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Highlands Christmas Parade Cancelled

Press Release November 25, 2020 Kaye McHan, CEO / President It is with great regret that the Highlands Chamber of Commerce is canceling the 2020 Olde Mountain Christmas Festival on December 5th. Due to the cases rising rapidly in North Carolina the state has tightened existing mask requirements and enforcement and as of Monday ten more counties were designated as …

Highlands Chamber Autumn Ovation Awards

The Chamber of Commerce held a Covid safe Business After Hours outside at Highlander Mountain House on November 19th to honor volunteers and the business of the year. It is with humble gratitude that we thank and recognize individuals and a business that went above and beyond this past year as we all pulled together to protect our community. 

Thanksgiving Dining Options

The Plateau’s Thanksgiving Dinner scene offers a bounty of options.

Carving His Niche | Artist Jason Smathers

A chainsaw in deft hands with strong arms liberates bears and eagles and woodland creatures inside local logs.

Door Closes, Another Opens | Our Cover Artist Mary Lou Carpenter

For Mary Lou Carpenter, life in the mountains is a daily-delivered invitation to create.

Make a Run For It | Highlands Rotary Twilight 5k

Though it’s fallen victim to the Covid crisis, the Highlands Twilight 5k and 10K Run, originally set for November 28 and now postponed until May, is still the goal for intense training regimens.

Highlands- Inspired Music | The Farm at Old Edwards

A lifetime of moods and melodies find their expression when Mike Kinnebrew takes the stage at Fireside at The Farm, December 9 at The Farm at Old Edwards. For information, visit oldedwardshospitality.com/fireside.

Shop with a Cop | Highlands NC

Shop With A Cop is a rare glimpse of sunshine in this darkened year, just in time for the Christmas Season. If you’d like to help, mail a check to Caroline Cook at P. O. Box 2785, Highlands, NC 28741 or drop the check by the Highlands Police Department. Make your check out to Shop With A Cop or SWAC.

Celebrate Art + Automobile | The Bascom

The Highlands Motoring Festival and The Bascom have joined forces to create an exciting festival and calendar of art events for next year.

Champagne and Jazz at Cake Bar at Mill Creek

Cake Bar, located at 429 North Fourth Street in Highlands, is offering a trio of events to brighten your outlook. For more information, stop in or call (828) 421-2042.

Our Annual Tradition | Christmas Tree Farms

Local farmers have been working all year to ensure there are entire fields of Christmas trees waiting for new homes.

Gobble Not On The Green | Cashiers NC

Bending itself into new contortions to accommodate a pandemic, Gobble on the Green will be held between November 21 and November 28. To register, visit runsignup.com/Race/NC/Cashiers/GobbleontheGreen5K.