It’s the first First Friday of 2019! Check out this week’s 6 Around Town selection of festivals, shows, and other exciting events throughout this weekend.
Final call for Elf on the Shelf
This is the only community-wide Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt! Pick up a North Pole Pass at over 20 locations downtown and get hunting. It’s a great family-friendly activity that will get you out and about and exploring downtown. Use #elvesinknox on social media to share your adventures!
Over 90 businesses will be decked in peppermint-themed and will feature peppermint specials throughout the season. These could include peppermint hot chocolates and lattes, or adult beverages like peppermint white Russians or martinis. Lots of other goodies can be found from peppermint bark to cookies, brownies, and more. There are even some salons and retail shops that have peppermint lotions, soaps, and candles so be on the lookout for the round Peppermint Trail emblems in front of downtown businesses and follow along the trail through January 6. Use #knoxpeppermint on social media to share your adventures.
Ice Skating in Market Square
This is the last weekend for ice skating in Market Square. Adults and children can skate at the open-air ice rink through January 6.
Kelle Jollly and The Will Boyd Project will perform at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville.
The Tennessee Theatre
The historic theater is showcasing a historic and classic musical – “Les Miserables” – with shows and seminars. Performances of the musical start Jan. 2.
A full calendar listing of upcoming shows and performances is available on their website.
Violins of Hope
A collection of nearly 50 Holocaust-era violins is going on display in downtown Knoxville beginning Friday, January 4.
The Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust exhibit opens Friday at the University of Tennessee’s downtown gallery off Gay Street.