Elizabethton’s Christmas Season: A wonderland of free community events

Published 2:21 pm Thursday, November 9, 2023

The City of Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Department has unveiled an exciting lineup of free community events for the Christmas season, offering a wide range of activities to celebrate the holiday spirit. With the invaluable support of Carter County Bank and the collaboration of local organizations, this year’s Christmas season in Elizabethton promises to be a memorable and magical one for residents of all ages.

Upcoming Christmas Events:

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1. Free Christmas Movie in the Park – Saturday, December 2
Join us for a magical evening under the stars as the Parks and Recreation Department, in collaboration with the Elizabethton Carter County Public Library, presents a special showing of the beloved holiday classic, “Home Alone.” Festivities kick off at Edwards Island Park at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2.


2. Christmas at Covered Bridge Park – Saturday, December 9
Sponsored by the Elizabethton Chamber and hosted by Parks and Rec along with the Elizabethton Carter County Public Library, this pre-parade event promises a heartwarming experience for all. Families can enjoy Storytime with Santa, meet costume characters, explore a Christmas village, and savor free hot chocolate and cookies. The event takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. at Covered Bridge Park on Saturday, Dec. 9.


3. Grinchmas at Covered Bridge Park – Saturday, December 16
To conclude the holiday season with a touch of whimsy, join us, along with the Elizabethton Chamber, for Grinchmas in the Park on Saturday, Dec. 16. The event features visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, gingerbread house smashing with the Grinch, a snowball fight with the abominable snowman, and the chance to enjoy cookies with the Gingerbread Man. It’s the perfect way to prepare for Christmas Day!

The City of Elizabethton encourages the community to come together and create a holiday season filled with warmth, laughter, and shared memories. A heartfelt thank you is extended to Carter County Bank and all sponsors and community partners for their unwavering support in making these events possible.

For additional details and updates about the Christmas season events, please visit Elizabethton.org or follow Elizabethton Parks and Recreation on Facebook.