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12th ANNUAL JOURNEY'S END

December 07, 2011
On Tuesday, December 13th (inclement weather date is Thursday, December 15th) at 6:30 PM, Journey’s End will again take place in Historic Downtown Bristol! Starting at the Downtown Center and ending at the Paramount Center for the Arts, Journey’s End is our local interpretation of the Latino tradition of Las Posadas (The Inns). Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem is recreated as they go from inn to inn seeking lodging. The final inn welcomes them in and celebrates their arrival.

How does Bristol Celebrate Journey’s End?
Our inns are the restaurants on State Street and our innkeepers are various choirs and choral groups. We will begin at the Downtown Center (hot chocolate will be provided) then process by candlelight with Mary and Joseph down State Street. Singing the traditional song and various carols accompanied by instrumentalists, we will arrive at the Paramount Center for the Arts, where we will have gingerbread and hot cider.

This year Mary will be Erin Luther and Joseph will be Adam Gambrell. Along the way, choirs from Redeemer Lutheran Church will be at Shanghai, Emmanuel Episcopal Church at the State Line Bar & Grill, First Presbyterian Church at Manna Bagel Café, State Street United Methodist Church and Central Presbyterian Church at K P Duty, and First Presbyterian Church at Java J's. A special thank you to Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College for providing gingerbread, Java J’s for providing hot cider, the Bristol TN Department of Community Relations for providing hot chocolate and song books at the Downtown Center and last but not least our wonderful musicians — Pete Buhls, Bob Greene, Dale Keller, Ralph Davis, Molly & Dale Keller, Bill Tiller, Heath Vance, Jonathan Davis, Mark Hicks, Andy Morgan, Roger & Ben Leonard and friends.

The Believe in Bristol event lasts a little more than an hour. Restaurants will be taking dinner reservations, several of the downtown shops will be open and The Paramount will be host to an event. Come and celebrate Christmas in the heart of our community!

Downtown Bristol Blog

12th ANNUAL JOURNEY'S END December 13, 2011

December 13, 2011
On Tuesday, December 13th (inclement weather date is Thursday, December 15th) at 6:30 PM, Journey’s End will again take place in Historic Downtown Bristol! Starting at the Downtown Center and ending at the Paramount Center for the Arts, Journey’s End is our local interpretation of the Latino tradition of Las Posadas (The Inns). Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem is recreated as they go from inn to inn seeking lodging. The final inn welcomes them in and celebrates their arrival.
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Appalachian Express Christmas Concert at The Paramount

December 13, 2011
December 13, 2011 — Since 1968, the Appalachian Express Chorus has been entertaining audiences with the sounds of four part Barbershop haromony. The men who comprise the Appalachian Express come from all areas of the greater Tri-Cities, and their talents have allowed the chorus to become one of the most respected singing organizations in the region. $10.00 donation at the door as admission.

Theatre Bristol holds open auditions for Steel Magnolias

December 12, 2011
Theatre Bristol will hold open auditions for its production of Steel Magnolias on Monday, December 12 and Wednesday, December 13 at 7 p.m. at Theatre Bristol, 512 State Street, Bristol, Tennessee. Roles are available are for 6 women, ages 17 and up.
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15th Annual Bristol Christmas Tour of Historic Homes

December 11, 2011
Usher in the Christmas Season with an enchanting tour of historic homes. The 15th Annual Bristol Christmas Tour of Homes will take place Sunday Dec. 11, 1:30 to 6:30 pm. This year’s Tour is themed Hearth and Homes after the storm. Many of the homes on the tour had varying degrees of damage. We wanted to acknowledge the response of the community which was a true reflection of its faith, compassion, and resilience.The tour includes homes on both the Virginia and Tennessee sides. The homes in Virginia are 800 Euclid Ave., and First Christian Church, 311 Spencer St. Those in Tennessee are 401 Maryland Ave., 414 Poplar St., 423 Pennsylvania Ave., 401 Pennsylvania Ave., 416 Pennsylvania Ave., and 519 Alabama St.
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Breakfast with Santa at KP Duty

December 10, 2011
December 10 & 17, 2011 — Get your list ready! Here's your chance to see the Big Man face-to-face over breakfast. On December 10 and 17th Santa will be making a special trip to KP Duty to eat breakfast and mingle with little boys and girls on his nice list. Reservations are required and seating is limited. Please call KP Duty at 423.764.3889 for more information!

YWCA Hosts 13th Annual Luncheon and Silent Auction

December 09, 2011
Since 1998, extraordinary women of our community have come together to celebrate one another at the YWCA Celebrating Women Silent Auction and Luncheon. The speakers share wisdom, humor and insight about their life journeys as well as raise funds to help support YWCA Youth Programs.
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Theatre of Ballet Arts presents THE NUTCRACKER

December 09, 2011
A holiday favorite... the classic tale of Clara and the magical Nutcracker she receives from her Godfather at Christmas. The enchanted Nutcracker comes to life on Christmas Eve and transports Clara to the land of sweets where they embark on wonderful adventures. All new choreography by Associate Director Fernando Moraga. Tickets are $18 Adults, $12 Seniors/Students, and $6 for children under 6. For school performance reservations, please call (276) 644-9465

Resources for Small Business seminar

December 07, 2011
The Bristol Business Resource Center and The Tennessee Department of Business Assistance are holding a seminar at the Bristol Chamber of Commerce on December 7 from 2pm to 4pm about owning a small business. Do you need to find help, but don't know where to begin? Do you wish you had an expert to answer your questions? Are you tired of wondering if you are missing something? Please RSVP by December 6 to 423-989-4873. The session is free, but space is limited.

The Family that Biked from Kentucky to Alaska will be having a Book-Signing December 7th from 1-5pm

December 07, 2011
The Pedouins, the family that biked across the country from Kentucky to Alaska, has written their first book The Pedouin Life about their journey. The Book Signing will be held at Dillow & Esposito Law Offices in Bristol, Virginia on December 7th from 1-5pm.
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C.J. & Co has it to go!!!

December 07, 2011
Just a quick reminder – if you need an appetizer or several quick hors d'oeuvres for your party this holiday season – run into CJ’s market located at 16 6th Street, Bristol TN, or phone 423-573-1608. They have a great selection of Holiday yum yums ready to go!

Upcoming Events

Biking family to have book signing

December 07, 2011

Resources for Small Business seminar

December 07, 2011

Painting class at blowfish emporium

December 08, 2011

Annabelle's Curse to perform at Machiavelli's

December 09, 2011

YWCA Hosts 13th Annual Luncheon and Silent Auction

December 09, 2011

Theatre of Ballet Arts presents THE NUTCRACKER

December 09, 2011

Breakfast with Santa at KP Duty

December 10, 2011

Theatre of Ballet Arts presents THE NUTCRACKER

December 10, 2011

Woody Pines to perform at Machiavelli's

December 10, 2011

Sip and Shop at Inari Wines

December 10, 2011

Theatre of Ballet Arts presents THE NUTCRACKER

December 11, 2011

Christmas Tour of Homes

December 11, 2011

Theatre Bristol holds open auditions for Steel Magnolias

December 12, 2011

Appalachian Express Christmas Concert at The Paramount

December 13, 2011

Theatre Bristol holds open auditions for Steel Magnolias

December 13, 2011

12th ANNUAL JOURNEY'S END

December 13, 2011

Warner On Your Corner

December 14, 2011

Children's Ornament Workshop at Bristol Public Library

December 14, 2011

Bristol Senior Show Choir presents CHRISTMAS IS THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR

December 15, 2011

The Sound Drivers to perform at Machiavelli's

December 16, 2011

Ronnie Milsap to perform at The Paramount Center

December 16, 2011

Sip and Shop at Inari Wines

December 17, 2011

Johnson's Crossroad to perform at Machiavelli's

December 17, 2011

EDDIE MILES — An Elvis Christmas at The Paramount

December 17, 2011

First Christian Church presents THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS

December 18, 2011

Oakley-Cook Funeral Home presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

December 18, 2011

Holiday Brunch at Troutdale Bistro

December 18, 2011

Christmas movies at Bristol Public Library

December 19, 2011

Holiday films featured at Bristol Public Library

December 20, 2011

Holiday films featured at Bristol Public Library

December 21, 2011

Holiday films featured at Bristol Public Library

December 22, 2011

Painting class at blowfish emporium

December 22, 2011

Sip and Shop at Inari Wines

December 24, 2011

Painting class at blowfish emporium

December 29, 2011

The Broadcast to perform at Machiavelli's

December 31, 2011

Old Christmas Celebrated in Story by the Beaver Creek Storytellers

January 05, 2012

DAILEY AND VINCENT to perform at The Paramount

January 07, 2012

4th Annual Citizen's Municipal Academy registration deadline

January 09, 2012

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at The Paramount

February 04, 2012

THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE

March 10, 2012

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