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A Small Town Christmas

A Small Town Christmas

Create lasting memories during a special weekend filled with traditional holiday activities. A Small Town Christmas in Banner Elk begins Friday evening with the lighting of the town tree and a holiday play performed by Ensemble Stage at the Historic Banner Elk School.

Saturday’s events begin…

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A Banner Elk Christmas

A Banner Elk Christmas

Join Banner Elk’s own professional theater company, Ensemble Stage, for a holiday musical variety show patterned after the Andy Williams and Bing Crosby television Christmas specials of the ’60s and ’70s. The stage will be set with women in beautiful dresses, men in tuxedos, lots of singing,…

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In the Heights

In the Heights

Written by “Hamilton” composer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, “In the Heights” spans three generations of music representing the inhabitants of Washington Heights, New York. Following a dream, the people share memories of home, fall in love, worry about the changes in the neighborhood, and…

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Fourth of July Parade & Party in the Park

Fourth of July Parade & Party in the Park

An all-American celebration takes place each Fourth of July in Banner Elk. It’s a day that makes Uncle Sam proud, starting with the Banner Elk Fourth of July Parade at 11 a.m. The parade begins at the Lees-McRae campus library and goes down Main Street. The parade concludes with a Party in the…

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