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.
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!
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.
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!
December 10, 9:30 a.m., Memorial Chapel
Conclude your Appalachian Christmas with a stirring Advent worship service in our beautiful and historic stone chapel on the edge of the lake. "See I am sending my messanger ahead of you! Prepare the way!"
Preacher: Rev. Susan Giles; Liturgist: Rev. Mitzi Johnson.
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.
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Call 800-222-4930 to make a reservation or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
*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 email@example.com.