Johnson City Press: View Jonesborough's Celebration of Trees throughout December

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View Jonesborough's Celebration of Trees throughout December

Contributed • Nov 26, 2018 at 1:14 PM

Twinkling lights, the scent of Fraser firs, handcrafted ornaments and lovely Christmas decorations are filling the shops and store fronts of downtown Jonesborough. The annual Celebration of Trees, a unique exhibit of beautifully decorated Christmas trees, will be held in Historic Jonesborough December 3-23.

This year’s exhibit begins at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center where 6 beautifully decorated live trees will be on display within the Old Town Emporium Gift Shop. These trees are all sponsored and decorated by area businesses and non-profit organizations. Here you can pick up a program which features a listing of nearly 25 locations throughout the historic district where you can view over 30 decorated trees.

The Celebration of Trees has been a Jonesborough tradition for more than 28 years. Growing over the years it has now become on event that stretches from the Visitors Center to the Jonesborough Senior Center to the Chuckey Depot Museum at Jonesborough on 2nd Ave. The exhibit features many spots in between as well, with stops at the Historic Eureka Inn, International Storytelling Center, Noelle, Gabriel’s Christmas, Boone Street Market, McKinney Center and many others. You are sure to leave in the holiday spirit!

The exhibit is free and open to the public on display Monday, December 3 through Sunday, December 23. Exhibit programs are located at the Jonesborough Visitors Center and the International Storytelling Center. All locations are open to public viewing during their normal operating hours.

For additional information on the Celebration of Trees, contact the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423.753.1010 or visit

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