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 Appalachian Christmas at Lake Junaluska

December 12-15, 2019

Let the nostalgic charm of Appalachian hospitality warm you this holiday season. Awaken the spirit of Christmas through live music, hearty meals and moving worship. Visit the  Appalachian Christmas Craft Show or area shops. Step back in time with turn-of-the-century Christmas décor at the exquisite Biltmore Estate and our newly remodeled Lambuth Inn. Festivities include a performance of Handel's "Messiah" featuring a regional choir and orchestra. 


Check back soon for vacation packages including lodging and meals! 

Appalachian Christmas Events

Acts of Renewal at Appalachian Christmas in Lake Junaluska

[EXCLUSIVE] "Rediscover Christmas" by Acts of Renewal

Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy a fresh perspective on Christmas through this funny and moving dramatic show that has captivated audiences across the country. Enjoy a series of vignettes beginning with a comedic tale of two blue collar shepherds who are in the right place at the right time on Christmas eve, followed by a  moving rendition of the Annunciation, a tender funny story about ice fishing, a hilarious look at dealing with in-laws at Christmas, and a true story of an Appalachian single mom in need of a Christmas miracle. For the finale, you'll hear the Christmas story like you've never heard it before! 

Entrance to this event is included only when you purchase the Appalachian Christmas package - no additional tickets will be sold. 

Handel's Messiah performed by the Lake Junaluska singers and regional choir during Appalachian Christmas

Handel's "Messiah"

Friday, December 13

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.

Appalachian Christmas Craft Show

Appalachian Christmas Craft Show

Saturday, December 14 

The Appalachian Christmas craft show brings together vendors from across the Appalachian region to sell their unique and beautiful crafts. The show is hosted by the Junaluska Woman's Club and all profits go toward charitable organizations. The show is open to the public.


Appalachian Christmas Worship Service

Sunday, December 9

Conclude your Appalachian Christmas with a stirring Advent worship service in our beautiful and historic stone chapel on the edge of the lake.

Lake Junaluska partners with Biltmore Estate to offer discounted rates for entry during Christmas

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! Add the Biltmore Estate to your Appalachian Christmas package and enjoy a day exploring the turn-of-the-century architecture and design.

For more information on Biltmore Estate packages click here. Or call 800-222-4930 to see about adding Biltmore Estate to your Appalachian Christmas package. 

Sponsored in part by the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority,

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

Call 800-222-4930 to make a lodging package reservation or email


To purchase concert tickets, please see the links below or call 800-965-9324.