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Twinkling trees to star in annual Jonesborough holiday event


Twinkling lights, the scent of Fraser firs, handcrafted ornaments and lovely Christmas decorations are filling the shops and storefronts of Jonesborough as the annual Celebration of Trees makes its way throughout town. 

The annual Celebration of Trees, a unique exhibit of beautifully decorated Christmas trees, will be held in Historic Jonesborough Dec. 7-27. 

This year’s exhibit begins at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center where six beautifully decorated live trees will be on display within the Old Town Emporium Gift Shop. These trees are all sponsored and decorated by area businesses and non-profit organizations. Here you can pick up a program that features a listing of over 25 locations throughout the historic district where you can view over 30 decorated trees.

The celebration of trees has been a Jonesborough tradition for nearly 30 years. Growing over the years, it has now become an event that stretches from the Visitors Center to the Jonesborough Senior Center to the Chuckey Depot Museum at Jonesborough on 2nd Avenue. The exhibit features many spots in between as well, with stops at the International Storytelling Center, Noelle, Gabriel’s Christmas, Mill Spring Park Gazebo, McKinney Center, and many others. You are sure to leave in the holiday spirit!

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Exhibit programs are located at the Jonesborough Visitors Center and the International Storytelling Center. This year the program will double as a ballot where you can vote for the “People’s Choice Award” for the best-decorated tree in town. All locations are open to public viewing during their normal operating hours. 

For additional information on the Celebration of Trees, contact the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at (423) 753-1010.