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Upcoming Town of Farragut holiday happenings:

Letters to Santa

This fun tradition continues this year, and children may drop their letters off in Founder’s Park beginning Nov. 22. The last day to send them is Dec. 20, and letter-writers are urged to include a return address so Santa can write back.

Celebrate the Season

Cancelled last year due to COVID-19, Celebrate the Season is described by Town staff as “a great way to get in the holiday spirit,” and takes place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in Farragut Community Center (239 Jamestowne Blvd.).

Children can have photos taken with Santa and participate in cookie decorating and face painting.

A holiday movie also is part of this free evening of fun.

Holiday painting classes

Take part in several holiday-inspired, step-by-step painting classes offered at Farragut Community Center (239 Jamestowne Blvd.). Classes include a “Snow Much Fun” snowman painting on Saturday, Dec . 4, and a “Red Truck Christmas Tree” on Saturday, Dec. 18, depicting an antique red truck carrying a fir tree.

All classes cost $35 and all materials are provided by the instructor, including the 16-inch by 20-inch canvas.

Register for classes at, in person in Farragut Community Center or by calling 865-218-3376.

“‘Twas the Night with No Parents”

A new event offered at Farragut Community Center from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, ‘Twas the Night with No Parents” will provide pizza, games, crafts and a movie for kindergarten through fifth-grade children.

Cost is $10 per child, and pre-registration is required at

Organizers are promoting the event as an opportunity for parents to do some last-minute shopping, wrapping or relaxing before Christmas week arrives.

New Year’s at Noon

An early commemoration of the end of the old year and commencement of a new one will take place in Farragut Community Center from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 31.

The event is designed for the whole family and offers “snacks, crafts, refreshments, games and a noon New Year’s countdown at a perfect time for everyone to celebrate,” according to a press release.

All participants need to be individually registered to ensure all materials can be prepared.

Cost is $2 per child, ages 16 and younger, and free of charge for adults.