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The Peppermint Trail

Food & Drink Around Town

Chocolate-dipped peppermint ice cream. Cranberry Cocktails. Spirited Peppermint Coffee. Egg Nog. Peppermint cheesecakes, fudge, donuts, teas, martinis, and truffles.


That's what you'll find when you follow the Peppermint Trail to local restaurants and cafes! Discover all sorts of treats featuring the favorite red-and-white candy, plus plenty of gingerbread, cinnamon, cranberry, apple spice, and other holiday flavors. You'll feel the holiday magic with every bite and sip! Plus, many treats and cocktails are available for takeout, so you can enjoy the Peppermint Trail from home!



Boutiques and gift shops have gotten in on the peppermint action as well. We're loving Nothing Too Fancy's Dolly Parton "Hard Candy" Christmas T-Shirt, Knoxville Soap Candle & Gifts' Christmas soaps and lotions, and Jacks of Knoxville's Fresh-Cut Christmas Tree scented candles. Holiday décor galore, peppermint foot soaks, and so many other great things are on the Peppermint Trail!


To see a list of all participating businesses and what they offer, please visit this website. As you explore the trail, we ask that you wear your mask (more festive, the better), practice physical-distancing, and stay home if you're sick. 


Share your Peppermint Trail photos with #KnoxPeppermint and tag @downtownknox!


Eat, drink, and be merry! #KNOXPEPPERMINT