Sapphire Valley’s Annual Outhouse Race

When you have to go, go downhill – it’s Sapphire Valley’s annual Outhouse Race, set for Saturday, February 17. For information, visit

Old Edwards' We Love Locals Promotion

The Old Edwards Inn and Spa and Half Mile Farm honors its neighbors with its unique We Love Locals promotion throughout the winter season. Visit for more information.

Victuals & Rituals

The Old Edwards Inn and Spa brings an exquisite wine dinner, down-home victuals, the musings of authors Ronni Lundy and Sharyn McCrumb, and the irresistible sounds of The SteelDrivers. For more information, call (828) 787-2635.

Keeping Track

A marvelously detailed train layout is the perfect escape.

As Winter Unveils The Land

Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust curates a collection of precious wild places scattered throughout the Plateau.


Ask anyone who lives on the Plateau and they’ll eagerly tell you why all four seasons are glorious! Winter views, spring wildflowers, summer hikes and waterfalls, and autumn leaves. There is something here that speaks to the heart of the nature lover all year long. Wiinter activities take on a magical quality. Spring and summer months bring bounteous blooms. Apples, glowing leaves, and craft fairs are here during autumn. Search below for seasonal favorites.

Seasons Results

Breakfast with the Big Guy
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2016/12 - December
All little ones are invited to Highlands United Methodist Church at 9:00 A.M. Saturday, December 10, for Breakfast with Santa.  more
Breakfast With Santa
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2016/11 - November
Santa makes a welcome return to Highlands United Methodist Church to share breakfast with his young friends – 9:00 A.M. Saturday, December 10. Reservations are recommended – (828) 526-3376.  more
Breakfast With Santa in Highlands NC
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2017/12 - December
Highlands United Methodist Church offers Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 9. All children are invited to attend. For reservations, call (828) 526-3376.   more
Breakfast with the Jolly One
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2017/11 - November
You better watch out, you better not cry…well, you know the rest. It turns out Santa really is coming to town. Saturday, December 10, at Highlands United Methodist Church.  more
Brown Thumbs Rejoice Highlands NC
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2017/03 - March
Breathe Deeply – These handsome, hard-working plants are safeguarding your home.  more
Brown-Headed Nuthatch
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2015/01 - Winter
Carols, Cookies & Tree Lighting
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2017/11 - November
Complete with lights, carols, hot cocoa, and Mr. and Mrs. Claus, the Highlands Christmas Tree Lighting is a picturebook celebration of the season.  more
Cashiers Library Weekly Events
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2016/12 - December
The arrival of winter means fewer patrons through its doors, but Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library continues to offer the same level of personalized service.  more
Cashiers NC Silver & Gold Bells Parade
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2017/12 - December
The good people of Cashiers will stage the 43rd Annual Cashiers Christmas Parade at noon Saturday, December 9. It’s only the flashiest, most unabashedly cheerful holiday event this side of Whoville.  more
Catching Cashiers Spirit
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2015/12 - December
The Cashiers Christmas Parade, set for noon Saturday, December 12, showcases the generous spirit and deep pride of a Little Community with an Enormous Heart.  more