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This webpage lists places to go and things to see in the greater Tri-Cities area. Included are links to our area parks.
Christmas Parades (corrected list):
Boone NC: December 3, 11:00 am
Surgoinsville: December 3, 11:00 am
Church Hill: December 3, 11:00 am
Gray: December 3, 1:00 pm
Johnson City: December 3, 3:00 pm
Rogersville: December 3, 4:00 pm
Elizabethton: December 3, 6:00 pm
Abingdon VA: December 3, 6:00 pm
Gate City VA: December 3, 7:00 pm
Bulls Gap: December 4, 2:00 pm
Greeneville: December 4, 2:00 pm
Jonesborough: December 10, 6:00 pm
Christmas Tree Lightings:
Kingsport: December 3, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Church Circle
Gate City: December 3, 6:30 pm
Blountville: December 8, 6:00 pm
Dungannon: December 10, 6:30 pm
Sulphur Springs Volunteer Fire Department annual Christmas Tree Sales begin November 25, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm, then weekdays 4:00 - 10:00 pm, Saturdays, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm, Sundays, 1:00 - 6:00 pm; 1309 Gray Station/Sulphur Springs Road. Information available at 913.2414
Through December 23, you may visit Grand Home Furnishings in Johnson City and Kingsport or Sagebrush Restaurant in Rogersville to adopt an angel on Somebody Loves Me, Inc.' Angel Tree.
Wreaths Across America campaign, Mountain Home National Cemetery, December 17, rain or shine. $15 will help honor a veteran with a Remembrance Wreath. For information, call 349.4622. Deadline is December 17.
Saturday, December 3
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Breakfast/Soup Lunch/Bake Sale, Oak Street Baptist Church, Elizabethton. Over 25 vendors on site.
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
2016 Over 50 Expo, Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon. Over 50 vendors on site. Screening sessions available. Information is available at 276.619.4377.
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Holiday Shopping Expo, Doak Elementary School, Greeneville. Sponsored by Cub Scout Pack 93. Information available at
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Third Annual Holiday Craft and Gifts Bazaar, Rogersville Playhouse in the American Legion Building. Many vendors on site. Information available at 272.8549.
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cat Adoption Day, Jonesborough Library. The Humane Society will be on hand with adoptable cats. Information available at 753.1800.
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Christmas in the Country, Exchange Place Living History Farm, 4812 Orebank Road, Kingsport. Fresh greenery and trees, wreaths and roping, folk arts and more. Yule log ceremony at 4:15 pm. Information available at 288.6071.
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Christmas at the Carter Mansion, Elizabethton. A candlelit evening in the oldest frame house in Tennessee. Information is available at 543.5808.
6:00 - 10:00 pm
Christmas Lighting of the Tunnel, Natural Tunnel State Park, near Duffield. Information on this event can be found here.
7:00 pm
Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver present their annual "Homecoming" performance at Northeast State. Information available at 354.5169.
8:00 pm - midnight
Prohibition for Paws, The Venue, Johnson City. Benefit for Johnson City/Washington County Animal Shelter. Information available at 434.2005.
Sunday, December 4
Blood Drive
Red Cross:
noon - 4:00 pm: Sweetwater Church of God, Flag Pond
2:00 - 5:00 pm
First annual Winter Seed Swap, Virginia Highlands Community College. Area gardeners, farmers and plant enthusiasts may bring seeds and plants to swap for a variety of seeds native to our area. Information is available at
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Beaver Creek Storytellers perform at Bristol Public Library. Use the rear entrance. Information is available at 423.764.0351.
Monday, December 5
Blood Drive
Note: Blood Drives at schools are not open to the public
Marsh Regional:
8:30 - 11:30 am: Division of Mines, Big Stone Gap
8:30 am - 3:00 pm: Lebanon High School
9:00 am - 2:00 pm: Tennessee Tech, Elizabethton
1:00 - 4:00 pm: Lonesome Pine Hospital, Big Stone Gap
Blood Assurance:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm: Johnson City Senior Center
1:00 pm
Holiday Card Workshop, Gray Library. Space is limited. For reservation, you may call 477.1550.
Tuesday, December 6
Blood Drive
Note: Blood Drives at schools are not open to the public
Marsh Regional:
7:30 am - 3:15 pm: Eastman Building 156, Kingsport
8:00 am - noon: CenturyLink, Bristol
8:00 am - noon: Domtar, Kingsport
1:00 - 4:00 pm: Stuart & Eskridge, Bristol
Blood Assurance:
7:00 am - 1:00 pm: Niswonger Children's Hospital, Johnson City
5:30 pm
Tuesday Night at the Movies, Jonesborough Library. The movie concerns two employees at a gift shop who can barely stand each other, but fall in love as each other's anonymous pen pal. You may obtain information on this event at 753.1800.
6:30 pm
Watauga Association of Genealogists meeting, Johnson City Public Library. Guest speaker is Chad Bogart of Sycamore Shoals SHA on "Old Christmas at Fort Watauga". Information may be obtained at
Wednesday, December 7
Blood Drive
Note: Blood Drives at schools are not open to the public
Marsh Regional:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm: Buchanan General Hospital, Grundy
noon - 4:00 pm: Indian Path Medical Center, Kingsport
Blood Assurance:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm: Virginia Highlands Community College
noon - 3:00 pm
Holiday Open House, Jonesborough Library. Finger food lunch available. Information available at 753.1800.


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Campbell’s Morrell Music sales specialists are ready to assist beginner to veteran musicians. Call (423)929-1083
Boonie's Restaurant at Davis Marina on Boone Lake. Call (423) 279-0013
For health and life insurance, Medicare supplements,or long-term care protection, call (423) 854-9173

Gary Story Insurance, Johnson City, provides ways for you to protect your future.(423) 854-9173

Hawg & Dawg in Erwin, barbecue and hot dogs...and more! Call (423) 743-9600
Jiggy Ray's in Elizabethton - the best pizza this side of the moon!
Keesecker Appliance Furniture & Flooring, serving Elizabethton since 1942. Call (423) 707-6117
The Ole Barn Restaurant, Johnson City, is a family style all-you-can-eat restaurant. Call (423) 631-0403
Let Plant Palace & Florist in Erwin be your first choice for flowers. Call (423) 743-3301
Scott’s Farm Market, l in Unicoi, has a motto: “If we didn’t grow it we know who did”. Call (423)743-7511
Johnson City Press Reader's Choice for Best Little Antique and Consignment Shop for 2016! 
  Budget Appliance, Johnson City.  Thousands of parts, appliances and best prices!    




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