Kick off the Christmas season Dec. 6 to 9
Revel in the Christmas spirit at the 12th annual Appalachian Christmas Celebration Dec. 6 to 9, at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center.
With Christmas concerts and a crafts show, Lake Junaluska’s Appalachian Christmas Celebration can be a getaway weekend to shop for handcrafted gifts or to just relax and absorb the beauty of the season. Visitors can cozy up in a rustic cabin or enjoy a brisk walk around the lake and view the resort’s mountain surroundings. Adorned in holiday finery, Lake Junaluska offers an intimate holiday kickoff that’s perfect for the family. The craft show, featuring some of the best crafters and artisans in the area, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Harrell Center.
Some of the weekend’s events include the Lake Junaluska Singers Christmas concerts, set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, with a repeat concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Stuart Auditorium. A pre-show will be held from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, by Voices in the Laurel, the region’s award-winning youth choir. Saturday evening’s concert performance of Handel’s Messiah will feature the Lake Junaluska Singers, accompanied by regional choirs and orchestra.
For more information, call (800) 222-4930 or 452-2881 or visit www.lakejunaluska.com/christmas. Packages, including lodging, meals and concert tickets, are available.