Christmas in Downtown — November 30th

November 26, 2018

Downtown Holiday Events –

“Christmas in Downtown – A Holiday Celebration” –

Two Trees to Light

November 30th – Candlelight, music and caroling on the County Courthouse lawn begins at 5:30pm. 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 who will light the Community Christmas tree at 6:00. Santa accompanied by the Nolichucky Elementary School Builder’s Club and South Key Club Elves and the “Winter and Company Snowflake Fairies” will 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 they will enjoy sweet treats while the Town Hall tree, will be lit by Santa himself.

Christmas Music Downtown

Tusculum View Chorus will be singing at the County Courthouse beginning at 5:40pm. Union Free Will Baptist Church Youth will perform at the courthouse beginning at 6:15pm. Enjoy holiday tunes as you wander down Depot Street courtesy of Gosnell’s Music.

Wagon Rides Downtown, and more

Downtown Things to Do

Public Works will provide holiday wagon rides in downtown during the evening with three loading areas taking place mid-block on East Church Street right near the outdoor movie, at 130 West Depot Street, mid-block, where photos with Santa will be taken and also on South Main Street near City Garage Car Museum. Be sure to load up on one the wagons where you can carol 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. Children are encouraged to make magic reindeer food for Santa’s reindeer and memories for years to come 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 holiday treats.

Merchants Have Extended Hours

The merchants will open for shopping and dining. Visit with Glory Days Greeneville, Greeneville Credit Jewelers, Greeneville Antique Market, Art Space 4 Gallery, Brolin & Bailey Company, Forever Kreations, Pritchard Designs, Richland Creek Corner Creations, Sweet Peas, Towne Square Shopping Center, Towne Square Package Store, and the General Morgan Inn for special offers and hours.

Strolling down West Depot Street this year is a real treat as you enjoy the painted windows depicting holiday and seasonal themes. We thank the property owners for allowing us the use of their buildings. Designs and artwork were done by Greeneville High School’s art students and volunteers under the direction of, GHS art teacher, Heather Jones. Sponsors are Rogers Dental, Lowe’s, Valspar, Pizza Hut, Premium Waters, Peggy Ann’s Bakery, Pizza Inn, and General Morgan Inn

Food throughout Downtown

Brumley’s at the General Morgan Inn, Catalyst Coffee Company, complete with cookie icing station, sponsored First Christian Church, The Coffee Barrel, and Tipton’s Café will all be open. Popping up for the evening will be a BBQ meal and hotdogs at Asbury United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall from 4:30 – 7:00pm and First Presbyterian Church’s Youth grilling on site hamburgers and hotdogs along with popcorn and hot chocolate at the outdoor movie site off East Church Street behind Andrew Johnson Bank. Look for their mobile site on Main Street as well.

Tusculum University 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 University 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 6:30 pm or there about Santa and Mrs. Claus will be inside the former George R. Lane building at 130 West Depot Street 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.

Main Street Ornaments and Limited Edition Prints

Great gifts for the holidays include the custom designed, hand painted ornaments with stands available through Main Street. All four designs: Historic Downtown, The Capitol Theatre, The Dickson-Williams Mansion and Andrew Johnson montage along with “Kaleidoscope” a limited edition print by local artist Carol Chilton will be on sale at their booth inside the former George R Lane building, 130 West Depot Street. Don’t miss out as these are limited editions.

Outdoor Movie “The Santa Clause 3”

The wall of the Dixie Cleaners building on East Church Street will become a giant outdoor movie screen where “The Santa Clause 3” will be shown beginning at 7:15pm and lasts 98 minutes. There is only one showing so don’t miss it. This, free, family friendly Disney film, provided by Greeneville Dental Associates and Trey Youngblood Insurance develops as Christmas cheer turns into holiday chaos when Scott Calvin (Tim Allen), aka Santa, invites his in-laws (Ann-Margret, Alan Arkin) for a visit and must, simultaneously, contend with Jack Frost's (Martin Short) scheme to take over the North Pole. Scott, his family and Head Elf Curtis must join forces to foil the nefarious plot.

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, located on South Main Street, will welcome in the holidays with candlelight tours of the home provided by the National Park Service beginning at 5:00 pm. After your tour enjoy hot cider and cookies. The DAR House, former home of Margaret Johnson Patterson Bartlett, Andrew Johnson’s great granddaughter located on West McKee Street will once again be offering free tours. They will be serving punch and cookies to all visitors. 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.

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.