This holiday season, stop the drama and go watch one. Grab your friends, your significant other, your children, whoever, and enjoy the season with them. We are blessed to live in a region that provides so many great theatrical holiday dramas at this time. We’re providing a great list of this years Holiday Dramas around. Look it over. Find one. Relax and enjoy the season. Have a very Merry Christmas.
Theatre Bristol’s Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
through December 17th | 512 State St. Bristol
Tickets on sale now for holiday hilarity by a cast of 18 in “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells” at Theatre Bristol’s ARTspace The children of Room One are excited about Christmas and the celebrations, especially singing, “Jingle Bells, Batman Smells.” That sounds like it makes for an interesting outcome so be sure to see Theatre Bristol’s holiday production of “Junie B in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells” when it comes to the ARTspace stage for three weekends from December 1 through 17. Tickets are now on sale (www.TheatreBristol.org) to see Junie B. make her debut on the Theatre Bristol stage and bring holiday cheer in her own spunky way. For more information, visit Theatre Bristol’s website or Facebook page, contact Theatre Bristol at 423-212-3625, or email email@example.com.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Capitol Theatre | 104 S Main Street Greeneville
The Griswold Family Christmas comes to The Capitol this December! The Capitol Theater of Greeneville, Tennessee continues their monthly Classics At The Capitol film series with a screening of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on December 15th at 7:00 PM, tickets for the event will cost $5.00, and will be available at the door and online at www.capitolgreeneville.org. This 1989 movie stars Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo as Clark and Ellen Griswold, the family who tries have to the perfect vacations and holidays, only to find circumstance get in the way.
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
adapted for the stage by Joe Landry | Blue Moon Theatre Company | 215 E Main Street Johnson City | December 16 – 23
This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
All Tickets Just $17 including tax!!
A Christmas Carol with Tim Lowry
International Storytelling Center | 116 W. Main St. Jonesborough | December 16
For a truly special holiday outing, see storyteller Tim Lowry in his renowned one-man show, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Dressed in Victorian costume, Lowry invoices the spirit of Mr. Dickens with his quick wit, rapid-fire delivery, and flair for the dramatic. The Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future along with Ebeneezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim will return to the stage for these memorable performances, suitable for ages 10 and up. Refreshments follow the show.
Reservations Strong Recommended. All seats $20.
A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage
Niswonger Performing Arts Center | 212 Tusculum Blvd. Greeneville | December 13
A Charlie Brown Christmas, the Emmy and Peabody award-winning story by Charles M. Shultz, has warmed the hearts of millions of fans since it first aired on television over 50 years ago. Now the classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation featuring all of your favorite characters and classic Vince Guaraldi score. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they mount a play, save a tree and uncover the true meaning of Christmas.
$30 / $25 / $20. Ticket Fee: $1.50 per ticket
Children’s Musical “A King Is Coming To Town”
Boones Creek Christian Church | 305 Christian Church Road Johnson City | December 13
A sign posted anonymously in the town square of Rumor’s Mill declaring that “A King is Coming to Town!” has sparked a lot of excitement. This 40-minute musical for children takes the audience along into the confusion of, “just who is this king?” Is it King Tut, King Kong, or the King of Rock & Roll? Join the mayor, town reporter, sheriff and president of the Chamber of Commerce as they all try to sort through the town uproar. Ellie and Drew have the answer and finally get everyone to listen to the real Christmas story. There are seven main characters and eight songs. It is definitely an excellent children’s choir pick and good for puppets and choir together.
Under a Starry Sky
Towering Oaks Baptist Church | Dec. 14 -17 | 1985 Buckingham Rd Greeneville
Join us for a dramatic musical designed for the whole family this Christmas.
Christmas Celebration with Elsa
Carnegie Hotel | 1216 W State of Franklin Rd Johnson City | December 17 12pm-6:30pm
Escape the icy FROZEN weather and join Queen Elsa as she celebrates her favorite holiday, Christmas. She’s been practicing her favorite carols and reading her favorite Christmas books. Join her for a joyful Christmas celebration and lots of princess fun!
Tickets are $30 per child and limited. Each ticket includes 1 free adult chaperon. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Formal attire is encouraged. This event will be approximately 90 minutes long. All tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. Tickets are limited. You may call 423-483-2001 to purchase tickets by phone or purchase through our website by clicking the “buy now” option located on this page. If purchasing through our website, please fill out the information above and click “submit” once fully completed. Shortly after submitting your information and purchasing, you will receive a confirmation email. Please make sure to purchase immediately after sending your information. Due to the high volume of interest, we are unable to reserve any tickets. All tickets must be paid upon request. This event is appropriate for ages 4 and up. However, 3 year olds are welcome but may need assistance with some of the activities. No refunds on any ticket purchases.
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Erwin Nativity Parade
December 20 7pm
Hundreds of little shepherds and angels will flow down Main Street singing traditional Christmas songs and lighting the way with candlelight for sheep and other animals as they search for the star of Bethlehem. The scene will be set to link activity to the First Baptist Church of Erwin as the shepherds and angels arrive to see Mary, Joseph, and the wise men with baby Jesus. Spectators and onlookers can join in on the reverent event and follow the holy family to the manger while singing familiar carols along the way. The Erwin Candlelight Nativity Parade is free and open to the public and will take place on Wednesday, December 20th at 7:00pm. Everyone is encouraged to participate, and we ask that you bring a small white candle from home to fill the street with candlelight. We are looking for hundreds of angels, shepherds and carolers of all ages willing to spread love and light to our entire town. Participants (including church groups) looking to join the parade should please meet at the Erwin Post Office parking lot by no later than 6:30 pm. Please call Jamie Rice for more details at 423-220-7624.
Tri-Cities TN Christmas Light Displays
Daily Until Jan. 1, 2018 | 2017 Tri-Cities TN Christmas Light Displays List
Adam’s Christmas Light Display: 21382 Hanover Lane Damascus, Virginia 105.9 FM | Through Dec. 31st.
The Dean Family Christmas Light Show: 2344 Stuart Drive Kingsport, TN 106.7FM | Through Jan. 1st 2018, 6 p.m. til 10 p.m.
Poe Family Christmas Light Show: 1120 Fiddlers Way Kingsport Tn FM 107.5. Ending Dec 31 | Sunday- Thursday 6:30-10p. Friday & Saturday 6-11pm.
LaBarbera’s: 3838 Hwy 390 Bluff City 37618 | 1425 Plainview St, Kingsport 37664 Tune to 105.9FM | 354 Cherry Hill Rd Limestone, TN 37681 105.1FM | Through Jan 1 6p-11p (near Fall Branch) On all night Dec 24, 25, 31
Cookie’s Lights Synced to music: Through Jan 6th 6pm-11pm | 3045 Main St Surgoinsville, TN 37873 | 3805 Alderwood Dr kpt TN 37664 6:30pm until 9pm from 12/8 – 12/22 and 6:30-10pm 12/23-12/26
Jeter Family: 1529 Carolina Ave. Kingsport, TN 37664 | 530pm – 1030pm 11-24-17 to 1-1-18
Combs Family Light Show: 103.3FM, 1033 Stagshaw Ln Kingsport, TN | 6-10 pm Sun-Thurs, 6-11 Fri and Sat
Santa Sighting: Brunch with Santa
Harvest Worship Center | 3750 Highway 421 Bristol TN | December 17
Brunch with Santa is a fundraising event used to help raise money for a youth trip, my church youth group are going on in February.
We are going to be hosting your choice of waffles, eggs, and bacon or gravy and biscuits, drinks are included. The cost to get in is $5 for children ages 6 and up (5 and under get in for free).
We are going to get Santa to come in and take pictures with the kids if you want to have their picture taken, and if you want a copy of their picture it will be $10 per picture. Bring the kids and come on down for a fun and eventful evening full of games and laughter. It is welcome to any one who wants to come.