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Events for December
44th Annual Bryson City Christmas Parade
Date(s): Dec 01, 2018
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 44th Annual Bryson City Christmas Parade complete with floats, marching bands, homecoming queens, fire trucks, antique cars, and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus. Make this a holiday tradition for you and your family for years to come! 800-867-9246 or click here for more info.

Breakfast with Santa
Date(s): Dec 01, 2018
When: 8:00 - 10:00 am
Where: Rescue Squad Building, Bryson City

Enjoy a pancake breakfast for only $5 per person and bring your own camera for photos with Santa. The Rescue Squad is at 111 Bryson Walk (Behind the Everett Street Dollar General which is across from the Depot) 828-488-3681 or 800-867-9246.

15th Annual United Methodist Women's Cookie Walk and Bazaar
Date(s): Dec 01, 2018
When: 9:00 am - ?
Where: Bryson City United Methodist Church

Homemade cookies and treats, pecans, handcrafted art and other items. Stop by and meet Gin-Gin the Gingerbread Man and pick up that special something for you or someone on your Christmas list.

For more information: 828-488-8970. Main Street.

Folk School Fireside Sale
Date(s): Dec 02, 2018
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.

Call 800-FOLK-SCH for more information or click here

Cherokee Heritage Day
Date(s): Dec 08, 2018
When: 10a-5p
Where: Museum of the Cherokee Indian

The second Saturday of every month, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian offers a family-friendly fun day of free cultural activities including traditional dancing, storytelling, cultural arts demonstrations, genealogy workshops, hands-on craft workshops and more. Traditional food is available on-site, weather permitting. The Cherokee Friends offer workshops on traditional dancing and cultural arts demonstrations including wampum belt making, moccasin making, stickball stick making, wood carving, fire making, and more. Hands-on workshops are taught by members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and often include making a clay medallion or a traditional Cherokee pot stamped with wooden paddles carved with designs. Different members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians share stories and flute music. Robin Swayney, genealogist, offers workshops on genealogy for those who are interested in finding their Cherokee ancestors. Every month includes activities related to that month’s theme. For example, January, the windy month, will include workshops on how to play the Cherokee flute, blowgun demonstrations, and an outstanding panel of storytellers.

Activities are sponsored by the Museum, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Cherokee Preservation Foundation. Regular prices apply to food and to admission to Museum exhibits.

Holiday Homecoming in the National Park
Date(s): Dec 15, 2018
When: 10:00 am - Noon
Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas celebration in the Smokies with traditional music, holiday crafts, and cider and cookies! Oconaluftee Visitor Center & Mountain Farm in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee. Music Jam, 1-3 pm.

Back Porch Old Time Music Jam
Date(s): Dec 15, 2018
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

"Unncorked " - Wine & Rail Pairing Experience
Date(s): Dec 31, 2018
When: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Where: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Bryson City

Full service all-adult first class car with private attendant on the Tuckasegee River Excursion (includes stopover in historic Dillsboro). Narrator onboard to discuss each pairing of four wines with a meal that includes an exclusive sampling of local cheeses, fresh garden salad, a surf & turf entree, and chef-inspired dessert. All passengers also receive souvenir stemless wine glass. Age 21 and over only. 800-872-4681 or click here

New Years Eve Celebration
Date(s): Dec 31, 2018
Where: Mountview Restaurant. -Fontana Village Resort

Join us for our New Year’s Eve Celebration with a five course dinner at the Mountview Restaurant. Reservations are required, so call (828) 498-2115 now to book this incredible evening!