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. If you are local, come for the many on-site Christmas events and stay for hot chocolate or s’mores around the fire. Everyone is invited to Brunch with Santa on Sundays. Come and let us make your holidays bright!

2019 Festivities

Starting the first weekend in December, Earthshine Lodge transforms into a winter wonderland. Activities include:
Appalachian Christmas Village & Craft Market 
Brunch with Santa
Hot Chocolate Bar
S’mores around the fire
Blacksmithing ornaments
Cookie decorating 

Weekend Packages

Stay at the Lodge

Take your whole family on a Christmas adventure. The weekend packages includes:

  • Two nights at the lodge (private room with a queen bed, loft with two twin beds, balcony, private bathroom)
  • Hearty mountain breakfast on Saturday morning
  • Dinner Saturday evening,
  • Brunch with Santa on Sunday morning
  • Holiday movies on the big screen with hot chocolate and snacks
  • Easy access to all of the holiday activities

Brunch with Santa

Spend time with Santa while dining on a special holiday brunch. Don’t forget to bring your list and get a few pictures! Brunch is included with your package if you are a guest at the lodge. If you are just coming for brunch, be sure to make a reservation. Many traditional holiday treats will be served, included a carved ham. 

Appalachian Craft Market

Holiday Shopping-Buy Local

Support local artisans in a traditional holiday craft market. Our pioneer village around the pond is transformed into a Christmas village complete with carolers, hot chocolate, roasted chestnuts, and mulled wine. Come to wander the village with your family to get in the holiday spirit or pick up a few gifts for your list. Children will enjoy making Christmas crafts, climbing with an elf at our rock wall, and making ornaments at our blacksmith shop. 

Saturdays 1-5pm (December 7th, 14th, and 21st) 
Free to the public. No reservation required

Are you interested in being a vendor for this event? Click here for more information and to reserve your spot. Priority goes to local artisans and/or items highlighting Western North Carolina and Appalachian traditions.


Some activities such as making crafts, climbing with an elf, cookie decorating, etc. will be at a certain time on Saturday. Check back here for specific times. We will keep this space updated with event details. 

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