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‘Seasons of Light’ holiday celebration

‘Seasons of Light’ holiday celebration

Reservations are now being made for this year’s “Seasons of Light Multicultural Holiday Celebration” at the Pigeon Community Multicultural Development Center in Waynesville. 

The community will have four opportunities to experience this family-friendly celebration featuring food, music, and customs from holidays around the world.

At this family-friendly event, guests visit areas dedicated to Advent, Diwali, Hanukkah, Fiesta de la Griteria, Las Posadas, Winter Solstice and Kwanzaa. Hosts for each holiday share traditional foods as hors d’oeuvres (for the Saturday viewings) and information about music, games, history and customs.

• Opening Night: 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. Heavy hors d-oeuvres (packaged to go), music, customs from holidays around the world. Admission is $20 for ages 18 and older, $7 for students ages 13 to 17, and $5 for children 6 to 12. Children 5 and under are free. Reservations are required.

• Weekday Drop In: noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9. Guests will be able to enjoy the distinctly decorated rooms and learn more about the traditional holiday celebrations, but food will not be served. Admission is a donation of $10 is suggested for attendance at the drop-in. Reservations are not required.

• Weeknight Presentation: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9. Hot drinks, a dessert bar, music, customs from holidays around the world. Admission is $12 for ages 18 and older, $7 for students ages 6 to 17, and free for children 5 and under. Reservations are required.

• Encore Presentation: 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. Heavy hors d-oeuvres (packaged to go), music, customs from holidays around the world. Admission is $20 for ages 18 and older, $7 for students ages 13 to 17, and $5 for children 6 to 12. Children 5 and under are free. Reservations are required.

These events will be structured to include COVID protocols, and masks will be required inside during the event to help ensure the health and safety of our community and families attending.

“We love to host this event because we get to highlight and celebrate the diversity of our community and our world in a way that is festive, fun and brings us together,” said Lin Forney, executive director of the Pigeon Center.

Proceeds support the Pigeon Center, which offers affordable afterschool and summer enrichment programs for students, programs for seniors, emergency food boxes, historical preservation initiatives, community dinners and other programs and services.

To attend Seasons of Light, make your reservation by calling 828.452.7232. The event will be held at PCMDC located at 450 Pigeon Street in Waynesville in the historic Pigeon Street School building, which served African American elementary school students before desegregation.

For more information, visit pcmdc.org, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 828.452.7232.

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