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Events for Dec 18, 2014

The Polar Express™

December 18 2014, All Day Event (View All Dates) | Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

Chris Van Allsburg's charming Christmas tale comes to life during a enchanting train ride to meet Santa. Kids enjoy special activities during this annual event. Click event title for details.

Marion Mountain Music

December 18 2014, All Day Event (View All Dates) | Historic Marion Depot

Open to all musicians, no scheduled performers. Outdoors, bring chairs or blankets (held inside the Depot in inclement weather). Free. For more information, call 828-652-2215 or visit www.hometownmarion.com.

Fashions for Evergreens

December 18 2014, 7:00 am - 10:00 pm (View All Dates) | The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center

The annually celebrated Fashions for Evergreens tree competition, features professionally designed trees. 540-985-5900 or www.hotelroanoke.com.

Saturdays with St. Nickolas

December 18 2014, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (View All Dates) | Old Salem

Bring your family to the Old Salem Historic District and start a new holiday tradition! Enjoy the beautiful historic neighborhood accented by holiday decorations and special programming for children and the young at heart. Meet St. Nicholas and have a souvenir photo with him taken by a professional photographer (included in admission cost): Watch the premiere performance of a new puppet show presented by the Heirloom Puppet Theater: "The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree," based on the book of the same name. Show times at 10:30am, 11:15am, 12:00pm, 1:00 pm, 1:45pm, and 2:45 pm. Storytelling of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" at 10:45am, 11:45am, 12:45pm, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm. Enjoy holiday shopping and complimentary giftwrapping, including a special children's shopping area so children can select gifts for their family and friends. Cost To Attend: $7.00; ages 2 and younger free. 336-721-7300. www.oldsalem.org/saturdays-with-stnicholas.html

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

December 18 2014, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (View All Dates) | Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

Celebrating the lives of five influential women and their contributions to the High Country over the span of one hundred years. Call 828-295-9099 or visit www.blowingrockmuseum.org for more information.

An Eisenhower Christmas

December 18 2014, 10:00 am - 11:30 am (View All Dates) | Eisenhower National Historic Site

The National Park Service at the Eisenhower National Historic Site is inviting the public to celebrate this holiday season at the home and farm of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower. The Eisenhower home will be decorated for Christmas, December 1 through 31, 2014. Shuttles available at 10am, 11:30 am, 2pm and 3:30pm daily. Cost To Attend: Adults $7.50, Children 6-12 $5, Children under 6 FREE. 717-338-9114 or www.nps.gov/eise.

Blow your own holiday ornament

December 18 2014, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (View All Dates) | Sunspots Studios

11 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily; 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sundays. Ages 5 & up. Reservations suggested. Wear closed-toe shoes. Cost: Traditional Ornament - $40; Pumpkin Ornament - $45; Glow-in-the-Dark Ornament - $45. Ready for pick up next day, or shipping available at additional charge.

The Polar Express

December 18 2014, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm (View All Dates) | Great Smoky Mountain Rail Road

Multiple departures Nov. 7, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015. Please check website for departure dates and times. The festive train departs the Bryson City depot 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 for reservations or visit www.gsmr.com.

Candlelight Tours

December 18 2014, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

Visitors will experience the octagon house decorated for the holidays as it might have looked to Mr. Jefferson's own guests. And learn how the Jefferson family might have spent their holidays, through entertaining anecdotes gathered from Jefferson's diaries and letters. The Museum Shop will be open until 7:00 p.m. during the Candlelight Tours for those who wish to do their holiday shopping. Admission is $20 per person. Reservations are required. Please call the Museum Shop at 434.534.8120 to reserve a place. 434.534.8120 or www.poplarforest.org.

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

December 18 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (View All Dates) | Old Salem

Old Salem offers historic candlelight tour experiences that will put you in the holiday spirit. Take a guided tour by candlelight through the Old Salem Historic District where the customs and traditions of Christmas in Salem will be brought to life and experienced through all of your senses. The evening will include music, games, food & drink, and interacting with our staff to create your own special memories. Cost To Attend: $20-$25. 336-721-7300 or www.oldsalem.org/christmas-candlelight-tours.html

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The Polar Express™

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:00 pm

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Fashions for Evergreens

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 7:00 am

Saturdays with St. Nickolas

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 10:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 10:00 am

An Eisenhower Christmas

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 10:00 am

Blow your own holiday ornament

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 11:00 am

The Polar Express

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 5:00 pm

Candlelight Tours

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 5:30 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:30 pm
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The Polar Express™

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:00 pm

Fashions for Evergreens

Friday, December 19, 2014, 7:00 am

Saturdays with St. Nickolas

Friday, December 19, 2014, 10:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Friday, December 19, 2014, 10:00 am

An Eisenhower Christmas

Friday, December 19, 2014, 10:00 am

Blow your own holiday ornament

Friday, December 19, 2014, 11:00 am

The Polar Express

Friday, December 19, 2014, 5:00 pm

"Dickens of Christmas"

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:30 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, December 19, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, December 19, 2014, 7:00 pm

Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl

Friday, December 19, 2014, 7:00 pm
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The Polar Express™

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 6:00 pm

Fashions for Evergreens

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 7:00 am

Saturdays with St. Nickolas

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 10:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 10:00 am

An Eisenhower Christmas

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 10:00 am

Blow your own holiday ornament

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 11:00 am

Winter Waterfowl Cruise

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 2:00 pm

Classic Car Cruise-In

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 3:00 pm

The Polar Express

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 5:00 pm

Candlelight Tours

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 5:30 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 6:30 pm

Roanoke Ballet Theatre presents "The Magic Toy Shop"

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 7:00 pm

So You Want To Be An Astrophotographer?

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 8:00 pm
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The Polar Express™

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 6:00 pm

Fashions for Evergreens

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 7:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 10:00 am

An Eisenhower Christmas

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 10:00 am

Blow your own holiday ornament

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 11:00 am

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 2:00 pm

The Polar Express

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 5:00 pm
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The Polar Express™

Monday, December 22, 2014, 6:00 pm

Fashions for Evergreens

Monday, December 22, 2014, 7:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Monday, December 22, 2014, 10:00 am

An Eisenhower Christmas

Monday, December 22, 2014, 10:00 am

Blow your own holiday ornament

Monday, December 22, 2014, 11:00 am

The Polar Express

Monday, December 22, 2014, 5:00 pm
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The Polar Express™

Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 6:00 pm

Fashions for Evergreens

Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 7:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 10:00 am

An Eisenhower Christmas

Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 10:00 am

Blow your own holiday ornament

Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 11:00 am

Christmas Crafts for Kids

Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 4:00 pm

The Polar Express

Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 5:00 pm
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The Polar Express™

Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 6:00 pm

Fashions for Evergreens

Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 7:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 10:00 am

An Eisenhower Christmas

Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 10:00 am

Blow your own holiday ornament

Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 11:00 am

Christmas Eve Hike

Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 2:00 pm

The Polar Express

Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 5:00 pm
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Fashions for Evergreens

Thursday, December 25, 2014, 7:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Thursday, December 25, 2014, 10:00 am

An Eisenhower Christmas

Thursday, December 25, 2014, 10:00 am

Blow your own holiday ornament

Thursday, December 25, 2014, 11:00 am

The Polar Express

Thursday, December 25, 2014, 5:00 pm
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The Polar Express™

Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:00 pm

Fashions for Evergreens

Friday, December 26, 2014, 7:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Friday, December 26, 2014, 10:00 am

An Eisenhower Christmas

Friday, December 26, 2014, 10:00 am

Blow your own holiday ornament

Friday, December 26, 2014, 11:00 am

Day After Christmas Eve Hike

Friday, December 26, 2014, 2:00 pm

The Polar Express

Friday, December 26, 2014, 5:00 pm
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The Polar Express™

Saturday, December 27, 2014, 6:00 pm

Fashions for Evergreens

Saturday, December 27, 2014, 7:00 am

Winter Bird Hike

Saturday, December 27, 2014, 9:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Saturday, December 27, 2014, 10:00 am

An Eisenhower Christmas

Saturday, December 27, 2014, 10:00 am

"Peter and The Wolf"

Saturday, December 27, 2014, 11:00 am

Blow your own holiday ornament

Saturday, December 27, 2014, 11:00 am

Orienteering Treasure Hunt

Saturday, December 27, 2014, 2:00 pm

The Polar Express

Saturday, December 27, 2014, 5:00 pm
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The Polar Express™

Sunday, December 28, 2014, 6:00 pm

Fashions for Evergreens

Sunday, December 28, 2014, 7:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Sunday, December 28, 2014, 10:00 am

An Eisenhower Christmas

Sunday, December 28, 2014, 10:00 am

Blow your own holiday ornament

Sunday, December 28, 2014, 11:00 am

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, December 28, 2014, 2:00 pm

The Polar Express

Sunday, December 28, 2014, 5:00 pm
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The Polar Express™

Monday, December 29, 2014, 6:00 pm

Fashions for Evergreens

Monday, December 29, 2014, 7:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Monday, December 29, 2014, 10:00 am

An Eisenhower Christmas

Monday, December 29, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Monday, December 29, 2014, 5:00 pm
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Fashions for Evergreens

Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 7:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 10:00 am

An Eisenhower Christmas

Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 5:00 pm
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New Year Celebration

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Fashions for Evergreens

Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 7:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 10:00 am

An Eisenhower Christmas

Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 5:00 pm

New Year's Eve at Peaks of Otter Lodge

Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 8:00 pm

New Year's Eve Reception and Gala

Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 8:00 pm

Big Lick Countdown

Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 8:00 pm

New Year's Eve - Downtown Marion Celebration

Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 9:00 pm

New Year's Eve Celebration

Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 9:30 pm
     
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