Christmas in Downtown Greeneville Celebration December 1

November 27, 2017

Downtown Holiday Events –

“Christmas in Downtown – A Holiday Celebration” –

Two Trees to Light

December 1st – Candlelight, music and caroling on the County Courthouse lawn begins at 4:15pm. Students of Smoky Mountain Music Association teachers: Ann Fitzgerald, Pamela Thacker, Leslie Vaughan and Deane Gray will play and sing seasonal music. Vocal selections will include “Mary Did You Know”, ”Tennessee Christmas” and “It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas”. Tusculum View Chorus under the direction of Jessica Ricker will present their Christmas program at 5:40 as the crowd joins in to sing more holiday favorites like, “O Come All Ye Faithful”, “Jingle Bells”, “Deck the Halls”, “We Wish You’re a Merry Christmas” and “Silent Night” 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 and South Key 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 on South Main Street near Asbury Child Enrichment Center. Be sure to load up on one the wagons where you can carol, with Dawson Ottinger, 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 Farms 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. Grandview Acres will also be located there serving up homemade breads, jams and holidays treats.

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, Forever Kreations, Esther & Ella on Main, Richland Creek Gifts, Richland Creek Christmas Shoppe, 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 Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church (enter off N Main St), assisted by the Nolichuckey Elementary School Builders Club and South Greene Key Club, waiting for you to visit and have your picture taken with Santa. The color photos, compliments of local photographer Tim Shaw, 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 storytelling, Letters to Santa and coloring activities taking place for children while there. Children are encouraged to make magic reindeer food and memories for years to come.

Outdoor Movie “Muppets Christmas Carol”

The wall of the Dixie Cleaners building on East Church Street will become a giant outdoor movie screen where “The Muppets Christmas Carol” will be shown beginning at 7:15pm and lasts 100 minutes. There is only one showing so don’t miss it. This free family friendly film, provided by First Presbyterian Church, brings Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie and the entire cast of the Muppet universe together to re-tell Charles Dicken's immortal classic "A Christmas Carol". This was the first time the Muppets appeared on screen since Jim Henson's death in 1990. Michael Caine gives a magnificent performance as Ebenezer Scrooge in a world full of Muppet comedy and almost scary performances from the "Ghosts of Christmas past, present, and yet to come"

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 at the corner of Main and McKee Streets 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. New this year will be a chance to visit the DAR house on West McKee St.

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.