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Sleigh the Peppermint Trail

November 24 – January 7, 2024

Follow the trail of peppermints on the sidewalks of Downtown Knoxville 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!

18 Market Square More Details >
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!

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

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; 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!

412 S Gay St (865) 951-0361 More Details >
Balter Beerworks

Hey baby, it's cold outside! Warm up with a Winter Beer fireside at Balter Beerworks. Plus "The Grinch," their take on the grasshopper cocktail, which is a sweet, mint-flavored, after-dinner drink.

100 Broadway SW (865) 999-5015 More Details >
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. You’ll find Peppermint Prosecco, Peanut Butter Brandy Alexandria, Chocolate Espresso Martini, and a White Cranberry Cider Cocktail. One of each, pretty please! And check out the Candy Cane Land and Peppermint Patty cocktails in the Mezzanine Bar.

26 Market Square (865) 524-2224 More Details >
Bethie Lou's

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

110 S Central St (865) 312-5003 More Details >
Bistro at the Bijou

Experience peppermint at its finest with cocktails featuring the seasonal flavor at the Bistro at the Bijou. Unwind with their special – a Peppermint White Russian – while enjoying a farm-to-table brunch, lunch, or dinner.

807 S Gay St (865) 544-0537 More Details >
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.

445 S Gay St (865) 329-8868 More Details >
Blount Mansion

The Birthplace of Tennessee is in on the Peppermint Trail action! Visit Blount Mansion for a history lesson, and mention the Peppermint Trail to receive Sweet Deals on the Blount Mansion Christmas ornament and magnets.

200 W Hill Ave (865) 525-2375 More Details >
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 a Harvest Apple Mule, Peppermint Hot Cocoa, and Hot Apple Cider to warm you up after a brisk walk in the Old City.

101 S Central St (865) 247-7066 More Details >
Brass Pearl

The Brass Pearl has concocted two original cocktails perfect for celebrating the season before, after, or over fresh seafood. The Little Rummer Boy has peppermint-infused rum, chile liqueur, Velvet Falernum, brandy, and orange bitters. And don't miss Sonic the Eggnog with espresso-infused Wheatley, house-made eggnog, and chocolate bitters.

24 Market Square (865) 415-2984 More Details >
Brother Wolf

Throughout the 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.

108 W Jackson Ave (865) 247-4729 More Details >
Café 4

Café 4 is a delightful spot to have lunch or dinner and enjoy all the holiday activities on Market Square. Get in the spirit with a festive menu of holiday cocktails including the Sugar Cookie Martini, Gingerbread Martini, Peppermint Crunch Espresso Martini, Caramel Apple Martini, Cranberry Rye Old Fashioned, Coconut Rum Chata, and more.

4 Market Square (865) 544-4144 More Details >
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!

400 Neyland Drive (865) 673-3355 More Details >

The Peppermint Swirl at Chesapeake's is an interesting and beautiful cocktail perfect for the holiday season!​ Kim Crawford Illuminate Rosé, vanilla vodka, white crème de menthe liquor, a splash of grenadine, and garnished with a candy cane. Ho! Ho! Ho!

415 Locust St (865) 673-3433 More Details >
Chivo Taqueria

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

314 S Gay St (865) 444-3161 More Details >
Christopher Robin Arts

Christopher Robin Arts welcomes Peppermint Trail adventurers to their studio and gallery for a Peppermint Photo PROP-portunity. Drop by for fun photo, meet the artists, and take a short break from the holiday rush to relax and enjoy some art.

418 S Gay St More Details >

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.

429 Union Ave (865) 219-5127 More Details >
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. New this year: spicy hot cocoa and candied orange truffles. What a winning combo!

327 Union Ave (865) 688-9244 More Details >
Corks Wine & Spirits

Visit Corks Wine & Spirits this season to grab your holiday beverage essentials. Get in the spirit with Evan Williams Eggnog and RumChata Peppermint Bark Liqueur! From making old fashioneds to champagne toasts, they've got what you need. Plus spirited gifts for everyone on your list.

116 S Central St (865) 219-5863 More Details >
Cruze Farm Ice Cream

Step inside the already 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, Christmas Morning Coffee, Cindy Lou Strawberry Sorbet, Blimey Limey Grinch Sorbet, Gingerbread and Santa's Milk 'n Cookies. Oh, and did we mention fresh Eggnog, Eggnog Lattes, Toasted White Mochas, and Candy Cane Mocha?

445 S Gay St (865) 333-1265 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 >
Earth to Old City

Earth to Old City has peppermint covered! You'll find a wonderful assortment of holiday inspired peppermint-themed gifts, including handmade soaps with candy canes smelling of peppermint and spearmint, Jingle Bell Bath Balms with peppermint essential oil and fresh crushed peppermint fragrance, brightly wrapped Shower Bursts, and holiday-scented candles that will fill your home with fragrant cheer. Plus gifts and stocking stuffers galore!

22 Market Square (865) 522-8270 More Details >
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!

455 Union Ave (865) 633-6533 More Details >
Escape Game Knoxville

Operation: Save Christmas! This new escape room is loads of fun with friends and family, plus comes with free coffee and hot cocoa. Can you help Santa get the sleigh loaded in time for his yearly flight? Find out at Escape Game Knoxville. This game is not scary and has both an easy and difficult level. Plus check out their gift shop for presents like at home escape room games, puzzles, and more!

815 S Central St (865) 279-6181 More Details >
Fat Tuesday

Get in the spirit with a Peppermint Mudslide from Fat Tuesday! Choose festive peppermint schnapps or peppermint moonshine to add to your chocolatey mudslide for a delightful holiday drink. And you're not going to want to miss this – Cajun Eggnog for a limited time. Certainly sounds like a holiday!

417 S Gay St (504) 831-9415 More Details >
First Century Bank

Dress in your most festive attire and take a picture with First Century Bank's Windowfront Photo Op! And inside on weekdays, grab a cup of hot chocolate or coffee and candy canes.

625 Market St (865) 343-6300 More Details >
Five Thirty Lounge

Celebrate the season at Five Thirty Lounge on the rooftop of Hyatt Place Hotel. Try a Mint Condition cocktail including candy cane infused Wheatley Vodka, crème de cacao, cream, and a peppermint dusted rim – served with a spectacular view of the Smoky Mountains. Guaranteed to chase away the winter blues and put you in the holiday spirit!

530 S Gay St (865) 544-9977 More Details >
French Market Creperie

Ooh la la! The French Market Crêperie is taking peppermint to a new level. To warm up on a cold winter day, take your pick from Peppermint Hot Cocoa, White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha, Peppermint Snow Cream Steamer, Hot Maple Buttered Rum, or an Eggnog Latte. For something sweet to eat, try a Peppermint Sweet Cream Crêpe with Chocolate Chips or a S’mores Crêpe with Candy Cane Crunch…or both!

412 Clinch Ave (865) 540-4372 More Details >
Frothy Monkey

Frothy Monkey has something for everyone on the Peppermint Trail! Try the Peppermint Marshmallow Latte with house-made syrup, or the boozy Grinch made of matcha, sweetened condensed milk, St. Germain Elderflower Liquor, and white rum. Lastly, the Peppermint Mocha Martini is an espresso martini with mocha and peppermint syrup. Any time of day, Frothy is a peppermint stop we're ready to make!

417 S Gay St (865) 888-6090 More Details >
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.

23 Market Square More Details >
Good Golly Tamale

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

112 S Central St (865) 337-5771 More Details >
Ham'n Goodys

A must-stop on the Peppermint Trail! Ham'n Goodys is baking up tons of peppermint surprises, so keep your eyes peeled for peppermint crush fudge brownies, peppermint cupcakes (that will leave you wanting a dozen more), cranberry apple cookies, chocolate tea cakes with peppermint crush and more! They also carry homemade pies, cakes, and of course, lemon cookies, for your holiday gatherings.

507 S Gay St (865) 839-2215 More Details >

Eat, drink and be merry at Harvest Downtown this holiday season. Toast the night with their Peppermint White Russian made with fresh espresso, peppermint vodka, and cream. A perfect complement to their seasonal menu and exquisite wines.

141 S Gay St (865) 544-1491 More Details >
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!

722 S Gay St (865) 839-2889 More Details >
Hilton Knoxville

Follow the Peppermint Trail to the Hilton Knoxville to celebrate the season! Enjoy rates starting at $129/night (subject to availability), a complimentary Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate, 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.

501 W Church St (865) 523-2300 More Details >
J.C. Holdway

J.C. Holdway is wrapping up peppermint with local liqueur for a special holiday treat. The humorous cocktail Elf Fell Off the Shelf boasts Rumple Minze peppermint schnapps, PostModern's Crème de Cacao, heavy cream, and topped with shaved chocolate. This delicious drink is served in a festive holiday setting.

501 Union Ave (865) 312-9050 More Details >
Jacks of Knoxville

Don't miss this season's holiday coffees at Jacks! Try their smooth Peppermint Mocha, the decadent Nutcracker Latte with hazelnut almond, the Gingerbread Latte with ginger molasses, Eggnog Latte, the Cough Drop with mint tea and peppermint, Ginger Twist with herbal chamomile and gingerbread, and so much more. Plus you'll find loads of holiday gifts from candies, candles, books, bubble baths, and more.

133 S Gay St (865) 394-6352 More Details >
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!

507 S Gay St (865) 448-7567 More Details >

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!

408 S Gay St (865) 219-1233 More Details >
Knox Whiskey Works

Stop by Knox Whiskey Works for some Peppermint-Inspired Cocktails from their tasting room including the Peppermint Mocha. While you're there, stock up on locally-made spirits to add some cheer to your holidays – and check off those folks on your gift list that have been good this year!

516 W Jackson Ave (865) 525-2372 More Details >
Knoxville Fine Violins

Find unique holiday ornaments at Knoxville Fine Violins! Mention the Peppermint Trail and receive 10% off any instrument purchase or 1st month free for any instrument rental.

207 Clinch Ave (865) 278-7561 More Details >
Knoxville Soap Candle & Gifts

From peppermint mocha sugar scrub, bath bombs, soaps, lotions, and candles to peppermint décor and ornaments, Knoxville Soap Candle & Gifts is your number one stop for peppermint-y gifts and self-care items! Plus, fragrant candles including hazelnut coffee, gingerbread, and cranberry orange.

714 S Gay St (865) 689-6545 More Details >
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-Scented Bath Bombs, Snowflake Soaps, and Sugar Scrub from English Rose Farms, Peppermint-Themed Mason Jar Mugs filled with treats, and Market Square Candy Cane Tree Christmas Cards by Bruce McCamish. While you shop, warm up with seasonal peppermint tea or peppermint hot chocolate and enjoy a free peppermint surprise when you mention your Peppermint Trail Adventure!

301 S Gay St (865) 523-7263 More Details >
Lox Salon

Don't forget about YOU! 'Tis the season for self-care, and Lox Salon has you covered with giveaways, deals on gift cards, and everything from dry brushes to candles for sale in their new studio space.

103 W Jackson Ave (865) 523-5569 More Details >
Mahalo Coffee Roasters

Jingle over to Union Ave for a Merry Mint Mocha from Mahalo Coffee Roasters. They are also serving a special Gingerbread Maple Latte, S'mores Latte, and Apple Cider, all sure to warm you down to your toes!

513 Union Ave (865) 312-9892 More Details >
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, Cruze Farm milk, decorated with a candy cane. The Gingerbread has rum, house-made gingerbread syrup, squeezed orange, Cruze Farm milk, and topped with a sweet little gingerbread cookie! The Fernet Grasshopper brings it with Fernet Branca, Jim Beam Bourbon Cream, creme de menthe, and Cruze Farm milk. And to top all that off – exclusive to the Maple Room – don't miss the Eggnog with spiced rum, house-made vanilla syrup, cream, and egg. It's going to be a jolly holiday!

414 S Gay St (865) 249-8454 More Details >
Maple Room

The Maple Room, in partnership with Cascade Hollow Distilling and George Dickel Whiskey, is popping up a holiday treat – Tender Tullahoma Christmas. Enjoy festive cocktails in the beautifully decorated lounge like the Goo Goo Cluster Old Fashion with Goo Goo Cluster infused George Dickel Rye, molasses bitters, and house-made marshmallow syrup; the Dickel Toddy with toasted coconut unfused honey, Tullahoma Winteraide and more.

414 S Gay St. (865) 249-8454 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. And of course, take home a stocking-full of their old-fashioned candy!

402 S Gay St (865) 546-1336 More Details >
Matt Robbs Biscuits

Matt Robbs Biscuits will be serving Egg Nog Lattes with red sprinkles of joy, as well as peppermint mochas. Plus, you'll find a specialty Sausage & Cheddar Biscuit that will keep any sausage ball lover happy throughout the season. What a winning combo!

800 Market St (865) 804-0278 More Details >
Merchants of Beer

Merchants of Beer will have a festive winter cocktail for the Peppermint Trail: the Christmas Cookie Martini. Cozy up with this sweet treat featuring vanilla vodka, Irish cream, Amaretto, cream, and just a dash of nutmeg. 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!

137 S Central St (865) 247-5503 More Details >
Nothing Too Fancy

Up your game with an official Peppermint Trail T-Shirt from Nothing Too Fancy! What's not to like about a festive red-and-white Sunsphere?! Plus lots of cute and comfy locally made vintage stye t-shirts and one of a kind items you won't find anywhere else.

435 Union Ave (865) 951-2916 More Details >
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!

507 S Gay St (865) 544-8502 More Details >
Old City MedSpa

Have the holidays stressed you out? Treat yourself to a specially-priced Holiday Glow Up Facial at Old City MedSpa! Package includes dermaplane for exfoliation, hydra-glow facial for cleansing, and top-of-the-line skincare products for firming. Afterwards, you'll certainly have a holiday glow!

104 W Summit Hill Dr (865) 247-5057 More Details >
Old City Sports Bar

Old City Sports Bar has mixed up some seriously delicious holiday cocktails: Holly Jolly Gin, Not Your Mammaw’s Holiday Whiskey, Peppermint Trail Martini, and Spiced Apple Spritz. Pair that with 18 TVs to watch sports, and may your days be merry and bright! Plus, check their social for a holiday party you don't want to miss!

106 S Central St More Details >
Oliver Royale

Enjoy the romantic, holiday atmosphere at Oliver Royale with a choice of specialty cocktails, including this year's Peppermint Trail treat – Tiny Prancer! This cocktail has house-made, white chocolate peppermint-infused vodka, cacao, milk, and vanilla topped with whipped cream and a peppermint garnish. It's a gorgeous craft cocktail for holiday merrymaking!

5 Market Square (865) 622-6434 More Details >
Paris Woodhull Illustrations

Paris Woodhull Illustrations is bringing the holiday spirit! With ornaments, totes, 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.

121 S Gay St More Details >
Peter Kern Library

Through the "wardrobe," you'll find Downtown Knoxville's speakeasy, Peter Kern Library, and their seasonal cocktail all Narnia fans will appreciate: the Mr. Tumnus. The tasty drink features Port Wine, Branca Menta, Yellow Chartreuse, Cacao Liqueur, and Egg Yolk, and is guaranteed to convert you into a believer of speakeasy magic.

407 Union Ave (865) 521-0050 More Details >
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!

2 Market Square (865) 444-3970 More Details >
Phoenix Pharmacy & Fountain

Plan more than one trip to The Phoenix Pharmacy & Fountain! The holiday-themed menu includes peppermint treats plus seasonal ice creams like Rosemary, Honey and Fig, Salted Caramel Apple, and Maple Smoked Eggnog. Don’t miss the Peppermint Stick Sundae (warm brownie, peppermint and cookies & cream ice cream, chocolate hard shell, and crushed peppermint!), the Scout Elf Shake (a peppermint milkshake in a hot fudge lined glass with crushed peppermint!), Peppermint Patties (peppermint ice cream sandwiched between dark chocolate wafers), Belgian-Style Hot Chocolate (with peppermint, of course), and take away items like ice cream pies, cinnamon rolls, and peppermint bark. Check their website for annual traditions like breakfast with Santa, Christmas cookie decorating, holiday concerts, and more.

418 S Gay St (865) 692-1603 More Details >
PostModern Spirits

This year the talented bartending elves at PostModern Spirits have created the most delicious Hot Toddy to help spread their holiday cheer. Featuring two options: one with PostModern Spirits' Straight Malt Whiskey, the other with Gin. Stop in for cocktails, spirit tasting, and pick up the perfect stocking stuffer!

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

Visit Pour Taproom on the Peppermint Trail for none other than...Peppermint Beer! They also carry a variety of seasonal brews, and with pay-by-the-ounce holiday cheer, you can easily try them all. Ho ho ho!

207 W Jackson Ave (865) 337-5726 More Details >
Preservation Pub

While enjoying friends, family and great music at Preservation Pub, order up a festive Candy Cane Cocktail with a red-and-green sugar rim. It's a beautiful, delicious cocktail you can't miss! And check out the Candy Cane Land and Peppermint Patty cocktails in the Mezzanine Bar.

28 Market Square (865) 524-2224 More Details >
Pretentious Beer Co

Fairy Floss will be back at Pretentious Beer Co! Don't miss this blackberry, raspberry and lactose sour. Served in a hand-blown glass to make it an extra special winter treat.

131 S Central St (865) 851-7693 More Details >
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!

133 S Central St (865) 249-8677 More Details >
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!

29 Market Square (865) 381-2929 More Details >
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.

7 Market Square (865) 999-5940 More Details >
Ruby Sunshine

Ruby Sunshine will warm you up with the spice of gingerbread. Pair fluffy Gingerbread Pancakes with a Gingerbread Latte for double the holiday cheer! Latte is made with espresso, gingerbread spiced oat milk, whipped cream, and gingersnaps, and you can make it iced and/or boozy!

37 Market Square (865) 338-9712 More Details >
Scruffy City Hall

Scruffy City Hall will whip up a Traditional Whiskey Grog with a hint of mint this holiday season. Be sure to also ask the bartender for his or her specialty!

32 Market Square (865) 524-2224 More Details >
Smiley Aesthetics

Smiley Aesthetics is here with great discounts on fillers through Christmas when you mention the Peppermint Trail, so that you can look your best for the holidays. Falalalala Fillers!

525 Union Ave (615) 319-4878 More Details >
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!

9 Market Square (865) 544-4471 More Details >
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.

126 S Central St (865) 240-4275 More Details >
Spice & Tea Exchange

Spice & Tea Exchange, new to Gay Street in December, has tons of teas, ciders, and cocoas that will cozy you up on these cold days. Take home a seasonal herbal tea with flavors like Chocolate Candy Cane, Gingerbread Cookie, and Bourbon Chestnut, plus try the Spiced Ruby Cider and Spiced Cocoa!

522 S Gay St More Details >
Starbucks on Gay St

Don’t forget coffee! Starbucks at Hyatt Place on Gay St has some special deals on Peppermint Mocha Lattes, Peppermint Hot Chocolates, and holiday pastries.

530 S Gay St (865) 544-9977 More Details >
Status Dough Doughnuts & Coffee

Celebrate the season with a Peppermint Chocolate Cake Doughnut or a Chocolate Glazed Old Fashioned paired with a Peppermint Mocha! Plus, grab a dozen of your favorite buttermilk old fashioned, glazed, or flavorful cream-filled doughnuts alongside a Peppermint Coffee or Peppermint Tea.

418 S Gay St (865) 888-0997 More Details >
Stock & Barrel

Stock & Barrel is spicing up the party with their holiday Tinsel Toddy. It’s the perfect blend of hot bourbon, cranberry, lemon, apple, and AllSpice. Cheers to that!

35 Market Square (865) 766-2075 More Details >

Explore the Sunsphere and see the Peppermint Trail from Knoxville’s Ultimate View! Enjoy a free peppermint surprise when you mention your Peppermint Trail Adventure, in addition to a Custom Peppermint Sunsphere Sticker!

810 W Clinch Ave (865) 314-0660 More Details >
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 a special deals and treats! Start or add to your Pop collection this season, but don't miss this stop!

1060 World's Fair Park Dr (865) 219-1064 More Details >
Tavern at Maker Exchange

Overlook World's Fair Park while sipping on a Peppermint Punch, a beautiful cocktail with bourbon, cereal milk, and peppermint. The Tavern at Maker Exchange is always creative in their cocktails and dishes! Afterwards, cozy up by the lobby fireplace.

710 Clinch Ave (865) 934-2983 More Details >
Tern Club

Take a tropical vacation to the Tern Club and enjoy a break with their holiday cocktail menu featuring Menta Clause with vodka, coconut milk and cold brew coffee, Rum Rum Reindeer with house spiced rum and pineapple, and It's a Wonderful Spice with bourbon and maple brown ale spice! Enjoy delicious libations on their outdoor patio or inside their stylish bar. Merry, merry!

135 S Gay St (865) 312-5530 More Details >
The Holistic Connection

The Holistic Connection is participating in the Peppermint Trail with peppermint flavored dabs, snickerdoodle edibles, and hot chocolate with marshmallows. Warm up inside!

716 S Gay St More Details >
Tomato Head

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

12 Market Square (865) 637-4067 More Details >
Tommy Trent's

Head to Tommy Trent's for a delicious cocktail, where the game is always on! And yes, it's the Peppermint Trail – but this is Knoxville! So they're celebrating the holidays with a Spiced Big Orange Cider. Perfect for the patio on Market Square and toasting the 2022 season.

36 Market Square (865) 312-5692 More Details >
Tree & Vine

Tree & Vine's seasonal flavors are oh-so delicious. Try their Cranberry, White Cranberry, and Pear Balsamics, which elevate salad dressings, dipping sauces, glazes, and even ice cream! Plus you'll find artisanal Panettone - Classic and Gran Cacao, an Italian confectionery tradition adding the perfect sweet to your holiday.

439 Union Ave (865) 985-0524 More Details >
Tree of Life Salon & Spa

Take the Peppermint Trail home and enjoy all season long. Tree of Life on Market Square has Peppermint Herbal Body Moisturizer and seasonal scented shampoos and lotions that are sure to make your holiday merry.

33 Market Square (865) 637-5149 More Details >
Tupelo Honey

Order up your peppermint mocha, naughty or nice! The Adult Peppermint Mocha is the perfect addition to your southern dining experience at Tupelo Honey, as you revel in Market Square's festive atmosphere.

1 Market Square (865) 522-0004 More Details >
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 Mint Hot Cocoa Soak has raw cocoa powder, peppermint oils, indulgent cocoa butter, and clays to soften skin and lock in moisture. Complemented with hot chocolate and cookies.

In addition, they will also have a Tea Tree & Mint soak and Meditation Garden with cinnamon and peppermint. After your soak, go home with Peppermint Whipped Shea, Muscle Spray, Body Wash, and Lip Butter...to name a few! Wake is serious about their peppermint!

507 S Gay St (865) 770-5985 More Details >
YMCA - Lindsay Young

Work off some of that Peppermint Trail fun, sweets, and treats, by heading on over to the YMCA. They're offering No Joining Fee if you drop by and mention the Peppermint Trail – plus peppermint treats. Have your peppermint and eat it too!

605 W Clinch (865) 522-9622 More Details >