Christmas in Olde Jonesborough series wraps up with Christmas Church Stroll

The Christmas in Olde Jonesborough series wraps up on December 18 with the Christmas Church Stroll from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stroll through Jonesborough and visit participating churches in the downtown historic district. See their beautifully decorated sanctuaries and enjoy music, hand bells and historic information. Grab a guide at the International Storytelling Center to begin the tour. Hosts will also be available at each location to discuss the history and architecture. Each church is located within easy walking distance of downtown and attendees can shop for last-minute gifts.

Along with the Christmas Church Stroll, gingerbread houses are displayed throughout downtown storefront windows now through December 25. The public is encouraged to view all the edible works of art and also vote on their favorite entries. There are three categories, child, adult/family and professional. Child and adult/family first place winners will each receive $100 cash and the professional first place winner will be awarded $500 cash. The public will vote on their favorite entries now throughDecember 18 here. The winners will be announced December 20. For more information, visit or call 423.753.1010.

Historic Jonesborough also hosts a month-long series of holiday events and activities called Christmas in Olde Jonesborough. The series takes place every Saturday from November 27 to December 18. Each Saturday will offer a variety of events from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. including caroling, visits with Santa, music, storytelling and extended holiday shopping hours in Tennessee’s Oldest Town. Santa will be on site in his sleigh beside the Washington County Courthouse for pictures and visits with children. Bring letters to Santa, drop them off in the mailbox from November 27 to December 19, and receive a reply from the jolly old man himself. Free gift wrapping will be offered inside the International Storytelling Center during our Saturday events on any purchases made in downtown Jonesborough.

For more information on Christmas in Olde Jonesborough, call 423.753.1010 or visit