December Events in North Carolina


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Dillsboro Lights and Luminaries

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Dillsboro Lights & Luminaries

Dec. 7-8, 14-15, Dillsboro

During the first two weekends of December, the town of Dillsboro transforms into a winter wonderland, adorned with lights and candles.

Guests are transported through time to a simpler era and traditional holiday festivities. More than 2,500 luminaries in white bags light the way to shops and studios, and the town’s “elves” trim the historical buildings with traditional white lights.

The lights aren’t the only things that shine during this event – shopkeepers stay open late, carolers line the streets and a live nativity at Jarrett Memorial Baptist Church is on display. Refreshments are available within many of the shops and galleries, and visitors can even expect a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.
The festival runs each night from 5 until 9 p.m., and a free shuttle from Monteith Park is provided.

For more information about this year’s Lights and Luminaries, visit

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