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Ice, Ice, Baby
Highlands NC

Highlands Ice Rink is open at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park. (Note to Olympic Hopefuls: The Beijing Winter Olympics debut in two months, so

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Jubilant Illumination
Highlands NC

Decked out in jubilant illumination, Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park sets the stage for a joyous Holiday Season.

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Trim our Town
Highlands NC

Trim Our Town is an ardent way to bring the Jolly to downtown Highlands.

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Handmade Holiday

The Hard Candy Christmas Arts and Crafts Show, set for November 26-27, is an occasion to get your heart and home ready for the joyful Christmas Season.

Remember the Fallen Soldiers at Highlands Memorial Park

Wreaths Across America, a national movement to honor the sacrifices of veterans, will find its local expression at a ceremony at Highlands Memorial Park, noon Saturday, December 18. For any questions about sponsoring wreaths or the event, please contact Phil Potts at (828) 200-9753 or [email protected].

Mountain Grown Fraser Firs

Bear Valley Farm continues to open its fields and its hearth to those passionate about finding the Perfect Christmas Tree. It’s located at 231 Bee Tree Road in Glenville; for more information, visit bearvalleyfarm.com.


Serving the Underserved | Cashiers Cares

Cashiers Cares will demonstrate the deep spirit of charity that energizes the community with its Meet and Treat Party following the Cashiers Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 4.

Rethinking Thanksgiving Traditions at The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center

Everyone is invited to The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center’s five-day Celebration of Learning to Live in Harmony, November 24-28. For more information and registration for overnight guests or commuters, visit themountainrlc.org or (828) 526-5838.

The Green Adds Holiday Sparkle

The Village Green becomes the heart of the Cashiers community’s holiday festivities with Christmas on the Green, November 26-27. Revelers will find music, dazzling decorations and, of course, Santa.


Rebecca Lang at Half-Mile Farm

Southern Cuisine Luminary Rebecca Lang shows how to throw a weekend’s worth of parties with a special weekend at Half-Mile Farm, December 3-4. Hosted events are for Half-Mile guests only. For more information, visit halfmilefarm.com.

Food, Women and Wine! Half-Mile Farm

Half-Mile Farm’s Hosted Weekend (November 12-14) will feature the extraordinary talents of a trio of women who’ve risen to the top of their game. Hosted events are for Half-Mile Farm guests only. For more details and to check room availability visit halfmilefarm.com.

Promising Parades – and More, Highlands NC, Cashiers NC

Both Highlands and Cashiers will stage their Christmas Parades on the same day – Saturday, December 4. But they’re at different times, so you can soak up the festive spirit of both events.


Turkey Day Wobble | The Village Green

If you’re worried that Thanksgiving might leave you feeling a little stuffed, a little sleepy – The Village Green has a surefire remedy. Sign up for Gobble on the Green, set for Thanksgiving Thursday, November 25.

Libraries for A Better You

Both local libraries are offering free resources to monitor and maintain good mental and emotional health.

Cashiers Festival of Trees

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree becomes a lot easier when you attend Cashiers’ first Festival of Trees, November 26-27 at the Summit Center. For more information on tickets and sponsorship or to support the festival virtually, visit summitschool.org.