Special Events

Fantasy of Trees EventsPreview Party
Tuesday, November 25, 7 - 10 p.m.
Start your holidays with "A Winter Wish Come True." 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 Preview Party also includes musical entertainment throughout the evening, a silent auction, and delicious holiday foods with a cash bar. The Streamliners will be performing live on the Fantasy Theater. 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.


Babes in Toyland Parade
Wednesday, November 26, 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.

TennovaSanta's Senior Stroll
Friday, November 28, 9 a.m. - Noon
Seniors 55+ receive half price admission of $4 during the Santa's Senior Stroll. Enjoy free health screenings and guided walks every half hour from 9 am to noon through the Fantasy of Trees. Sponsored by Tennova Healthcare.

Every half hour an organized stroll will be held featuring two routes:

  • Route one begins in the Ticket lobby facing Clinch Avenue and proceeds down the Henley Street Hallway and the ballroom lobby on the Ballroom reception area where the Canstruction Exhibit is located. Stretching/exercise opportunities can be developed along the way if desired. A visit to Santa's Skybox will give an overlook for the show and offer a private area for any educational activity developed as a part of the Mistletoe March.

  • Route two will begin after the visit to Santa's Skybox through Fantasy of Trees floor giving participants a view of the show with the last stop at the Tennova table before being able to enjoy the show on their own.

View Our Full Entertainment Schedule

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.