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Historic Downtown Bristol Christmas Open House

November 24, 2014   |   5 pm
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A Holiday Tradition in Historic Downtown Bristol:

You are cordially invited to the Annual Christmas Open House

Ready or not, it’s time to GET INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT! Believe in Bristol will again sponsor the Annual Christmas Open House in Historic Downtown Bristol on Monday, November 24, 2014, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Come kick off the holiday season with merriment and good cheer!Santa Claus will be giving out candy canes, Bristol Ballet will have dancers in costume, the Washington –Lee Warblers from Washington Lee Elementary After School Program will perform, Quaker Steak & Lube to host a fundraising event benefiting Celebrate Bristol, MedExpress will again partner in the BELIEVE scavenger hunt, and last, but most certainly not least, the downtown Horse & Carriage rides are back. Don’t miss an evening planned for the entire family’s enjoyment!

A special thank you to Serendipity and Be.Ella Boutique’s for allowing us to bring back an old favorite, Horse and Carriage rides to the Open House event. There are 2 locations planned for pick-up / drop-off, The Downtown Center (Country Music Mural/Farmers Market area) and TriSummit Bank parking lot, a small charge of $2 per person for a one-way ticket down State Street or $4 per person for a round-trip ride.

Keep a look out for your favorite decorated window as the downtown merchants will be participating in the Merry Merchants Window Decorating Contest. The theme this year is from the movie “The Christmas Story” and A Major Award will be given to the winner!

The Open House has traditionally been a customer appreciation night when merchants stay open late, have special discounts, and refreshments are served at participating locations.Join us and support your downtown shops; it’s a great way to stimulate our local economy and find special one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your holiday list!

Sponsors for the 2014 Downtown Christmas Open House include:

Along Came Mary — Mary Jane Miller

Ann & John Tickle

Appalachian Region – Antique Automobile Club of America

Bank of Tennessee


Benjamin Walls Gallery

Birthplace of Country Music

Blackbird Bakery


Bob & Ellen Mueller

Brenda & John Fincher

Bristol Herald Courier

Charles & Stephanie Earhart

Clyde & Susan Long

Commonwealth Coal Corp.

Cranberry Lane

Dent K. Burk Associates

Dr. & Mrs. Bennett Cowan Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. Jim Geiger

Dr. Michael D. Rowell

Edward Jones Investments – Robert Hollo, Rob Simis, Brad Baker, Greg Fahn

First Bank of Virginia

First Tennessee Foundation

Frizzell Foundation

Jack & Anne Southerland

John & Karen Vann

Kerr-Bowell Inc. – Joe & Pam Kerr

Kil’n Time Pottery



Motel 6 – Mr. Neal Gopal

Nationwide Insurance – Brian Lewis

One of a Kind Gallery

Renasant Bank

Robin & Margaret Feierabend

Ruth King


Spiegler Blevins & Co.

Spike & Lisa Tickle

Stateline Bar & Grille

Studio 6

The Boxwood

The Homer A. and Ida S. Jones Charitable Trust

The Williams Company

Tom & Barbara Smith

Tom & Carolyn Hanlon

Wells Fargo Foundation

For more information about Downtown’s Annual Christmas Open House, please call 276-644-9700 or visit www.believeinbristol.org.