North Carolina
Solstice Holidays: Hanukkah, Yule & Mountain Christmas
Celebrate the holidays as you trace the Christmas traditions of Scotland, enjoy local Appalachian festivities and screen your favorite holiday movies.
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Program No. 20308RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Christmas takes center stage as you experience Appalachian hospitality this holiday season, joining other lifelong learners for a week of fellowship at the Intentional Growth Center at picturesque Lake Junaluska in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Awaken your spirit by discovering Christmas customs of the Scots and Southern Appalachian people, and by viewing and discussing your all-time favorite Christmas movies. Enjoy local entertainment in the evenings, as well as a free afternoon to explore the nearby Biltmore Estate, the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway and more.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • From Celtic festivals to the coming of Christianity, the Reformation and the modern day, take a look at Celtic and Scottish Christmas and New Year’s traditions and even enjoy a Scottish tea.
  • Explore the Christmas stories, songs and foods of the Southern Appalachian people, including the Cherokee.
  • View not only the best-know Christmas films but also more obscure works — followed by analysis and discussion!
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