An Appalachian Christmas

The Earthshine holiday tradition is back this year!

This is where memories are made! We are excited to offer our 5th annual Appalachian Christmas this year. 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!


Earthshine Lodge transforms into a winter wonderland and magical holiday memories are made.

Activities Include

Santa peeking around a pine tree at Earthshine Lodge in Lake Toxaway, North Carolina
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Stay at the Lodge

Take your whole family on an all inclusive holiday adventure. The all-inclusive weekend packages include:

  • Two nights at the lodge (private room with a queen bed, loft with two twin beds, balcony, private bathroom)
  • All meals throughout the weekend
  • Festive holiday Brunch with Santa experience on Sunday morning. This 2-hour experience is the highlight of the weekend. Be sure to bring your camera!
  • Guided Llama hikes through the Earthshine property.
  • Holiday movies on the big screen with hot chocolate and popcorn
  • 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!

Reservations are now open for 2023 Appalachian Christmas weekend packages and Brunch with Santa!

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