East Tennessee Christmas Guide

Creating memorable holiday traditions has never been easier with our complete guide to Christmas in East Tennessee. Below you’ll find tons of family-friendly ideas to help you add a spark of Christmas magic to your holiday season.

From sipping hot chocolate at a tree farm in the crisp mountain air to caroling along with your neighbors at the local parade, festive fun awaits around every corner throughout November and December. Use the city guides below to plan your perfect East Tennessee Christmas today!

Christmas in East Tennessee

Best East Tennessee Christmas Events

East TN is home to some of the south’s best Christmas events. From historical reenactments and Christmas baking classes to Smoky Mountain Winterfest and symphony performances, you’ll find everything you need to create those Christmas memories you’ve been dreaming of.

Below you’ll find events in Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Tri-Cities. Many of the events are totally worth taking a day trip for, so no matter where you live, be sure to check out all 3 lists.

Knoxville Christmas events 2019
Chattanooga TN Christmas Events
Christmas Events in Johnson City TN

Stunning Christmas Light Displays in East TN

Whether young or old, viewing the glittering lights of Christmas never goes out of style. Below you’ll find all the most stunning light displays include large commercial installations and smaller home-based options. You can also get a route map to help you find your way!

Best Spots to View Christmas Lights in Knoxville TN
Pigeon Forge Christmas Lights
Christmas Lights in Chattanooga
Bristol Christmas Lights TN

Adorable Christmas Tree Farms in East Tennessee

These mountainside tree farms are dripping with Christmas spirit. In addition to cutting your own tree, you can shop for fresh handmade greenery including wreaths and garland.

Many farms also offer bonuses like delicious holiday baked goods, frothy hot chocolate, campfire s’mores, yard games, country Christmas crafts, and more! With so much to offer, any one of these farms would be a great place to start a new holiday tradition.

Christmas Tree Farms Knoxville TN
Smoky Mountain Christmas Tree Farms
Smoky Mountain Tree Farms
Christmas Tree Farms Chattanooga TN
Christmas Trees Farms Near Johnson City TN

East TN Experience Gifts

If you are cutting back on the clutter, experience gifts are a great way to spread holiday cheer without contributing to the ever-growing pile of things accumulating in your house. This comprehensive guide has tons of unique options to wow your friends and family like ninja warrior parks, glass blowing classes, wilderness survival classes, parent-and-me cooking classes, and so much more!

You’ll find option for all ages and many varied interests. Check it out below!

Affordable Experience Gifts for Men, Mom Explores The Smokies

Can’t-Miss Christmas Shows

Hit the town for a fun night of singing and dancing at one of the Smoky Mountains’ best Christmas shows. You’ll discover dinner shows, variety shows, murder mysteries, and more!

Best Christmas Shows in Pigeon Forge

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Erica Cardinal
Erica is a long-time resident of East TN and the founder of East TN Family Fun. She's also a sucker for a good adventure. Together with her hubs and kiddos, she spends her time exploring, homeschooling, and making memories.

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