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Gobble on the Green/Turkey Trot 5k

The Village Green 160 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers, NC

Turkey, cornbread dressing, pumpkin pie, football and family time … there are so many reasons to love Thanksgiving! Did we mention pie? Each family has its own activities and traditions to look forward to. This year, The Village Green is adding to that offering with a 5K Run/Walk turkey trot, Gobble On the Green. The Thanksgiving Day run will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 24, 2022, at The Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road.


Mountain Artisans Hard Candy Christmas

Ramsey Activity Center 92 Catamount Rd, Cullowhee, NC

Over a hundred regional artisans have their handmade on display for sale in this folk and heritage craft show. The show has everything from quilters to soap makers, basket makers, leather craftsmen, master jewelers and more. Started in 1987, the event has grown every year and now takes place at Western Carolina University's Ramsey Center in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Children under 12 free & free parking.


Cashiers Festival of Trees

Summit Center 370 Mitten Lane, Cashiers, NC

The 2022 Cashiers Festival of Trees is a two-day, family-friendly event during Thanksgiving weekend where guests can get in the holiday spirit by viewing and bidding on decorated Christmas trees and holiday décor, enjoy a variety of holiday performances, create personalized children’s crafts, celebrate literacy on the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Storytime Stage, enjoy a Build-a-Bear Experience, and shop one-of-a-kind gifts in the Gift Zone. Cashiers Festival of Trees will take place on Friday, November 25 – Saturday, November 26, 2022, at the Summit Center (370 Mitten Lane), the athletics and fine arts facility at Summit Charter School. Event times are 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. A detailed schedule of events will be available in the fall of 2022. Proceeds from the event benefit the Summit Charter School Foundation and participating area nonprofits. Learn more at

Santa on the Green, Cashiers Christmas Tree Lighting, & Mistletoe Market

The Village Green 160 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers, NC

Visitors to The Village Green enjoy twinkling light displays and festive decorations from Thanksgiving Weekend until New Year’s Day. The park becomes a winter wonderland to make your spirits merry and bright. Mistletoe Market - Artisan vendor market featuring pottery, jewelry, handmade wreaths, homemade goodies, and more! Santa On the Green (By Reservation Only) Friday, November 25, 2022 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Commons Hall Children of all ages are invited to come and tell Santa Claus their Christmas wishes. *Suggested donation of $5 per visit with Santa* Santa On the Green – Schedule and Tickets Will be Available in The Fall of 2022 Cashiers Christmas Tree Lighting Friday, November 25, 2022 5:30pm-6:30pm The Gazebo Free. Holiday music! The highlight will be the lighting of the Cashiers Christmas Tree and Village Lights. Not able to join in person? No problem! Join us via live stream on our Facebook page. Mistletoe Market Friday, November 25, 2022 & Saturday, November 26, 2022 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Commons Hall – A special artisan gift market


Sylva Tree Lighting

Downtown Sylva 773 W. Main Street, Sylva, NC

Kick-off the holidays with Christmas in Sylva, a Holiday weekend. Experience the joy of the town's holiday centerpiece as it is brought to life with twinkling Christmas lights. The event takes place downtown a the foot of the Historic Courthouse at 6:30 p.m

Cashiers Christmas Parade

NC Highway 107, Cashiers 6 NC 107, Cashiers, NC

The Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to plan and produce the Cashiers Christmas Parade with local businesses, organizations, and residents celebrating the holiday season. Chamber staff organizes parade theme, volunteers, participating lineup, awards and live broadcast of the event from the Cashiers Crossroads. The one-mile parade route starts on Highway 107 South and heads North towards the Cashiers Crossroads where participants are announced to the crowd. The parade then turns left on US Hwy 64 heading West and ends at the intersection of Frank Allen Road at the Cashiers Community Center. Watch a live streaming broadcast of the parade at and use #CashiersNCChristmasParade with your own photos and videos. MEET AND TREAT | Post Parade Party at the Village Green's Commons Hall, hosted by Cashiers Cares. There, youngsters will have an opportunity to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy refreshments and receive individual treat bags.


Sylva Christmas Parade

Downtown Sylva 773 W. Main Street, Sylva, NC

Downtown Sylva's annual Christmas parade takes place along Historic Main Street for celebration, cheer and a chance to see Santa. Floats usually starts at and ends at Mark Watson Park after a loop through town. The start time is 3 p.m., and the parade lasts 45 minutes to an hour. For more information please call 828-586-2719 or click here.

Holiday Fireworks in Downtown Sylva

Downtown Sylva 773 W. Main Street, Sylva, NC

Make this holiday season merry and bright - literally! Spark up some much-needed holiday cheer with the third annual Holiday Fireworks in Downtown Sylva. On Dec. 16, from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, witness the luminescent display over the town of Sylva. Get here early and enjoy holiday music while finding the perfect gift for your loved ones at our unique downtown shops, or grab dinner at one of our award-winning non-chain restaurants.


Sapphire Valley Ski Slopes Open

Sapphire Valley Resort 127 Cherokee Trail, Sapphire, NC

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Sapphire Valley offers the area’s finest skiing facility, boasting a state-of-the-art quad lift, a learning center slope and newly expanded, multiple lane, 500-foot snow tubing run. The actual open date is weather dependent but typically around the second to third week of December. Just above 3,400 feet elevation, Sapphire Valley offers a 1,600-foot main run with a vertical drop of 200 feet and a 500-foot snow tubing run. And now, Sapphire Valley Ski Area offers a moving carpet to quickly transport you back to the top of the slopes for multiple runs throughout each 1.75 hour session.

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