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Many activities planned for November will get residents ready for the Christmas season. It is a great time to invite your friends and neighbors from outside the community in to enjoy our special attractions.

The following list contains some of the many activities for November:

  • The 48th annual Holiday Bazaar and Expo will be Nov. 3-4 at Hal Henard Elementary School. More than 125 craftsmen will offer handmade crafts, and local businesses will have expo items for sale. Food trucks will be outside and food available inside.
  • The annual “Festival of Trees” will be Nov. 11-20 with an open house on the Nov. 11, 1-5 p.m. The event will be at Greeneville Commons in the former Rue 21 building. It is sponsored by the Tourism Department of the Greene County Partnership.
  • “Shop Small Y’all” Scavenger Hunt is taking place Nov. 24 with merchants throughout the community. The Capitol Theatre will show “It’s A Wonderful Life” at 6 and 9 p.m. that day.
  • Nov. 30 is the date for Christmas in Downtown coordinated by Main Street: Greeneville. Santa will light the Community Christmas Tree at the Greene County Courthouse, along with caroling led by the Tusculum View Chorus. Additional activities include: a tree lighting at Greeneville Town Hall; the lawn of First Presbyterian Church will be set up by Myers Greenhouse to offer natural holiday decorations, mistletoe and décor; individuals can make reindeer food while checking out the “rein da llamas”; downtown merchants will be open for dining and open houses; wagon rides downtown and an outdoor movie on the wall of the former Dixie Cleaners on Church Street; the Tusculum Jazz Band will perform in the lobby of the General Morgan Inn; First Presbyterian Church youth will serve hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and popcorn as a fundraiser; “Home Free – A Country Christmas,” will perform at NPAC; and pictures can be made with Santa. More activities are in the works.

Thanks to tourism, every Greene County household saves $296.78 in taxes annually.