November 2014 Events in Tennessee

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Speedway in Lights – November-January, Bristol
Tour this stunning display of more than one million lights and hundreds of displays by car. CONTACT: (423) 989-6933,

Holiday Craft Show and Sale – Nov. 7-8, Jonesborough
Hundreds of beautifully handcrafted gifts and decorations are featured for sale. Artisans include local and regional crafters. CONTACT:

Holiday Tinsel & Treasures Open House – Nov. 8-9, Gallatin
The Gallatin Christmas Open House, now known as Holiday Tinsel & Treasures, has been a tradition for over 40 years. Local retail merchants open their doors the 2nd weekend in November to shoppers allowing them the chance to start their Christmas shopping early. It is a great opportunity for Gallatin retail businesses to get a jump start on sales before Black Friday or Shop Local Saturday. CONTACT:

Sutton Homestead “Deck the Halls” – Nov. 7 – Dec. 28, Granville
Visit historic Granville for the two month-long Christmas celebration. The town is decorated in Christmas of yesteryear with unique shopping, great music and a Festival of Trees. CONTACT:

Annual Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas – Nov. 8 – Jan. 3, Pigeon Forge
The Smoky Mountains’ family Christmas destination features more than 4 million lights, fun rides and tractions, plus award-winning holiday shows. CONTACT (800) DOLLYWOOD,

2014 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event – Nov. 13-14, Franklin (pictured)
Join in the fun as presenters discuss battles, events and stories of the Civil War. The Symposium will be sponsored by the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area and the Tennessee Historical Society. CONTACT:

STLS Holiday Market – Nov. 14-15, Winchester
Juried arts and craft show, entertainment, artisan demonstrations, concessions and much, much more! Benefitting the Southern Tennessee Ladies’ Society Scholarship Foundation for graduating seniors in Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Lincoln and Moore Counties CONTACT:

Christmas at Graceland – Nov. 14 – Jan. 3, Memphis
See traditional lights and decorations, a life-size Nativity scene, Santa and much more displayed by Elvis. CONTACT: (800) 238-2000,

Gaylord Opryland’s “A Country Christmas” – Nov. 14 – Jan. 3, Nashville
Sensational decorations, entertainment and some of the most delectable food anywhere. Features the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, ICE! and more. CONTACT: (888) OPRY-872,

Ruby Red Christmas – Nov. 28 – Dec. 28, Chattanooga
Celebrate the holidays 1,120 feet underground at Ruby Falls with holiday music, a light show and more. CONTACT: (423) 821-2544,

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