomeTrust Bank, 120 Evans Avenue. The parade theme is “Have Yourself a Musical Little Christmas.”


Halls Christmas Parade
Halls Community
TBA

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season at the annual Halls Christmas Parade.


Clinton Christmas Parade
Downtown Clinton, TN
12/04/21 6:00PM

The parade will include bands, floats, dancers, local artists and more. The parade theme is “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas.”


Gatlinburg’s Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade
Downtown Gatlinburg, TN
12/03/21 7:30PM

Come see why millions of people have watched this award-winning celebration! Enjoy marching band performances, large balloons, dancers, musicians and much more. Parade route: Begins at Baskins Creek Bypass on East Parkway at 7:30PM before spanning through Gatlinburg and ending at traffic light #10. See website for more details.

Santa Sightings

Santa at West Town Mall
Knoxville, TN
Beginning 11/12/21

It’s time for holiday photos with Santa! Now you can save time and avoid the line by reserving online your magical moment with Santa here.


Cook N Craft Academy Breakfast with Santa & Craft Market

{SOLD OUT}

Loudon, TN
418 Wharf Street
11/27/21 9:30AM-2:00PM
Children: $7, Adults: $12

Join us for a breakfast with Santa! Eggs, pancakes, muffins, coffee, bacon, sausage and more. Then stay for a special holiday open air craft market. Spots will fill up fast so reserve your tickets in advance here.


Cook N Craft Academy Lunch with Santa & Craft Market
Loudon, TN
418 Wharf Street
11/27/21 12:00PM-2:00PM
Children: $10, Adults: $14

Join us for a lunch with Santa! Enjoy our award winning chili, hotdogs, roasted potatoes/chips, cookies and more plus a visit from the big guy himself! Lunch starts at noon. Then start your holiday shopping in our open air market. Spots will fill up fast so reserve your tickets in advance here.


Anakeesta Breakfast with Santa
Gatlinburg, TN
576 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
12/04/21 & 12/11/21
General Admission: $84.99 (4-11), $91.99 (Seniors 60+) & $98.99 (Adults 12-59). Ticket prices include general admission.

Santa Claus is coming to town! Join us at Anakeesta for a delightfully enchanted breakfast this winter season with a very special guest, Santa Claus himself! Our Breakfast with Santa event will be held December 4 and December 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Tickets to our Breakfast with Santa event include EARLY access to Anakeesta before other guests arrive, all-day access to the park, a delicious breakfast served at Cliff Top, holiday crafts, a sing-a-long, and a professional photo with Santa himself! A wonderful breakfast at our restaurant, nestled in the Smoky Mountains, with Ole’ Saint Nick is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season and is sure to be a joyful moment and memory for you and your whole family! See website for more details.


Horse Haven Breakfast in the Barn

{SOLD OUT}

Lenoir City, TN
2477 Ford Road
12/11/21 9:00AM-11:30AM
Admission: $10 per person, Children two and under free

Your admission price includes an ornament to take home, breakfast and a family photo with Santa! Spaces are limited so be sure to register in advance. See website for more details.


f/32 Pictures with Santa
Knoxville, TN
7838 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
11/26/21-11/28/21 & 12/03/21-12/05/21
Session Fee: $50

Reserve your special time with Santa! The visit will also include a credit for two digital files, with a print and social media release. Spots are expected to fill up fast so reserve your spot now! See website for more details.


P3 Sportsplex Pictures with Santa
Knoxville, TN
11805 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37934
12/4/21 9:30AM-12:30PM
FREE

Let your kids get their picture made with Santa and the big green Grinch! Space is limited so be sure to reserve your spot. See the website for more details.


Evening with Santa
Lenoir City, TN
War Memorial Building
103 N B St.
12/09/21 6:00PM-7:30PM
FREE

This event includes one on one time with Santa, light refreshments, crafts, games and a keepsake photo of your child with Santa. See website for more details.


Santa Photo Event with JCPenney Portraits
West Town Mall & Turkey Creek Locations
Knoxville, TN & Farragut, TN
11/5/21-12/19/21

A fun photography session with Santa, new holiday backgrounds and prop options. See website for more information on times and details.


Foothills Mall
Maryville, TN
TBA

See the website for more information on times and dates for family and pet photos with Santa!


Be sure to stay tuned over the next couple of weeks for more information on ways and places to give back to your community this holiday season and another round-up on your local Christmas Tree Farms and best Christmas lights around town. If you have another event you would like to add, please comment below and use our link to add it to our site calendar here.

Wishing you and yours a very merry holiday season!

Santa at West Town Mall
Knoxville, TN
Beginning 11/12/21

It’s time for holiday photos with Santa! Now you can save time and avoid the line by reserving online your magical moment with Santa here.


Cook N Craft Academy Breakfast with Santa & Craft Market

{SOLD OUT}

Loudon, TN
418 Wharf Street
11/27/21 9:30AM-2:00PM
Children: $7, Adults: $10

Join us for a breakfast with Santa! Eggs, pancakes, muffins, coffee, bacon, sausage and more. Then stay for a special holiday open air craft market. Spots will fill up fast so reserve your tickets in advance here.


Anakeesta Breakfast with Santa
Gatlinburg, TN
576 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
12/04/21 & 12/11/21
General Admission: $84.99 (4-11), $91.99 (Seniors 60+) & $98.99 (Adults 12-59). Ticket prices include general admission.

Santa Claus is coming to town! Join us at Anakeesta for a delightfully enchanted breakfast this winter season with a very special guest, Santa Claus himself! Our Breakfast with Santa event will be held December 4 and December 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Tickets to our Breakfast with Santa event include EARLY access to Anakeesta before other guests arrive, all-day access to the park, a delicious breakfast served at Cliff Top, holiday crafts, a sing-a-long, and a professional photo with Santa himself! A wonderful breakfast at our restaurant, nestled in the Smoky Mountains, with Ole’ Saint Nick is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season and is sure to be a joyful moment and memory for you and your whole family! See website for more details.


Horse Haven Breakfast in the Barn

{SOLD OUT}

Lenoir City, TN
2477 Ford Road
12/11/21 9:00AM-11:30AM
Admission: $10 per person, Children two and under free

Your admission price includes an ornament to take home, breakfast and a family photo with Santa! Spaces are limited so be sure to register in advance. See website for more details.


f/32 Pictures with Santa
Knoxville, TN
7838 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
11/26/21-11/28/21 & 12/03/21-12/05/21
Session Fee: $50

Reserve your special time with Santa! The visit will also include a credit for two digital files, with a print and social media release. Spots are expected to fill up fast so reserve your spot now! See website for more details.


Santa Photo Event with JCPenney Portraits
West Town Mall & Turkey Creek Locations
Knoxville, TN & Farragut, TN
11/5/21-12/19/21

A fun photography session with Santa, new holiday backgrounds and prop options. See website for more information on times and details.


Foothills Mall
Maryville, TN
TBA

See the website for more information on times and dates for family and pet photos with Santa!


Be sure to stay tuned over the next couple of weeks for more information on ways and places to give back to your community this holiday season and another round-up on your local Christmas Tree Farms and best Christmas lights around town. If you have another event you would like to add, please comment below and use our link to add it to our site calendar here.

Wishing you and yours a very merry holiday season!

1 COMMENT

  1. The Oak Ridge Parade is going to be on Dec. 11th from 6-8 PM. We attend every year and it’s so fun! Santa ends the parade and they hand out candy. 🙂
    >>The parade will begin at 6 p.m. and will follow its traditional route beginning at Corporate Center, on the corner of Lafayette and Laboratory Road. From there, the parade will travel down Lafayette to the Oak Ridge Turnpike. It will continue west on the Turnpike to Oak Ridge High School.<<

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