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Christmas in Kingsport: The Polar Express

December 17, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Christmas in Kingsport: The Polar Express

Saturday is the perfect time to don your pajamas, hop aboard a literary train and enjoy a classic Christmas tale with a cup of hot chocolate.

Christmas in Kingsport – a three-week holiday celebration in downtown Kingsport – continues this week with a special event at the library on Saturday (Dec. 17). Beginning at 2 p.m. in the main auditorium, there will be a reading of the Chris Van Allsburg classic “The Polar Express” children’s book.

After the reading, there will be a showing of a Tom Hanks animated holiday movie, along with free popcorn and a cup of hot chocolate. This event is limited to 130 guests and the library welcomes people to show up in their pajamas.

The library will also be offering Christmas crafts and a special musical gift for kids in Glen Bruce Park. Finally, guests will be able to enjoy snow in the park from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and then again from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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.

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 17, 2022
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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