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Rogersville hosts a full day of Christmas activities on Dec. 1

Jeff Bobo • Nov 18, 2018 at 9:00 PM

ROGERSVILLE — Santa Claus is coming to town on Dec. 1, first for a series of three breakfast events at the Hale Springs Inn, and then atop a fire truck bringing up the rear of the annual Rogersville Christmas Parade.

But Santa’s not the only show in town when it comes to Christmas fun that day.

There are special events going on all day long and well into the night, including the Historic Christmas Tour of Homes, which is covered extensively in a separate article.

The festivities begin with the annual Breakfast with Santa at the Hale Springs Inn, which has seatings at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon.

As of Friday, all three seatings are sold out, but the inn is accepting names for a waiting list, and there are also Breakfast with Santa events on Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. and noon. For more information, call the Hale Springs Inn at (423) 272-5171.

Here are the other special Christmas activities in Rogersville on Dec. 1.

Rogersville Christmas Parade

Lineup for the event begins at 2:30 that afternoon at Rogersville Middle School, and the parade starts at 4.

The theme this year is “Christmas Memories” and float entry applications can be obtained by calling (423) 272-2186.

No live animals are allowed on Main Street during the parade or other special events.

The Elf Shop

The Elf Shop at The Loft Yoga Studio, 207 E. Main St., will be open from 2-4 p.m. and will feature a Christmas shopping experience for children to purchase gifts from $1-$5, with wrapping included.

Youngsters can also write a letter to Santa or drop off their letter in the special North Pole mail box. With return address included, Santa will send a reply.

Children will also have an opportunity make a Christmas ornament. For more information, call (423) 293-4272

Christmas Tree Lighting

The annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree on the front lawn of the Hawkins County Courthouse will be at 5:30 p.m., shortly after the end of the parade.

Live entertainment will be provided by Hawkins Elementary School students.

RAC Holiday Market

The Rogersville Arts Council Holiday Market will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Occasions on the Square downtown.

More than 30 artists, craftsmen and vendors from across the region will be in attendance, offering unique, one-of-a-kind Christmas gift options and/or holiday decorations and decor.

There will also be children’s activities, door prizes and more.

For more information, visit the Rogersville Arts Council’s Facebook page or call (423) 293-0882.

Parade of Trees

The US Bank’s annual Parade of Trees Christmas tree decorating display begins during an open house from 3-5 p.m. at 107 E. Main St.

Light refreshments will be served. This year’s theme is “Christmas Memories.” Trees will be on display from Dec. 4-21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For information about entering a decorated Christmas tree in the competition, call (423) 272-2186.

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