Cherokee Celebrates With Lights and Legends Christmas

CHEROKEE, N.C. — The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ Lights and Legends Christmas Celebration kicks off December 8 and runs through December 10, 2017 at the Cherokee Fairground exhibit hall.

This 3-day celebration of the holidays will feature commercial light displays, family oriented games, hourly door prize drawings, and bouncy houses for the kids. Join the fun and singing as we light the Tribal Christmas Tree and make sure to get your photo with Santa or one of the holiday characters. Food and craft vendors will also be available.


  • Friday, December 8 from 5:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 9 from 10:00 a.m. — 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 10 from 1:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.


Cherokee Fairgrounds
545 Tsali Blvd
Cherokee, NC 28719

Admission / Prices

  • $5.00 — Picture with Santa
  • $1.00 — Per Game / Ticker
  • $5.00 — Bouncy House
  • $5.00 — Ice Skating (30 minutes)

Activity purchases can be make inside the Fairground exhibit hall and a discounted pre-paid option is available at the Cherokee Welcome Center. No debit, credit card, checks or ATM on site.

For information, contact Cherokee Welcome Center, or 1-800-438-1601 or locally at 828-359-6490.

About the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians:
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is a sovereign nation with more than15,000 enrolled members and is the only federally recognized Native American tribe in North Carolina. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians makes its home on the 56,600-acre Qualla Boundary in five Western North Carolina counties about an hour west of Asheville and at the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Suzanne Brown
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