Fayetteville’s Host of Christmas Past

Every second weekend in November, downtown Fayetteville, Tennessee, rolls out the red carpet for visitors with the Host of Christmas Past event.

Every second weekend in November, downtown Fayetteville, Tennessee, rolls out the red carpet for visitors with the Host of Christmas Past event.

Downtown Fayetteville will soon be alive with the sights and sounds of the Christmas season. The 23rd Annual Fayetteville’s Host of Christmas Past is Nov. 13-15, with events throughout the weekend. The event, which draws 20,000-25,000 people annually will provide a lot of free family holiday fun.

The three-day festival will feature free movies in the theater, plays performed by the Carriage House Players, craft shows and live dance performances. There will even be a “kid’s zone” area with snow for the children to play in. Santa will make an appearance on Saturday for photos as well. “It’s really a kid’s paradise,” says longtime volunteer Barbara Faulkner.

The majority of the events are free, but advance tickets must be purchased for the home tour on Sunday and the Tea and Lace Luncheon, which is high tea. For more information about purchasing tickets, call Carolyn Denton at the Chamber of Commerce at 931-433-1234.