Museum of Appalachia’s ‘Candlelight Christmas’ to be held Dec. 10-11

On Friday, Dec. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 11, the Museum of Appalachia will host its sixth-annual Candlelight Christmas event.

It’s a winter celebration that captures the beauty and simplicity of an Appalachian Christmas. The event will begin each day at 4 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.

The centerpiece of this holiday event is an evening tour of the museum’s pioneer village. Old-fashioned Christmas decorations will adorn the interiors of the museum’s authentic log cabins — many of which will be festively lighted for the occasion.

Candlelight Christmas will also feature a live nativity scene, traditional musicians performing throughout the grounds, local artisans and craftspeople, and a variety of family-friendly activities, including wagon rides, visits with farm animals, popcorn stringing, Christmas storytelling, and more.

Kids can make ornaments and decorate cookies at the Children’s Craft Station.

Blacksmiths, spinners, weavers, and others will be on-site for historic demonstrations.

For a limited time, discounted advance tickets are available for purchase at

Tickets must be purchased in advance for this limited-capacity event.

Ticket prices:

• Adults (13 years and up), $20.

• Children (6-12), $10.

• Family (two adults, plus kids), $35 until Dec. 1, then $45.

• Members, free

For more information, call 865-494-7680, or visit online at