Kingsport & Surrounding Areas

Santa Train

From Shelby, KY to Kingsport, TN. The Santa Train is the world's largest Santa Parade, 110-miles in route. Now in its 68th year, the Santa Train is an annual train journey through Appalachia where volunteers from Kingsport take 15 tons of gifts, candies and toys to children in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee. Thousands of families in rural communities turn out to welcome the Santa Train to their hometowns each year. The Santa Train is co-sponsored by CSX Transportation, Food City and the Kingsport Tennessee Area Chamber of Commerce.

info@kingsportchamber.org
www.kingsportchamber.org

Info
Date: 
November 20, 2010
P.O. Box 1403, Kingsport, TN 37662
Phone: 
423-392-8800

Haunted Boatyard at Netherland Inn

at Netherland Inn in Kingsport. Call for a complete schedule.
423-378-4232
www.netherlandinn.com

Info
Date: 
October 22, 2010
2140 Netherland Inn Road, Kingsport, TN 37660
Phone: 
423-378-4232

Adopt A Tree

at Warriors' Path State Park. Hours: 10 AM-Noon. All area young people are invited to help bring re-leaf to Kingsport. We’ll be distributing free tree seedlings, to plant in the park and to plant at home. Help begin tomorrow’s forests! Free. Kingsport. Email: Marty.Silver@state.tn.us

Info
Date: 
December 5, 2009
P.O. Box 5026, Kingsport, TN 37663
Phone: 
423-239-6786

Environmental Education Workshop

at Warriors' Path State Park. Learn to use nearby, familiar environments as “natural classrooms” for your children and students. Try teaching techniques that bring conservation to life. Especially for teachers and youth leaders. Free, but pre-registration is required. Hours: 9am to 4 pm.

Info
Date: 
October 3, 2009
P.O. Box 5026, Kingsport, TN 37663
Phone: 
423-239-6786

Downtown Kingsport

Charted in 1917, Kingsport was developed as America’s first “Model City.” Our downtown boasts a wide variety of shopping, unique dining, and cultural experiences that give this very historic section of town a personality of its own. Take a stroll through the largest concentration of antique stores or fine art galleries in the Southeast. Talk a leisure walk through our traveling Sculpture Walk, displaying artists’ masterpieces from all over the country. Enjoy a quaint delicatessen, the world’s best BBQ or other unique restaurants to fit your taste.

Christmas in the Country & Yule Log Ceremony

at Exchange Place in Kingsport. Celebrate the Yuletide season the old fashioned way with foods, crafts and entertainment reflecting bygone days on the pioneer farmstead. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Yule Log Ceremony begins at 4 p.m.
423-288-6071
www.exchangeplace.info

Info
Date: 
December 4, 2010
4812 Orebank Road, Kingsport, TN 37664
Phone: 
423-288-6071

Annual Witches Wynd

at Exchange Place. Professional storytellers lurking in the chimney corners of the ancient log buildings regale listeners with tales and legends with a tingle. We'll leave the light off for you. Hours: 8 p.m. AC.
Kingsport.
423-288-6071
www.exchangeplace.info

Info
Date: 
October 22, 2010 - October 23, 2010
4812 Orebank Road, Kingsport, TN 37664
Phone: 
423-288-6071

Junior League of Kingsport Holiday Market

at the MeadowView Marriott Convention Center in Kingsport. This festive market is the only one of its kind in our area, and will feature over 70 local, regional, and national vendors. These vendors have been selected for the quality and variety of the gifts, home décor, fine art, and gourmet foods they offer. General shopping hours are Friday and Saturday, October 8 - 9, 9:00 am until 6:00 pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.
423-245-1321
www.jlkingsport.org

Info
Date: 
October 7, 2010 - October 9, 2010
418 Shelby Street, Kingsport, TN 37662
Phone: 
423-245-1321

Star Watch

at Bays Mountain Park & Plantarium in Kingsport. Each Saturday Evenings during March, April, October and November. Begins at dusk.

View the night sky with many large telescopes at our observatories. See fascinating celestial objects like planets, the moon, star clusters, nebulae & galaxies.

Info
Date: 
March 6, 2010 - November 27, 2010
853 Bays Mountain Park Road, Kingsport, TN 37660
Phone: 
423-229-9447

Annual Fall Folk Arts Festival

at Exchange Place in Kingsport. Harvest time on the valley farm of the 1800s. Demonstrations, tours, homespun crafts, music, storytelling, food, animals- all relating to activities appropriate to the historic farmstead. Hours: Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun. Noon-5 p.m.
423-288-6071
http://www.exchangeplace.info

Info
Date: 
September 25, 2010 - September 26, 2010
4812 Orebank Road, Kingsport, TN 37664
Phone: 
423-288-6071

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