November 23, 2020 - January 10, 2021
Let the nostalgic charm of Appalachian hospitality warm you this holiday season at Lake Junaluska. During our 7-week celebration, get in the spirit with Christmas decorations throughout our lakeside village with lights, garlands and wreaths. Located near Maggie Valley and Waynesville, our peaceful lakeside village is a short drive from Asheville and Biltmore. Come for a peaceful getaway or plan a special family gathering Christmas week and New Year’s Eve.
While this year will look a little different due to COVID-19 precautions, we will offer plenty of ways to celebrate the season with your family. Big events, such as Appalachian Christmas, will not return in 2020, and the New Year's Eve fireworks show (rescheduled from the Fourth of July) will not be held. However, we will add more intimate experiences to enjoy throughout the season.
We will certainly not cut back on decorating! Once again, more than 70 volunteers from the Lake Junaluska community will come together to decorate dozens of areas around the lake.
Did you know? We were featured on the cover of Our State Magazine, October 2020 issue.