Country Christmas Show celebrates 35th year in Bristol

1870: The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.

The 35 th Annual Country Christmas Show will return to Viking Hall on its traditional Thanksgiving weekend, Friday, November 24, Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26, 2017.

The Country Christmas Show was started in 1981 at the National Guard Armory on Bluff City Highway. By the next year the show had out-grown the space and moved to the recently opened Viking Hall, where it has remained for the last 34 years. "Some of the vendors have been with the show since its inception," said Daisy Carol, owner of the show. "While the show has been around a long time, it has changed some to meet the changing tastes of today's patrons."

Admission to the show is $5, children 12 and under are free. Hours for the show are as follows, Friday and Saturday doors will open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. On Sunday the doors will open at noon with the show closing at 5:00 p.m. Bring the entire family, including those little ones in strollers. Those who may need assistance in getting to the main arena floor may do so via an entry level elevator. Please notify the greeter upon entering the venue should you need assistance.

Donations of dry or canned foods will also be accepted for the Second Harvest Food Bank.

"For many of our vendors and patrons, the Country Christmas Show has become part of their family's holiday tradition. We hope you will make it part of yours," Carol continued.

For more information contact Angie Rutherford at or call 423-989-5500.

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