An Appalachian Christmas

Start A New Family Holiday Tradition this Year

This is where memories are made! Join us in December for a classic winter wonderland in the mountains with all the trimmings. Whisk your family away for a weekend at the lodge filled with holiday festivities and cheer, culminating in Brunch with Santa on Sundays before checking out. Come and let us make your holidays bright!

2022 Festivities

We are happy to announce that Appalachian Christmas is back for the 2022 season! Earthshine Lodge transforms into a winter wonderland and magical holiday memories are made.

Activities include:
Brunch with Santa
Hot Chocolate Bar
S’mores around the fire
Cookie decorating
Holiday Crafts for All Ages 


2020 Weekend Packages

Stay at the Lodge

Take your whole family on a holiday adventure. The weekend packages include:

  • Two nights at the lodge (private room with a queen bed, loft with two twin beds, balcony, private bathroom)
  • Dinner on Friday and Saturday evening
  • Hearty mountain breakfast on Saturday morning
  • Festive holiday Brunch with Santa experience on Sunday morning (this 2-hour experience is the highlight of the weekend!)
  • Holiday movies on the big screen with hot chocolate and snacks
  • Holiday activities on the property (Cookie making, holiday crafts, etc.)

Brunch with Santa

This experience is so much more than breakfast! Spend time with Santa while dining on a special holiday brunch. Don’t forget to bring your list and get a few pictures! For guests at the lodge, brunch is included with your holiday weekend package. This experience is also open to the public (reservations only) and the whole family will love getting to hang out with Appalachian Santa. Take time to enjoy making your memories with Santa as he spends time making the rounds, posing for pictures, reading stories, and entertaining all of the younger guests (and, well, let’s be honest, the older crowd too). 


We will keep this space updated with event details. Check back for more info!

2022 Appalachian Christmas Weekends
December 9th – 11th

December 16th – 18th

2022 Brunch with Santa
December 11th 8:30am

December 18th 8:30am

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