43rd Annual Christmas Parade!


After much consideration, this year’s Christmas Parade, cancelled due to extreme weather conditions last weekend, will not be rescheduled.

We have polled participants and while we are all enthusiastic about the holiday season, conflicting commitments would greatly reduce the parade entries and audience if it were held at a later date.


Rest assured we are already planning for the 44th Annual Cashiers Christmas Parade which will be bigger and better than ever! So mark your calendar for NEXT YEAR – noon on Saturday, December 8, 2018 – to celebrate with us.

Thank you again to all the volunteers, participants and supporters who worked on planning this year’s event.  We appreciate your commitment to our community.


Silver Bells... Golden Bells... It's Christmas Time in the Village! Saturday, December 9, 2017 is the Annual Cashiers Christmas Parade starting at noon. 

In celebration of The Village Green's 25th Anniversary and the Cashiers Glenville Volunteer Fire Department's 50th Anniversary, entries will feature "Silver & Gold, Mountain Village Christmas Ideals". The Village Green and the Cashiers Glenville Volunteer Fire Department will lead the way as this year's Parade Grand Marshals.

The parade route starts at Old Cashiers School Road by Cornucopia and proceeds on 107 North towards the Crossroads where attendees can enjoy live commentary of the parade on the amplifier system. The parade turns left and continues down Hwy 64 West ending at the Cashiers Community Center and Cashiers Glenville Volunteer Fire Department for the annual Cashiers Cares Community Luncheon where families can also meet-and-greet with Santa himself.
Watch a live streaming broadcast of the parade at Live.HighSouthAdventures.comand use #CashiersChristmasParade when posting your own photos and videos online.
We will see you at the Parade! * Parade Participants Please Note: Parade lineup starts at 11:00a.m sharp on the South end of Cashiers School Road by United Methodist Church. Line Up and additional information for parade day will be sent via email in the week leading up the the parade.
Please contact Parade Director, Eli Ramirez, at 828-743-5191 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with additional questions.

Special thanks to event sponsors:


Support your Local Restaurants & Retailers


Dear Member: Show your support of local restaurants and retailers by voting "Yes!"

On Monday night, October 16, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners will vote on a measure to allow restaurants and retailers in unincorporated areas of the county to serve alcohol at 10:00 a.m. instead of noon on Sundays.

This “Brunch Bill” directly impacts the guest experience of visitors to the Plateau as well as financially benefits our local food and beverage industry and creates hospitality jobs.

Highlands, Sylva, Brevard, Franklin, Hendersonville, Laurel Park, Waynesville, Banner Elk, Blowing Rock, Boone, Asheville and other popular tourist destinations have already adopted the ordinance and experienced favorable results.

The measure has been passed by 145 municipalities and counties across North Carolina and has been unanimously endorsed by the Cashiers Area Chamber Board of Directors and Jackson County Tourism Development Authority Board.

Our local restaurants and other businesses unequivocally support this action!

Please join us in urging the Commissioners to vote “YES” on this important opportunity to establish a level playing field with our incorporated neighbors.  To do otherwise will disenfranchise businesses in the Cashiers Area and other unincorporated Jackson County locations and will send valuable tourist dollars and related taxes elsewhere.

Broadband Connectivity Survey

Broadband Connectivity -- one of the Chamber’s strategic initiatives to promote growth and sustainability in the Cashiers Area – is critical to our community’s future success. Please take a few moments to fill out the broadband survey provided by The Southwestern Commission.

As the internet becomes more vital to everyday life in North Carolina, counties across our region have undertaken various efforts to address the problem. In an effort to help the region as a whole, the Southwestern Commission is running a three month survey to determine broadband access in our seven county region. The Southwestern Commission hopes to garner enough information from you to help us decide on the best way (or ways) to address the issues our communities face when it comers to having reliable access to broadband services. The survey should just take a few minutes of your time.


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