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Christmas in Historic Blountville
December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
One event on December 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm
One event on December 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm
One event on December 8, 2018 at 1:00 pm
“Christmas in Historic Blountville”
November 30 through December 8, 2018
The Town of Blountville is welcoming a garland of festive events this holiday season! Gather with friends, family and loved ones to experience these annual holiday traditions in downtown Historic Blountville, Tennessee!
Christmas Dinner and Play – The season begins on Friday, November 30 with a Spirit of Christmas dinner and a delightful play sponsored by the Blountville Baptist Church. The play is “The Johnsons Almost Missed Christmas Again!”. Performances will be held Nov. 30 thru Dec. 2. Tickets are $12 and go on sale November 2. For additional information, please call 323-8033.
Christmas Market on Dec. 1 – On Sat., Dec. 1, a Blountville Christmas Market will be sponsored by the Friends of the Blountville Library at the Blountville Methodist Church Family Life Center. The market will run form 10 AM to 6 PM. Santa will be on site for family pictures at $5 each.
Old Deery Inn Museum and Tours – The Old Deery Inn and Museum will open its doors for some festive Christmas tours on Sat., Dec. 1, from 10 AM to 4 PM. The Sabine Hill 18th Century Dancers will perform from 1 PM to 2 PM. The Blountville Presbyterian Church will host a Quilt show from 10 AM to 4 PM. Cub Scout Pack 215 will serve hot dogs and Boy Scout Troop 113 will offer sweets and desserts along with old-fashion Country Kitchen kettle corn in the Rutledge House.
Blountville Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 6 – Join Santa at the Annual Historic Blountville Christmas Tree Lighting and Victims Remembrance Tree Lighting to be held at 6 PM on Thurs., Dec. 6, 2018, beginning at 6 PM in front of the old Sullivan County Courthouse. 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 Tree Lighting right here in the heart of Sullivan County and join in on some old-time Christmas caroling around the tree? Historic Blountville is the place to be! This year’s festivities will include the traditional Historic Blountville Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in front of the old Sullivan County Courthouse at 6 PM on Thurs., Dec. 6, 2018. Rep. Timothy Hill will do the honor of lighting the town Christmas tree, a massive thirty-foot blue spruce that adorns the front lawn of the historic courthouse. Christmas carols and special holiday music will be brought by the Blountville Middle School Choir under the direction of Darren Malcolm. Continuing last year’s theme of “One Special Town… Two Special Trees”, the ceremony will include the traditional tree lighting of the beautiful 30-foot Douglas fir in front of the courthouse, and a second tree lighting by the Hope for Victims Support and Advocacy Group in remembrance of victims of violence. Area residents are encouraged to participate by bringing an ornament in honor of family members lost to violence. Victims Remembrance Tree Organizer Joan Berry said, “It is in remembrance of everyone that has lost a loved one to homicide. Holidays can be extremely sad for families who have lost a loved one to violent crime. The remembrance tree gives families from East Tennessee the opportunity to do something special for their loved ones.” Food vendors will be offering hot chocolate and a variety of other items including hamburgers, hot dogs, barbeque, funnel cakes, deep fried oreos, nachos, chili cheese fries and other. Music will be provided by Emily Hutchins and Carolyn Barry.
Appalachian Express Chorus Benefit Concert on Dec. 7 – Come hear the sounds of Christmas as you’ve never heard it before! A special Appalachian Express Benefit Concert will be held at 7 PM on Fri., Dec. 7, at the Blountville Baptist Church, with hot cider served at the Pavilion afterwards. Suggested donations are $10 per person.
Blountville Ruritan Christmas Parade at 2 PM, Dec 8 – Historic Blountville festivities continue on Saturday with the Blountville Ruritan Annual Christmas Parade beginning at 2 PM. The Old Deery Inn and Museum will be open for Christmas Tours from 1 PM to 4 PM.
For additional information, please call the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism (423) 323-4660.