There’s something special about Knoxville during the holidays. The colonial buildings shining with their decorative lights makes it feel like a scene straight out of A Christmas Carol. And with various breweries, artisan chocolate shops, and a beautifully restored 1920’s theatre, there’s plenty to do to keep you warm in Knoxville this winter.
Skate The Night Away
A holiday favorite, the opening of the Knoxville ice skating rink is always a highly anticipated event. Holidays on Ice Presented by Home Federal Bank brings family and friends together for a festive experience right in downtown Knoxville’s Market Square, where you can glide under the stars to the sounds of the best holiday tunes. Don your favorite sweater on Christmas Sweater Night and you’ll get $1 off admission. If you’re lucky you might even get to take a picture with the rink’s elusive mascot, ‘Peppermint Panda’!
The Best Christmas Light Show
If you’ve ever found yourself in a YouTube loop–watching the latest Christmas light shows that sync up to your favorite song, then Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland is just what you’ve been waiting for. This intricate light extravaganza was meticulously crafted so that people could get a full blown light show from the comfort and warmth of their car. By simply tuning into the local radio station, you’ll be able to coast through some of the most impressively choreographed Christmas sound and light shows you can imagine.
Peruse the Holiday Market
Start your morning out right by taking a stroll around the Market Square Holiday Market. With almost 100 different booths offering up everything from hand-crafted pottery to home-grown mushroom kits, it’s the perfect place to grab some breakfast, window-shop, and see the timeless crafts of some of Knoxville’s best artisans.
Knoxville’s Luxurious Escape
At THE TENNESSEAN Hotel, you’ll experience luxurious contemporary designs with an international charm. From the vintage city maps that span the walls to custom-made napkins from France, THE TENNESSEAN Hotel has spared no expense on the details. Its chic suites that overlook the city’s dramatic mountain panoramas let you enjoy the best of Knoxville in style.