Christmas Parades & Events

Christmas Parades & Events

There are several Christmas parades and events coming up around the region over the next couple of weeks. 

• The 40th annual “Lights & Luminaries” will return from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 1-2 and 8-9 in the streets of downtown Dillsboro. 

• “The Biggest Little Christmas Parade in the Smokies” will take place 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in downtown Bryson City. For more information visit

• The Downtown Brevard Christmas Parade will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in downtown Brevard. This year’s theme is “Past, Present, and Future.”

• The Black Mountain Christmas Parade will take place 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in black Mountain.

• The Olde Mountain Christmas Parade will take place 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, on Main Street in Highlands. For more information visit

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• The Cashiers Christmas Parade will take place 8-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.

• The Canton Holiday Tour of Homes will take place 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3.

• The Sylva Christmas Parade will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, in downtown Sylva.

• The Waynesville Christmas Parade will take place 4-6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, on Main Street.

• The Canton Christmas Parade will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7.

• The Merry Market with Santa will take place 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 9 and 16, giving guests a chance to shop for treasures made by local artisans. Santa will make an appearance at both events. Learn more or register for breakfast at

• The first annual holiday open studio will take place Saturday, Dec. 16, at Hazelwood Pottery in Waynesville. The afternoon will end with a Community Christmas Carol sing along For more information contact Dean at 828.226.4170.

• Dubbed ‘Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition,’ Winter Lights display will be open daily 6-10 p.m. through Sunday, Dec. 31, at the N.C. Arboretum. Learn more or buy tickets at

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