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Saturday, December 09, 2023 (2 events)

Enchanted Island of Lights

Saturday, December 9 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

From now until January 3rd, 2024, take in the enchanted lights of Oconaluftee Island Park and enjoy interactive light experiences!

2023 Cherokee Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 9 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Christmas Parade Lights Up the Night with Holiday Magic

The annual Cherokee Christmas Parade is set to return. On December 09, 2023, at 6:00 PM, locals and vistors alike will gather to celebrate the holiday season with festive floats, music, and creativity. Don't miss this magical holiday event that brings the community together in the spirit of Christmas!

Participants from various organizations and individuals are invited to be part of this event. The parade route will take you through downtown Cherokee, turning onto 441 N., and concluding behind the Qualla Arts & Crafts. See below for more details.

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