10 things to do soon

Brandon Paykamian • Dec 19, 2019 at 9:47 AM

Scrooge the Musical: The Kingsport Theatre Guild will present “Scrooge The Musical” until Dec. 22. This timeless musical follows the plot of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” in which the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of a Christmas Eve night. Times are Dec. 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 21 and 22 at 2 p.m. To purchase tickets, call 423-392-8427 or visit www.kingsporttheatre.org.

Breakfast with Santa at the Chuckey Depot Museum: Enjoy a special Breakfast with Santa at the Chuckey Depot Museum at Jonesborough on Saturday, Dec. 21, themed after the all-time favorite children's book, “Polar Express.” Children are encouraged to wear their favorite PJs and climb aboard Jonesborough's very own train museum to enjoy breakfast provided by Chick-Fil-A as Santa reads excerpts from Polar Express. Tickets are $15 per person, and there are there’s seating available at 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. with limited seating available.

“Lessons and Carols”: Highlands Youth Ensemble presents “Lessons and Carols” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at Munsey United Methodist Church in Johnson City. Visit www.meccaacademy.org for more information. 

Holiday Lights Tour: Keep Kingsport Beautiful’s Holiday Lights Bus Tour will depart at 6 p.m. Dec. 20-21 and last approximately three hours each night. Tickets are $7 and all proceeds benefit Keep Kingsport Beautiful. Lap children age 2 and under ride free. Seating is limited. Visit freshtix.com and search for Kingsport events.

Santa Run: The Santa Run returns to the town of Mount Carmel, Tennessee, beginning at 8 a.m. Dec. 21. The fire truck tours every street inside the city limits with candy and treats.

Christmas Holiday Concert: Winds of the Mountain Empire’s Christmas Holiday Concert is at 6 p.m. Dec. 21 at Union High School in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. Admission is free. To learn more find Winds of the Mountain Empire on Facebook.

Longest Night Christmas service: First United Methodist Church in Surgoinsville will host a Longest Night Service, a special Christmas service of comfort for those of us who are grieving or struggling this time of year, from 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 21 at First United Methodist Church, 621 Old Stage Road, Surgoinsville, Tennessee. Everyone is invited.

Open Mic at Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room: In addition to live music throughout the week, downtown Johnson City’s Willow Tree hosts its Open Mic Night every Wednesday at 6 p.m., allowing “aspiring artists of all kinds to share their magic with a beautiful audience of respectful listeners.” For more information on this event and others, visit www.facebook.com/willowcoffeehouse.

Christmas Dinner: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 700 Cumberland St. in Bristol, will serve a traditional Christmas dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 25. The meal is free and no reservations are required. Everyone is welcome. To learn more, call 276-669-9488.

Present Pop Up: A “Present Pop-Up” will be taking place on Saturday, Dec. 21st from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Johnson City’s Timber! The event is perfect for any last-minute holiday shopping, a variety of local vendors will be offering local art prints, jewelry, clothing, macramé, woodwork, gift cards, ceramics and more. Timber's bar and kitchen will be open early to offer a small food menu along with craft cocktails, wine, and beer so visitors can sip and shop. From 2 to 4 p.m., Crystal Massage will be offering chair massages by Timber's wood-burning fireplace.

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