Celebrating 41 Years of Artisans & Crafters in Kingsport!
Kingsport, Tennessee – The beloved Christmas Connection is celebrating 41 years of bringing some of the region’s best arts and crafts vendors to Kingsport. Whether you are refreshing your home décor, trying to find that perfect gift, or treating your taste-buds, the Christmas Connection is here to connect you just in time for the holiday festivities! You can find unique gifts and support artisans in our region. Free Admission all weekend!
As the weather turns colder, the Civic Auditorium will be filled with a warm & festive holiday glow to put customers in a holiday mood for shopping. The sights, sounds and smell of Christmas will surround shoppers as they shop from the region’s best craftspeople, artisans, artists, and creatives. A few of the items you will find include Country Crafts, Home Décor, Fine Woodcrafts, Leathercrafts, Handmade Soaps and Lotions, Candles, Jewelry, Christmas Ornaments, Stained Glass, Wheel Thrown Pottery, Fabric Crafts, Needlework, American Girl Doll Clothing, Pet Accessories and Clothing, Dichroic Glass, Handmade Greeting Cards and Paper Art, Snowmen, Santas, Pecan Pies, Candied Pecans, Baked Goods, Kettle corn, and much more!
As you enter the Civic, take your taste-buds over to your right, where you’ll find the “Sugarplum Café.” This special café is exclusive to the Christmas Connection, providing mouthwatering chicken salad croissants, sandwiches, soups, and snacks for the shopper on the go, or those wanting to linger longer for a meal. Outside there will be freshly popped Kettle corn for purchase. At the front entrance make sure to stop by the food trucks to satisfy your salty, savory, or sweet taste buds.
For our merry 41st celebration, our hostess will be keeping the festivities hopping, and music will be serenading the Christmas customers as they shop. We welcome the Kingsport Ballet to the main stage with their homemade baked goods for sale.
Whether you have been enjoying the Christmas Connection for years or you are trying it out for the very first time, this artisan and craft fair has something for you! Kingsport’s Annual Christmas Connection, a free admission event, is to be held November 13 – 15 at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium and is sponsored by the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts.
We are working with the Civic and following all the current protocols carefully. We will have socially distanced booths, one-way traffic, limited number of guests allowed to enter at one time, among other safety precautions… We are excited and blessed to be able to continue the tradition for its 41st consecutive year serving the artists and the community! Thank you for supporting your local artisans!
The Christmas Connection is a very well established cultural event in Kingsport, hosting some of the region’s best craft artists. This favorite holiday staple is looked forward to year after year! Year 2020 will be the 41st consecutive year serving the artists and the community! The Civic Auditorium will host artistic creations in various media, just in time for Christmas gift shopping.
Dates of 2020: November 13, 14, 15, 2020 (In 2020, please note the event will be held the SECOND weekend in November, due to the elections being held at the Civic Auditorium)
Location: Kingsport Civic Auditorium
Sponsored by: City of Kingsport, Office of Cultural Arts (423) 392-8414