The Knoxville Focus for November 23, 2015


Area Holiday Events

“Twas the Night Before Christmas” is the theme for the Clinton Christmas Parade.  It will take place Saturday, December 5, 2015, at 6:00 p.m.  For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at (865)457-2559.


The Corryton Christmas Parade will take place Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 p.m. Line-up starts at 12:30 p.m. at the Corryton Ball Field. Bring your cars, trucks, horses and horse drawn vehicles, motorcycles, go-carts, tractors, farm implements and anything you ride or push. Churches, Businesses, Clubs and Organizations are welcome to enter floats

Trophies will be awarded for best in class.

Contact Joe Longmire at (865)898-9097 or Joyce Harrell at (865)705-7684 for more information.


The Annual Dandridge Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, December 20, 2015, at 1:30 p.m.  For more information, contact the Dandridge Fire Department at (865)397-3192.


The 22nd annual Celebrate the Season event, sponsored by the Farragut Beautification Committee, will be on Thursday, December 3rd from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive.  There will be photos with Santa, cookie decorating, various musical performances and more.  For more information please visit or contact Arleen Higginbotham at or (865) 966-7057.


Fountain City’s Annual Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Fountain City Optimist Club, will be Saturday, December 5, 2015.  The parade, which goes down Broadway, will start at 10:00 a.m.


In lieu of the Halls Christmas Parade, the Halls Business and Professional Association will host the “Celebrate the Holidays in Halls” Festival on Saturday, December 5, 2015, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Halls Food City parking lot. Children can ride a train with Santa and Mrs. Claus.  Photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available as well. There will be music from the Halls High Band, facepainting by the Halls High Cheerleaders, a miniature horse from Horse Haven available for petting and pictures, along with games, concessions, and much more.

Gatlinburg will host their 40th Annual Christmas Fantasy of Lights Parade on Friday, December 4, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.


The 6th Annual Gibbs Christmas Parade, sponsored by Gibbs Ruritan Club, will be held Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.  It begins at Gibbs High School and finishes at the Clear Spring Baptist Church parking lot.  Lineup will be at 1:45 p.m. at the high school.  For more information, see or email:  You can also call Larry Dougherty, (865) 898-3532, or Eddie Jones, (865) 789-4681.


Lenoir City will be hosting their Christmas Parade on December 3, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.  For further information, please contact (865)986-2715.


Mabry-Hazen House invites you to join us for our Annual Christmas Tours. Rooms will be decorated by museum staff and volunteers. Jane Van Ryan, author of The Seduction of Miss Evelyn Hazen, will be available to sign copies of a newly released second edition of her book. The new edition, artfully produced by Robin Easter Design, features a history of the Mabry-Hazen family, photographs, and a family tree. Christmas Tours are scheduled for Saturday, December 12 from 5-8 p.m. and Sunday, December 13 from 2-5 p.m. The event is free of charge and light refreshments will be served. Donations are encouraged.


The Maryville/Alcoa Christmas Parade will be Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

Powell’s Annual Christmas Parade, hosted by the Powell Lions Club, will be on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.


The Sevierville Chamber of Commerce will sponsor Sevierville’s 53rd Annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 5, 2015.  The traditional hometown parade will begin at 11 a.m. and can best be viewed on Forks of the River Parkway and Court Avenue in historic downtown Sevierville.  For more information, visit  or call (865)453-6411.


The 22nd Annual Seymour Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Seymour Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.  This year’s theme is  “Lighting the Way” for those affected by cancer.  It begins at Valley Grove Baptist Church and finishes at Kroger.  For more information, email


Townsend will hold their annual Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 6, 2015.  The parade is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. and continue until around 4:00 p.m.  For further information contact:  (865)448-6886


The 43rd Annual WIVK Christmas Parade will be on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.  It is sponsored by the Smoky Mountain Air Show and will make its way down Gay Street in the City of Knoxville.



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