Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism


HISTORIC BLOUNTVILLE DOES IT RIGHT when it comes to ringing in the Christmas Season! For starters, how about sipping on some hot chocolate as you enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 PM on Thursday, December 11.  Hon. Mayor Richard Venable will do the honors of lighting the tree. 


Following the tree lighting, hear the "Sounds of Christmas" presented by the Blountville Middle School Choir under the direction of Darren Malcolm. Specialty food and drink will also be available on Thursday from 11 AM to 8:30 PM in front of the Historic Sullivan County Courthouse, and will include funnel cakes, deep fried oreos, hot dogs, pork rinds, nachos, hot chocolate, coffee, cappucino and more. As an added bonus, the Old Deery Inn will be open for tours from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM on Thursday! The tours will feature the Cassidy Methodist Church Handbell Ensemble and a presentation of Christmas carols on the old-time grand piano. 


On Saturday, December 13, see the Blountville Ruritan Annual Christmas Parade starting at 2 PM. Following the parade, a tour of historic homes and other buildings will be available from 3-6 PM beginning at the Anderson Townhouse. Suggested donation for the tours is $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under. A beans and cornbread supper will also be available behind the Old Deery Inn. For additional information, please contact the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism at (423) 323-4660. See the full schedule of events at  Come join us as we ring in the Christmas season!

Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism, Blountville, TN
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P.O. Box 3179, Blountville, TN - 423.323.4660