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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!