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2022 Soup and Song: Holidays Around the World

November 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

2022 Soup and Song: Holidays Around the World

The McKinney Center will kick off the holiday season with Soup and Song: Holidays Around the World on MondayNovember 28 featuring the Jonesborough Novelty Band and the cast of StoryTown Radio Show. This event returns as an in-person, sit-down dinner with entertainment.

Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. Dinner will be served between 6 – 7 p.m. The sing-along will begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $30 per person. Seating for this event is strictly limited to 125 tickets.

This holiday fundraiser features decorated tables representing different winter holidays from around the world including Christmas, St. Niklaus Day, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Celtic Winter Solstice and Las Posadas. Community partners who will be decorating the tables include Umoja of Johnson City, the cast of StoryTown Radio Show and the Tri-Cities African Women’s Support Network among others.

There will be a soup bar, served with Caesar salad, bread and a chocolate chip cookie for dessert.

This year, the soup offerings represent different holidays as well. This includes chicken tortilla soup from Main Street Café & Catering, a matzo ball soup from Catherine Yael Serota, a traditional Kwanzaa-inspired soup by the Tri-Cities African Women’s Support Network and a down-home Christmas-inspired selection from Ben Putland.

Attendees will take home a one-of-a-kind, hand-made ceramic ornament created at the McKinney Center. There will be over 150 ornaments to choose from.

This event serves as a fundraiser which supports this year’s community play, “We Did It Together” and the McKinney Center Scholarship Program.

Tickets are available online at jonesborough.com/tickets or by calling the Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423.753.1010.

For more information visit mckinneycenter.com or call 425.753.0562.


About the McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington: The mission of the McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington is to provide a comprehensive program through Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts which teaches various art skills to all participants through a quality program of instruction open to all segments of Jonesborough’s population. In addition, a primary mission of the Center is to enhance minority participation in the planning and implementation in all activities in Jonesborough while specifically celebrating the contribution of the African-American community in the growth and development of the Town. The activities of the McKinney Center are designed to enhance the quality of life of all Jonesborough residents.

About the Town of Jonesborough: A unique 18th century town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Tennessee, Jonesborough’s natural beauty, charming architecture, and storytelling heritage have attracted visitors worldwide. Stay a day, a week or forever, and create your own stories in beautiful Historic Jonesborough. Visit www.jonesborough.com for more information.


November 28
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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McKinney Center


McKinney Center
103 Franklin Ave
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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