Peppermint Trail + Elf on the Shelf in Downtown Knoxville


Follow the trail of peppermints on the sidewalks of Downtown Knoxville to discover all sorts of treats featuring the favorite red-and-white candy. From candy cane coffees at morning brunch to craft cocktails sipped by candlelight, you’ll find peppermint treats round almost every corner – along with plenty of gingerbread, cinnamon, cranberry, apple spice, and other holiday flavors. Plus, boutiques and gift shops feature peppermint-themed t-shirts, scented soaps, candles, and all kinds of holiday surprises. 

November 24 – January 7

Peppermint Trail Knoxville

Santa is sending Scout Elves to Downtown Knoxville for a magical scavenger hunt in more than two dozen downtown businesses! And Saint Nick has granted these special elves permission to remain in Knoxville from Friday, November 24, 2023 to Sunday, January 7, 2024.

You can pick up a North Pole Pass at Mast General Store or Knoxville Visitors Center to guide you through the adventure. The first 5,000 participants will receive a holiday stamp to self-stamp their passes. Or you can download a North Pole Pass here (available in mid-November). Find 20 or more Scout Elves and register to win prizes. Happy holiday hunting!

Don’t forget to check out our full holiday event guide!


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