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 Appalachian Christmas at Lake Junaluska

December 7-10, 2017

Let the nostalgic charm of Appalachian hospitality warm you this holiday season. Awaken the spirit of Christmas through festive live music, hearty meals and local artistry. Visit area shops or step back in time with turn-of-the-century Christmas décor at the exquisite Biltmore Estate. Festivities feature a performance of Handel’s Messiah, the Appalachian Christmas Craft Show showcasing dozens of local artisans, and matinee concert by The Cockman Family, a local treasure.

Handel's Messiah

Friday, December 8, 2017

A group of regional choristers, orchestra and the Lake Junaluska Singers will sing selections from Handel's Messiah which tells of Christ's birth. Messiah is a baroque-era music composition for orchestra, choir, and soloists composed by George Frideric Handel from 1741-42. Notable musical selections include the Hallelujah Chorus, For Unto Us A Child Born, and Glory to God.

Handel’s Messiah will be performed on Friday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Stuart Auditorium. GET TICKETS!

Appalachian Christmas Craft Show

Saturday, December 9, 2017

The Appalachian Christmas craft show brings together vendors from across the Appalachian region to sell their unique and beautiful crafts. The show is open to the public and takes place in the Harrell Center from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Cockman Family

Saturday, December 9, 2017

The Cockman Family has been performing together for nearly 30 years and has become a staple of the Appalachian Christmas celebration. Their unique bluegrass gospel style, original songs, and original arrangements of 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 Cockman Family will perform on Saturday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m. in Stuart Auditorium. GET TICKETS!

The Lake Junaluska Singers

Saturday, December 9, 2017

The Lake Junaluska Singers will perform a Christmas concert on Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. GET TICKETS!

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 will be available in 2017.

For more information on Biltmore Estate packages click here.

Lodging Packages

Call 800-222-4930 to make a reservation or email reservations@lakejunaluska.com for more information!

3-Night Package

Meals

  • 3 buffet breakfasts
  • 2 buffet dinners

Activities

  • 2 tickets to Biltmore Estate
  • 2 tickets to Handel's Messiah
  • 2 tickets to The Cockman Family
  • 2 tickets to the Lake Junaluska Singers
  • Craft show
  • Worship service in Memorial Chapel on Sunday morning

3-Night Package

Accommodation

3 nights lodging*

  • The Terrace, northside: $567
  • The Terrace, lakeview: $597
  • Lambuth Inn: $513

*All prices are based on two people attending the event. Taxes apply.

2-Night Package

Meals

  • 2 buffet breakfasts
  • 2 buffet dinners

Activities

  • 2 tickets to Biltmore Estate
  • 2 tickets to Handel's Messiah
  • 2 tickets to The Cockman Family
  • 2 tickets to the Lake Junaluska Singers
  • Craft Show
  • Worship in Memorial Chapel on Sunday morning

2-Night Package

Accommodation

2 nights lodging*

  • The Terrace, northside: $503
  • The Terrace, lakeview: $533
  • Lambuth Inn: $423

*All prices are based on two people attending the event. Taxes apply.

Sponsored in part by the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority, visitncsmokies.com

*All packages include tickets to all Appalachian Christmas concerts and the Biltmore Estate. 
Biltmore Estate ticket optional. Taxes applicable.

If you are interested in participating as a vendor in the Appalachian Christmas Craft Show, please contact Nancy Coghill at coghilln@gmail.com