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Christmas celebration set for downtown Greeneville

Staff Report • Nov 27, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Downtown Greeneville Holiday Events

November 30th – Candlelight, music and caroling on the Courthouse lawn begins at 4:45 with piano students of Deane Gray and Pam Thacker preforming holiday classics. TusculumView Chorus under the direction of Jessica Ricker, will sing beginning at 5:30 as the crowd joins in to sing more holiday favorites by candle light all the while awaiting the arrival of Father and Mother Christmas, portrayed by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Scheuch who will light the Community Christmas tree at 6:00. Father and Mother Christmas will be accompanied by “Winter and Company Snowflake Fairies”.

The Town Hall tree, donated once again by Gayle and Shane Matthews in memory of Mondro Matthews, husband and Father respectively will be lit by the Matthews shortly thereafter at approximately 6:20pm. Vocalist Carol Susong will welcome in the holiday season as she sings for those attending the event.

HeritageGardenswill “Bring the Green to Downtown” with an old fashion tree lot. Equine Elegance of Jonesborough horse drawn carriage rides, sponsored by TEVET andMain Street: Greeneville will be available to treat folks to a ride in downtown with loading taking place at the corner ofMainand Depot Streets. The merchants will open for shopping and dining. Visit Greeneville Antique Market, Chocolate Café, Art Space 4 Gallery, Greeneville Arts Council, Top Dog Hot Dogs and theGeneralMorganInnfor special offers and hours. Come see the live “Rein-de-llamas” provided by Walnut Ridge Llama Farm as they wander the streets and make magic food for Santa’s reindeer with Ethan Myers of Myers Pumpkin Patch and Greenhouses on the front lawn of First Presbyterian Church. Take the chill off in the lobby of theGeneralMorganInnwhere a warm beverage reception may be enjoyed while listening to the hand bell choir of First Presbyterian Church as they preform seasonal classics beginning after the tree lighting at 6:00 pm.

Outdoor Movie

The wall of the Dixie Cleaners building will become a giant outdoor movie screen where “The Year without a Santa Claus” will be shown beginning at 6:30pm. This animated feature helps the elves convince Santa how the Christmas spirit is important to everyone even though he has a cold and wants to take a vacation. Multiple showings will continue with the last one at 8:30 pm. Bring your lawn chair and blankets to snuggle in and enjoy the movie. Hot food and beverages will be available for purchase from the youth of First Presbyterian Church as a mission’s fundraiser.

Area Churches and Attractions Open

Area churches will be open as will the, Andrew Johnson Homestead where they will welcome the holiday followed by the Children’s Community Choir of Greeneville who will perform at 7:00 pm. TheNathanaelGreeneMuseumwill be open from 5- 8 pm with free admission, however donations are always welcome. The 1860’s Living History and Dance Society will host a Civil War Christmas Ball, period correct clothing required 7:30 – 9:30. The dance will be held in the gym at The Andrew Johnson Complex,310 South Main Street, also the location of theNathanaelGreeneMuseum. A $5.00 fee will be charged for admission to those wishing to dance however visitors are encouraged to observe at no charge. Light refreshments will be available. ContactLynnat 423-470-1000 for further dance details.

Main Street Greeneville Board and Membership wish all of our friends and neighbors a safe and happy holiday season.

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