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12/14/2013Location: Sugarlands Visitor Center | Map Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Sugarlands Visitor Center Contact Phone Number: (865) 436-1291
Great Smoky Mountains National Park announces the 38th annual Festival of Christmas Past celebration scheduled Saturday, December 14th, 10:-0 am to 4:00 pm, at the Sugarlands Visitor Center. The event, sponsored in cooperation with Great Smoky Mountains Association, is free to the public.
Festival of Christmas Past is an annual celebration of the culture of the Smoky Mountains, with an emphasis on the Christmas season. "Around Christmas time, people gathered in churches, homes, and schools and many of them celebrated the holiday through music, storytelling, and crafts. Festival of Christmas Past allows us to pause and remember some of these traditions," said Kent Cave, North District Resource Education Supervisor.
A schedule of the day's events will be posted here once it becomes available in early December.