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Christmas at the Inn

Published: Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Updated: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 23:12

This year’s 1818 Christmas at the Inn will take place Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14, from 6-8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 15, from 2-4 p.m.

The Ben Ellis Band will perform on Friday, the popular Celtic band, Sigean, will return on Saturday night, and Celtic harpist, Sandra Parker, of Abingdon will perform on Sunday.

Historic re-enactors John Byington, Rick Ragle and Scott Smith, members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, John S. Mosby Camp, will be in the Inn Friday and Saturday to interact with each other as Confederate and Union soldiers and to visit with guests as they discuss the Battle of Kingsport which took place Dec. 13, 1864.

The SCV will hold a ceremony to honor and commemorate the Battle of Kingsport on Saturday morning at 10 at the battle monument at the forks of the Holston River.

This year, Tammy Fletcher and two friends will arrive at the Inn in regency dress and will portray a period tea in the East Tavern Room on Saturday.

A new addition to the 1818 Christmas this year will be six artists from the Kingsport Art Guild who will display their works in the schoolhouse cabin along with well-known local artisan Robin Hillman.

Tickets for the 1818 Christmas at the Inn are $10 per person (children 6 and under free with a paying adult; $25 maximum for families with children over age 6) and may be purchased upon arrival in the gift shop cabin at the parking lot or on the first floor of the Inn.

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