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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Ranger-led programs and music jams at the Park Visitor Center, Cherokee.

Live Music Venues - Bryson City and surrounding area entertainment venues.

Swain County Farmer’s Market 9 am - 1 pm, Fridays, May - October.

Movies On Everett Outdoor screen, begins at dusk. Fridays, June & July. Parking lot behind red caboose. Bring or rent lawn chair.


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Tsali Cycles Yoga Classes

Date(s): Jul 10, 2017 - Dec 28, 2017

When: Monday & Wednesday: 9am, Tuesday & Thursday: 6pm

Where: Tsali Cycles, Bryson City

Yoga with certified instructor in convenient downtown location with on-site parking. Choose from an $8 drop in or a $35 monthly pass - or combine yoga and spin class for a low monthly cost of $50.
For more information call 828-488-9010 or click here.

Tsali Cycles Spin Classes

Date(s): Jul 10, 2017 - Dec 20, 2017

When: Monday & Wednesdays, 10:30am & 6pm

Where: Tsali Cycles, Bryson City

Get a great workout in convenient downtown location with on-site parking. Choose from an $8 drop in or a $35 monthly pass - or combine yoga and spin class for a low monthly cost of $50.
Limited availability, please call for bike reservation.
For more information call 828-488-9010 or click here.

Letters to Santa

Date(s): Nov 10, 2017 - Dec 23, 2017

When: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Where: Swain County Heritage Museum, Bryson City

Drop a line to Santa at the Swain County Visitor Center. All materials provided. And don't forget to visit Santa at the Heritage Museum, check schedule for dates.  800-867-9246 or click here

Santa at the Museum

Date(s): Nov 25, 2017 - Dec 23, 2017

When: 1:00 - 4:00 pm (see exceptions below)

Where: Swain County Heritage Museum, Bryson City

Exceptions to schedule: Saturday, November 25, 6:30 - 7:30 pm; December 2, 4-6 pm. Enjoy a free photo opportunity with jolly St. Nick on the porch of the cabin located in the Swain County Heritage Museum. Cookies and cocoa served in the lobby. 800-867-9246 or click here

Christmas in the Smokies

Date(s): Dec 01, 2017 - Dec 30, 2017

Where: Fontana Village Resort, Fontana Dam

Load up the car with friends and family and come to the Smokies for a traditional Smoky Mountain lineup of events. Call 800-849-2258 for more information or click here.

The Polar Express

Date(s): Dec 06, 2017 - Dec 24, 2017

When: Multiple departures

Where: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Bryson City

The Polar Express

The 1 ¼ hour round-trip excursion on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad comes to life as the train departs Bryson City 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.

The train arrives to find Santa Claus waiting. Santa boards the train greeting each child and presenting them with their own silver sleigh bell. Christmas carols will be sung as they return back to the Bryson City Depot. Call 800-872-4681 or click here

A Christmas Story

Date(s): Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 18, 2017

When: Times Vary

Where: Smoky Mountain Community Theatre, Bryson City

Join Ralphie on his quest for the ultimate Christmas gift, an official Red Ryder BB rifle, in this Christmas classic. December 8, 9, 15, 16 & 18: 7:00 pm, Sundays, December 10 & 17: 3:00 pm. 488-8227. info@smctheatre.com 134 Main St.

Holiday Homecoming in the National Park

Date(s): Dec 16, 2017

When: 10:00 am - Noon

Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas celebration in the Smokies with traditional music, holiday crafts, and cider and cookies! Oconaluftee Visitor Center & Mountain Farm in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee. Music Jam, 1-3 pm.

Back Porch Old Time Music Jam

Date(s): Dec 16, 2017

When: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

First and Third Saturdays, all year. Bring an acoustic instrument and join in on this old-time jam. Or just sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds as others play traditional Appalachian Music. On the covered porch at the visitor center. More info

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