Holiday celebrations continue in Unicoi

Sue Guinn Legg • Dec 6, 2019 at 11:24 PM

UNICOI — Holiday celebrations will continue in Unicoi with the annual Christmas at the Cabin festivities this evening at Bogart-Bowman Cabin, a Holiday Open House at Unicoi Visitors Center on Friday and a Christmas Market and Open House at Tanasi Arts and Heritage Center on Dec. 15.

Christmas At The Cabin

What: A traditional celebration of Christmas hosted by the Unicoi History Group

When: Saturday, Dec. 7, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Where: The Bogart-Bowman Cabin, 5012 Unicoi Drive

Featured Attractions: A candy cane hunt for children, hearthside Christmas stories, lighting of the town Christmas tree and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Unicoi Christmas Open House

What: A free holiday reception for Unicoi residents and friends

When: Friday, Dec. 13, from noon-2 p.m.

Where: The Unicoi Tourist Information and Visitors just at exit 32 of Interstate 26

Featured Attractions:

- Free hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants, Mountain Harvest Kitchen and contributing home cooks in Unicoi.

- Mountain Harvest Kitchen tours

- Christmas shopping for unique handmade gift items at the Tanasi Art Gallery inside the visitors center

Special Note: RSVPs are appreciated but not required.

Tanasi Christmas Market and Open House

What: A special Christmas shopping opportunity at the Tanasi Arts and Heritage Center Gallery featuring handmade arts and crafts and most of the gallery’s featured artist

When: Sunday, Dec. 15, from 1-5 p.m.

Where: The Tanasi Arts and Heritage Center Gallery located inside the visitors center at Exit 32 of Interstate 36.

Featured Attractions: Music, refreshments and ten “Artful Tables” of handcrafted pieces, with Tanasi artists Ellen Pitts, Jim Donnally, Robin Lynch, Dale Moore, David Ramsey, Mallene Ramsey and others on hand to discuss their works and various art forms.

For more information about the Christmas Market, contact the gallery at 735-0217 or Patsy Kelley Reading at [email protected] or 423-743-7799. For more information about Christmas at the Cabin or the Unicoi Christmas Open House contact Patricia Bennett at (423) 735-0517 or [email protected]

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