Merchant open house Dec. 5 in Gainesboro

Jackson County courthouseGAINESBORO – Jackson County business community will kick off the holiday season in traditional fashion on Saturday, Dec. 5.

The Gainesboro-Jackson County Chamber of Commerce recently announced the date for its annual Merchants Christmas Open House. Businesses around downtown will offer specials, food and give-a-ways during the one-day event. Choirs will fill the streets with caroling. And a parade, which begins at 2 p.m., will feature Miss Tenn USA, Grace Gibson, as grand marshal, with a special appearance by Smoky the Bear.

Area merchants will also have tickets on hand for a Christmas gift certificate drawing, which is scheduled after the parade. For more information, visit or call (931) 268-0971.

Gainesboro’s downtown district is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

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