“Christmas in Downtown Kingsport”

It appears that the holiday season has begun!

Exterior view of the J. Fred Johnson and Company building during the holiday season, 1947. Photo by Thomas McNeer, Jr.

City crews have been busy putting up Christmas decorations and lights around downtown Kingsport and  “Christmas in Downtown Kingsport” events  start tonight. Below is the schedule of events from the DKA’s website.

Downtown Kingsport Association


“The Historic Strand Theatre” At Restoration Church Broad Street


“Christmas in Downtown Kingsport”

Schedule of Events

November 12th and 19th

*Movie Show “Miracle on 34th Street”

Admission: $3.00 adults; Children 12 yrs old and under free.

Show time 7pm.

November 12th show is the 1947 version with Maureen O’Hara, Edmund Gwenn and John Payne

November 19th show is the 1994 version with Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott

December 5th

*Movie Show “Miracle on 34th Street”

Admission: Free

Show time 3pm.

*”Christmas Spectacular Variety Show”

Show time 8pm (after the Christmas Tree Lighting)

Shiloh Baptist Choir

Central Baptist Choir

Rev. Lester Latany as a Solo

Kingsport Theatre Guild* To be verified

Kingsport Ballet Company* *To be verified

Admission: Free

December 10th and 17th

* “Christmas Spectacular Show”

Show Time 7pm

Admission: $3.00 Adults Children under 12 admitted free with Adult

December 11th and 18th

*Blue Grass Christmas in the Smokey’s

Show Time 7pm

Admission: $5.00 (One Show per night only 450 tickets available)

A large crowd awaits the arrival of Santa Claus in downtown Kingsport, 1948. Photo by Thomas McNeer, Jr.

For more information on these events please visit the DKA’s website.


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