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November 2018

WNC Pottery Festival

11.03.2018 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm
Dillsboro, 1 Front Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Showcasing the work of more than 40 master potters from 13 states. A variety of clay art styles will be presented. Pre-show events - including the Clay Olympics - will be held on Friday. The event is juried and the lineup of potters is impressive. The event has been named one of the "Top 20" events in the Southeast for November. $5 ticket includes a chance in a raffle; kids under 12 admitted free. Click here for more information.

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Santa on the Green & Cashiers Christmas Tree Lighting

11.23.2018 @ 2:00 pm6:00 pm
The Village Green, 160 Frank Allen Road
Cashiers, NC 28717 United States
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The park becomes a winter wonderland! Children of all ages are invited to come and tell Santa Claus their Christmas wishes. The Festival of Trees celebrates one of the area's greatest industries and showcases local businesses. After the holiday season, the evergreen trees are planted in The Village Green for continued enjoyment. Cashiers Christmas Tree Lighting Holiday music, s'mores and more! The highlight will be the lighting of the Cashiers Christmas Tree. 2-5 p.m. Visit with Santa at the Gazebo; 5-6 p.m. Cashiers Christmas Tree Lighting. Click here for more information. Photo courtesy of Crossroads Chronicle

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December 2018

Event - Hard Candy Christmas

Mountain Artisans Hard Candy Christmas

12.01.2018 @ 10:00 am12.02.2018 @ 5:00 pm
Ramsey Activity Center, 92 Catamount Rd
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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Over a hundred regional artisans have their handmade on display for sale in this folk and heritage craft show. This is a two-day show over Dec. 1 & 2, 2018. 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.

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Event - Sylva Christmas Parade

Sylva Christmas Parade

12.02.2018 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Downtown Sylva, 773 W. Main Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Downtown Sylva's annual Christmas parade draws hundreds to Historic Main Street for celebration, cheer and a chance to see Santa. The themed parade, featuring 50+ floats usually starts at and ends at Mark Watson Park after a loop through town. The start time is 2 p.m., and the parade  lasts 45 minutes to an hour. For more information please call 828-586-2719 or click here.

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Dillsboro Luminaries

Festival of Lights and Luminaries

12.07.2018 @ 5:00 pm9:00 pm
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Dillsboro, 1 Front Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Journey back to the days of yesteryear. Experience the magic as the entire town is transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, candles, laughter, and song! 2500 luminaries light your way to shops and studios. Horse and buggy rides are available each night and shopkeepers provide live music and serve holiday treats with hot cider and cocoa. Carolers sing and children visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and there is a live Nativity at Jarrett Memorial Baptist Church. The event has been named as one of the "Top 20" events in the Southeast for the month of December. Free shuttle service from Monteith Park. Click here for more information.

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Dillsboro Luminaries

Festival of Lights and Luminaries

12.08.2018 @ 5:00 pm9:00 pm
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Dillsboro, 1 Front Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Journey back to the days of yesteryear. Experience the magic as the entire town is transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, candles, laughter, and song! 2500 luminaries light your way to shops and studios. Horse and buggy rides are available each night and shopkeepers provide live music and serve holiday treats with hot cider and cocoa. Carolers sing and children visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and there is a live Nativity at Jarrett Memorial Baptist Church. The event has been named as one of the "Top 20" events in the Southeast for the month of December. Free shuttle service from Monteith Park. Click here for more information.

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Dillsboro Luminaries

Festival of Lights and Luminaries

12.14.2018 @ 5:00 pm9:00 pm
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Dillsboro, 1 Front Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Journey back to the days of yesteryear. Experience the magic as the entire town is transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, candles, laughter, and song! 2500 luminaries light your way to shops and studios. Horse and buggy rides are available each night and shopkeepers provide live music and serve holiday treats with hot cider and cocoa. Carolers sing and children visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and there is a live Nativity at Jarrett Memorial Baptist Church. The event has been named as one of the "Top 20" events in the Southeast for the month of December. Free shuttle service from Monteith Park. Click here for more information.

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Sapphire Valley Ski Slopes Open

12.15.2018
Sapphire Valley Resort, 127 Cherokee Trail
Sapphire, NC 28774 United States
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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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Dillsboro Luminaries

Festival of Lights and Luminaries

12.15.2018 @ 5:00 pm9:00 pm
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One event on 12.13.2019 at 5:00pm

One event on 12.14.2019 at 5:00pm

Dillsboro, 1 Front Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Journey back to the days of yesteryear. Experience the magic as the entire town is transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, candles, laughter, and song! 2500 luminaries light your way to shops and studios. Horse and buggy rides are available each night and shopkeepers provide live music and serve holiday treats with hot cider and cocoa. Carolers sing and children visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and there is a live Nativity at Jarrett Memorial Baptist Church. The event has been named as one of the "Top 20" events in the Southeast for the month of December. Free shuttle service from Monteith Park. Click here for more information.

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February 2019

Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company/Lunar New Year Celebration

February 5 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm
Bardo Arts Center, 199 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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$10

WCU Campus Activities present Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company at the Bardo Arts Center Tuesday, February 5th at 7:30 pm. Elegant and captivating, the Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company melds ancient Chinese forms with modern dance in an artistic and inventive marriage of styles. Artistic Director and Choreographer Lily Cai, a former principal dancer with the Shanghai Opera House, draws on her cultural heritage to create visually-stunning dance, performed by her all-female professional troupe. The performance moves from the ancient to the modern, blending the beautiful artistic traditions of China with Lily Cai's unique contemporary choreography. The performance is one of variety and many moods, including dances inspired by the Chinese dynasties and fan dances, the haunting Candelas dance with lit candles and the Company's signature work - the exhilarating, vibrant, ribbon dance Silk Cascade. The community and other students are welcome to the event. Tickets are $5 for WCU Students. Ticket for others are $10 for non-WCU students, WCU Faculty and Staff; and $15 for general admission. For tickets and group sales, please contact the Bardo Center Box Office at 828-227-2479 or online at bardoartscenter.wcu.edu. In addition to Lily Cai, WCU will have a Lunar New Year celebration. Enjoy cultural performances, crafts, and samplings of traditional Asian cuisine. The event is free to the community! WCU will celebrate the Year of the Pig in the Grand Room at the University Center from 6pm-8pm on Monday, February 4th. For questions, contact international@wcu.edu or 828-227-7494.    

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Outhouse Races

February 16 @ 3:00 pm4:00 pm
Sapphire Valley Resort, 127 Cherokee Trail
Sapphire, NC 28774 United States
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Join us for the exciting Outhouse Races, taking place on February 16, 2019 at 3pm in Sapphire. Crazy? Maybe. Dangerous? Perhaps. Fun? Without a doubt! You won't find Outhouse Races on Snow anywhere else in North Carolina! Dozens of outhouses race to compete for the throne. Spectators come from throughout the southeast to line the course and cheer on those brave enough to see if the outhouse crashes and burns or sails across the finish line. The Outhouse Races have been named a 'Top 20' event in the Southeast for February by Southeast Tourism Society. WHAT ARE OUTHOUSE RACES? Your Homemade Outhouses can be made of wood, cardboard, plastic, or any other homemade items. There are three people to a team and outhouses are secured on a set of skis, which can be provided to you by the Sapphire Valley Ski Area. These skis are pushed by two team members, while one team member 'sits' inside. Outhouses are equipped with a seat with at least one (1) hole, and a roll of toilet paper, or alternative wiping source. The race course is a two-lane track on packed snow (or on ice), with two teams racing each other head to head over a length of approximately 120 feet (40 yards), the first 30 feet being propelled by the pushers and the last 90 feet under its own gravitational power. This event is as exciting as 'Drag Racing' if you use your imagination. Outhouses can be very simple, or as elaborate as anyone…

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