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‘Colors of Christmas’ to return for historic holiday

Downtown was dressed in its best last year during the Christmas event, which is returning to Jonesborough this year.


The ultimate way to kick off the holiday season is with the Colors of Christmas Historic Tour and Dinner. Hear the stories of years past as you tour private homes and historic buildings beautifully decorated for the season. Cap off the evening with an elegant, multi-course meal and live music.

This December marks the second year for the Colors of Christmas, a historic tour and dinner taking place in Tennessee’s Oldest Town. In 2017, the Heritage Alliance partnered with the Town of Jonesborough to merge the Holiday Tour of Homes and the Progressive Dinner into one elegant evening. This holiday tradition will continue on Saturday, Dec. 1.

On the tour, you’ll have a once in a lifetime sneak peek at historic homes and structures. The tour spotlights the architectural, historical, and cultural heritage of our region. Each location on the tour has a unique story rich with history. You’ll also enjoy sounds of the season with live music featured in various locations during portions of the evening. The tour takes place from 3 to 7 p.m. and there will be a shuttle continually running the route.

End your evening by enjoying a delectable four-course meal set in another of Jonesborough’s historic buildings. Elaborate entertainment will fill the space between courses, keeping the holiday spirit refreshed and relaxed. Have your pick between two seating times, 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy appetizers in the Historic Inns of Jonesborough from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. or 7 to 7:45 p.m. before being transported to the dinner location. Whether you choose the tour only, dinner only or combine both, the Colors of Christmas is the ultimate kick-off to the Holiday season in Jonesborough.

Colors of Christmas celebrates the restoration of buildings, which does more than simply repair old walls and ceilings; it rebuilds connections, strengthens community and restores the spirit. Not only will you be celebrating restoration during the Colors of Christmas, but you’ll also be supporting two worthwhile causes. Your Colors of Christmas dinner ticket helps to fund the preservation and education mission of the Heritage Alliance. The Colors of Christmas tour helps the Town of Jonesborough fund the many free events, such as At Home with Santa, dedicated to children throughout the year

Come home to Jonesborough for the holidays and take part in Colors of Christmas on December 1. The tour is $15 and will be from 3 to 7 p.m. The dinner is $85 and will be at 4:30 or 7 p.m. This year’s event is a guaranteed sell out, so secure your reservations today.

Purchase your tickets at or call the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at (423) 753-1010.