All too often, the holiday season is one of chaos. Between the busy bustle of holiday parties, holiday shopping, and those all-important holiday meals and traditions, it’s hard to find the time to slow down and savor the joyous spirit of the season. Holidays should be about spending time with those closest to you; about taking the time out of our busy schedules to experience the full range of holiday traditions, whether it’s festivals of trees and lights, parades, horse-drawn carriage rides, ice skating, old-fashioned caroling, or holiday baking.
No where is it more beautiful or vibrant during the holiday season than in East Tennessee. The East Tennessee holiday season is magical; filled with traditions old and new, and sure to offer something that the entire family will enjoy. Stay with us at Whitestone Country Inn this winter, and experience an East Tennessee holiday like no other.
East Tennessee Holiday in Knoxville
At Whitestone Country Inn, we take pride in our holiday decorations, and are currently busy getting the Inn ready for the season. Throughout December, enjoy a holiday concert at Whitestone Country Inn, with our Dickens-inspired Whitestone Singers. Whitestone Country Inn is centrally located to all of the major attractions in East Tennessee, allowing you to take advantage of East Tennessee Holiday festivals and activities. On November 23rd, the City of Knoxville becomes a Christmas village with caroling and free marshmallow roasting, free pictures with Santa Claus, and the lighting of the 38 ft Christmas tree and Krutch Park. This weekend also sees the opening of Knoxville’s Holidays on Ice, the seasonal ice arena on Market Square. On Thanksgiving weekend, Christmas in the City begins with the 28th annual Festival of Trees at Chilhowee Park. On December 12th, take part in Knoxville’s annual Tour de Lights bike parade, where riders are encouraged to get creative with lights, costumes and decorations. If you hunger for a more traditional holiday experience, then enjoy a performance of A Christmas Carol at the Clarence Brown Theater.
Holiday fun in Chattanooga
If you’re looking to create new holiday traditions for your family this year, then head on down to Chattanooga for their Enchanted Garden of Lights, which features more than 30 holiday scenes throughout the beautiful grounds of Rock City Gardens. On the Friday after Thanksgiving, enjoy the Chattanooga classic lighted boat parade. If you or your children love the Christmas classic The Polar Express, then don’t miss your opportunity to take an imaginary journey north on a North Pole Limited train ride. Or maybe you want to try your hand at some gingerbread decorations in these great family-friendly gingerbread workshops. No matter which traditions you love during the holiday season, you are sure to find plenty to enjoy during the Chattanooga holiday season. At Whitestone Country Inn, we love sharing East Tennessee holiday traditions with you, and look forward to helping you create fond memories of time spent with family and friends this holiday season.