With the holidays on the horizon, there is plenty of fun to be had in Maggie Valley. From live music to festive entertainment to delicious dining, Maggie is the place to be in November and December. Below are a handful of fun events and activities for everyone in the family. 

Elevated Mountain 

We’re so proud to boast our very own distillery in The Valley. Dave and Sue Angel founded Elevated Mountain knowing their daughters would grow up as fourth generation Smoky Mountain whiskey makers. Not only is Dave well traveled; he’s been making whiskey since he was fourteen-years old. His cultural and personal experiences have provided him the knowledge and skills needed to be a renowned whiskey maker. Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., visitors can tour the distillery and participate in a tasting. Elevated Mountain also hosts many amazing local and regional bands and musicians. If you’re in the area, it’s a must for your agenda. 

Delicious Dining & Live Music at Maggie Restaurants 

The Rendezvous Restaurant located inside Maggie Valley Inn and Conference Center is a gathering place for both locals and visitors. It’s a place where everyone can relax, listen to live music and enjoy a delicious meal. They offer a buffet meal on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, along with live music every Thursday and a few other evenings as well. Along with Rendezvous, Salty Dogs Seafood & Grill also boasts a relaxing vibe and live musical line-up. To find out which musicians will be featured at each location, visit their respective websites or Facebook pages. 

Maggie Gets Lit 

Maggie Valley’s signature event this holiday season is the second annual Maggie Gets Lit festival. The event is held at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds Saturday, November 24, from noon to 6:00 p.m. There will be festivities for family members of all ages, including a full-blown Kids Zone. The Santa Strut will take place from 3:00-6:00 p.m and will include a clogging performance by the Appalachia Cloggers, Christmas music with Laura Hawthorne, and several contests with categories such as Ugly Sweater, Best Dressed Pet and Best Santa. There will also be food vendors and other holiday activities. At 6:00 p.m., everyone will gather at the waterfall for the lighting of the tree. Admission is free, but event staff is asking folks to bring coats and non- perishable food items for both people and animals. 

The holiday season is a glorious time to visit Maggie Valley. If you’re looking for a festive, fun and rejuvenating getaway, we’re the place for you. Hope to see you soon!