Downtown restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, bars, and boutiques feature peppermint specials throughout the season including peppermint coffees, desserts, cocktails, cookie decorating, cocktail classes, camps for kids, glass blowing...peppermint, peppermint, peppermint

Visit this website as we add peppermint specials and events to this page. Or follow the trail of peppermints on the sidewalks of Downtown Knoxville to see what peppermint surprises you’ll discover. 

You'll find peppermint treats from November 24 through January 7. Post photos of your favorites at #knoxpeppermint.

Downtown Trolleys

Experience all the fun and excitement of the peppermint trail by hopping on the Downtown Peppermint Trolleys. Trolleys are free and run throughout Downtown, The Old City, and the University of Tennessee. Visit for more.

301 E Church Ave (865) 637-3000 More Details
Awaken Coffee

You'll find Peppermint Wonderland Cookie Decorating at Awaken Coffee on Saturday morning Dec. 9. Bring your kids anytime between 10a-11:30a for FREE cooking decorating in the coffee shop's backroom. Parents can sip their favorite latte while kids use their creative and eating skills! 

125 W Jackson Ave (865) 951-0427 More Details
Cafe 4

Cafe 4 has created a special chocolate peppermint cake during this season. Stop by for dessert while you are shopping, ice skating or simply enjoying downtown.

4 Market Square (865) 544-4144 More Details
PostModern Spirits

Enjoy an evening filled with Cocktails and Confections at PostModern Spirits. On the evening of Dec 7 you’ll find a fun demo featuring four delicious holiday-inspired cocktails, including a unique Peppermint Trail libation perfect after a day of holiday shopping. Cocktails will be paired with unique desserts you can make at home for holiday guests! Plus discounts on purchases. Check venue for reservations.

205 W Jackson Ave (865) 437-3190 More Details
Pour Taproom

Pour Taproom is going all-out peppermint for the season. Peppermint mocha beers, peppermint (schnapps) hot chocolates and coffees, and peppermint craft beers, ciders, mead and wines on self-serve taps. 

207 W Jackson Ave (865) 337-5726 More Details
Basement Community Art Studio

Parents, don’t miss Drop n’ Shop!! Register to drop your children for creative holiday crafts at Basement Community Art Studio while you enjoy some downtown shopping. Sunday, Nov 19 during the Holiday Retropolitan Craft Fair and again on Saturday, Dec 16 during Market Square Holiday Market. Check venue for details and pricing. 

105 W Jackson Ave (865) 333-5262 More Details
Mast General Store

You’ll find all kinds of peppermint fun at Mast General Store. Drop by for an assortment of peppermint candy, cooking essentials, and hot chocolate. 

402 S Gay St (865) 546-1336 More Details
Drawing Room at The Tennessean

Drop in the Drawing Room at the Tennessean Hotel and ask for the Fra-Gee-Lay (yes it's fun to say out loud!). It's a minty concoction of dark chocolate Godiva liqueur, creme de menthe, and cream garnished with white chocolate shavings, cinnamon, and mint. Certain to liven your spirits and make you bright this holiday season.

531 Henley St (865) 232-1800 More Details
Santa at Rick Terry Jewelry

Santa will be at Rick Terry Jewelry on Friday, Dec 1 from 4-7pm. Bring the kids (and the pups!) for free photos.

618 S Gay St (865) 525-3793 More Details
Oliver Royale

Drop by for lunch, dinner and a choice of specialty cocktails at the Oliver Royale including a Peppermint Trail special of candy cane infused vodka, crème de cocoa, cream vanilla and cocoa nib syrup.

5 Market Square (865) 622-6434 More Details
Phoenix Pharmacy and Fountain

Visit the happiest place on Gay St, a full-service pharmacy with an authentic, old-time soda fountain for some home-made peppermint ice cream and special holiday sundaes. You'll find a Peppermint Stick Sundae (with brownie and house-made hot fudge!), Scout Elf Shake (in a hot fudge lined glass and topped with crushed peppermint!), Sleigh Bell Shake (with Eggnog and whipped cream!), Red Velvet Twinkies and more. might want to plan for more than one trip!

418 S Gay St (865) 692-1603 More Details
Gift Wrapping with a Purpose

Too busy exploring the Peppermint Trail to wrap those gifts? We've got you covered! There will be several non-profits wrapping gifts for donations at Mast General Store every Friday night, Saturday and Sunday during December. Items do NOT need to be purchased at Mast General. Just bring the items in and you'll find Our Place, The Humane Society, HALT and others merrily wrapping gifts for small donations.

402 S Gay St (865) 546-1336 More Details
Nothing Too Fancy

Stop by for a couple of different custom Knoxville peppermint t-shirt designs to add to your festive holiday wardrobe. 

435 Union Ave (865) 951-2916 More Details
Awaken Coffee

Awaken is a must-stop destination with Peppermint Mocha, White Peppermint Wonderland Latte, Peppermint hot chocolate, salted caramel hot chocolate, Ginger Bread Latte, Egg Nog Latte, and their newest drink - The Grinch - a twist on the matcha green tea latte. Stop in to have your taste buds tingled!

125 W Jackson Ave (865) 951-0427 More Details
Knox Whiskey Works

Stop by Knox Whiskey Works for the cocktail flight Cold City Old Brew Coffee Liqueur featuring peppermint. It brings together Old City Java's expertise and love of coffee with Knox Whiskey's passion for spirits to deliver a peppermint coffee liquor to enjoy during the holidays. 

516 W Jackson Ave (865) 525-2372 More Details
J.C. Holdway

You'll find a Peppermint Patricia at JC Holdway. A cocktail you don't want to miss!

501 Union Ave (865) 312-9050 More Details
Boyd's Jig & Reel

Stay toasty this Holiday Season with the Spirited Peppermint Coffee at Boyd's Jig & Reel. It's sure to warm you down to your toes. And for dessert lovers, the Peppermint Patty Cake is perfect for an after-dinner treat or a stop through Knoxville's Historic Old City.

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Douglas J Aveda Institute

Stop in the Douglas J Aveda Institute for a complimentary stress relieving hand treatment with amazing Cooling Oil! This Aveda exclusive features a wonderful peppermint and chamomile aroma. Mix in a little of the Vanilla Singular Note, and you'll really be feeling that holiday cheer! The limited-edition Rosemary Mint Body Scrub and Rosemary Mint Composition Oil make excellent gifts for the peppermint fans in your life. So drop by and see all that Douglas J Aveda has to offer.

516 S Gay St (865) 824-2990 More Details
Market House Cafe

Visit the Market House Cafe to satisfy your peppermint sweet tooth. The bakery will have white chocolate cookies, peppermint red velvet cake, and peppermint patty pie with dark chocolate and peppermint cream. You'll also find peppermint hot chocolate with Ghirardelli chocolate and a mocha peppermint latte or cappuccino. 

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Five Knoxville

There's a new twist on peppermint cocktails everywhere you go! At Five you can treat yourself to a Peppermint 75.

430 S Gay St (865) 219-1676 More Details
Knoxville Museum of Art

On Sunday December 10, you’ll find a FREE peppermint art activity at the Knoxville Museum of Art. Drop in from 1-4pm with kids from 3-13.

1050 Worlds Fair Park Dr (865) 525-6101 More Details
The Library Lounge at Crowne Plaza

Swing by The Library Lounge at the Crowne Plaza and try one of the specialty peppermint cocktails. The Godiva Chocolate and Peppermint Martini or the Hot Peppermint Cocoa are highly recommended. Or could you go wrong with both?

401 W Summit Hill Dr (865) 522-2600 More Details
Earth to Old City

Earth to Old City has peppermint covered! You'll find a wonderful assortment of holiday-inspired peppermint-themed gifts including hand-made vegetable glycerin soaps adorned with candy canes smelling of peppermint and spearmint, and Jingle Bell bath balms with peppermint essential oil and fresh crushed peppermint fragrance. Plus a limited edition Peppermint Bark candle with a blend of crushed peppermint bark, mint leaves, and chocolate in assorted sizes. Perfect for gift giving or treating yourself.

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Old City Wine Bar

The peppermint sparkles at Old City Wine Bar! Treat yourself to a Sparkling Peppermint Swirl specialty cocktail. And adding to the holiday fun, drop by for a mulled wine cocktail before or after the Christmas Parade.

108 W Jackson Ave (865) 851-7676 More Details
Visit Knoxville Gift Shop

The Knoxville Visitors Center will be frosted with peppermint! Drop in to warm up with festive peppermint hot chocolate and check out the newest addition to the frosted gift shop, The Knoxville Snowglobe...a gift that is sure to warm hearts for years to come! You might even see a Candy Cane Sunsphere! 

301 S Gay St (865) 523-7263 More Details
Casual Pint

And yes, we meant peppermint everywhere! At Casual Pint you'll find a featured peppermint beer for the season plus holiday discounts.

421 Union Ave (865) 951-2160 More Details
Peter Kern Library

While you are painting the town red during the holiday season, drop in and indulge in some of the special peppermint drinks at the Peter Kern Library.

407 Union Ave (865) 521-0050 More Details
Museum of East Tennessee History

Stop by the Museum of East Tennessee History and enjoy the lobby with historic decorations and peppermint garland. You’ll find historic peppermint treats in the museum shop with packaging including the history of each peppermint candy.

601 S Gay St (865) 215-8830 More Details
The Tomato Head

Drop by and get your sweet tooth taken care of with delicious home-made Peppermint Crackle Cookies. Grab one or grab a dozen, you won't be disappointed.

12 Market Square (865) 637-4067 More Details
Tree & Vine

You'll find delicious peppermint hot chocolate and peppermint chocolates at the Tree & Vine to add to your holiday traditions.

439 Union Ave (865) 985-0524 More Details
Lonesome Dove Western Bistro

Drop by Lonesome Dove for a Peppermint Condition, a specialty cocktail that will exceed your expectations.

100 N Central St (865) 999-5251 More Details
Lora Jean's Gourmet Popcorn

Stop by to treat your sweet tooth or get a tasty gift for someone special with the holiday and peppermint-themed popcorn, in addition to peppermint bark.

800 S Gay St (331) 575-9905 More Details
Pretentious Glass Co

Looking for a new addition to your holiday ornament collection? Pretentious Glass has a variety of beautiful hand-blown glass ornaments, including peppermint and candy canes. And you'll find a blow-your-own glass session every Friday and Saturday night. Call ahead to reserve a spot.

133 S Central St (865) 249-8677 More Details
Santa at Mast General Store

Ho! Ho! Ho! You'll find Santa at Mast General Store on Saturday, Dec 9 and Sunday, Dec 10 from noon to 4pm. Bring the kids for photos and Christmas wishes.

402 S Gay St (865) 546-1336 More Details
Emporium Center

Wander through the Emporium Center and find the hidden (well, not hidden too well) peppermint candies as you walk among the various art displays.

100 S Gay St (865) 523-7543 More Details
Bloomers Company

Treat yourself to Hot Peppermint Cocoa or Spiced Cider and cookies at The Bloomers Co while finding rich red roses, red mini carnations, white carnations, and white cushion pompons, accented with fragrant holiday greens and embellished with peppermint candy canes to create a very merry Christmas bouquet. 

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Bistro at the Bijou

Experience peppermint at its best. You’ll find seasonal cocktails featuring peppermint at the Bistro at the Bijou including this year’s special – a Peppermint White Russian.

807 S Gay St (865) 544-0537 More Details
French Market Creperie

At the French Market you'll find hot peppermint chocolate and Christmas candy pepperminty creme crepes. Délicieux.

412 Clinch Ave (865) 540-4372 More Details
Basement Community Art Studio

Celebrate the Winter Solstice by creating beautiful mobiles inspired by the solstice at Basement Community Art Studio on Thursday, Dec 21. Check venue for details and pricing. Adults. BYOB.

105 W Jackson Ave (865) 333-5262 More Details
Coolato Gelato

Satisfy your sweet tooth with Coolato Gelato's Peppermint Patty gelato and a cup of their famous peppermint infused Italian Candy Cane Cocoa. Whether you're naughty or nice you’re sure to enjoy dunking the homemade peppermint biscotti in a dreamy fresh brewed Gingercreme White Mocha or indulging with a slice of Festive Peppermint or Hot Chocolate Cheesecake. Stop by and see what other pepperminty twists you’ll find!

524 S Gay St (865) 971-5449 More Details
White Dog Gallery

At White Dog Gallery you’ll find peppermint candies and peppermints galore plus works by local artists, artisans and craftspeople! It’s a new space you don’t want to miss, including event space available for receptions, parties, and more!

514 W Jackson Ave (865) 936-0123 More Details
Painting With a Twist

Along with a full holiday class schedule of delightful santas, snowmen, reindeers, and more, you'll find Peppermint Pines at Painting With a Twist on Nov 26. Grab a friend and let your inner artist experience some holiday cheer. Check venue for reservations.

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Downtown Grill & Brewery

Downtown Grill & Brewery will have lots of holiday cheer throughout the season with happy-hour specials, live music, fun, and a peppermint drink special. Drop by!

424 S Gay St (865) 633-8111 More Details
Rick Terry Jewelry Designs

Get your peppermint look on with diamonds and rubies from Rick Terry Jewelry Design. You'll also find candy canes with a free watch battery card attached for future use.

618 S Gay St (865) 525-3793 More Details
The Flower Pot

Find red and white gifts and holiday arrangements at The Flower Pot including Peppermint Posies. This tall holiday bouquet is graphic, bold and stylish! Red carnations mingle with evergreens and white blossoms, while candy canes and a fancy red and white striped ribbon add a touch of peppermint joy.

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Bliss & Tori Mason Shoes

What’s a holiday without lots of candles? You’ll find peppermint candles at Bliss and lots of red and white specialty items to make your holidays more festive.

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Maple Hall Bowling Lanes

Spend time together during the holidays with family and friends bowling at one of downtown's premier attractions, Maple Hall - A spirited bowling experience. Bowl a strike when the peppermint pin appears and win a prize!

414 S Gay St (865) 249-8454 More Details
Juice Bar Market Square

You’ll find great juices and smoothies at the Juice Bar to keep you going during this busy time of the year. This holiday season you’ll find a special Thin Mint treat added to the Peppermint Trail.

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Fitness Studio 111

Need to work off some of that holiday cheer?! At Fitness Studio 111 you'll find peppermint infused water and peppermint essential oils to energize your holiday workouts.

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Basement Community Art Studio

Kids 6-11 can enjoy Holiday Camp Peppermint at Basement Community Art Studio. They’ll find stories, song, art, and crafts to create their holiday stories. December 27-29 and January 3-5. Check venue for details and pricing. Space is limited.

105 W Jackson Ave (865) 333-5262 More Details
Mahogany's at the Crowne Plaza

Here’s one you don’t want to miss! Chocolate Peppermint Chunk Cheesecake at Mahogany’s Restaurant at the Crowne Plaza. While you’re there, ask about all the events going on through the holiday season.

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Don’t forget your four-legged friends. Citifid-O has peppermint dog toys and candy cane dog toys. Great for stockings or under the tree.

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White Buffalo

White Buffalo will have a variety of peppermint colored baby clothes and toys for your favorite tots!

108 E Jackson Ave (865) 851-7371 More Details
Clancy's Tavern & Whiskey House

'Tis the season! Stop by Clancy's Tavern & Whiskey House for a Peppermint Rox, white cream de menthe and Bailey's in coffee with whipped cream and chocolate.


602 S Gay St (865) 219-1266 More Details
PostModern Spirits

Yeh, we love peppermint as much as the next person. But who wouldn’t love to find a bottle of chocolaty PostModern Cacao Liqueur in their stocking on Christmas morning? Stop by PostModern Spirits to stock up on local spirits for your holiday entertaining and gift giving. And you'll find a Peppermint Cocktail special all season long.

205 W Jackson Ave (865) 437-3190 More Details
Coffee & Chocolate

Coffee and Chocolate will have a trifecta of peppermints...delicious handmade peppermint truffles, peppermint hot chocolate and peppermint mochas. Drop in!

327 Union Ave (865) 688-9244 More Details
Body Mind Realign + Gratitude Bar

Season have you stressed? In need of some focus and relaxation? Dr. Jane will have Peppermint Gratitinis (non-alcoholic) at Body Mind Realign + Gratitude Bar.

111 N Central St (865) 455-1750 More Details
Lox Salon

Lox is all in on Peppermint! You’ll find an entire menu of peppermint options including Candy Cane Express Facials with lavender and peppermint; Peppermint Spa Pedicures that will have you feeling like you can walk all the way to the north pole; one-of-a-kind Peppermint Nail Art; Peppermint Scalp Therapy Treatments that restore and revitalize the scalp with the help of peppermint, corn mint, and lavender; and Peppermint Hair Essentials with peppermint, corn mint, and vanilla that nourish hair and scalp to achieve healthier, more alive hair. Call or drop by for a complete menu!

103 W Jackson Ave (865) 523-5569 More Details
Knoxville Chocolate Co

Peppermint, peppermint, peppermint! At their new location on Market Square, Knoxville Chocolate will be featuring homemade peppermint bark with white chocolate, dark chocolate, and crushed peppermint candy canes. Also, check out the Peppermint Patties and Peppermint Dipped Marshmallows! You'll find them at 1060 World's Fair Park Dr until they make the move to Market Square.

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Basement Community Art Studio

Unwind from holiday stress with a Creative Self-Care Class on Friday, Dec 15 at Basement Community Art Studio. Includes a guided relaxation meditation and visual expressive arts project to help refresh and recenter. Check venue for details and pricing. Adults.

105 W Jackson Ave (865) 333-5262 More Details
Frussie's Deli & Bakery

Drop by for peppermint drinks and a variety of baked peppermint goodies.

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Adorn Decor & Co.

Want some peppermint treats for home? You’ll find peppermint trays, peppermint candles, peppermint melts, and peppermint-themed Christmas décor along with beautiful furniture, accessories and stunning home décor for all-year-long at Adorn Décor Co. 

111 N Central St (865) 310-6451 More Details
Culture Hair Studio

Culture Hair Studio will be offering peppermint infused scalp massages this holiday season. It's a perfect addition to a shampoo style, hair cut or color service. Peppermint oil improves circulation and relaxes tensed muscles. A perfect treat for this holiday season! 

115 S Gay St (865) 622-7677 More Details
Marble City Kitchen and The Firefly

You'll find peppermint cocktails and desserts at Marble City Kitchen & The Firefly including Peppermint Whoope Pie, Peppermint Chocolate Cheesecake, Peppermint White Russians, Grasshoppers, Chocolate Martinis and more. Inside or on the holiday-decorated outdoor patio with a cozy firepit, these are some holiday treats you don't want to miss. 

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Rock Paper Hair Studio

Drop by Rock Paper Hair Studio and pamper yourself with special peppermint treatments while you sip on Aveda Comfort tea with peppermint and licorice. 

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Basement Community Art Studio

A New Year wouldn’t be complete without some resolutions, goals, hopes, and dreams. You’ll find a Vision Board Workshop at Basement Community Art on Sunday, Jan 7. Check venue for details and pricing. Adults.

105 W Jackson Ave (865) 333-5262 More Details
Babalu Tacos & Tapas

Stop by for dinner or drinks during the holiday season. While you're there, indulge in the peppermint martini. It is sure to please!

412 S Gay St (865) 329-1002 More Details
Tupelo Honey Cafe

Tupelo Honey Cafe will have peppermint that will really warm you up this season! Stop by and try the special holiday drink – a Peppermint White Russian. You'll also find peppermint hot chocolate for the younger crowd.

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Art Market Gallery

Find unique gift items at the Art Market Gallery and receive a peppermint surprise with each purchase. You'll be treated to a small mesh bag filled with Hershey Peppermint kisses plus an exclusive AMG blend of Peppermint Hot Chocolate.

422 S Gay St (865) 525-5265 More Details

Drop by Bluetique and you'll find locally handmade and poured Peppermint Bark woodwick candles by Ashley's Apothecary that make for a sweet holiday gift.

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Trio Cafe & Sunset Bar

You'll find daily holiday-themed cocktails at Trio Cafe and Sunset Bar.

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YMCA - Lindsay Young

While you're enjoying the Peppermint Trail, head on over to the YMCA. They're offering NO Joining Fee if you drop by and mention the Peppermint Trail.

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