November 20, 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 on Thanksgiving weekend, 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. 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 and the extensive displays inside the historic Lambuth Inn.
Did you know? We were featured on the cover of Our State Magazine, October 2020 issue.
November 25-27, 2020
Start a new tradition this Thanksgiving at Lake Junaluska. Enjoy an exquisite Thanksgiving feast in the mountains of Western North Carolina at The Terrace lakeside hotel, and see Lake Junaluska decorated for the holiday season. Packages include a holiday meal, lodging at The Terrace hotel and boxed continental breakfasts. Pricing starts at $309 for two nights and $388 for three nights