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Christmas in Downtown Greeneville
December 2, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“Christmas in Downtown – A Holiday Celebration” –
‘Tis the Season
The holiday season is a time of year when friends, family, neighbors, and visitors come
together to celebrate. You are encouraged to come downtown Greeneville Friday
evening to join them and the host of businesses, artists, musical groups, performers and
volunteers that have come together to provide Christmas in Downtown – A Holiday
Celebration that memories are made of.
Lighting the Community Tree
December 2nd 6:00pm – Candlelight, music and caroling will take place on South Main Street
near the County Courthouse lawn beginning at 5:00pm. Chuckey Doak Middle School Chorus
will lead off the musical entertainment beginning at 5:00pm; Tusculum View Chorus under the
direction of Jessica Ricker will present their Christmas program at 5:45 as the crowd joins in to
sing holiday favorites like, “Silent Night” as we await the arrival of Santa and the Winter &
Company snowflake fairies to light the Community Christmas tree at 6:00. Candle glowsticks will
be available to the first five hundred people compliments of Southbound Real Estate
Christmas Music Downtown
Chuckey Doak Middle School Chorus will open the evening’s entertainment at 5:00pm at the
performance area located on South Main Street across from the Capitol Theatre followed by
Tusculum View Chorus at 5:45. They will resume after the arrival of Santa until 6:15pm;
Eastview Chorus begins at 6:30. Madison Metcalfe will take the stage at 7:15; followed by Kasie
Shelnutt & Friends from 8:00 to 8:30. Closing out the evening’s musical performances, will be
the Greeneville High School Advanced Chorus from 8:45 – 9:15pm. Sponsors for the evening
are Lee House with Brickhouse Wealth Strategies for the stage and Capitol Theatre of
Greeneville for providing the audio and lighting.
Wagon Rides Downtown, and more
Downtown Things to Do
Public Works will provide holiday wagon rides in downtown during the evening with four
loading/unloading areas at North Main and Church Streets; 109 N College Street at Rock City
Tap & Lounge; South Main and McKee Streets across from the City Garage Car Museum and
West Depot and Irish Streets near Tipton’s Café and Nickel Ridge Winery. Be sure to load up on
the wagon where you can carol your way around town. We would ask that you get off at the
next stop so that those waiting to board can do so. Please note loading locations are subject to
change based on the redevelopment. Wagon rides are also subject to dry weather conditions.
The 100 block of South Main Street is where vendors with the Depot Street Farmers’ Market can
be found and known at press time to include Love’s Nursery (fresh wreaths), Not Your
Grandma's Jam (gourmet jams and jellies); Bob's Wood Art and Crafts (hand-carved wood
gifts); Summerfield Stitches (embroidery and custom apparel); Spider and the Bee; Sunshine
Gardens; Owl Ridge Farms and 3 Forks Farm.
Merchants Have Extended Hours
The merchants will be open for shopping and dining. The Depot Street Downtown Improvement
Project might make things a challenge but please note that several of the merchants have a
second entrance off the Morgan Inn parking lot. Visit with Greeneville Credit Jewelers,
Greeneville Antique Market, Art Space 4 Gallery, Brolin & Bailey Company, Pritchard Designs,
Nickel Ridge Winery, Tipton’s Café, Brumley’s at The General Morgan Inn, Elevate, Greeneville
Graze and Towne Square Package Store for special offers and hours.
Take in a Play at The Capitol Theatre
The curtain goes up at 7:00pm Friday night when The Greeneville Theatre Guild presents The
Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular. Visit www.greenevilletheatreguild.org or call 423-
470-2792 for tickets and details.
Santa to be at the Community Tree
Santa will remain downtown following the lighting of the Community Tree at 6:00pm. Bring your
iphones and cameras so you can make your pictures with him near the tree.
Food throughout Downtown
Brumley’s at the General Morgan Inn, Catalyst Coffee Company, where they are hosting cookie
icing stations, Top Dog Hot Dogs, The Tannery Downtown, Rock City Tap & Lounge, The Nickel
Ridge Winery, and Tipton’s Café will be open.
Music at the Baby Grand
Take the chill off in the lobby of the General Morgan Inn where a warm beverage reception may
be enjoyed while listening from 6:00 – 6:45pm to Leslie Vaughn and students playing and
singing around the baby grand piano. At 7:00pm Kris Carlson will begin entertaining with
selections of holiday music. Sing along if you will.
Southern Sanctuaries is in its second year for Friday night coordinated by The Greene County
Partnership Tourism Task Force. During the Christmas in Downtown Holiday Celebration
churches located in downtown Greeneville will be open between the hours of 5:00 – 9:00pm for
self-guided tours. There is no better time to visit these lovely sanctuaries than at Christmas, to
take in the reason for the season as you view and appreciate the beauty of these buildings some
of which date back to the 1700’s. The following eight churches are hosting: on North Main
Street will be First Baptist Church, Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and First
Presbyterian Church with Christ Chapel; on West Church Street is St. James Episcopal Church;
Central Christian Church can be found on West Summer Street with Asbury United Methodist
Church, Christ United Methodist Church, and Reformation Lutheran Church all on South Main
Attractions Open – Something for all ages.
Visiting the attractions on South Main Street will include The City Garage Car Museum, 210 S
Main St, will have “Open House” with free admission from 5:00pm until 8:00pm. In celebration
of the holidays the museum will be decked out with holiday decorations throughout their classic
The Andrew Johnson Homestead, located on South Main Street, will welcome in the holidays with
candlelight tours of the home provided by the National Park Service beginning at 5:00 pm. The
Asbury Church Children’s Choir performs at 6:45pm. After your tour enjoy light refreshments.
The Bartlett DAR House, former home of Margaret Johnson Patterson Bartlett, Andrew Johnson’s
great granddaughter located on West McKee Street will once again be offering free tours from
6:00 until 8:00 pm. Besides the regular tour of the facility with tour guides in each room to
explain the furniture and history of the house and family, the DAR members will be highlighting
some Revolutionary Patriots–Sparling Bowman, John and Jacob Neas, John Ottinger, and
Frederick Cutshall–with their histories and information about their descendants who are
The Greeneville Greene County History Museum at the corner of Main and McKee Streets is open
5–8pm. Admission is free. You will find Santa’s Workshop cohosted with Greeneville Youth
Builders. This year’s workshop will offer the young folks some complimentary snacks n’ treats,
ornament making/decorating opportunities and fun.
The QR Code will be posted throughout the event. Once scanned evening’s events and locations
should be available.
Closed Streets No Parking Within Event Area
Safety is first and foremost so please note that there will be no parking allowed within the event
area. All cars should be off the streets prior to 4:00pm Friday afternoon or risk being removed.
Main Street from Summer to Church Street will be the first to close so set-up can take place
other streets to immediately follow. Streets involve portions of Summer Street, Church Street,
College, and Main Streets.
Main Street Greeneville Board and Supporters wish to thank the many people who help make
this event possible: to Greene County, Town of Greeneville, and Lowe’s for the community tree
holiday décor; Vaughn & Melton for providing street lighting on E & W Depot Streets that allows
guests to navigate the project area during the evening. Public Works directional signage points
the way to businesses and attractions that are open, and Greeneville Police Department provide
the manpower for a safe evening and celebration. We couldn’t do it without the support of our
town and county entities. Thank you everyone. To you, our friends, and neighbors we wish you
a wonderful safe holiday season and a very Happy New Year.