JONESBOROUGH , Tenn. – Guests can experience the 40th anniversary of Jonesborough’s Progressive Dinner, a celebration of historic homes, stories and community, 4 p.m. or 7 p.m. Dec. 2 and the Holiday Tour of Homes.
Combining the two events reconnects the Heritage Alliance and Jonesborough with its early years as leaders in East Tennessee’s Historic Preservation movement. This year’s event focuses on the restoration of buildings which does more than repair old walls and ceilings; it rebuilds connections, strengthens community and restores the spirit.
Colors of Christmas takes place 3-7 p.m. Dec. 2 and opens eight historic structures, each decorated in holiday finery; storytellers and musicians are featured in various locations during portions of the evening. During Colors of Christmas, guests can partake in “An Elegant Repast,” a four-course meal set in another of Jonesborough’s historic buildings. Elaborate entertainment will fill the space between courses, keeping the holiday spirit refreshed and relaxed.
As the end of 2017 is nearing, more than 23,000 individuals have taken part in Heritage Alliance programs and services. In many cases these programs are either free or affordably priced. Programs like the Oak Hill School Heritage Education Experience allow children to reach back to a time when the classroom was a very different place. It creates connections with grandparents and great grandparents in a way a child can see and touch. The Heritage Alliance’s cemetery preservation efforts help individuals across the region find ways to honor and care for their own sacred spaces. In addition, Heritage Alliance’s community outreach programs bring programs directly to Senior Citizens, rural schools and groups of all ages.
Guests can experience Colors of Christmas in a variety of ways, including tour and dinner $90, dinner only $80, tour only $15 as well as Heritage Alliance Members receiving a special rate. Ticket prices will increase after Nov. 14. This year’s event is a guaranteed sell out, so secure your reservations today. Proceeds support a variety of free family events throughout the year, in addition to Heritage Alliance programs.
Get tickets at www.Jonesborough.com/tickets or call the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423-753-1010.
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