The Dickens You Say

Stewart Manning’s Christmas Village is an eye-popping testament to patience, ingenuity, and a healthy dose of imagination.

Christmas Wreath Salad

When we think of the holiday table, “healthy” is not necessarily the first word that comes to mind. Deliciously delicate and pretty, Christmas Wreath Salad will make your holiday table shine. The striking balance of slightly bitter kale and the sweet pomegranate seeds will add flavor to any the party.

The Best Gift of All

The holiday season is the perfect time to reflect upon the vital work undertaken by the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust.

Seasons

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

If You Don't Look 30
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2015/01 - Winter
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In the Nick of Time
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2016/12 - December
Santa has carved out time in this busiest season to meet with his youngest friends at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park.  more
Institute for the Environment, Highlands Biological Station
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2017/12 - December
For the students studying at the Highlands Biological Station, the natural bounty of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau is a vast field of questions and complexities.  more
Jack Thomas Lombard
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2015/01 - Winter
JACK THOMAS LOMBARD May 8, 1927 – September 1, 2014 Jack Lombard’s passing is an enormous loss to this corner of the Southern Appalachians. His story and irrepressible spirit represented what’s best about us.   more
Join the Parade!
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2016/11 - November
Highlands’ Olde Mountain Christmas Parade will wind down Main Street at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 3. This cherished event embodies the finest virtues of small town American life.  more
Joyfully Ring in Highlands NC
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2017/11 - November
It’s a blending of old favorites and fun new carols when the Handbell Choir of Highlands United Methodist Church stage their Christmas Concert, December 10 and December 13.  more
Kicking off Christmas in Cashiers
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2017/11 - November
The festive colors of silver and gold will have a special resonance at this year’s Cashiers Area Christmas Parade, set for noon Saturday, December 9. If you’d like to participate, contact the Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce at (828) 743-5191 by Friday, December 1.  more
Kids Make a Joyful Noise
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2016/12 - December
The young voices of the Highlands-Cashiers Children’s Choir will offer a glorious cantata celebrating the Birth of the Christ with a trio of performances – 10:50 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. Sunday, December 4; and 3:30 P.M. Sunday, December 18.   more
Leadership Highlands
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2015/01 - Winter
Leadership Highlands is seeking alumni to celebrate the past and create a vision for the future.   more
Let Joy Ring
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2016/12 - December
The irresistibly cheerful sounds of The Mountain Top Ringers will set the soundtrack for the holiday season with concerts on December 11 and 14 at Highlands United Methodist Church.  more

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