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Sleigh the Peppermint Trail

November 24 – January 7, 2024

Follow the trail of peppermints on the sidewalks of Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee to discover all sorts of treats featuring the favorite red-and-white candy. From candy cane coffees at morning brunch to craft cocktails sipped by candlelight, you’ll find peppermint treats round almost every corner – along with plenty of gingerbread, cinnamon, cranberry, apple spice, and other holiday flavors. Plus, boutiques and gift shops feature peppermint-themed t-shirts, scented soaps, candles, and all kinds of holiday surprises. 

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Alice in Appalachia

Alice in Appalachia will have boozy and non-boozy peppermint dark chocolate hot cocoa, along with a peppermint chocolate martini called Rumple-mint-stiltskin. This is the perfect place to watch the ice skaters on Market Square while enjoying a holiday drink!

Art Market Gallery

With every purchase at the Art Market Gallery, you'll be treated to a peppermint treat! Plus opportunities for special coupons and gift wrapping. The gallery artists have also special ornaments this year to benefit the Community School of the Arts in Knoxville. 

Awaken Coffee

Awaken is a must-stop destination with more holiday drinks than you can try! Try the Peppermint Mocha, White Peppermint Wonderland Latte, Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate, Gingerbread Latte, Eggnog Latte, The Grinch - a twist on the matcha green tea latte. Plus, a sweet drink made with maple syrup that's Buddy the Elf's favorite. Stop in to have your taste buds tingled!


Babalu is bringing the cheer to Gay St with a menu of spirited cocktails. Try the Mulled Wine with red wine and yule spices; Rum Punch with spiced rum, fresh squeezed juices, cinnamon and nutmeg; Camote Paloma with tequila, Aperol, sweet potato syrup and grapefruit; or the Mocha Espresso Martini with house-made espresso infused vodka, vanilla syrup, and cream. Enjoy them inside their ultra-cool space or on the patio bundled in a cozy sweater. It’s a great spot for parade watching!

Balter Beerworks

Hey baby, it's cold outside! Warm up with a Winter Warmer Ale fireside at Balter Beerworks as flavors of vanilla beans, cinnamon, orange peel and apricot dance on your taste buds.

Bernadette's Crystal Gardens

Bernadette’s will add some sparkle to your season. The crystal-themed bar with twinkling rooftop overlooking ice skating in Market Square, has a cocktail menu full of holiday fun, including a unique Peppermint Mimosa.

Bethie Lou's

Bethie Lou's Fabulous Gift Store boasts tons of holiday home décor and adorable gifts, crowd-favorite Merman and Mermaid Ornaments, stocking stuffers, and more. Plus, the store will have special Peppermint Pattie Treats. Now that sounds like a good shopping day!

Bistro at the Bijou

Experience farm-to-table brunch, lunch, or dinner at its finest at the Bistro at the Bijou. Unwind with their Peppermint Trail special – tasty Peppermint Ice Cream with Oreos!

Bliss & Tori Mason Shoes

Get in the spirit at Bliss & Tori Mason Shoes with tons of holiday home décor, unique gifts for everyone on your list, and festive clothing for all occasions and celebrations.

Boyd's Jig & Reel

Stay toasty this season with an Irish Coffee and Sticky Toffee Pudding, the best combo for the holidays! Jig & Reel also has Hot Cocoa and Hot Apple Cider to warm you up after a brisk walk in the Old City.

Brass Pearl

The Brass Pearl has concocted an original cocktail perfect for celebrating the season before, after, or over fresh seafood. The Rosemerry Christmas boasts PostModern's Giniferous Gin, rosemary simple syrup, and lime cordial.

Brother Wolf

Again this holiday season, Brother Wolf will transform with nostalgic holiday décor for Miracle, the beloved Christmas-themed pop-up bar launched in 2014 in New York City. Their signature cocktail will be the Snowball Old-Fashioned with Rye Whiskey, Gingerbread Syrup, Angostura Bitters, Wormwood Bitters. They also have a complete festive holiday cocktail menu to check out! Stop by for some holiday cheer.

Café 4 - Cocktails

Café 4 is a delightful spot to have lunch or dinner and enjoy all the holiday activities and lights on Market Square. Get in the spirit with a festive menu of holiday cocktails including the Peppermint Espresso Martini (photo), Sugar Cookie Martini, Santa’s Cookies & Cream, Winter Market Old Fashioned, and a shareable Santas Sangria Bowl. We'll be making several trips!

Cafe 4 - Sweets

If the Grinch was a cheesecake, it would be the Peppermint Crunch Cheesecake at Cafe 4. Dark chocolate cookie crust filled with creamy peppermint cheesecake, topped with whipped cream and everyone's favorite —peppermint bark. This is sure to get you in the holiday spirit!

Calhoun's on the River

Let's take a trip to the North Pole for Calhoun's Polar Bear Coffee! With peppermint schnapps, creme de cacao, and hot coffee, topped with whipped cream and cocoa powder, this holiday drink will warm you right up!


The swirled red-and-white Peppermint Cheesecake at Chesapeake's is a beautiful dessert perfect for the holiday season. And watch for the Eggnog Cheesecake. It's a holiday on a plate! Ho! Ho! Ho!

Chivo Taqueria

Take the fast train on the Peppermint Trail to Chivo Taqueria for the Peppermint Espresso. A special holiday cocktail with chocolate, peppermint, espresso, and tequila. It's an extra special holiday treat to end a night full of tacos, queso, and chips!

Christopher Robin Arts

Take a break from a busy downtown day and stop in Christopher Robin Arts for a special peppermint-themed Make and Take. Everyone needs a little holiday art project!


Your four-legged friends can get in on the peppermint fun too! Citifid-O has peppermint, candy cane, and other festive dog and cat toys, as well as special holiday treats. Great little stocking-stuffers and even gifts for under the tree.

Coffee & Chocolate

Be sure to get your hands on Coffee & Chocolate's adorable Christmas Chocolates shaped like snowmen and Christmas trees filled with white chocolate, buttery house-made caramel, and caramelized pecans! These cute lil things sell fast! They will also carry a trifecta of peppermint sweets: truffles, hot chocolate, and mochas. What a winning combo!

Corks Wine & Spirits

Get in the spirit with Evan Williams Eggnog or indulge in the delightful RumChata Peppermint Bark Liqueur! And the store is a wine lover's paradise—explore the handpicked selection ideal for holiday meals or thoughtful gifts. From crafting classic cocktails, raising a champagne toast, or sharing an exceptional gift, Corks has all your holiday beverage needs covered.

Cruze Farm Ice Cream

Step inside the always festive red-and-white Cruze Farm Ice Cream to have your Peppermint Trail wishes come true with a long list of holiday ice cream flavors – Candy Cane ice cream and toppings, Peppermint Bark Shake with candy cane ice cream, chocolate flakes, whipped cream, crushed candy cane, topped with a cherry; Peppermint Hot Chocolate; Peppermint Mocha; and Candy Cane Brownie Churn with candy cane ice cream and brownies, topped with more brownies and crushed candy cane. Plus lots of other holiday flavors you're going to want to try—at least once!

Daché Boutique

Daché is ready for the season with cute Candy Cane Merchandise, a fun candy cane themed tree, and special holiday deals!

Drawing Room @ The Tennessean

Fall for the Peppermint Dream with Tito's Vodka, Chambord, Frangelico, half & half, and peppermint syrup. A smooth cocktail in the elegant atmosphere of the Drawing Room at The Tennessean. Truly a dream come true!

Earth To Old City

You'll find a wonderful assortment of holiday inspired gifts at Earth To Old Coty, including Christmas soaps, holiday-scented candles, festive tumblers, plus gifts and stocking stuffers galore!

Eddie's Health Shoppe

Need some healthy stocking stuffers or an energy boost to get you through the season? Eddie's Heath Shoppe can help with that. You'll find white chocolate peppermint protein powder, peppermint chocolate protein cookies, and peppermint teas and chocolates. Power on!

Escape Game Knoxville

Family-friendly escape room: Home For The Holidays! Can you help decorate Mom's house for the family Christmas party and locate a valuable family heirloom before the rest of the family arrives? This new escape room is loads of fun for all ages. Mention the Peppermint Trail to the host for free hot cocoa and coffee. Plus check out their gift shop for presents like at home escape room games, puzzles, and more!

Fat Tuesday

Get in the spirit at Fat Tuesday with a Cajun Eggnog featuring frozen eggnog, bourbon, Southern Comfort, and a dusting of nutmeg. Plus, Peppermint Jell-O shots – certainly sounds like a holiday!

Five Thirty Lounge

Sip into the holiday spirit at Five Thirty Lounge with seasonal cocktails amidst the winter wonderland vibes on the rooftop. Try festive flavors like Candy Cane Martini, A Very Berry Christmas, Mr. Grinch, and A Christmas Carol – all served with a spectacular view of the Smoky Mountains. Guaranteed to chase away the winter blues and put you in the holiday spirit!


Keep an eye out for Fizz on Market Square's cameo and vintage crystal Holiday-Themed Jewelry, plus sweaters to keep you warm and cozy, winter hats and headbands, Pashmina scarves, and more. Then, when the time comes, get a fashionable NYE outfit here!

French Market Creperie - Cocktails

Not only does the French Market boast delicious sweets, they also have a creative cocktail menu! Try the Poinsettia Mimosa, Irish Coffee with Tullamore dew Irish whiskey, Maple Hot Buttered Rum, Fireball Cider, and a Pomegranate Mule with ginger beer! All makings for a joyeux Noël.

French Market Creperie - Sweets

Ooh la la! For something sweet to eat, try The French Market Crêperie's Magical Cookie Butter Crepe topped with white chocolate, cookie butter crumble, chocolate chips and sparkle sugar! For something sweet to drink, order up a White Chocolate Peppermint Latte, Maple Chai Tea Latte, Caramel Chocolate Cupcake Latte, or Hot Cocoa!

Frothy Monkey

Frothy Monkey has something for everyone on the Peppermint Trail! Try one of their two holiday cocktails: Santas' Little Helper with Rittenhouse rye, cacao, espresso, and orange simple; and Elf Off the Shelf, a matcha tea with vodka, vanilla, and peppermint foam cap. Seasonal barista drinks include a Gingerbread Latte and a Cranberry Orange Espresso Tonic. We're making a couple of trips!

Fruit Jar Alley

Head over to Fruit Jar Alley for some holiday shopping sure to get your in the spirit. Treat yourself to adorable Peppermint and Gingerbread Décor, and go home with perfect stocking stuffers and gifts for your friends and family.

Good Golly Tamale

Good golly, it’s the holidays! You’ll find more than hand-rolled, specialty tamales at Good Golly Tamale. They’re upping their dessert game with Chocolate and Peppermint Cookies! Don’t miss this tradition on the Peppermint Trail in the Old City.

Groovy & Bright at Scruffy City

Groovy & Bright is a 70's-themed pop-up on the Mezzanine! Featuring three speciality drinks: Santa's Coco with chocolate vodka, Rumple Minze, and hot chocolate, garnished with toasted marshmallows and a cinnamon stick; You'll Shoot Your Eye Out with whiskey, black tea, honey, and lemon; and Red Nose Reindeer, a sparkling wine garnished with glittery cranberry juice served in a Christmas ornament. See you there!

Ham'n Goodys

Ham'n Goodys is decorating their famous lemon cookies with snowmen, holly berries, reindeer, Christmas trees and more – perfect for your holiday gathering. After grabbing a cookie on Gay Street, head to Market Square to drop your letter to Santa in Santa's Cookie-Themed Mailbox. A sweet outing if you ask us! These adorable cookies go fast, so if you want to make sure you get them, please call ahead and order.


Eat, drink and be merry at Harvest Downtown this holiday season. Toast the night with their Peppermint Telluride Flatliner, a twist on a peppermint espresso martini, made with Tito’s, Kahlua, Baileys, peppermint liqueur, and espresso, with a Cuban coffee/peppermint candy rim. A perfect complement to their seasonal menu and exquisite wines.

Hello Tea House

After a day of holiday shopping, head over to Hello Tea House for a well-deserved reward from their holiday menu including Peppermint Bubble Milk Tea, Hot Cocoa with Boba, and Cinnamon Latte. This tea house on Gay Street has crepes, coffee, fresh fruit teas, cheese foam tea, and more!

Hilton Knoxville

Follow the Peppermint Trail to the Hilton Knoxville to celebrate the season! Enjoy rates starting at $129/night (plus tax and subject to availability as blackout dates may apply), a complimentary Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate coupon upon arrival, and sit fireside in the lobby or cozy up outside at the Firefly's firetable in an Adirondack chair. Use group code MINT1 when making a reservation.

J.C. Holdway

All Elf on the Shelf parents are in need of J.C. Holdway's humorous cocktail Elf Sled Off the Shelf! It's a frozen cocktail boasting eggnog, bourbon, and bourbon cream for a decadent pairing to their famous wood-fired plates.


Don't miss out on Jacks' host of creative holiday coffees, like the decadent Santa's Cookies with vanilla bean, peppermint, espresso, milk, and salted shortbread cookie topping. Or, opt for the delicious Nutcracker with flavors of almond & hazelnut and topped with sugar plum fairy dust. The O' Christmas Shrub is a fascinating drink with juniper, orange, and cardamom. They also have Gingerbread Jack, Peppermint Trail Mocha, Mistletoe Mocktail, Candy Cane Lane, and Not Mulled Wine. Everything sounds amazing!

K Brew Coffee & Bagels

Stop by K Brew in the Embassy Suites on Gay Street for a warming Peppermint Mocha, because nothing goes better together for the holidays than the flavors of peppermint, chocolate, and coffee!


It's sweet, sweet, sweet times at Kilwins, and they're dripping in peppermint with peppermint stick fudge, peppermint ice cream, peppermint bark, grand peppermint squares, and peppermint candy canes. Plus the normal yummy goodies like caramel apples and chocolate fudge they carry all season long!

Knox Whiskey Works

Knox Whiskey Works is upping their cocktail game this season with two signature cocktails – Santa's Nightcap with their very own Tennessee Valley Vodka, Coffee Liqueur, non-dairy oat creamer, and candy cane; and Tail of the Toddy with Honey Habanero Flavored Whiskey – as well as a Holiday Cocktail Flight featuring four mini cocktails, like Christmas Toast Crunch. While you're there, stock up on locally-made spirits for those on your gift list that have been good this year.

Knoxville Fine Violins

Find locally handprinted holiday ornaments at Knoxville Fine Violins! Mention the Peppermint Trail and receive 5% off any instrument purchase or 1st month free for any instrument rental.

Knoxville Visitors Center

Visit Knoxville’s Visitor Center Gift Shop is full of locally made gifts and holiday event information. Check out the assortment of small batch toffees including decadent White Chocolate Peppermint Toffee from Towns Toffee, Peppermint Dream Snowflake Soaps from English Rose Farms, and a special Peppermint Trail Candle Designed by 865 Candle Co.

Lonesome Dove - Cocktails

Lonesome Dove has a host of holiday drinks including the Polar Empress with gin, Peppermint Mocha Martini, Bourbon in a Pear Tree with pear juice, and a White Christmas with eggnog & rum. Enjoy them all in a beautiful holiday setting!

Lonesome Dove - Sweets

It doesn't get better than sweet creamy cheesecake married with minty candy canes to take a winter dessert to the next level! Try a Peppermint Cheesecake at Lonesome Dove!

Lox Salon

Visit the Salon or Spa for a Peppermint Scalp Treatment or an Arctic Berry Facial, both will leave your skin feeling revitalized and luminous for the new year! Also great gift options with holiday specials.


Jingle over to Union Ave for a very merry Stocking Stuffer – one of the more unique flavors on this list! It's an orange mocha inspired by the Terry's Chocolate Orange candy. Plus other seasonal flavors including Winter Wonderland, a white mocha with peppermint; and Cabin Fever, an iced and shaken espresso paried with harchata and topped with a smoking cinnamon sitck. Sure to warm you down to your toes!

Maple Hall Bowling Lanes

Bowling ball in one hand, winter cocktail in the other! Maple Hall is serving up festive holiday cocktails sure to be crowd pleasers. The Peppermint Dude consists of vodka, coffee liqueur, house-made peppermint syrup, oat milk, and a peppermint stick. The Ginger Snap has rum, house-made gingerbread syrup, squeezed orange, and oat milk! The Lynchburg Winteraide brings it with Jack Daniel's Bonded Triple Mash, orange bitters, apple cider, and a cinamon stick. Plus, Naughty Elf Shots with house caramel vodka and Rumchata. It's going to be a jolly holiday!

Maple Room

Enjoy festive cocktails in the beautifully decorated Maple Room like A Sloe Negroni with Hayman’s sloe gin, Campari, vermouth and cranberry bitters; a Cranberry Toddy with Jack Daniel’s Bonded Rye, cinnamon syrup, lemon and cranapple; a Spiced Pear & Sage Sour with George Dickel Signature, spiced pear simple, Angostura and orange; and more. Much more!

Marriott’s Coffee Shop at Maker Exchange

Visit the Coffee Shop at Maker Exchange located inside the Marriott for a Peppermint Fog Tea! Earl Grey Tea with frothy milk, peppermint syrup, garnished with crushed peppermint. Add a shot of espresso for an added burst of energy to get through the shopping list!

Mast General Store

Find Provisioners Peppermint Dream Bar at Mast General Store. It's a dreamy blend of crushed peppermint and lavish dark chocolate brownie. And of course, take home a stocking-full of their old-fashioned candy!

Merchants of Beer

Merchants of Beer will have a festive winter cocktail for the Peppermint Trail: the Merry Mule-Tide is a MOB riff on a cranberry-apple mule-style cocktail. Let’s toast to the holiday spirit. And of course, they have rotating seasonal taps with winter beers galore and the perfect outdoor patio for enjoying cool holiday nights!

Myrtle's Chicken + Beer

Catch some of the best views of ice skaters in Market Square with a Peppermint Cocktail in hand at Myrtle's. Vanilla vodka, peppermint schnapps, strawberry syrup, shaken with whipped cream, and served with a crushed peppermint chocolate rim. Happy! Happy!

Nothing Too Fancy

Up your game with an official Peppermint Trail T-Shirt from Nothing Too Fancy. This year's t-shirt has "Who-ville" vibes straight from "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" Knoxville scenes include a snow-dusted Sunsphere, the Great Smoky Mountains, and the Christmas tree. NTF also has cute and comfy locally-made vintage stye t-shirts and one of a kind items you won't find anywhere else.

Off the Wall Market - Embassy Suites

The Off the Wall Market at Embassy Suites is participating in the Peppermint Trail with a variety of items! You’ll find local White & Dark Peppermint Bark from Knoxville Chocolate Co, plus Hot Chocolate on a Stick, Peppermint Crunch, Snow Days popcorn (Oreo Cheesecake flavor), and more. You can also treat yourself to fun Christmas-themed sweatshirts and t-shirts!

Old City Sports Bar

Old City Sports Bar has mixed up some seriously delicious holiday shooters: try Santa's Cookies (vanilla cookies) and Dirty Snowball (chocolate and peppermint), or one of four festive cocktails: Rush Rush Rudolf (a chocolate covered cherry cocktail), Liquid Apple Pie (a flavorful holiday mule), Grandma's Spiked Cider (a whiskey cocktail with notes of apple and butterscotch), and Mr. Heat Miser (a fiery yet fruity holiday sipper). Pair that with tons of TVs to watch sports, and may your days be merry and bright!

Oliver Royale

Enjoy the romantic, holiday atmosphere at Oliver Royale with a choice of specialty cocktails, including this year's Peppermint Trail treat – Winter in Fiji! This cocktail has housemade chocolate-infused vodka, peppermint syrup, coconut puree, and vanilla served over crushed ice. It's a gorgeous craft cocktail for holiday merrymaking!

Paris Woodhull Illustrations

Paris Woodhull Illustrations is bringing the holiday spirit! With a large selection of ornaments, prints, maps and more created in her own little Santa’s workshop on Gay St, it’s a stop you don’t want to miss. Her Knoxville Snowglobe Tee is sure to remind us all of just how magic our city is during the holidays.

Peter Kern Library

Grab your snow globe and journey with Buddy the Elf until you find Downtown Knoxville's speakeasy, Peter Kern Library, and their seasonal cocktail all Elf fans will appreciate: "Buddy The Elf" Hobbs. The clarified cocktail features rum, lime juice, strawberry syrup, coconut liqueur, branca menta, mint, and whole milk, and is guaranteed to convert you into a believer of speakeasy magic.

Petro's Chili & Chips

Visit Petro's on Market Square for Peppermint Dusted Rich Hot Chocolate and peppermint-chocolate chip North Pole Christie Cookies. Aren’t the holidays better with something oh-so-hot chocolatey? Visit this holiday season for an iconic Petro and a pepperminty treat!

Phoenix Pharmacy & Fountain

Nothing more nostalgic than a trip to The Phoenix Pharmacy & Fountain during Christmastime! Make room for two holiday ice cream treats: their famous Homemade Peppermint Ice Cream is back, plus this year, they'll have a new seasonal Eggnog Shake!

PostModern Spirits

This year the talented bartending elves at PostModern Spirits have created two new holiday cocktails to help spread holiday cheer: Frosty's on Vacation is like a winter holiday on a tropical island (in photo), and Candy Cane Children is a fun, elevated gin peppermint treat. Plus, two versions of Hot Toddies that will warm you to your tiptoes: one with house-made Straight Malt Whiskey, the other with Gin. Stop in for cocktails, spirit tasting, and pick up the perfect stocking stuffer!

Preservation Pub

While enjoying friends, family, and great music at Preservation Pub, order up a festive Let It Snow Rumple Minz Shooter served with a pack of sugar to get the festivities started.

Pretentious Glass Co

Looking for an addition to your holiday ornament collection? Pretentious Glass will have a variety of handmade glass ornaments, candy canes, and icicles, plus their regular collection of beautiful barware. Stop by and explore this beautiful selection of handmade glass all made in the Old City!

Proper Popcorn

Proper Popcorn has popped up several holiday mixes we're looking forward to! The red, white, and green Festive Mix is as colorful as it is delicious, the Red Cinnamon popcorn comes with a kick, and the Reindeer Munch is a fan-favorite with candy pieces, pretzels, cereal, and white chocolate!

Radius Rooftop Lounge

Head to Radius Rooftop Lounge for a sweet and boozy treat by fireside: the Chocolate Peppermint Martini is just the dessert cocktail you need while overlooking stunning views of Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee!

Rocket Fizz

Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop is definitely the sweetest place on Market Square. You’ll find the South's most delicious selection of nostalgic candies, quirky sodas and the latest brands of toys and sweets from around the world. A must stop on the Peppermint Trail for favorite peppermint sweet treats, stocking stuffers, and more.

Scruffy City Hall

Look out for the mistletoe, Scruffy City Hall is mixing up a Cranberry Sugar Kiss this holiday season – a sweet and tart cocktail sure to make you and your loved ones happy. Be sure to also ask the bartender for his or her specialty!

Smiley Aesthetics

Smiley Aesthetics will be offering an amazing Peppermint Infused Facial with the latest medical innovation designed to exfoliate, oxygenate, and add nutrients to skin and scalp. Plus Peppermint Lip Care products. Great ways to treat yourself during the holidays!

Soccer Taco

Soccer Taco on Market Square is bringing a holiday spin on the classic margarita. The Cranberry Margarita boasts fresh cranberry syrup, tequila, orange liquor, agave, and fresh lime. We hear it's Santa's go-to order when he's in the mood for tacos and tequila!

Southern Grit

Head over to Southern Grit this holiday season for more than their delicious southern cuisine. At brunch, lunch or dinner, you’re going to need to try the delicious Peppermint Mocha Martini *outfit not included* (unless you're an elf). It’s a festive cocktail made with Mr. Black coffee liqueur, cream, simple syrup, and peppermint schnapps.

Spice & Tea Exchange

Teas the Season to be be merry—and Spice & Tea Exchange has quite the selection for sipping on festive flavors! Chocolate Candy Cane Black Tea is back, along with enchanting Sugar Plum White Tea, and cozy Red Hot Toddy Herbal Tea. Also suggest putting Spiced Ruby Cider Herbal Tea, Bourbon Chestnut Herbal Tea, and Hazelnut Cookie Black Tea on your must-try list! Sugars? Yep, they have those too—Peppermint Patty Sugar Mix and Cranberry Orange Sugar Mix. And candles and mulling spices to transport you to a winter wonderland.

Starbucks on Gay St

Don’t forget coffee! Starbucks on Gay St has a full list of peppermint choices including Peppermint Mocha and Peppermint White Mocha (hot and iced), Peppermint Hot Chocolate, and Peppermint White Hot Chocolate. Don't forget the Peppermint Brownie Cake Pops!

Status Dough Doughnuts & Coffee

Celebrate the season with a Peppermint Chocolate Cake Doughnut or a Chocolate Glazed Old Fashioned paired with a Peppermint White Mocha (hot or iced)! Plus, grab a dozen of your favorite buttermilk old fashioned, glazed, or flavorful cream-filled doughnuts alongside a Cinnamon Hazelnut Shaken Espresso.

Stock & Barrel

Stock & Barrel is spicing up the party with their holiday Oh, Snap! Cocktail. It’s a gingerbread whisky sour featuring Henry McKenna and a house-made gingerbread simple syrup. Cheers to that!

Tall Man Toys & Comics

This is a spot that's sure to pop on the Peppermint Trail! Tall Man Toys has holiday-themed items around every corner. Mention the Peppermint Trail at checkout for special deals and treats! Start or add to your Pop collection this season, but don't miss this stop!

Tavern at Maker Exchange

Overlook World's Fair Park while sipping on a Chocolate Peppermintini, a beautiful cocktail with vodka, Chocolate Baileys, peppermint syrup, and a splash of half & half, then shaken and served in a martini glass with swirled chocolate. Cozy up by the fireplace in the Marriott lobby, explore the Curio at the Maker Exchange, and just enjoy the season.

Tern Club

Take a tropical vacation to Tern Club and enjoy a break with their holiday cocktail menu featuring Menta Clause with vodka, Branca Menta, creme de cacao, coconut milk and cold brew coffee; Tingle Bells with Barbados rum and pineapple; and It's a Wonderful Spice with bourbon and maple brown ale syrup and spice! Enjoy delicious libations on their outdoor patio or inside their stylish bar. Merry, merry!

Tomato Head

Delicious, homemade, and "snow-dusted" Peppermint Crackle Cookies fill the Tomato Head with warm scents of chocolate and peppermint during the month of December. Grab one (or a dozen) to satisfy your holiday sweet tooth!

Tommy Trent's

Head to Tommy Trent's for a delicious cocktail, where the game is always on! Their Peppermint Trail offering Oogie Boogie is as unique as they come: flavored Vodka, Blue Curaçao, pineapple juice, and Carolina Apple Cider, garnished with a candied orange slice.

Tree & Vine

Tree & Vine's seasonal balsamic flavors are oh-so delicious – the Cranberry, White Cranberry, and Pear Balsamics elevate holiday dishes to a new level. Plus you'll find Christmas-Themed Kitchen Items, like this Nordic Ware snow-inspired cake pan to warm your heart. It's all in the beautiful details.

Tupelo Honey

Naughty or nice, you deserve a delicious Peppermint White Russian from Tupelo Honey! Revel in Market Square's festive atmosphere from the heated patio, including views of the Peppermint Grove and the ice skating rink.

Wake Foot Sanctuary

You've been walking the Peppermint Trail. Now it's time to dip your toes into it with a seasonal soak at Wake Foot Sanctuary. The Peppermint Stick is a memory-worthy aromatherapy experience that will delight the senses with indulgent cocoa butter and clays to soften and lock in moisture. This luxury soak, topped with cacao husks and infused peppermint oils, will help you celebrate the season!

In addition, they have their signature Tea Tree & Mint and Meditation Garden foot soaks with cinnamon and peppermint. After your soak, go home with Peppermint Whipped Shea and their revitalizing Peppermint Bath Potion…to name a few! Wake is serious about their peppermint!

Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

Enjoy a trip to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame this season with FREE admission and a holiday craft when you mention the Peppermint Trail. Sweet treat, indeed!