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Spruce Pine Southern Christmas Show

November 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Santa Claus is coming to Town! The event benefits Shriner's Children's Hospital. Over 50 arts & craft vendors, mountain crafts, food court, and music. Handmade Christmas gifts, delicious baked goods. Santa will be taking photos with children. Admission $1 donation

Hayes School of Music: Holiday Scholarship Concert

December 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

In its 28th year, coordinated by Dr. Stephen Hopkins, Director of Choral Studies in the Hayes School of Music, the Holiday Scholarship Concert offers tunes from classical to jazz to help you ring in the High Country holiday season with joyful music! Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music’s annual tradition goes digital with this concert curated from past performances of winter and holiday tunes performed by such popular HSOM ensembles as the Steely Pan Steel Band, Brass Choir, Cello…

Venus & Vance: A Virtual Appalachian Christmas Carol

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This two-act piece begins with a viewing of the annual Appalachian Christmas Carol, which follows the story of Venus--an enslaved woman that lived on the Vance plantation--and concludes with a panel discussion on the complicated legacy of Zebulon Vance, our collective histories, how we interpret them, and the role of museums and historic sites. The program will run for three nights, Saturday, December 5th, Thursday, December 10th, and Saturday, December 12th. This live program will begin each evening at 7:00…

Appalachian Christmas and Opening of the Shelton House Tinsel Trail

December 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Shelton House - Museum of NC Handicrafts in Waynesville, NC will conclude their events this 40th anniversary year in a magical way. On December 6, we will host our annual Appalachian Family Christmas event and open the Tinsel Trail for a month-long opportunity to safely get outside and enjoy the Holiday Lights and Decorations. Santa Claus will visit on December 6 from 5pm to 7pm from a safe distance and hot chocolate and treats can be enjoyed. The “Carolina Silverbells” will play Holiday tunes from the…

Venus & Vance: A Virtual Appalachian Christmas Carol

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This two-act piece begins with a viewing of the annual Appalachian Christmas Carol, which follows the story of Venus--an enslaved woman that lived on the Vance plantation--and concludes with a panel discussion on the complicated legacy of Zebulon Vance, our collective histories, how we interpret them, and the role of museums and historic sites. The program will run for three nights, Saturday, December 5th, Thursday, December 10th, and Saturday, December 12th. This live program will begin each evening at 7:00…

Venus & Vance: A Virtual Appalachian Christmas Carol

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This two-act piece begins with a viewing of the annual Appalachian Christmas Carol, which follows the story of Venus--an enslaved woman that lived on the Vance plantation--and concludes with a panel discussion on the complicated legacy of Zebulon Vance, our collective histories, how we interpret them, and the role of museums and historic sites. The program will run for three nights, Saturday, December 5th, Thursday, December 10th, and Saturday, December 12th. This live program will begin each evening at 7:00…

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