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Events Calendar

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Events for December
Christmas in the Smokies
Date(s): Dec 01, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015
Where: Fontana Village Resort, Fontana Dam

Bring your family and friends to the Smokies for a traditional Smoky Mountain Christmas Weekend featuring holiday festivities and winter fun! Call 800-849-2258 or click here.

The Polar Express
Date(s): Dec 02, 2015 - Dec 06, 2015
When: Multiple departures
Where: Bryson City Train Depot

The 1 ¼ hour round-trip excursion on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad comes to life as the train departs Bryson City for a special visit at the "North Pole." Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story.

The train arrives to find Santa Claus waiting. Santa boards the train greeting each child and presenting them with their own silver sleigh bell. Christmas carols will be sung as they return back to the Bryson City Depot. Call 800-872-4681 or visit the website.

Cherokee Christmas Parade
Date(s): Dec 05, 2015
When: 5pm
Where: Downtown Parade Route

For more information contact:  Josie Long  828-554-6491

Cherokee Lights & Legends
Date(s): Dec 05, 2015 - Jan 02, 2016
When: 5p-10p
Where: Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds

This special Christmas event is located at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds. Stroll under the lights through fun, interactive displays that tell ancient Cherokee Christmas legends. Or come for the carnival rides, a 40-ft. Christmas tree, a visit with Santa Claus, or our synthetic ice rink. Tickets are just $5 for adults, and kids under five get in free. Grab your little elves and join us.

 

Times may vary call 828-497-1056 for more information

 

 

Christmas Arts & Crafts Show
Date(s): Dec 05, 2015
When: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Stecoah Valley Center

Christmas in the Mountains Indoor Art & Craft Show & Sale just in time for holiday gift shopping.More info

Breakfast with Santa
Date(s): Dec 05, 2015
When: : 9:00 - 11:00 am
Where: Stecoah Valley Center

Kids of all ages can have breakfast and some face time with Santa himself!  $5 per person: pancakes, sausage, juice, milk and coffee. Bring your own camera to capture this special event. Reservations preferred; call 828-479-3364. More info

Dailey & Vincent
Date(s): Dec 05, 2015
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin

IBMA-award-winning James Dailey and Darrin Vincent celebrate the sounds of the season bluegrass-style.

41st Annual Bryson City Christmas Parade
Date(s): Dec 05, 2015
When: 2:00 pm
Where: Downtown Bryson City

Have you ever been to a small town Christmas Parade? Then join us as we celebrate our 41st Annual Bryson City Christmas Parade complete with floats, marching bands, homecoming queens, and more. Make this a new holiday tradition for you and your famlily for years to come!

Back Porch Old Time Music Jam
Date(s): Dec 05, 2015
When: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

First and Third Saturdays, all year. Bring an acoustic instrument and join in on this old-time jam. Or just sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds as others play traditional Appalachian Music. On the covered porch at the visitor center. More info

The Raleigh Ringers
Date(s): Dec 06, 2015
When: 9:00 am
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin

Celebrate the Christmas season with the Raleigh Ringers, an internationally acclaimed concert handbell choir based in Raleigh, NC. Since its founding in 1990, The Raleigh Ringers has been dazzling audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music, including famous rock 'n' roll tunes arranged just for handbells. More info

The Polar Express
Date(s): Dec 09, 2015 - Dec 24, 2015
When: Multiple departures
Where: Bryson City Train Depot

The 1 ¼ hour round-trip excursion on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad comes to life as the train departs Bryson City for a special visit at the "North Pole." Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story.

The train arrives to find Santa Claus waiting. Santa boards the train greeting each child and presenting them with their own silver sleigh bell. Christmas carols will be sung as they return back to the Bryson City Depot. Call 800-872-4681 or visit the website.

It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Date(s): Dec 11, 2015
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. Written by Joe Landry.More info

The Lettermen in Concert
Date(s): Dec 12, 2015
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin

This Christmas, enjoy the harmonies and sounds of The Lettermen. 18 Gold Albums and scores of top singles, including their first hit "The Way You Look Tonight. Look forward to many of their hits, including "Put Your Head On My Shoulder" and "I Only Have Eyes for You" as well as traditional Christmas favorites. More info

It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Date(s): Dec 18, 2015
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. Written by Joe Landry.More info

Rockapella Christmas Concert
Date(s): Dec 19, 2015
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin

Enjoy the astonishing full-band sound of contemporary a cappella. No instruments, no tracks, no mirrors - just total vocal talent and originality. For 20 years they've toured the globe with catchy original pop songs and contemporary versions of Motown, pop and soul classics. More info

Holiday Homecoming
Date(s): Dec 19, 2015
When: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

10 am - Noon. Hands-on traditional Appalachian Christmas crafts and activities. 1 - 3 pm. Old-time music jam session featuring holiday tunes. Hot apple cider and cookies, exhibit on Christmas in the mountains. Free events. US 441 in Cherokee at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park entrance.More info

The Polar Express
Date(s): Dec 26, 2015 - Dec 30, 2015
When: Multiple departures
Where: Bryson City Train Depot

The 1 ¼ hour round-trip excursion on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad comes to life as the train departs Bryson City for a special visit at the "North Pole." Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story.

The train arrives to find Santa Claus waiting. Santa boards the train greeting each child and presenting them with their own silver sleigh bell. Christmas carols will be sung as they return back to the Bryson City Depot. Call 800-872-4681 or visit the website.

New Year's Eve Fireworks
Date(s): Dec 31, 2015
When: Dark
Where: Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds

Happy New Year!