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 Appalachian Christmas at Lake Junaluska

December 12 - 14, 2014

Friday evening, experience an awe-inspiring performance of Handel’s Messiah. On Saturday, enjoy our traditional Craft Fair, followed by a special Christmas performance by The Cockman Family. Saturday evening, the festivities will conclude with a concert of classic Christmas carols by the Lake Junaluska Singers.

Individual concert tickets are for sale.

 PURCHASE TICKETS

Reserved seating: $20
General admission seating: $17.50
Children 18 and under free in general admission seating only.

View Appalachian Christmas Package options. Two and three night packages available starting at just $151* per person. Lodging, meals, and concert tickets included.

Appalachian Christmas Biltmore Estate package:
Make this year extra special - come early or stay late and tour the exquisitely decorated Biltmore Estate for an amazing low rate! Packages with Biltmore Estate visit start at $210* per person. *All Biltmore Christmas packages must be booked at least 3 weeks in advance to secure house visit.*

*All packages include tickets to all Appalachian Christmas concerts. Taxes applicable.

Book Today:
800-222-4930

Sponsored in part by the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority.

2-Night Package Includes:

  • 2 Night's Lodging
  • 2 Buffet Breakfasts
  • 1 Buffet Lunch
  • 2 Buffet Dinners
  • Tickets to all 3 concerts

Only $151 per person based on two people in a room, taxes applicable.


Tentative Schedule

Friday, December 12

  • 3–5 p.m.Check in at the Bethea Welcome Center (after 5pm, check in at your hotel)
  • 5:00–7 p.m. Enjoy a Buffet Dinner
  • 7:30 p.m. Handel's Messiah-Annual Performance featuring: The Lake Junaluska Singers, orchestra, and choral ensembles

Saturday, December 13

  • 7:30–9 a.m. Delicious Buffet Breakfast
  • 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Christmas Craft Show, Harrell Center Auditorium
  • 12–1:30 p.m. Enjoy a Buffet Lunch
  • 2 p.m.The Cockman Family Concert, Stuart Auditorium
  • 5:00–7 p.m. Enjoy a Buffet Dinner
  • 7:30 p.m. Lake Junaluska Singers Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 14

  • 7:30–9 a.m. Delicious Buffet Breakfast

All concerts are in Stuart Auditorium
The Christmas Craft Show will be in the Harrell Center

3-Night Package Includes:

  • 3 Night's Lodging
  • 3 Buffet Breakfasts
  • 2 Buffet Dinners
  • Tickets to all 3 concerts
  • Ticket to the Biltmore Estate

Only $210 per person based on two people in a room, taxes applicable.

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, December 11

  • 3 p.m.     Check in at the Bethea Welcome Center

Friday, December 12

  • 7:30–9 a.m. Wake up to a delicious buffet breakfast
  • Spend the day exploring the Biltmore Estate - Timed entry will be assigned.
  • 5:00–7 p.m.  Enjoy a Buffet Dinner
  • 7:30 p.m.  Handel's Messiah Performance featuring the Lake Junaluska Singers, orchestra, and choral ensembles

Saturday, December 13

  • 7:30–9 a.m.  Delicious Buffet Breakfast
  • 9 a.m.–3 p.m.  Christmas Craft Show, Harrell Center Auditorium
  • 12 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own. Tickets may be purchased at the hotel front desk.
  • 2 p.m.  The Cockman Family Concert, Stuart Auditorium
  • 5:00–7p.m.  Enjoy a Buffet Dinner
  • 7:30 p.m.  The Lake Junaluska Singers Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 14

  • 7:30–9 a.m.  Delicious Buffet Breakfast


All concerts are in Stuart Auditorium
The Christmas Craft Show will be held in Harrell Center

The Lake Junaluska Singers

The Lake Junaluska Singers

The Lake Junaluska Singers, directed by Dr. Melodie Galloway, are a 14-voice professional ensemble, which serves as the Ambassador choir for the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church and of the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center. The group began in 1954 and has performed nationally and internationally for conferences, dignitaries, and major events. Their music ranges from classical choral and contemporary works to gospel, folk and musical theater styles.

The Cockman Family

The Cockman Family

Take the traditional blends of Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, season with Doc Watson and Emmylou Harris and spice it up with a little New Grass Revival and you have The Cockman Family. The Cockmans are a bluegrass/gospel band whose music blesses with encouragement, energy and a lot of entertainment.

Since launching their performing career in February of 1988, the Cockman Family has developed the classic family harmonies and youthful flair that is the Cockman Family trademark. Their unique bluegrass gospel style, original songs and original arrangements of the old gospel songs have been immensely popular with their audiences. This group’s family ties are strong and the warmth of that is conveyed in their performances.

The Biltmore Estate

Make this year extra special - come early or stay late and tour the exquisitely decorated Biltmore Estate for an amazing low rate! Packages with Biltmore Estate visit start at $210* per person. *All Biltmore Christmas packages must be booked at least 3 weeks in advance to secure house visit.*