1. The second annual “Jingle Jam” will be held from noon to midnight on Saturday, Dec. 2, at The Lineside, the new indoor music venue at Frog Level Brewing Company in Waynesville.
2. The stage version of “The Nutcracker” featuring professional classical dances and the Ballet Conservatory of Asheville's celebrated pre-professional company will be held Dec. 8-9 at the Bardo Arts Center on the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee.
3. The 48th annual Bryson City Christmas Parade will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, on Everett Street in downtown Bryson City.
4. Jackson County Americana/folk duo Bird in Hand will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Santé Wine Bar in Sylva.
5. “Cowee Christmas” will begin at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Historic Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center in Franklin.