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Christmas in Kingsport: A Carousel Christmas

December 15, 2022 - December 17, 2022

Christmas in Kingsport: A Carousel Christmas

Christmas in Kingsport continues this week with holiday fun at the Kingsport Carousel, snow returning to Centennial Park and a special showing of a classic Christmas movie at the library.

It’s everything you need to get you and your family into the Christmas spirit.

This is Kingsport is partnering with the Downtown Kingsport Association and Visit Kingsport to bring you the best in holiday events throughout the month of December. And planning your activities is easy, just visit ThisIsKingsport.com and check out the Christmas in Kingsport page.

Events coming up later this week include:


Downtown Walking Tour (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.) – Take a self-guided tour of Downtown Kingsport’s most cheerful holiday spots. Begin at the nativity scene and take your time strolling through downtown while listening to songs from the Lamplight Theatre crew.


Christmas at the Kingsport Carousel – Free rides with Santa from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., reindeer games with Parks and Recreation and snow is coming to the playground beginning at 1 p.m.

Centennial Park – Beginning at 7 p.m., snow is coming back to Centennial Park for another evening of festive photograph opportunities.


Kingsport Public Library – Bring the family to a special Tom Hanks animated holiday movie showing at 2 p.m. (limited to 130 guests). Library staff will also offer crafts for kids in Glen Bruce Park. Finally, enjoy snow in the park from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and then again from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For the full list of Christmas events taking place in December, visit www.ChristmasInKingsport.com. You can also sign up for free email and text alerts, so you don’t miss any of the festive fun.

About the City of Kingsport

Founded in 1917, the City of Kingsport (pop. 55,400) is located on the Tennessee-Virginia border at the crossroads of I-81 and I-26 near the geographic center of the eastern U.S. The city is widely known as a planned community, designed by renowned city planner John Nolen and wrapping around the foot of Bays Mountain – a 3,750-acre park, nature preserve, planetarium and observatory. Kingsport is recognized as an International Safe Community by the National Safety Council, a Healthier Tennessee community, and won the 2009 Harvard Innovations in American Government Award for its higher education initiatives. While many city names are duplicated throughout the U.S., there’s only one Kingsport – a fact that invokes community pride, known locally as the “Kingsport Spirit.


December 15, 2022
December 17, 2022
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Kingsport Carousel & Park
350 Clinchfield St
Kingsport, 37660
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