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Christmas in Olde Jonesborough

November 26 @ 11:00 am - December 17 @ 3:00 pm

The Town of Jonesborough will host Christmas in Olde Jonesborough, a month-long holiday series of events and activities. Christmas in Olde Jonesborough will feature a different theme every Saturday from November 26 to December 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Jonesborough.


Santa will also be on site in his sleigh beside the Washington County Courthouse each Saturday for pictures and visits with children.  Attendees are encouraged to bring letters to Santa and drop them off in the mailbox by Monday, December 12 and receive a reply from the jolly old man himself. Free gift wrapping will also be offered inside the International Storytelling Center during the Saturday events on any purchases made in downtown.


The series will kick off with Whoville and Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 26. Take a photo with the Grinch and get a “grinch treat”. Enjoy a reading of the classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas from the Heritage Alliance at the Chester Inn Museum. This will take place at noon, 1:15, 2, and 2:45 p.m. Each program will last 30 to 45 minutes. Limit is 20 people per reading. Tickets are free, but must be picked up in advance at the Chester Inn Museum. Tickets for the first two programs will be available starting at 11 a.m., and tickets will be available for the last two programs at 1:15 p.m.


The Lighting of the Tree ceremony takes place Saturday, November 26 at 6 p.m. Music and storytelling will lead up to the official lighting of the spruce beside the Washington County Courthouse in downtown.


Christmas in Olde Jonesborough continues on Saturday, December 3 with Doggone Christmas. Attendees are encouraged to bring their pets for pictures with Santa. The costume contest takes place at 1 p.m. including Ugliest Christmas Dog Sweater, Best Holiday Costume and Pet/Owner Lookalike. Donations will also be accepted for the Washington County Humane Society.


Santa’s Christmas Village takes place on Saturday, December 10 throughout Historic Jonesborough, starting at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, located at 117 Boone Street. Participants can pick up a program at the Jonesborough Visitors Center. This event includes cookie decorating, children’s activities, Santa Mart, games and more.  The much-anticipated Jonesborough Lighted Christmas Parade will take place that evening starting at 6 p.m. The parade will travel through the festively decorated historic district from Boone Street to Main Street.


The series wraps up on Saturday, December 17 with the Christmas Church Tour. Stroll through town and visit participating churches in downtown. Attendees can view decorated sanctuaries and enjoy music. Guides are located at the International Storytelling Center to begin the tour. Each church is located within easy walking distance of downtown.

For more information on Christmas in Olde Jonesborough call 423.753.1010 or visit jbochristmas.com.


November 26 @ 11:00 am
December 17 @ 3:00 pm
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Town of Jonesborough
TN United States

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