The Great Smoky Mountains will be celebrating Christmas twice next month.
On December 11, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, join the national park at the Sugarlands Visitor Center for the Celebration of Christmas Past. There will be demonstrations of old-time holiday activities such as old-time music, harp singing, storytelling and reminiscing, craft demonstrations such as weaving, spinning, quilting, oak splint and bark berry basket making, and corn shuck doll making, historic toys and games, and children's activites. For more information contact the Sugarlands Visitor Center at 865-436-1291.
The following week, on December 18, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, there will be a Holiday Homecoming at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center. The park will have hot cider, cookies and demonstrations of old-time holiday activities.