This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – Nov. 22

By Michelle Price
UCBJ Managing Editor

UPPER CUMBERLAND – Shop for Christmas, relax yourself with yoga, catch a cool band or just gather around for the lighting of the tree. Here’s what’s going on across the Upper Cumberland this week. For a complete list of events, visit

Nov. 23

McMinnville – The Park Theater presents The Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis GruenlingThe High Cost Of Low Living is a tour de force of the classic Chicago blues ensemble sound Moss and Gruenling know, live and love. Tickets are available here.

Nov. 23 & 30

Livingston – Christmas in the Country kicks off at 5 p.m. on the courthouse square with carriage and wagon rides, music, popcorn, hot cider, peanuts and hot chocolate. Stores will stay open late for Christmas shopping.

 Nov. 24

Livingston – Vendors display homemade goods, woodworking, art work, ceramics, crafts and more 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Candy Cane Christmas Market at the Overton Co. Fairgrounds.

McMinnville – Free Yoga Day at ISHA. Simple Yoga for the body, mind & emotion.
No physical agility or previous yoga experience required. Ages 7 & up. Schedule and information here.

Nov. 25 

Sparta – There will be a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the amphitheater on Liberty Square. The tree will be decorated between 5-6 p.m. Santa Claus will be on the scene, and hot chocolate will be served. There will be carriage rides and the book “A Christmas Story” will be read to the crowd.

Nov. 30

Red Boiling Springs –Ghost Hunt Weekend at the Thomas House.  Visit or call 800-604-9101 for more information.

Nov. 30 – Dec. 1

McMinnville – The Park Theater will be presenting The Day before Christmas, a story that shows how the truth and the true meaning of Christmas can melt even the coldest of hearts! With over 30 of your favorite Christmas songs this Magical Musical Adventure is sure to get you in the Christmas Spirit! Shows begin each night at 7 p.m.


Lafayette –Come celebrate the feeling of Christmas at the Lafayette Christmas Parade beginning at 1 p.m.

Red Boiling Springs – Enjoy RBS’s Nighttime Christmas Parade beginning at 6 p.m.Visit for more details


Crossville – Cumberland County Playhouse rings in the start to the holiday season with the delightful musical Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn inspired by the Oscar-winning 1942 film.

Crossville – It’s Christmas Eve, 1941 and the unpredictable Sanders Family gathers for one last holiday sing before son Dennis ships out for boot camp. A Sanders Family Christmas marks its final show at Cumberland County Playhouse.

For more information, contact Ruth Dyal, executive director for the Upper Cumberland Tourism Association, at 931-537-6347 or by email at


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