Clinton Hosts Christmas in July

June 30, 2014 in Editorials

Saturday, July 26, Clinton will hold its 6th Annual Christmas in July. Many shops will be decorated with a holiday flair, playing Christmas music and having refreshments for customers throughout the day. Santa will make an appearance in town and everyone loves to see him during the summertime, quite a different look from the fur-trimmed red velvet winter suit he usually wears! Occasionally he will bring Mrs. Claus along for a day of shopping, in a city that boasts the most antique shops in the South.

The Antique Shops in Clinton have been the recipient of Busy Bee’s Readers Choice Award for “Best Weekend Trip”. Clinton is an outstanding choice for a day or weekend trip. As one local resident said “Our city is rapidly becoming a destination for travelers from northern states like Michigan and Indiana that regularly stop off to antique on their way south.” For those of us in this area, Clinton is a great one day trip close to home with a days worth of antique and specialty stores along with a few great lunch spots.

The Antique Merchants in Clinton represents over 100 dealers that offer their wares in 20 shops and malls located in and around the Historic Downtown District along Market and Main Streets. Unlike a mega mall, Clinton is a town of small business establishments that offer shoppers an opportunity to stroll the sidewalks between historic buildings visiting shops in a quaint historic setting, with restaurants, an old-time drug store, and a lovely town park complete with an old-fashioned gazebo. All the shops sell a wide array of antique furniture and collectibles and some offer items like custom made jewelry, antique clocks, vintage clothing, stained glass, decorator accessories, and unique period furnishings.

For more information about the unique antique shopping experience Clinton has to offer, call 865-463-8699, 865-457-5250 or visit

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