Special Events

Fantasy of Trees EventsPreview Party
Tuesday, November 26, 7 - 10 p.m.
Start your holidays with "Christmas On Main Street." The Fantasy of Trees Preview Party and gala features areas for couples and families to have their pictures made in their "fantasy frocks," and gift shops are open for visitors to begin their holiday shopping.

The Fantasy Theater hosts a live band for dancing. The Preview Party also includes musical entertainment throughout the evening, a silent auction of artisan items, and delicious holiday foods with a cash bar. And new this year, for one night only, we will be featuring an Artist Gallery where local artists will display and sell their art. Guests are encouraged to view the trees and other holiday decorations and choose their favorites to purchase. Attire for the Fantasy of Trees Preview Party is festive holiday wear.

NOTE: Tickets to the preview party are sold separately from regular General Admission tickets and must ordered in advance by phone. Tickets are $75 per person for adults and children. To purchase tickets (advance sales only), call the Children's Hospital Development Department at (865) 541-8441.

Tinsel Time for Moms & Tots 
Wednesday, November 27, 9 a.m. - noon
On Wednesday (the Fantasy's opening morning), special activities are planned for moms and their toddlers, sponsored by Duraline. There will be important safety information for moms and fun and easy crafts for the tots. Adults with a child under age 4 get a half price admission to enjoy all of Fantasy of Trees when they arrive during this event from 9 a.m. to noon. (Not valid with any other discount coupons on Wednesday).

Holiday Edition of "Live at Five at Four"

Wednesday, November 27, 4 - 5 p.m.
Watch WBIR-TV Channel 10's "Live at Five at Four" broadcast live from the 29th annual Fantasy of Trees at the Knoxville Convention Center! Join show hosts Beth Haynes and Russell Biven as they showcase designer trees in styles ranging from unique to traditional, take viewers on a tour of this year's show, highlight what's new, and share the spirit of the season from East Tennessee's premiere holiday event.

Babes in Toyland Parade
Wednesday, November 27, 7 p.m.
The first and only indoor Christmas parade of the season with children from area child care centers, a marching band, Santa, costumed characters and holiday fun. Spectators are invited to enjoy the Fantasy of Trees before or after the parade (show hours on Wednesday, November 27, are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.). The Babes in Toyland parade is sponsored by Dollywood.

Santa's Senior Stroll
Friday, November 29, 9 a.m. to noon.
Seniors and walkers of all ages can enjoy a one-mile walk through the Fantasy of Trees. Seniors 55+ receive a half-price admission ticket ($5) during the three hour-long event (not good with any other discount).

Kris Kringle's Kiddie Party

Friday, November 29, 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Little ones will enjoy children's activities and interactive musical entertainment, have photos made with Shoney Bear and receive a goody bag at this event just for preschoolers, sponsored by Knoxville Pediatric Associates. Attendance is limited for each party; tickets are $1 each and are offered first-come, first served the morning of the party at the Fantasy Theater stage.


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Entertainers from throughout the region perform daily at the Fantasy Theater. Enjoy the talents of dancers, singers and other entertainers of all ages as they take the stage to share their talents and ring in the holiday season.