Thanksgiving at the Waynesville Inn
Thanksgiving Family Festival at Fontana Village
November 26 – 29, 2014
Fontana Village Resort has the table set for this Thanksgiving with a full plate of holiday favorites prepared by Chef Williams at the Mountview Restaurant. The holiday menu will feature classic favorites such as Roasted Turkey with Homemade Cranberry Sauce, Smoked Honey-Glazed Ham, Herb Crusted Roast Beef with Gravy and Smoky Mountain Trout cakes. Our Chef has paired these delicious entrees with everyone’s favorite side dishes, fresh baked breads, and desserts. The feast will be served from noon until 5:30 on Thanksgiving Day, call 828-498-2115 for reservations. New this Thanksgiving we are offering Thanksgiving Family Meals to go! Pre-order your meal to enjoy dinner with your family in the comfort of your cozy cabin.
The Resort also has planned a wonderful holiday schedule of fun including a turkey shoot, live music, hayrides, square dancing, lake cruises, guided hikes, field games, movies, marshmallow roasts around the campfire and a tree trimming party! There will be something for the entire family to enjoy. Make some special Thanksgiving memories at Fontana Village Resort this year!
For the full event schedule visit our website at www.fontanavillage.com
THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride
All Aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS!
This memorable journey will take you on an incredible journey! Believe the magic this Holiday season!!!
The 1¼ hour round-trip excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story. Children’s faces show the magic of the season when the train arrives at the "North Pole" to find Santa Claus waiting.
Santa will board THE POLAR EXPRESS, greeting each child and presenting them with a special gift as in the story, their own silver sleigh bell. Christmas carols will be sung as they return back to the Bryson City Depot.
THE POLAR EXPRESS begins November 7th and operates through Jan 4th of 2015.
Cherokee Lights and Legends Christmas Event Begins Nov. 28
The annual Cherokee Lights and Legends Christmas event is coming to the Cherokee Indians Fairgrounds in Cherokee, N.C. beginning Nov. 28, 2014.
The annual holiday celebration will be held Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:00pm – 9:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 5:00-10:00pm through January 3, 2015. The event will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and will open longer hours on New Year’s Eve from 5:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m. and will feature New Year’s Eve fireworks.
Cherokee Lights and Legends features a custom-designed light show by Holiday Artisans designed to reflect Cherokee stories that were traditionally told during the winter months. There will also be synthetic ice skating, carnival rides, a holiday bazaar featuring local craftsmen, local food vendors and, of course, Santa Claus. There will also be live nightly entertainment.
Admission: Adults 13 years and older $5, children ages 6-12 $3 and children 5 and under free. The cost of admission includes the light show and nightly entertainment. The Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds is located at 545 Tsali Blvd. in Cherokee, N.C.
For group rates and for more information please call the Cherokee Welcome Center at 828-554-6490. You can also visit the website: www.visitcherokeenc.com.
Choose n’ Cut Christmas Trees at the Farm
Visitors may select the tree of their choice. Boyd Mountain staff will cut it, bale it, and tie it to your vehicle or you may cut it yourself!
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 28 10am-5pm
Location & Contact
Boyd Mountain Tree Farm
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