A Knoxville Family’s Guide to January 2021

It’s a new year and plenty of new activities await you and your children in East Tennessee! The Muse Knoxville is hosting “Science Connections” every Thursday after school. You will participate in a special family lab exploring fun topics like dry ice bubbles. Then you’ll enjoy one hour of free play time.

Don’t let the cold weather stop you from enjoying great nature programs. The “Nature Nuggets” program at Ijams Nature Center is holding a month-long event called “Hike On” to encourage families to get outside and hike. As part of that effort, a special guided hike will teach kids about the nature around them and safe trail habits. Pre-registration is required. UT Gardens Knoxville’s “Friday Fun Day” is all about animals’ wintertime hibernation. Organizers say come ready to play and learn outside and be sure to register in advance.

Calling all Disney fans! The Knoxville Ice Bears will have some very special guests at their game in late January. This is always a popular event so you don’t want to miss it! Speaking of popular events, the West Knox Preschool and Activities Fair is going virtual this year. You will be able to “tour” area preschools and ask questions about availability, pricing, health measures and more. Knoxville Moms wishes you and your family a happy and healthy new year!

Jan
1
New Year’s Day Hike
Join us at Clean Juice (Turkey Creek) on New Years Day at 11am to carpool/follow to Frozen Head in Wartburg, TN for a 4mi easy-moderate hike. The trai...
Jan
1
Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas
Catch Dollywood’s popular Smoky Mountain Christmas before the theme park closes for the season!
Jan
2
Zoo Knoxville Zoo Lights
Knoxville’s Newest Light Spectacular, Zoo Lights presented by Chick-fil-A Knoxville. Light up your nights this winter when you experience the all ne...
Jan
3
Christmas Bird Count
**Pre-registration is required for this event** Every year, thousands of birders across North America volunteer to count birds for the Audubon Society...
Jan
3
Zoo Knoxville Zoo Lights
Knoxville’s Newest Light Spectacular, Zoo Lights presented by Chick-fil-A Knoxville. Light up your nights this winter when you experience the all ne...
Jan
6
Online Computer Coding Club
The Anna Porter Public Library in Gatlinburg is hosting an online computer coding club! To join the Computer Coding Club at APPL please create an acco...
Jan
7
Science Connections at The Muse
Explore a new science concept each week by completing a family lab, then enjoy an hour inside our museum. We’ll explore fun topics from dry ice ...
Jan
9
Oak Ridge Winter Farmers’ Market
The Winter Farmers’ Market is safe and indoors all winter, with hundreds of locally grown products, from produce, meat, eggs and cheese, to handmade...
Jan
14
Science Connections at The Muse
Explore a new science concept each week by completing a family lab, then enjoy an hour inside our museum. We’ll explore fun topics from dry ice ...
Jan
15
Friday Fun Day at UT Gardens Knoxville
Have you ever wondered what happens to animals in the wintertime? Do all animals hibernate? What is hibernation? We will learn the answers to these qu...
Jan
15
Knoxville Flea Market January 2021
One of the regions finest Flea Markets featuring quality dealers from all over selling antiques, jewelry, clothes, bath & body, surplus and much m...
Jan
16
Oak Ridge Winter Farmers’ Market
The Winter Farmers’ Market is safe and indoors all winter, with hundreds of locally grown products, from produce, meat, eggs and cheese, to handmade...
Jan
16
KKB’s January Saturday Spruce Up
This month we will be leading a litter pickup on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy through volunteering. We will meet...
Jan
16
West Knox Virtual Preschool Fair
West Knox preschools will present video and be available to respond to your comments and questions on Saturday January 16 at 10 AM.  Join us on our F...
Jan
16
Knoxville Flea Market January 2021
One of the regions finest Flea Markets featuring quality dealers from all over selling antiques, jewelry, clothes, bath & body, surplus and much m...
Jan
17
Parent & Child Hand Rolled Sushi
Take a culinary adventure to Japan without leaving Knoxville in this fun, hands on, and interactive Chef taught class! You and your child partner will...
Jan
19
Squisito Too Sevierville Grand Opening
Celebrate the opening of Squisito Too’s newest location in Sevierville on Tuesday, January 19th! Enjoy the store’s first-ever Tennessee location f...
Jan
21
Nature Nuggets: Hike On!
Description: When its cold, Ijams hikes to stay warm. Join us for an hour walking some of Ijams’ most fun trails. Along the way we will discove...
Jan
21
Science Connections at The Muse
Explore a new science concept each week by completing a family lab, then enjoy an hour inside our museum. We’ll explore fun topics from dry ice ...
Jan
23
Oak Ridge Winter Farmers’ Market
The Winter Farmers’ Market is safe and indoors all winter, with hundreds of locally grown products, from produce, meat, eggs and cheese, to handmade...
Jan
23
Mother-Daughter Workshop
Want a stronger relationship with your teen daughter? This highly interactive 2 hour workshop will help with that. The workshop will happen over zoom....
Jan
23
Ice Bears Disney Night
Details coming soon!
Jan
26
TVA EnergyRight Eye Spy Energy Kids’ Workshop
TVA and your local power company are excited to offer a series of free, virtual workshops that will help your children/students become energy heroes ...
Jan
28
Science Connections at The Muse
Explore a new science concept each week by completing a family lab, then enjoy an hour inside our museum. We’ll explore fun topics from dry ice ...
Jan
30
Oak Ridge Winter Farmers’ Market
The Winter Farmers’ Market is safe and indoors all winter, with hundreds of locally grown products, from produce, meat, eggs and cheese, to handmade...
Jan
31
Grace Christian Academy K-12 Admissions Open House
Families interested in learning more about a Christian education at Grace Christian Academy are invited to attend our upcoming K-12 Open House on Sund...