CHristmas in Downtown Friday, December 2November 29, 2016
Downtown Holiday Events –
“Christmas in Downtown – A Holiday Celebration” –
Two Trees to Light
December 2nd – Candlelight, music and caroling on the County Courthouse lawn begins at 5:00 with Bless’d Ministries preforming some seasonal hymns holiday classics. Tusculum View Chorus under the direction of Jessica Ricker will sing beginning at 5:40 as the crowd joins in to sing more holiday favorites by candle light all the while awaiting the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus who will light the Community Christmas tree at 6:00. Santa and Mrs. Claus accompanied by the Nolichucky Elementary School Builder’s Club Elves and the “Winter and Company Snowflake Fairies” will then once again board the hay wagon and travel to Town Hall. The crowd will carol their way to Town Hall, at the corner of Church and College Streets where the Town Hall tree, will be lit by Santa himself. The crowd is invited to enjoy refreshments right there at the tree.
Wagon Rides Downtown, and more
Downtown Things to Do
Public Works will provide holiday wagon rides in downtown during the evening with loading taking place mid-block on East Church Street right near the outdoor movie and also at Fox Park. Be sure to load up on one the wagons where you can carol, with members of Chuckey Doak Middle School Builder’s Club, your way around town.
The front lawn at First Presbyterian Church on North Main Street will be where you can see the live “Rein-de-llamas” provided by Walnut Ridge Llama Farm. While there shop for llama fiber sock and hats. Make magic food for Santa’s reindeer with Ethan Myers of Myers Pumpkin Patch and Greenhouses while shopping for fresh Greene County mistletoe. You can also get fresh kettle corn and homemade fudge to put in your holiday gift baskets. Be on the lookout for samples given out in the crowd. Brian’s Funnel Cakes will also be located there.
The merchants will open for shopping and dining. Visit Glory Days Greeneville, Greeneville Credit Jewelers, Greeneville Antique Market, Art Space 4 Gallery, Brolin & Bailey Company, Moments, Tipton’s Café, Depot Street Boutique, Esther & Ella on Main, Richland Creek Gifts, Towne Square Shopping Center, Towne Square Package Store, Top Dog Hot Dogs, at the corner of Main and Depot Streets, Catalyst Coffee Company and the General Morgan Inn for special offers and hours.
Tusculum College Jazz Band
Take the chill off in the lobby of the General Morgan Inn where a warm beverage reception may be enjoyed while listening to the Tusculum College Jazz Band under the direction of David Price as they preform seasonal classics beginning after the tree lighting at 6:00 pm.
Have Your Picture Taken with Santa
Beginning at 6:45 pm Santa and Mrs. Claus will be inside the Simon Room of First Presbyterian Church (enter off N Main St), assisted by the Camp Creek Ruritans, waiting for you to visit and have your picture taken with Santa. The color photos will be emailed to the parents or guardians so that they might use and print how they see fit. Don’t miss your chance to have your picture taken with Santa along with making magic reindeer food and memories for years to come.
Outdoor Movie “Jim Carrey’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “whoville” lookalike contest
The wall of the Dixie Cleaners building on East Church Street will become a giant outdoor movie screen where “The Grinch” will be shown beginning at 7:30pm and lasts 100 minutes. There is only one showing so don’t miss it. This free family friendly film, provided by Right Angle Enterprises, Inc., is about the cantankerous Grinch (Jim Carrey) descends from his dreary dwelling high in the peaks of Mt. Crumpit upon the unsuspecting citizens of Whoville to wreak havoc on their beloved Christmas season. But this recluse with a heart "two sizes too small" learns a valuable lesson from a little girl named Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen) in this holiday favorite based on the book by Dr. Seuss. Bring your lawn chair and blankets to snuggle in and enjoy the movie.
Feeling a little Cindy Lou Who like yourself? Let your inner “who” out by dressing up like Cindy, The Grinch or any number of Whoville residents. The best adult and child’s costume will win a prize.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn and beverages are on the menu and will be available for purchase from the youth of First Presbyterian Church as a mission’s fundraiser.
Attractions Open – Something for all ages.
The Andrew Johnson Homestead will welcome in the holidays with candlelight tours of the home provided by the National Park Service beginning at 5:00 pm. The Greeneville Greene County History Museum will host the Christmas Market for the third year. The market has many vendors this year, including gifts, food items, household décor, food items, pet treats, and personal care items like soaps, toiletries, chair massage, and aromatherapy. The market takes place at The Museum's Fox Park at the corner of Main and McKee Streets. The market is open Friday 5-9 pm. The Museum is open 6 – 8pm. Admission is free. The City Garage Car Museum, 210 S Main St, will have “Open House” with free admission from 5:00pm until 8:00pm. In celebration of the holidays the museum will be decked out with holiday decorations throughout their classic car exhibits.
Main Street Greeneville Board and Supporters wish to thank the many people who help make this event possible. We couldn’t do it without the support of our town and county entities. Thank you everyone. To you, our friends and neighbors we wish you a wonderful safe holiday season and a very Happy New Year.