The magic of Tennessee’s oldest town comes alive during the Progressive Dinner hosted by the Heritage Alliance. This year’s dinner takes place on the evening of Saturday, December 4th. Multiple seating times are available at 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, and 7:40 pm.
Now in its 43rd year, the Progressive Dinner is a unique event, combining fine food, rich history, and great entertainment. Proceeds from the Progressive Dinner help ensure that the educational programs of the Heritage Alliance remain accessible to a wide range of audiences. Proceeds from this year’s event will help with preservation and maintenance projects at the Oak Hill Schoolhouse. Even though many students have been unable to visit the schoolhouse the past year and a half, the historic building still has needs.
This year, the evening begins at the Chuckey Depot Museum. This beautifully restored train depot is Jonesborough’s newest museum and it shares the history of the town of Chuckey and the railroad in Northeast Tennessee. The soup course takes place in a pre-Civil War frame house on Woodrow Avenue that was once a school. Dinner will be served at the McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School, and dessert will take place in a beautifully restored home on East Main Street that has never been featured on the dinner before.
The Colors of Christmas Progressive Dinner has become a traditional start to the holiday season for many people throughout East Tennessee and surrounding states. Seasonal music by several of our area’s finest musicians, including the ever popular Jonesborough Novelty Band, gourmet food, memorable camaraderie and great fun are the hallmarks of this popular event. This event typically sells out, so make sure you get your tickets today!
Ticket price is $100.00 per person and proceeds go toward the educational programs of the Heritage Alliance. Seating is limited. On-line ticketing through the Town of Jonesborough is available at jonesborough.com/tickets. You can also make a reservation by calling (423) 753-1010. If you would like to make a reservation for a table of 6 or more, please contact the Heritage Alliance directly.
The Heritage Alliance will continue to monitor CDC guidelines in regards to the Covid19 pandemic and events. If we need to cancel this event for health reasons, we will do so two weeks in advance.