December 2013 Community Events

By Bear Lake Staff / November 26, 2013

Good afternoon, Bear Lakers!  There are some wonderful events taking place in our community this December, and we want to make sure you have all of the information you need to enjoy each and every one.  Remember that you can always check out the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce for updates and events at

Upcoming at Bear Lake Reserve

Don’t forget about Santa Claus coming to town on December 7th!  Check out our previous blog post for more information on our day-long celebration & remember to make your reservations by calling or emailing our Concierge at 828.293.7414 or

Upcoming in Cullowhee, NC

December 3: An Enchanted Broadway Holiday Show – 7:30-9:30 PM @ the Bardo Arts Center Theater.  All tickets are $5, for more information visit or call 828-227-2479.

December 4: Tarradiddle Players Holiday Performance – 9:00 AM @ WCU’s University Center Theater.  Show is based on “A Christmas Carol” – contact 828-227-7236 for more information.

December 7: Madrigal Christmas Dinner – 6:00-9:00 PM @ A.K. Hinds University Center Grand Room.  Doors open at 6:00 PM, show at 6:30.  Tickets are $23/WCU Students and $38/All others.  Purchase tickets by calling 828.227.7206.

December 7: December Dash – 11:00 AM @ WCU.  Call 828-586-4009 or email to register.  Fundraiser for the JC Youth Leadership Council.

December 8: Sounds of the Season – 3:00-5:00 PM @ WCU’s Bardo Arts Center Theater.  For more information call 828.227-2479 or visit

December 9: Smoky Mountain High School Chorus Concert: 7:00-9:00 PM @ the Bardo Arts Center Theater on the WCU Campus.

December 10: Smoky Mountain High School Band Concert: 7:00-9:00 PM @ the Bardo Arts Center Theater on the WCU Campus.

Upcoming in Sylva, NC

December 6 & 7, 13 & 14: The 30th Annual Dillsboro Lights & Luminaries – 5:00-9:00 PM.  Sponsored by Dillsboro Merchants Association, The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.  2,500 candles, music, refreshments, horse & buggy rides, iceless skating rink, & fireworks show (December 14th at 8PM)!

December 7: A Free Christmas Concert – Home For the Holidays Featuring Mountain Faith – 7:00-9:00 PM.  In the Community Room of the Historic Courthouse & Library.  Light refreshments beginning at 6:30 PM in Atrium.  Bring items to fill boxes for the homebound elderly of Jackson County.  Presented by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce & Jackson County Public Library.  For more information call 828-586-2155.

December 14: Sylva Christmas Parade – 3:00 PM : Main Street Sylva.

Other Area Events

December 29: 7:30 PM – Kool & the Gang @ Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center.  Tickets – $24.50, $34.50, $44.50 + tax & fees.  Call 822-745-3000 for ticket information.

December 31: 10:30 PM – ZZ Top in Concert @ Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center.  Tickets – $65, $75, $100 + taxes & fees.  Call 822-745-3000 for ticket information.

*Don’t forget the Hard Candy Christmas Arts & Crafts Show THIS weekend (November 29-30) at the WCU Ramsey Center in Cullowhee, NC.  From 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM you can enjoy treasures made by local craftsmen (and grab some holiday gifts while you are there!).  $4/Weekend Pass, Children under 12 free admission.

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