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Johnson County Festival of Trees

December 1 - December 31
Johnson County Welcome Center and Museum, 716 South Shady Street
Mountain City, TN 37683 United States
FREE

3rd Annual “Festival of Trees” throughout the month of December at The Welcome Center. Kelly and the staff at the Welcome Center, 716 S. Shady Street- Hwy. 421, invites everyone to come out and enjoy the beautiful ‘Festival of Christmas Tree’s’ provided by local organizations and businesses from around the county. Hours of operation are... Read more »

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SidebySide: Warhol and the Body

December 1, 2017 - January 16, 2018
Tipton Gallery, 126 Spring St.
johnson city, TN 37604 United States
FREE

Monday, Dec. 1, 2017 – Friday, January 26, 2018 – Tipton Gallery, Johnson City SidebySide: Warhol and the Body An exhibition that aims to present sacred, profane, and queer views of popular culture, domestic women and various social issues through human figuration. Curated by Amber Howard. Reception on December 1, First Friday from 6 to... Read more »

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Christmas in Historic Blountville

December 7 - December 9
Downtown Blountville, 3425 Highway 126
Blountville, TN 37617 United States
FREE

Want to ring in the Christmas Season with family and friends? Do you have a special someone you would like to remember at Christmas? How about an old-fashioned Christmas Parade right here in the heart of Sullivan County?  Historic Blountville is the place to be! TRADITIONAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY This year’s festivities will begin with the... Read more »

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Ongoing

The Luthier’s Craft: Instrument Making Traditions of the Blue Ridge

November 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - March 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, 24201

Luthiers – skilled makers of stringed musical instruments – are both keepers of tradition and innovators. They carry on the old ways of working wood and string to create beautiful and functional instruments, while also bringing new creativity and technology to the fore in their pieces. The Luthier’s Craft explores and documents the traditional arts of fiddle,... Read more »

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9:00 am

FL3TCH3R Exhibit

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Daily until December 15, 2017
Reece Museum, 363 Stout Dr
Johnson City, TN 37614 United States
FREE

2017 FL3TCH3R Exhibit Thursday, Oct. 26, 5 p.m., Exhibit Juror's Lecture & Reception Exhibition ~ Oct. 9-Dec. 15, Reece Museum - FREE Established in memory of Fletcher Dyer, a BFA senior at ETSU who passed away in 2009, the FL3TCH3R: Social & Politically Engaged Art juried exhibit focuses on work with strong social or political content. Entries for... Read more »

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A New Subjectivity Exhibition

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Daily until December 15, 2017
Reece Museum, 363 Stout Dr
Johnson City, TN 37614 United States
FREE

A New Subjectivity Exhibition Thursday, Nov. 9, 5 p.m., Curator's Lecture & Reception Exhibition ~ Oct. 15-Dec. 15, Reece Museum - FREE A New Subjectivity: Figurative Painting after 2000 is an exhibition of paintings by women that attempts to categorize Expressionism in new terms. Referencing cartoons, fashion spreads and personal narratives, the artists address the fragmentation of... Read more »

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Table Trick Science

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until December 17, 2017
Hands On! Regional Museum, 315 E. Main St.
Johnson City, TN 37601 United States

Tuesday, November 14th - Sunday, December 17th - Table Trick Science Bring flair and fun to your holiday meals with our fun experiments!  First, try your hand at the good ole' tablecloth trick, but without the fine china!  Then, try a rainbow milk experiment and learn how to make magnetic cereal "swim."  The Eastman Discovery... Read more »

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December Art Studio Activities

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until December 31, 2017
Hands On! Regional Museum, 315 E. Main St.
Johnson City, TN 37601 United States

Tuesday, December 5th - Sunday, December 31st -December Art Studio Activities Join us for wax resist watercolor snowflake paintings, pattern plate rubbings, and "snow-scape" paper craft in our Art Studio.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided.  Stop by and get creative!   HOURS • Tuesday – Friday 9am – 5pm • Saturday 9am – 6pm... Read more »

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Curious Coal

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until January 7, 2018
Gray Fossil Site & Museum, 1212 Sunset Dr.
Gray, TN 37615 United States

Tuesday, December 5th - Sunday, January 7th - Curious Coal Celebrate Miner's Day by learning about the link between coal and fossils. Get an up close and personal look by examining coal specimens and core samples.  Programs announced periodically throughout each day.   Tuesday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am-5:00pm Sunday 1:00 pm-5:00pm Monday 9:00... Read more »

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FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social and Politically Engaged Art

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Daily until December 15, 2017
Reece Museum, 363 Stout Dr
Johnson City, TN 37614 United States

Thru December 15, 2017 – Reece Museum FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social and Politically Engaged Art Established in memory of Barbara and Wayne Dyer’s son, Fletcher, the FL3TCH3R international juried exhibit focuses on work with strong social and/or political content. Entries were selected by illustrator/painter Anita Kunz, a visual artist whose magazine covers include The New Yorker,... Read more »

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A New Subjectivity: Figurative Painting after 2000

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Daily until December 15, 2017
Reece Museum, 363 Stout Dr
Johnson City, TN 37614 United States

  Thru December 15, 2017 – Reece Museum A New Subjectivity: Figurative Painting after 2000 Juror’s lecture: Jason Stopa - Thursday, Nov. 9, lecture & reception: 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. A New Subjectivity: Figurative Painting after 2000 is an exhibition composed entirely of paintings by women that attempts to categorize Expressionism in new terms.... Read more »

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10:00 am

Winterfest Art Show

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until January 7, 2018
Sycamore Shoals State Park, 1651 W Elk Ave
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States

Winterfest Art Show November 19th until January 7th , 2018 Opening Reception:  Sunday, December 3                            1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Kick off the holidays at Sycamore Shoals!  The Watauga Valley Art League exhibition and sale begins with a reception on December 3 with great opportunities for holiday shopping! Artwork from the Watauga Valley Art League... Read more »

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Lamplight Christmas Wreath Exhibit

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until January 7, 2018
Sycamore Shoals State Park, 1651 W Elk Ave
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States

Lamplight Christmas Wreath Exhibit November 19th  until January 7th, 2018 Tuesday - Saturday                                                                 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday                                                                                    1:00 pm – 4:30 pm A visit to the park Visitors Center is sure to inspire as the rooms will be graced with wreaths of all designs and colors hung from old time lampposts.  Please contact... Read more »

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Christmas Carolers at Birthplace of Country Music Museum

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, 24201
FREE

Christmas Carolers at the Museum Friday, December 8 | 10:00 a.m. Birthplace of Country Music Museum Students from Watauga Elementary School will bring a choir group of 41 students to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on December 8 to sing Christmas carols at 10:00 a.m. The students will perform in the atrium of the... Read more »

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3:00 pm

Preserving Family History Workshop

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bristol Public Library, 701 Goode Street
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
FREE

With the holiday drawing families together, it's the the perfect opportunity for genealogists—amateurs and experts alike—to record precious family memories and preserve family history. But how do you make genealogy fun and interesting for everyone? It's easy! Visit Bristol Public Library for a free workshop on "Preserving Family History for the Next Generation" and learn... Read more »

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4:30 pm

Rocky Mount Candlelight Christmas

December 8 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Once on December 2, 2017,
and Once on December 8, 2017,
and Once on December 9, 2017
Rocky Mount State Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Road
Piney Flats, TN 37686 United States

Join us and experience Christmas in 1791! Learn the history of many of the holiday traditions that we still celebrate today. Step back to a simpler time and enjoy a candlelit visit with the Cobb family! Reservations are highly recommended as there are limited spaces available for tours. Call us today at (423) 538-7396 to... Read more »

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7:30 pm

Bristol Ballet: The Nutcracker

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This beloved, long-standing classic continues to be a holiday favorite. As Bristol Ballet celebrates its 70th anniversary this season, the dancers are proud to present The Nutcracker to its audiences. Directed by guest director Janelle Tatum Eggleston, this year’s production will have new backdrops, choreography and character development. Ms. Eggleston was director of Bristol Ballet... Read more »

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8:00 pm

Hark the Herald Angels Swing

December 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Culp Auditorium, Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City, TN 37614 United States
$10

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – D.P. Culp Center Hark the Herald Angels Swing Join the ETSU Jazz Ensemble along with special guests and enjoy some swinging arrangements of your favorite Christmas songs, as well as a jazzy take on memorable movie and television themes. Special Guests: Jason Day-piano, Michael Baggetta-guitar, Rande Sanderbeck-drums, and... Read more »

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