Celebrate Small Business Saturday in downtown Cowan on Nov. 25. Steer clear of Black Friday madness, take a break from big city traffic, and enjoy small town shopping in true holiday spirit. Cowan businesses will have special sale items, refreshments and door prizes.
The Cowan Christmas Market at Monterey Station will be Dec. 1 and Dec. 2. Here you can turn gift shopping into a great experience. Browse and buy from more than 40 crafters and specialty vendors. The marketplace is open on Friday from 3:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information go to
The 53rd annual Cowan Christmas Parade will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2. One of Tennessee’s oldest parades brings you “A Gift that Keeps on Giving.” Share in the fun of an exciting small town event with floats, bands, tin lizzies, tumbling teams and thousands of smiles. The parade goes down Cumberland Street beginning at The Rail Car on the west side and ending at Cowan Public School. For more information, including entry forms, log on to www.cowan parade.org.
Tree Lightings Kick Off Sewanee Holidays on Dec. 1
The University of the South will join with the community for two holiday tree lightings on Friday, Dec. 1. Students and community members will gather at 4 p.m. at the University Quad for music and snacks. The campus tree lighting will be at 4:30 p.m.
Music will begin in Angel Park in downtown Sewanee at 4:45 p.m. The Sewanee Chorale will lead Christmas caroling. Santa Claus and friends will come to downtown via a Sewanee Volunteer Fire Department truck.
The tree lighting at Angel Park will be at 5 p.m. Cookies and hot beverages will be available afterward, and Santa and friends will be posing for photos.
University Avenue will be closed, 4–7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1, from Regions Bank to State Highway 41A for the event.
Please bring unwrapped toys and monetary donations for Operation Noel. Gifts of money and nonperishable food will be collected for the Community Action Committee.
In case of inclement weather, the post-tree-lighting activities will move inside to the Blue Chair Bakery and Tavern.
Decorating of the Christmas tree at Angel Park will be at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 29. All are welcome to come help with this festive activity.
This event is co-sponsored by the University of the South and the Sewanee Business Alliance.
Monteagle Christmas Parade
The Town of Monteagle will host its annual Christmas Parade at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9. The theme this year is A Disney Christmas.
Line up is at 3:30 p.m. at the old VFW. Walkers will meet at The Depot.
Awards will be given for the best decorated float and the float best representing the theme. The city will also give awards for the best decorated business and home. Tower Community Bank will provide refreshments during Santa’s visit at Harton Park following the parade.