What To Do With Kids

If you have kids, we have things to do.

ETHC Holiday Open House November 3, 2014

Filed under: Indoor,Museum — Elizabeth @ 5:09 pm

Holiday Open House At The East Tennessee History Center

Saturday, December 13, 2014 – 11:00am to 3:00pm

Cookies and apple cider will warm the day at  the ETHS Holiday Open House.  Activities include live musical performances, craft demonstrations, ornament and craft making for the kids, storytelling, and frontier toys and stories.  Shoppers will enjoy browsing the great selection of traditional gifts, history books, and children’s items, as well as a selection of handmade items.  Members will receive a 15% discount on regular priced items.

Visitors are also invited to tour the current feature exhibit, as well as the permanent exhibitionVoices of the LandAll events are free and open to the public.


Comcast Christmas at Chilhowee Park

Filed under: Outdoor — Elizabeth @ 5:05 pm
Comast Christmas at Chilhowee Park

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

  • At Chilhowee Park
  • A forest of lighted trees floating on the lake
  • Performances by church choirs
  • Train rides for children of all ages
  • FREE activities including pictures with Santa Claus, marshmallow roasting, hot cocoa by the Salvation Army, face painting, balloon animals & much more!
  • Build gingerbread houses with Austin East Culinary Arts Department
  • Build with Legos at the Bricks 4 Kids tent
  • Nightly self-guided driving tours through the park from November 28, 2014 – January 1, 2015
  • Sponsored by Comcast, WVLT Channel 8, Knoxville News Sentinel, 93.1 WNOX, Krispy Kreme, Cheerwine and The Muse Knoxville

Regal Celebration of Lights

Filed under: Outdoor — Elizabeth @ 5:04 pm
Regal Celebration of Lights

Friday, November 28, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

  • Market Square, Krutch Park & Krutch Park Extension
  • WDVX Holiday Ho-Ho-Hoedown entertainment at 6:30 p.m. on Market Square Stage including East Tennessee’s own national singing sensation 10-year old EmiSunshine & the Rain, Knoxville’s rising start Mae Beth Harris and our national champion Knoxville clogging team from the Step Above Dance School. Award winning WDVX personality Freddy Smith and his Christmas Chicken will emcee and pose for pictures.
  • Downtown Knoxville becomes a Christmas village with caroling and marshmallow roasting
  • Lighting of the 38 ft. Christmas tree
  • Krutch Park sparkles with more than 100,000 lights
  • Performance by Old City Buskers
  • Train rides for children of all ages
  • FREE activities including pictures with Santa Claus, hot cocoa by the Salvation Army, face painting, balloon animals & much more!
  • Sponsored by Regal Entertainment, Pilot, Krispy Kreme, WDVX, WATE Channel 6, 93.1 WNOX, Home Depot, The Muse Knoxville, Cheerwine and Knoxville News Sentinel

2014 Holidays on Ice

Filed under: Outdoor — Elizabeth @ 5:04 pm
Knoxville's Holidays on Ice

Open Friday, November 28, 2014 thru Sunday, January 4, 2015

  • Market Square in downtown Knoxville
  • Knoxville’s only open-air ice rink opens November 28
  • Located in Downtown Knoxville at Market Square
  • Rink is open everyday, rain or shine
  • Admission is $10 for adults & $7 for children 12 years & younger.
  • Admission includes skate rental.
  • Every skater must sign a waiver of liability.
  • Parent / guardian signature required for all skaters under the age of 18 years.
  • Skate with Peppermint Panda
  • For specific operational hours, special promotions & info on private parties, birthday celebrations, season passes & group rates call 865-215-4423 or visitwww.knoxvillesholidaysonice.com.
  • Sponsored by Home Federal Bank, CBID, Pilot, Regal Entertainment, WBIR, B 97.5 and Knoxville News Sentinel

2014 WIVK Christmas Parade

Filed under: Outdoor — Elizabeth @ 5:02 pm
WIVK / Fowlers Christmas Parade

The parade route is as follows: Howard Baker Jr. to Church Street, right onto Gay Street, right onto Jackson Ave. (Floats will continue over Gay St. Viaduct and conclude at Depot.)

Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. 

  • Gay Street in Downtown Knoxville
  • One of Knoxville’s Christmas favorites
  • Floats & decorated vehicles
  • Marching bands & dancers
  • Special appearance by Santa Claus!
  • Sponsored by WIVK, Advanced Office Systems, WVLT Channel 8 and Knoxville News Sentinel