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Events for December
Cherokee Lights and Legends/New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Date(s): Dec 02, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016
When: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: Cherokee Fairgrounds, 545 Tsali Blvd. Cherokee NC 28719

This event entails a lights display that has custom made Cherokee winter story legend sculptors, a life-size nativity scene, live Santa Claus (Only available from December 5, 2015 through December 19, 2015, only through the days of Thursday, Friday, & Saturday.). Synthetic Ice Rink, indoor activities including two bouncy houses (16’ slide & a rainbow castle), 9-hole mini golf course, face painting, balloon animals, creating a Par-T-Pet (Similar to Build-a-Bear), as well as an onsite vendor who will provide free cotton candy & popcorn. Outside on the Fairgrounds, there will be food venders, interactive legend exhibits, a bonfire, as well as a 40ft Christmas tree! There will be fun, food, & Fireworks available! An overall great experience for the whole family to enjoy!

Date:    

December 2 – 31, 2016

Days: Only available through the days of Friday & Saturday & closed December 24-26.

Hours:    

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.                         

Entertainment/Event Schedule:

All activities mentioned above will be available through duration of this event.

9:00 p.m. – Fireworks will begin on the New Year’s Eve; December 31, 2015.

Admission/Prices:

     FREE ADMISSION!!!!

     $5—Skating (30 minutes)

     $5—Picture with Santa (includes a CD containing one picture)

     $7—All activities inside exhibit hall.

     $10—Par-T-Pets. (Not included within the $15.00 bundle price.)

      $15—Bundle price for 30 minutes of skating, activities inside the Exhibit Hall, & One picture with Santa (CD)!

Where & how tickets can be purchased:

FREE ADMISSION! Please have cash ready for purchases of all activities and food (Will not accept Debit/Credit Cards, checks, & no ATM onsite.).

Locations with exact address:

Cherokee Fairgrounds, 545 Tsali Blvd. Cherokee NC 28719

Staff Members Responsible & Contact Information for visitors/guests:

Frieda Huskey, Events & Fairgrounds Supervisor

Lisa Frady, Events & Group Tour Coordinator

Angela Hernandez, Special Events Assistant

Email @: FrieHusk@nc-cherokee.com

Email @: LisaFrad@nc-cherokee.com

Email @: AngeHern@nc-cherokee.com

Phone @: 828 359.6492

Phone @: 828 359.6471

Phone @: 828 359.6473

Cherokee Welcome Center toll free phone @: 1 800 438.1601 or phone locally @: 828 359.6490 & email @: travel@nc-cherokee.com

 

Folk School Fireside Sale
Date(s): Dec 04, 2016
When: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown

Stroll through the beautifully decorated Keith House and shop for holiday gifts made by local and regional artists. More treasures await in the Music Studio, and don't miss the Craft Shop's annual sale. Free admission.

More info or or call 800-FOLK-SCH.

Christmas Parade 2016
Date(s): Dec 10, 2016
When: Parade begins @ 2:00 p.m.
Where: Cherokee Bear Zoo, 1204 Tsalagi Rd. to Museum of the Cherokee Indians, 589 Tsali Blvd. Cherokee, N.C

Starts from the Cherokee Bear Zoo & ends at the Museum of the Cherokee Indians. The parade includes bands, Christmas themed floats, Santa, & royalty; which, makes for an exciting Christmas parade that the entire family can enjoy! Parade starts at 2:00 pm, so get your parking spot early!

Date:                                              

December 10, 2016

Hours:                              

Parade begins @ 2:00 p.m.

Entertainment/Event Schedule:

Santa, Christmas themed floats, royalty, & much more!

Admission/Ticket Price:

FREE! Open to the public!

Where & how tickets can be purchased:

FREE! Open to the public!

Locations with exact address:

Cherokee Bear Zoo, 1204 Tsalagi Rd. to Museum of the Cherokee Indians, 589 Tsali Blvd. Cherokee, N.C. 28719

Contact Information for visitors/guests:

Cherokee Welcome Center toll free phone @: 1 800 438.1601 or phone locally @: 828 359.6490 & email @: travel@nc-cherokee.com

Staff Member Responsible for Event:

Contact:  Josie Long @: 828 359-6491 or (work cell) @: 828 269-8221