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Peppermint Trail FAQs

Where can I get my Peppermint Trail Pass?

Sign up for your Peppermint Trail Pass. Your pass will be delivered to you via email and text. You can then save the digital pass to your home screen.

Do I have to have a Peppermint Trail Pass to explore the Peppermint Trail?

No, you can enjoy the Peppermint Trail without a Pass. You can find a list of participating businesses and you’ll find peppermint decals on the sidewalk in front of participating businesses.

Which businesses participate in the Downtown Knoxville Peppermint Trail?

There are more than 80 businesses participating on the 2021 Peppermint Trail. You can find them all, including details on coffees, cocktails, and special trail treats.

How do I redeem my prizes?

Once you’ve completed 3 stops, you’ll receive a text saying "Congrats, you've won a prize." Click the link and you’ll find a list of locations where you can pick up your “Totally Sleighed It” sticker. Each passport check-in beyond three is an entry in a drawing to win $25 and $100 gift cards to local businesses, as well as a grand prize of dinner and overnight stay in Downtown Knoxville. You can find details on prizes here. Winners for gift cards and grand prize will be randomly selected from eligible participants and notified before January 10, 2022.

What are the dates of the Peppermint Trail?

The Peppermint Trail can be enjoyed beginning Friday, November 26, 2021 and runs through Sunday, January 2, 2022.

Are purchases required?

No. We hope you’ll support these Downtown Knoxville businesses that have created festive holiday treats, but purchases are not required.