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Wednesday, 19 November 2014 00:00

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Christmas comes to Franklin

An array of Christmas and holiday festivities will take place Nov. 28-30 in Franklin.

The annual tree lighting ceremony and candlelight service will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 28 on the town square, with free cider, cookies and live music. Cookies with Santa will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 29 at the lower level of town hall. The Christmas Parade will be 3 p.m. Nov. 30 in downtown.

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Christmas spirit hits Bryson City

The Bryson City Spirit of Christmas celebration will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 29 at the corner of Mitchell and Everett Street. 

Join friends and neighbors for caroling from the train caboose to the town square for the town Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Afterwards enjoy a Christmas concert on the square or stop by the visitor’s center for hot cocoa and cookies, letter writing to Santa, and a visit with St. Nick himself. In the true spirit of Christmas, please bring a canned good to donate to the food pantry or a new unwrapped gift for the local toy drive. 




• The Cashiers Christmas Tree lighting celebration will be Nov. 28 at the Village Green. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be onsite from 2 to 5 p.m. The 60-foot spruce Christmas tree will be lit at 6:15 p.m. There will also be carolers, holiday music, s’mores and more. 

• The Cherokee Lights and Legends Christmas will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Nov. 28-Jan. 3 at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds. The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held Nov. 28. Interactive displays of Cherokee legends, ice skating, carnival rides, and more. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12 and free for children under age 5. 

• Float entries are still available for the Waynesville Christmas Parade, which will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, in downtown. Entry deadline is Friday, Nov. 21. Applications can be found at 

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