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Old Fort Holiday Events & Christmas Parade

1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Mountain Gateway Museum

Join us for an old-fashioned holiday celebration in downtown Old Fort, beginning with food, drinks, and fun at Mountain Gateway Museum between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Stop by Painter's Greenhouse,, for holiday shopping between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Downtown Old Fort includes a few new food and shopping spots. The Davis Country Store is ready to greet you with more holiday goodies and gifts, Black Beary's Cafe, GoGo's Oven is filled with cinnamon rolls and will be waiting to serve you inside or at the drive-thru, the Old Fort Ride House is open with hot drinks, and remember to stop by the Arrowhead Gallery and Studios.

The town's Christmas parade begins at 5:00 pm. Pick a spot on Catawba Avenue or Main Street, and bring your folding chair, lots to see and hear! Afterward, back to Mountain Gateway Museum for their open house and lighting of the commemorative luminaries.